College of the Extended University

Project Management Professional (PMP)

Project Management Online

The Project Management Professional (PMP) certificate is designed to provide you with the key concepts in project management and help you become an effective leader.  The in-depth course concepts can benefit individuals who are considering project management opportunities, or those who have work experience and plan to pursue the PMP certification exam administered by Project Management Institute (PMI). 

This course covers the concepts, theory, practical material, and ethics required as formal training for the PMP certification examination as set forth by the Project Management Institute (PMI). 

Subject matter format following PMI’s guidelines:

  • People
  • Process
  • Business Environment with predictive, agile and hybrid approaches
  • Course material based on the 6th edition of the PMBOK
  • Fulfills the 35 contact hours of formal training requirement for the PMP certification exam

PMI Requirements: 

Participants need to adhere to PMI’s PMP certification education and experience requirements which include:

  • Secondary degree (high school diploma, associate’s degree or the global equivalent)
  • 7,500 hours leading and directing projects
  • *35 hours of project management education OR CAPM certification


  • Four-year degree
  • 4,500 hours leading and directing projects
  • *35 hours of project management education OR CAPM certification

*This PMP Certification course fulfills the 35 hours of project management education requirement.

Course Format & Details

This course will be offered over an 8 week period covering 40 hours of online material with 3 required synchronous live online class meetings using Zoom and Blackboard platforms.  All course material will be online consisting of videos, reading assignments, case studies, and practice test materials to be completed by the student anytime within the 8 week course duration.  Information about accessing Zoom and the other online class materials will be provided upon course registration.


Paul Wyrick is a Project Portfolio Management leader with over a decade of experience in the areas of demand management and resource capacity management. In addition, he has over 15 years of project oversight at all levels of the project lifecycle and brings a high level of expertise in the areas of project costing, strategic planning, and capital and operational budget planning. He has managed various projects, programs, and products in non-profit organizations as well as healthcare, mortgage, commercial software, public utilities, and manufacturing industries. He has an MBA from Pepperdine University, a BS in Computer Science from Cal State Fullerton, and is a PMI certified Project Management Professional (PMP).

Course Offerings:

Fall 2020 (Dates Coming Soon!)