The Project Management Certificate program is a structured series of courses designed to prepare students for careers in the planning and business fields. A Penn State certificate is awarded upon successful completion of the four required courses:
- Project Initiation and Planning
- Project Scheduling and Integration
- Project Costing and Control
- Project Risk and Change Management
Who Should Attend?
- Take your career to the next level. A Project Management Certificate from Penn State looks great on your résumé or job application.
- Become more desirable to your current employer. Employers are always looking at the bottom line, and project managers help keep costs down. Your employer will appreciate that you took the initiative to attend our program.
- Project management skills can benefit those supervising and working in fields such as engineering, research and development, construction, facilities management, manufacturing, health care, software development, finance, or anyone who manages projects.
- Increase your credibility. A certificate from Penn State is easily recognized and held in high regard by employers.
Tom King, PMP
Project Initiation and Planning
This course introduces the student to the project management process; the role of the project manager; project communications and project leadership. This is the first of four courses required for the certificate. It begins the planning process covering topics such as objectives, scope, and success criteria.
Schedule number: 583118
Course Number: PJMGT 5000
Course Meets: Mondays, September 12–October 24, 6:00–9:00 p.m.
Fee: $450 plus text
Project Scheduling and Integration
This course continues to build upon the lessons learned in the first course. Content covers the work breakdown structure, project schedule, PERT/GANTT/CP methods, and project integration.
Prerequisite: Project Initiation and Planning
Schedule number: 583115
Course Number: PJMGT 5001
Course Meets: Mondays, October 31–December 12, 6:00–9:00 p.m.
Project Costing and Control
This course continues along the project cycle and introduces selection criteria, procurement, cost estimating, and control mechanisms.
Prerequisite: Project Initiation and Planning; Project Scheduling and Integration
Schedule number: 583058
Course number: PJMGT 5002
Course meets: Mondays, January 9–February 20, 2017, 6:00–9:00 p.m.
Project Risk and Change Management
This last course in the series introduces the student to risk and change management; team responsibilities; conflicts; quality; ethics; and closeout. This is the last course required for the certificate in project management.
Prerequisite: Project Initiation and Planning; Project Scheduling and Integration, Project Costing and Control
Schedule number: 583043
Course number: PJMGT 5003A
Course meets: Mondays, March 13–April 24, 2017, 6:00–9:00 p.m.