Project Management

Project Management at CBC

Columbia Basin College’s Project Management program incorporates a hands-on practical application approach and uses experienced project management practitioner perspectives in the development and execution of the program.

Degrees and Certificates Offered:
  • One-year Project Management Certificate
  • Two-year Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Project Management degree
  • Internationally accredited Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) in Project Management degree. With optional concentration in Construction
You'll gain knowledge in:
  • Initiating
  • Planning
  • Execution
  • Monitoring, control, and closure
  • Procurements and contracts
  • Managing human resources
  • Risk management
  • Scheduling software applications
CBC Project Management

Curriculum design and scheduling allows new students to begin their studies during any quarter. All students begin the Project Management program by taking the Introduction to Project Management course, regardless of prior higher education experience. The introduction to Project Management has no prerequisite and is offered each quarter. The project management core courses are offered in sequences to permit coursework progression each quarter. A year-long course schedule helps with course planning.

Careers in Project Management

Students who complete their degree will find that their applied skills are needed in various industries from healthcare, engineering, construction, IT, software to finance, academia, state and federal government.

  • Project Specialist

    As a project specialist, you are part of the project team responsible for the planning and execution of a project to ensure customer satisfaction.

  • Project Manager

    As a project manager, you are responsible for the planning, execution and closure of a project, in any undertaking with a defined scope regardless of industry, with the goal of enhancing your team’s performance and meeting customer satisfaction.

  • Program Manager

    As a program manager, you are responsible for managing several related projects with the goal of improving your organization’s overall performance.

  • Project Controls Engineer

    As a project controls engineer, you are responsible for cost estimating, analysis, control activities, as well as monitoring, impact identification and recovery plan development activities.

  • Risk Management

    As a risk manager, you are responsible for managing risks appropriately and within desired tolerances, while assessing exposure and effectively responding as needed.

Accredited Program

The BAS in Project Management is accredited by the Project Management Institute (PMI) Global Accreditation Center for Project Management Education Programs (GAC).

Accreditation is based on rigorous standards which include:

  • assessment of each program’s objectives and outcomes
  • faculty and student evaluations
  • onsite and online resources
  • annual self-evaluation
  • proof of continuous improvements in the area of project management education

Students eligible to sit for a PMI credential exam may immediately apply the classroom hours for a completed project management course toward the contact hour requirement rather than waiting until they graduate from the program. The student can be confident that these hours are pre-approved and will automatically be accepted toward fulfilling the contact hour requirement.

GAC Logo Graduates of GAC-accredited programs will be awarded substantial credit toward the experience requirement on their application for all PMI certifications which equates to a 12-month reduction to the project management experience requirement for the Project Management Professional  (PMP) credential. This new benefit is retroactive to our initial accreditation date (2017). There are credits for other PMI credentials. Please check the PMI website for more specific information.

 

Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) Application

Columbia Basin College (CBC) is accredited as a BAS degree-granting institution by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education. This application and guidelines are for applicants who are interested in the following degrees:

  • Bachelor of Applied Science in Applied Management (Optional concentrations: Agriculture, Healthcare Administration)
  • Bachelor of Applied Science in Cyber Security
  • Bachelor of Applied Science in Information Technology
  • Bachelor of Applied Science in Project Management (Optional concentration: Construction)

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For Bachelor of Applied Science in Dental Hygiene, Health Physics, Teacher Education, and Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN-BSN) degrees, do NOT use these guidelines and application. Contact each program for the program-specific application.

Eligibility

Applicants must have met the following requirements:

  • Earned at least an associate degree from an academic transfer or career/technical program or completed at least 90 college-level credits from an academic transfer or career/technical program(s) and

Completed the following prerequisites:

  • At least one 100+ level math course with a minimum grade of 2.0
  • ENGL& 101 or the equivalent course with a minimum grade of 2.0

If you have questions about your eligibility, we strongly encourage you to consult the appropriate program advisor listed on the next page on the above prerequisites as you may have already taken the course(s) or equivalent.

