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Fall 2016 series will begin Monday, September 12.


Project Management Certificate Program


Take your career to the next level with a Project Management Certificate from Penn State. Penn State is a Project Management Institute (PMI) Registered Education Provider (R.E.P.). We are committed to enhancing the ongoing professional development of PMI Members, PMI-certified Project Management Professionals (PMP), and other project management stakeholders.

The Project Management Certificate series offers a set of four courses based on the Project Management Book of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) Process Groups and Knowledge Areas. Each course includes instruction in Microsoft Project 2013, as a capstone to the principles learned throughout the course.

We recommend that those new to Project Management or those who are planning to test for PMI certification take all four courses. Certified Project Management Professionals can take any of the modules to satisfy recertification requirements.

Spring 2016 series will begin Monday, January 11.

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Course 1: Project Management: Introduction to Project Management and Initiating the Project (PJMGT5016) Roles, responsibilities and core competencies of Project Managers are discussed. Students will gain a thorough understanding of Process Groups and Knowledge Areas as well as the terminology specific to Project Management. Organizational structures and environmental influences are covered in this course. Students will gain a basic understanding of project scope and Work Breakdown Structure in order to complete a business case and project charter.

Course 2: Project Management: Project Planning (PJMGT5017) Focusing on Scope, Schedule and Budget, the key elements of the Project Management Plan will be developed, including Stakeholder Requirements, Time, Cost, and Scope baselines, the Work Breakdown Structure (WBS), and the Procurement Plan.

Course 3: Project Management: Executing, Monitoring, and Controlling the Project (PJMGT5018) Principles of Quality management, Human Resource management, Risk management, and Communications management are covered, as well as best practices for corrective/preventive actions in each of the four areas. Scope, Schedule, and Budget will be explored in terms of comparing actual project performance against the Project Management Plan.

Course 4: Project Management: Controlling then Closing the Project (PGMT5019) The final course focuses on projects that are near completion. Project Performance is compared against the Project Management plan.Project issues and risks are identified, tracked and monitored. Changes to the project are managed while the work is in progress. Techniques for project reporting, including project status and progress measurement indicators are delivered in Course 4. Special topics related to best practices in project management will be highlighted. The module concludes with administrative closure for the project.

and Cost

Fall 2016 Sessions

Cost of each module is $589.

Students will be expected to obtain PMI membership (Project Management International) as part of this course.

Module 1 – Introduction to Project Management and Initiating the Project

  • Course Code: (PJMGT 5016)
  • Schedule: Mondays, 6:30–9:30 p.m.; September 12–October 10, 2016

Module 2 – Project Management: Project Planning

  • Course Code: (PJMGT 5017)
  • Schedule: Mondays, 6:30–9:30 p.m.; October 17–November 14, 2016

Module 3 – Project Management: Executing, Monitoring, and Controlling the Project

  • Course Code: (PJMGT 5018)
  • Schedule: Mondays, 6:30-9:30 p.m.; November 21–December 19, 2016

Module 4 – Project Management: Advanced Monitoring and Controlling then Closing the Project and Additional Topics

  • Course Code: (PJMGT 5019)
  • Schedule: Mondays, 6:30–9:30 p.m.; January 9–February 6, 2017

Registration and
More Information

Spring 2016 Sessions

Registration for Fall 2016 will open in mid-May.

For more information about this program, contact:

Nancy Coco
610-285-5026 | nxc4@psu.edu

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Continuing Education and

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Center Valley, PA 18034-8447

Phone: 610-285-5000
Fax: 610-285-5256


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