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Licensure, Credentialing & Intensive Training Programs

Project Management Professional Certification (BUSC 2507)


This 10-week course is designed to prepare students for the PMP Certification exam. It reviews the concepts of Project Management as defined by the Project Management Institute, the accrediting body for project management.  It will also fulfill the requirement for 35 contact hours of project management education for individuals seeking PMP certification (visit for more information).

PMP certification is the profession’s most globally recognized and respected certification credential. The PMP designation following your name tells current and potential employers that you have a solid foundation of project management knowledge that can be readily applied in the workplace.

Course Objectives

  • Understand the ten project management knowledge areas;
  • Understand how these knowledge areas integrate with the five process groups of project management;
  • Prepare to pass the Project Management Institute’s Project Management Professional® (PMP) certification exam.


  • Instructor: Darryl Agee, PMP, MBA
  • Dates/Time: Friday evenings, September 18 - November 20, 2015; 6:00 - 9:30 PM. Note: Times subject to change based on instructor/students' needs
  • Location: Main Campus
  • Cost: $489.00 (textbooks not included)

Course Material for PMP Prep Course

Required - PMP® Exam Prep, 8th Edition, purchase at RMC website - $69.30

Required - A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) — Fifth Edition

The PMBOK® Guide — Fifth Edition is the preeminent global standard for project management. It provides project managers with the fundamental practices needed to achieve organizational results and excellence in the practice of project management.

Like previous editions, this standard presents generally recognized good practices and reflects continually evolving knowledge.

Optional - PMP Exam Simulators

PMP Prep Cast Videos and Simulator - $229.99

PMP Prepcast Simulator - $99

The PM PrepCast Product Details

The PM PrepCast™ is a Project Management Professional (PMP)® Exam Prep Video Workshop that you download and watch on your tablet or smart phone. Would you rather watch it on your laptop or computer? No problem. Simply synchronize the downloaded video lessons to your preferred player and you’re ready to go. Have the freedom of studying for the exam wherever and whenever you want! So forget about the high priced alternatives. This is a complete PMP® exam study approach that increases your chance of passing the PMP® Exam. It will shorten your study time because it keeps you focused. Plus, you don't have to read dozens of other books to prepare. Watch over 50 hours of video from The PM PrepCast and you'll be ready to tackle the exam.

To Register

If you have not been a student of Virginia Western Community College in the past 3 years, you must complete a NON-credit application to Virginia Western Community college. You can:

  • Apply online at Use the Apply Online link to help guide you through the entire process, including enrolling in classes and making a payment. For assistance with online enrollment call 540-857-7231.
  • Apply in person at any of the following locations. Call ahead for office hours as times may vary!

    Main Campus: The Admissions Office in Chapman Hall. Room C108, 3094 Colonial Ave, Roanoke, VA 24015. (540) 857-7321.

    The Greenfield Education and Training Center: 57 South Center Dr., Daleville, VA 24083. (540) 966-3984.

    The Franklin Center: 50 Claiborne Avenue, Rocky Mount, VA 24151. (540) 483-0179 ext. 2116