Application Deadline

Each program reviews completed applications and admits new students throughout the academic year. While new applications are continuously reviewed, applicants are strongly encouraged to submit their applications early; seats in these classes can become very limited as we approach the beginning of each quarter. In order for your application to be considered, all steps must be completed with the required materials submitted one week prior to the first day of each quarter.

Requirements Checklist

  • Completed online CBC Application for Admission (for new CBC students only)
  • Completed CBC BAS application
  • Official transcript(s)*, sealed, verifying;
    • Your completion of two-year degree and/or all other college credits earned
    • Your completion of the program prerequisites, if applicable
  • Resume (maximum three pages)

*For applicants who are current/past CBC students or CBC graduates: If you already have your academic records at CBC (e.g., CBC courses, courses from other institutions), you are NOT required to submit official transcript(s) with your application.

*You may submit your application while waiting for your official transcript(s) to arrive. The application will not be processed until the transcript(s) are received. Official transcripts must be received in a sealed envelope or sent electronically through our Washington State Student Management System (SMS), or authorized online service provider.

Instructions

  1. Complete the online CBC Application for Admission. (Note: if you are a current CBC student you do NOT need to submit a CBC Application for Admission).
  2. Receive CBC Student ID Number via your CBC acceptance email (after your admissions application has been processed).
  3. Submit the BAS Application with all required documents listed in the Requirements Checklist via postal mail or in person.

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POSTAL MAIL
Student Records (MS-H4)
RE: BAS Application
Columbia Basin College
2600 N. 20th Ave., Pasco, WA 99301
IN PERSON
Hawk Central (H-Building)
Columbia Basin College
2600 N. 20th Ave., Pasco, WA 99301

Graduate Education Beyond BAS

The graduates of the BAS in Applied / Project Management programs may choose to pursue master's degrees in the related field of study. A number of our alumni have gone on to graduate schools in business administration.

City University of Seattle

Columbia BAsin College has established the articulation agreement with City University of Seattle to provide the alumni with a more seamless transition to the graduate degree program. Effective November of 2017, CBC students who complete a BAS in Applied Management or BAS in Project Management degree will be eligible for enrollment in any of the City University of Seattle master's degrees listed below:

  • Master of Business Administration with one of the following emphasis areas:
    • Change Leadership
    • Entrepreneurship
    • Finance
    • Global Management
    • Global Marketing
    • Human Resource Management
    • Project Management
    • Sustainable Business
    • Technology Management
    • Master of Science in Project Management

Students who complete the CBC BAS in Applied Management degree will have the MBA prerequisite course waived.

Western Governors University Washington

Columbia Basin College has established the articulation agreement with Western Governors University Washington to provide the alumni with a more seamless transition to the graduate degree program. Effective April 2017, students who complete a BAS degree at CBC will also be eligible for enrollment in a master's degree program at Western Governors University Washington.

Check out the programs that CBC BAS graduates are enrolled in (as of June 2020).

  • CBC DEGREE
    • BAS in Applied Management
  • GRADUATE DEGREE
    • Doctor of Physical Therapy
  • MA
    • Elementary Education
    • Elementary Education (K-8)
    • Elementary Education Spec. Eng Lang Learners
    • Government
  • MASTER OF EDUCATION
    • Elementary Education (Leads to initial Teacher Licensure)
    • Secondary Education (Leads to initial Teacher Licensure)
  • MBA
    • Business Administration
    • Healthcare Management
    • IT Management
    • Management and Strategy
    • Master of Business Administration
  • MS
    • Accounting
    • Cybersecurity and Information Assurance
    • IN Project Management
    • Management in Leadership
    • Mental Health and Wellness
    • Operations/Project Management
    • Speech-Language Pathology
  • CBC DEGREE
    • BAS Cyber Security
    • BAS Information Technology
  • GRADUATE DEGREE
  • MS
    • Computer Science
    • Cybersecurity and Information Assurance
  • CBC DEGREE
    • BAS Project Management
  • GRADUATE DEGREE
  • MA
    • Elementary Education Spec. Special Education
    • Master of Engineering Technology and Technology Management
    • Engineering and Technology MGT

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