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Project mangers who specialize in Information Technology focus on continuous improvement of an organization’s computer systems. Combining their knowledge of computers and information systems with management skills and techniques, they work with top management to define information technology needs and goals, make recommendations for improvements and upgrades, and lead the technical team that develops and implements the solution.

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  • How can I send a copy of my official transcripts to another organization?

    To access your transcripts, log into the SOLAR System, select the Star System and select the Academic Office. Once there, click on the transcripts link.

  • Is Baker accredited?

    Yes. Baker College is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission / 230 South LaSalle St., Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604-1411 / 800-621-7440 / www.ncahlc.org.

    Baker College is an Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) participant.

    Additional Accreditations

    Baker has also earned specialized accreditations for programs and degrees in: 

    • Business Administration
    • Early Childhood Learning
    • Engineering and Technology
    • Health Sciences
    • School of Education
    • School of Nursing

    For details about these specialized accreditations, see the individual Programs and Degrees pages. 

  • Does Baker provide any help in my job search?


    As a graduate of Baker College, you are eligible for our Lifetime Employment Services, which include:

    • Job searching techniques
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  • Is Baker College Online accredited?

    Baker Online is part of Baker College, a private, non-profit, accredited, degree granting, higher educational institution with locations throughout Michigan.

    As an accredited college, Baker College has been granted legal authority by the state of Michigan to operate as a nonprofit educational corporation and is empowered to grant certificates, associate, bachelor, master, and doctoral degrees. It is approved for veterans’ benefits. Baker College is recognized as an institution of higher education by the U.S. Secretary of Education, U.S. Department of Education.

    All Baker Online undergraduate and graduate programs are accredited by The Higher Learning Commission / 230 South LaSalle St., Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604-1411 / 800-621-7440 / www.ncahlc.org

    Baker College is an Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) participant.

    Some Baker Online graduate programs have additional accreditation:

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    After you enroll, and are accepted to your online program, you sign-up, or "register" for your first courses. Like all Baker Online students, you will begin your online experience with a three-week online class designed to orient you to the Baker Online classroom, and review the expectations and requirements of Baker Online students. When you have completed this course successfully, you can move on to additional online courses.

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College Success Strategies (COL111A) or College Success Online (COL112) is required for all first-time undergraduate freshmen and all online students enrolled in a certificate or degree program. This course will inform students of campus services, policies and procedures, and address learning styles and study strategies.

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Project Management and Planning Postbaccalaureate Certificate from Baker College

Project Management and PlanningPostbaccalaureate Certificate

Apply your skills to make goals a reality.

Prepare to get ahead. Fast.

Project mangers who specialize in Information Technology focus on continuous improvement of an organization’s computer systems. Combining their knowledge of computers and information systems with management skills and techniques, they work with top management to define information technology needs and goals, make recommendations for improvements and upgrades, and lead the technical team that develops and implements the solution.

Discover Your Future Project Management and Planning Career

Career Facts

$81,140

Median salary for IT Project Managers

5%

Estimated employment increase by 2022

$120,950

Median salary for CIS Managers

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Overview

Project mangers are employed in many industries, including information technology, manufacturing, financial services, healthcare, and more. Applying management skills and techniques, they work with top management to define needs and objectives, make recommendations for improvements, set deadlines, establish budgets, assign responsibilities, lead the project team, and track progress from start through completion.

Course Information
Major Requirements24 Hours
Course NumberCourse TitleCredit Hours
PPM 311
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4 Quarter Hours

Expands on student's knowledge of project planning. Topics include project and scope definition, feasibility studies, activity sequencing, and identification of measures of success. Students will learn how to create, plan and effectively use planning tools, including project management software to work with subtasks, assign resources, and resolve time and resource conflicts.

Prerequisite(s):
Junior status, WPG 098 or high school typing/proficiency.
Project Planning4
PPM 321
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4 Quarter Hours

Provides students with complete coverage of the knowledge, attitude, and skills necessary for success in negotiation. Topics include strategies and techniques for negotiation, different forms of negotiation, ethical and unethical behavior, conflict resolution, and mediation. Students will practice these principles to increase their negotiating ability.

