Why Project Management
In today’s fast-paced business world, project managers are essential to ensuring successful project outcomes. This program equips you with the foundational skills needed to start a career in project management. You’ll learn essential project management skills, including estimating time and budgets, running effective meetings, managing stakeholders, applying Agile and Scrum frameworks, and developing leadership skills. With these skills, you’ll be prepared for various roles, such as project assistant, project coordinator, customer success coordinator, project administrator, project analyst, operations analyst, junior consultant, project manager, technical project manager, Scrum master, and program manager.
Benefits of the field:
• High salaries
• Growth Potential
• Engaging, challenging work
Our alums work for the world’s top tech companies
Get started with $0 upfront
Build a career based on your potential, not your bank account.
- Learn in-demand skills
- Land a great job
- Pay only after the program
- Support the next class
Work Life Balance
Your third-party coursework and Merit America career coaching services are online. Live meetings are only 3-5 hours per week. You can complete the coursework in-between driving shifts, on weekends – whatever works for your life.
Monday, January 10
Merit America Program
- At Work 8am – 3pm
- Online Coursework 3pm – 5pm
- Daycare pick-up 5:15pm
- Family Dinner 6pm
- 1:1 Career Coaching 8pm
Work with a team dedicated to your success
Meet regularly with a career coach and squad of your peers to keep you on track. After you finish, you’ll join a network of thousands of Merit America alumni.
How does Merit America Compare?
|Google Project Management Certificate
|Non-profit (Merit America collaborates with for-profits)
|For-profit or Non-profit
|Coaching and Job Search Support
Earn a Google Certificate to get the skills employers are looking for
Foundations of Project Management
Uncover the diverse roles and responsibilities of project managers and the core skills necessary for their success. Master the art of estimating time and budgets, facilitating effective meetings, managing stakeholders, identifying and mitigating risks, and applying Agile and Scrum frameworks. Explore how organizational structure and culture influence project management outcomes and gain an understanding of change management, with valuable insights into the pivotal role project managers play in facilitating this process
Essential skills for project management
Develop critical skills that will elevate your effectiveness in project management. Dive into technical topics such as organizational culture, strategic thinking, and effective communication. Hone your abilities through hands-on activities that mirror real-world project management scenarios, practicing critical tasks like creating project charters, defining goals, and maintaining quality throughout the project life cycle. Tackle project challenges adeptly by employing proven methodologies like Agile, and leverage a set of advanced tools including RACI charts, Kanban boards, and Asana to streamline your approach.
Mastering the job search
Apply project management frameworks directly to your job search, treating it as a strategic process. Develop impactful case study collateral to showcase sought-after project management abilities while expertly navigating each step of the job search journey. Work with your Merit America coaching team to create an effective resume and cover letter, and learn the best way to answer common project management interview questions.