Why study Project Management @ De Anza?
De Anza College's offers a Certificate of Achievement called Project Management Practitioner which provides "hands-on" experience for individuals who want to take on responsibilities of a project managers.
At De Anza we feel that that a role of a Project Manager is just not to initiate, plan and execute projects but they are at the heart and soul of aligning strategic initiatives with tactical actions to ensure that companies and group can grow as a result of successful project execution.
In 2005, the CIS department taught its first course in project management to help local corporations and government institutions in helping develop the skills of their employees in project management. Since then over 700+ students have taken our courses with the numbers growing every year.
We welcome you to explore our program on this site or in person! Learn what its like to be a student in our program.
Long known for its leadership in vocational courses in computer science, De Anza College CIS department views project management as a natural extension of its programs in the Silicon Valley.
What are our graduates saying about our program?
"In De Anza's Project Management Program you will learn how to Manage Projects, Mitigate risks and more. Most importantly though, you will learn through real world problems under real world deadlines with real people."
Ryan Epperson, Owner, Program Manger, CAD Designer @ MDR Precision
"Given the increasing demand for Project managers it is really worth our time and efforts to do Project Management course. This course is within budget and the schedule is good for working folks. The course is very well designed keeping the industry standards and Project Management Institute (PMI)® needs in mind. The best part is that it is taught by instructor who is from the industry. Bob teaches in a very practical non bookish manner. There are assignments and lot of simulation with real world scenarios. Perfect hands on experience is provided. This course not only enhanced my resume but gave me confidence to handle projects in more efficient way.
Aish Kalley, Sr. Business Analyst/Project Lead, Cisco Systems.
"The best policy is to be honest about your project and it will be approved if it has merit"
"I learned not to Gold Plate or adding unspecified features and functionality to our services--just stick to what delivers the project and dismiss the little distracting demon on your shoulder encouraging you to do something else, which saved me from getting into troubles at work"
Stanley Sok, (Logistics and Purchase Manager, Crown BioScience, Inc.
"The Project Management courses at DeAnza really helped to accelerate my career as a new Project Manager. With a practicum approach we worked in small project team environments to apply real life project scenarios and learn the in's and out's of project management. Sukhjit has a wealth of knowledge to share, class goes by incredibly fast with his fun anecdotes and the intense hands on learning structure. I would recommend this course series to anyone who is serious about developing or advancing as a Project Manager."