Program Description

The Project Management Certificate develops practical applications of project management to formulate strategies allowing organizations to achieve strategic goals. Learners are prepared to serve as project leaders and team members who add value through leadership effectiveness, innovation, customer focus, team-building, critical-thinking, analytical decision-making capabilities, and professional responsibility, consistent with the objectives of the projects in which they are involved and the organizations they support. Learners apply the skills and tools necessary to design, implement and evaluate formal projects. Each learner will: understand the importance and value of managing projects, assume the role of a project manager, develop a project proposal, use relevant project management software, work with project teams, establish the proper sequence of tasks, chart progress, respond to variation and changes, develop a budget, direct resources and manage a project through its life cycle.

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Approximate Program Cost

Tuition & Fees: $1,927
Books & Supplies: $110

Financial Aid

Not Available


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Graduates will be able to…

  • Apply effective project management strategies to workplace project
  • Identify effective team organization and development strategies in project management
  • Identify effective change management strategies in project management
  • Explain the key knowledge areas applied in project management
  • Explain the strategic planning process and its relationship to projects
  • Develop a business case
  • Develop a project charter and project proposal
  • Develop a scope statement
  • Explain the elements of the context within which projects are planned and executed
  • Explain the elements that are the foundation of effective project scope management
  • Explain the elements that are the foundation of effective project time management
  • Identify effective leadership strategies in project management
  • Explain the five project management process groups and interactions


The Project Management Certificate is a 11–12 Credit program. The following is a typical semester breakdown of the courses within the program.

Project Management Leadership Principles 3.00
Project Management 3.00
Team Building And Problem Solving 3.00
Supply Chain Design And Simulation 2.00
Mentored Business Experience 3.00
Application Development Capstone Project 3.00

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