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



Examines personal and professional leadership characteristics needed by learners involved in projects, either as the project lead or as a project team member. In Project Leadership Principles learners examine leading, managing, and controlling for success in project management. Learners identify how the organizational structure, organizational culture, project life cycle model, and roles of various players impact project success. Learners will examine how high-performance teams are organized and developed includes engaging stakeholders, managing communications, and running project meetings.



In Project Management, 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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Apply the skills and tools necessary to facilitate team development and effectiveness, solve complex problems, pinpoint the root cause of conflict, and resolve issues between team members. Each learner will demonstrate the application of the benefits and challenges of teamwork, perform the necessary roles in a team, facilitate the stages of team development, conduct conflict resolution, evaluate potential causes of a problem, develop multiple approaches to problem solving and decision making, exhibit the ability to build consensus and commitment, utilize a systematic approach to defining and solving problems and implement various methods for evaluating results based on established criteria and metrics.

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Define, measure, analyze, improve and control an existing Supply Chain utilizing knowledge of concepts acquired from courses throughout the Supply Chain Management program. The learner will be given the opportunity to analyze, modify and test changes to an existing supply chain using simulation software to determine best alternatives concerning the locations of distribution centers, modes of transportation, inventory and safety stocking levels. Learners will present to management of the Supply Chain organization various financial statements, Supply Chain performance metrics, scenarios and supporting data to demonstrate their knowledge in designing and implementing Supply Chain strategies.



Builds team software development and communication skills. Learners will form small teams, each identifying, designing and implementing an attractive and usable software application. The project teams will each use Agile software development principles to manage their projects, communicate project status, adapt to changing requirements and overcome technical challenges. Additional topics include a review of the Agile software development methodology.



Provides the learner with pre-professional and practical business experiences through mentorship and networking. Incorporates the learner with activities that include, but not limited to; accepting responsibility, decision making, community awareness, personalized learning experiences, and developing a professional network. Additional skills such as recognizing international business practices, engaging in collaborative cross functional work, attaining job search skills, determining the importance of soft skills, and professional growth will be developed.

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Establishes an opportunity for students to participate on a multi disciplinary team in order to solve a corporate innovation challenge. The student team will develop a strategic plan for the specified business's innovation challenge. Students work with the business and facilitator to complete a project to the parameters identified by the employer. This skills accelerator course will teach collaboration, communication, and critical thinking through the exercises in customer discovery, ideation, product development, business models, and sales to develop the skills necessary for the careers of tomorrow.

Test-Out Option Term Definitions


An exam that is scored by faculty or staff in NTC’s Testing Center.

Skill Demonstration

A performance of your expertise that is evaluated by faculty.

Combination: Test & Skill Demonstration

A combination of both a test and a skill demonstration.


A collection and explanation of your past learning through work or life experience.

Have Questions?

If you have further questions regarding our Credit for Prior Learning options, please contact Student Records at or 715.803.1023.