Prerequisite(s):
Junior status.
Negotiation Strategies4
PPM 401
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4 Quarter Hours

Introduces students to accounting concepts and principles necessary for developing project budgets and monitoring budget costs. This course also covers cost estimation techniques. Students will practice developing a project budget, tracking costs, and reporting financial cost information. Also addresses issues related to risk analysis, risk minimization, risk control, and risk management.

Prerequisite(s):
Junior status, MTH 091 or satisfies developmental math or placement exam.
Project Cost and Budget Management4
PPM 411
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4 Quarter Hours

Addresses effective utilization of human resources in project management. Provides an understanding of project leadership techniques, authority and power, motivation, team development, as well as problem solving, decision making, and interpersonal skills. Students will develop an understanding of effective communication techniques for communicating project status as well as recruitment of project team members.

Prerequisite(s):
Junior status.
Leading Project Teams4
PPM 421
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4 Quarter Hours

Explains the contracting and procurement process and the roles and responsibilities of the project manager in successful contracting to meet a project's objectives. Topics include procurement planning and management, preparing statements of work, proposal requests, contractor selection, and types of contracts. Introduces principles of contract and subcontract administration and reviews the differences between government and private purchasing processes.

Prerequisite(s):
Junior status.
Contracting and Procurement for Project Managers4
PPM 499
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4 Quarter Hours

Provides students with an opportunity to demonstrate mastery of the nine areas of the project management body of knowledge: scope, quality, time, cost, risk, human resources, procurement, communications, and integration management. This is a capstone course that integrates the content of the other project management and planning courses. Taught in a guided self-study format, students will complete a comprehensive project and prepare for certification tests by taking a practice test.

Prerequisite(s):
Program Director/Dean approval.
Senior Design Project in Project Management4

Quarter Hours Required for Graduation: 24

Program Description

This postbaccalaureate certificate prepares an individual for immediate application of the knowledge, skills, tools, and techniques that are utilized in the practice of project management. The philosophy as well as the set of methods learned in this program will enable graduates to lead projects completing them on time and within budget. This program will help prepare students for formal project management certification. Bachelor degree or approved equivalent of 180 quarter hours from an accredited Institution in order to enroll in a postbaccalaureate certificate program.

Accreditation

Accredited by The Higher Learning Commission / 230 South LaSalle St., Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604-1411 / 800-621-7440 / www.ncahlc.org

Baker College is an Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) participant.

Locations

The Project Management and Planning program is available at the following campuses:

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FAQ's

  • How can I send a copy of my official transcripts to another organization?

    To access your transcripts, log into the SOLAR System, select the Star System and select the Academic Office. Once there, click on the transcripts link.

  • Is Baker accredited?

    Yes. Baker College is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission / 230 South LaSalle St., Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604-1411 / 800-621-7440 / www.ncahlc.org.

    Baker College is an Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) participant.

    Additional Accreditations

    Baker has also earned specialized accreditations for programs and degrees in: 

    • Business Administration
    • Early Childhood Learning
    • Engineering and Technology
    • Health Sciences
    • School of Education
    • School of Nursing

    For details about these specialized accreditations, see the individual Programs and Degrees pages. 

  • Does Baker provide any help in my job search?


    As a graduate of Baker College, you are eligible for our Lifetime Employment Services, which include:

    • Job searching techniques
    • Resume and cover letter assistance
    • Job interview questions
    • Job postings
    • Relocation tips

     

  • Is Baker College Online accredited?

    Baker Online is part of Baker College, a private, non-profit, accredited, degree granting, higher educational institution with locations throughout Michigan.

    As an accredited college, Baker College has been granted legal authority by the state of Michigan to operate as a nonprofit educational corporation and is empowered to grant certificates, associate, bachelor, master, and doctoral degrees. It is approved for veterans’ benefits. Baker College is recognized as an institution of higher education by the U.S. Secretary of Education, U.S. Department of Education.

    All Baker Online undergraduate and graduate programs are accredited by The Higher Learning Commission / 230 South LaSalle St., Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604-1411 / 800-621-7440 / www.ncahlc.org

    Baker College is an Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) participant.

    Some Baker Online graduate programs have additional accreditation:

  • How do online classes work?


    After you enroll, and are accepted to your online program, you sign-up, or "register" for your first courses. Like all Baker Online students, you will begin your online experience with a three-week online class designed to orient you to the Baker Online classroom, and review the expectations and requirements of Baker Online students. When you have completed this course successfully, you can move on to additional online courses.

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