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Project Management Certificate

A project manager with their team

Kick-start your career in a streamlined, 8 week certificate

As the global marketplace continues to grow and evolve, project managers will play a critical role in helping companies successfully adapt to changing needs while delivering products and services as quickly and cost-effectively as possible.

Interested in building and/or enhancing your project management career? Sharpening your knowledge and competence to distinguish yourself professionally is key. We’ve designed our Project Management Certificate curriculum to introduce and develop key concepts, tools, and techniques to help increase participants’ expertise in this profession.

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After successfully completing this certificate program, students will be able to:

  • Describe the key concepts, tools, and techniques of project management
  • Interpret and apply a sample project management methodology to their projects and organization
  • Describe the project manager’s role in each of the competency areas
  • Develop a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
  • Develop and explain the importance of the Statement of Work (SOW)
  • Create a schedule and identify and manage the Critical Path
  • Establish a budget and total cost baseline for measuring project performance
  • Apply common tools and techniques to manage project communications, including negotiation, conflict management and resolution
  • Utilize techniques to identify and respond to project risks

Our program focuses on teaching students the skills they need to be effective project managers with the knowledge employers value. While our program will satisfy the 35 hours required to sit for the PMP exam, this is not a test prep course.

Test prep courses do not focus on practical application and, instead, help students prioritize where to focus their study efforts. Students planning to sit for the PMP exam should expect to invest a minimum of 70 hours of independent study time whether a test prep course is taken or not.

Certificate Highlights

8 weeks


Time commitment
40 hours


To receive the certificate, students must:

  • Attend at least 80% of the class sessions
  • Earn an average score of 75% or higher on the post-module quizzes

Program Modules

Tuition includes the following modules and coursework:

  • Introduction to Project Management
  • Effective Scope Management
  • Scheduling Concepts
  • Foundations in Cost Management
  • Risk Management Concepts
  • Effective Communications


The following types of people will benefit from this program:

  • Workers who have little or no experience managing projects but want to learn more
  • Workers who have some experience managing projects, but no formal training in the field
  • Workers who want to earn industry certifications or gain skills to become more valued by employers
  • Workers with 3-5 years of experience managing projects that need 35 education hours to sit for the PMP exam