Project Management Certificate Program

The Project Management Certificate Program is a structured sequence of courses that prepare you for a career in the planning and business fields. It is designed for managers and supervisors involved in engineering, research and development, data processing, construction, facilities management, manufacturing, corporate planning, finance, and marketing. All classes are taught by practicing professionals who have prestigious certifications, subject expertise, and a wealth of real-world experience, ensuring you’ll learn important, hands-on lessons.

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The Pennsylvania State University is a Project Management Institute (PMI)® Authorized Training Partner (A.T.P.), who are committed to enhancing the ongoing professional development of both current and future PMI Members, PMI-certified Project Management Professionals (PMP)®, and other project management stakeholders. We also offer Project Management Supplemental topics.

Scope and Sequence of the Project Management Certificate Program

Each project management course is approved by the Project Management Institute (PMI) to receive one Professional Development Unit (PDU) for each contact hour (21 PDUs per course). PDUs are necessary for individuals who wish to apply to and take the Project Management Professional (PMP) Exam. Each course consists of seven sessions.

A Penn State certificate is awarded upon completion of the four required courses. Courses MUST be taken in sequence and CANNOT be taken concurrently.

Who Should Attend

This program is specifically designed for people looking to gain more information in the project management field. Our program is designed for a mix of individuals who may be on the path to becoming a project manager, those new to the field, and those who are tenured project managers already involved in projects.

Our students work in a variety of fields, including engineering, research and development, data processing, construction, facilities management, manufacturing, corporate planning, finance, and marketing.

Program Objective

The Project Management Certificate Program is a structured sequence of courses that prepare you for a career in the planning and business fields. Throughout this program, you will be able to apply project management practices such as project initiation, planning and scheduling, project cost management, and project risk management to achieve success in a wide variety of fields, including marketing, financial services, information technology, government, construction, and more.

Upon completion of the certificate program, you will have earned 84 educational PDUs you can put towards achieving the (PMP) Project Management Professional credential through the Project Management Institute.

Spring 2023

Course/Title Description Times Dates Cost

PJMGT 5000: Project Initiation and Planning

 

Introduction to project management – the role of the project manager, project communications, and project leadership as well as the planning process including objectives, scope, and success criteria. The first of four courses required for the Certificate in Project Management.

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6 pm - 9 pm (via Zoom)

Thurs., 1/12/23 - 2/23/23

$625 ($50 discount if registered by 1/5)
PJMGT 5001: Project Scheduling and Integration

The Work Breakdown Structure, Project Schedule, PERT/GANTT/CPM methods, and Project Integration. The second of four courses required for the Certificate in Project Management. Prerequisite: Project Initiation and Planning.

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6 pm - 9 pm (via Zoom) Thurs., 3/16/23 - 4/27/23 $625
PJMGT 5002: Project Costing and Control

Continues the Project Cycle and introduces selection criteria, procurement, cost estimating, and control mechanisms. The third of four courses required for the Certificate in Project Management. Prerequisite: Project Initiation and Planning, and Project Scheduling and Integration.

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6 pm - 9 pm (via Zoom)

Thurs., 5/11/23- 6/22/23

 

$625
PJMGT 5003: Project Risk and Change Management

The fourth of four required courses introduces risk and change management, team conflicts, quality, ethics, and closeout. Prerequisite: Project Initiation and Planning, Project Scheduling and Integration, and Project Costing and Control

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6 pm- 9 pm (via Zoom

Thurs., 6/29/23- 8/10/23

 

$625

*NOTE: These are non-credit courses. TBD = To be determined

Continuing Education Units

Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are awarded based on a standard of one unit per ten (10) hours of classroom contact.


Note: The University reserves the right to cancel courses due to insufficient enrollment or other unforeseen circumstances

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