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Project Management Certificate

Position yourself for success!

Organizations are struggling daily to deliver complex projects on time and under budget. Learn project-based methods to accomplish tasks through project management.

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. If you have been planning to enhance your project management skills and knowledge and prepare for the Project Management Professional (PMP) designation, now is the time to enroll in our course. By attending, you will develop new skills and knowledge that will improve your workplace effectiveness immediately.

Who should attend?

  • Project Managers
  • Quality Assurance Specialists
  • Business Analyst
  • IT Project Managers
  • Solution Architects

Project Management Certificate courses

Course 1 – Project Initiation and Planning

This course introduces the student to the project management process: roles, communications, and leadership. It begins the planning process covering topics such as objectives, scope, and success criteria.

Fridays September 5, 12, 19, 2014  8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Course 2 – Project Scheduling and Integration

Content covers the work breakdown structure, project schedule, PERT/GANTT/CPM methods etc.

Fridays October 3, 10, 17, 2014  8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Course 3 – Project Costing and Control

This course continues along the project cycle, introducing selection criteria, procurement, cost estimating, and control.

Fridays November 7, 14, 21, 2014  8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Course 4 – Project Risk and Change Management

Content covered includes risk and change management, team responsibilities, and conflict management. 

Fridays December 5, 12, 19, 2014  8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Logistics

Location: This program will be made available via interactive video from Penn State Hazleton to Penn State Northern Tier Center in Towanda.

Contact: Penn State Northern Tier Center at (570) 268-7777 or email psnortherntier@psu.edu.

Cost: $2,600, or $650 per course (includes program materials)
**As part of your tuition you will receive the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK), 5th Edition.

Instructor: Lisa Marie Smith (MBA, MPM, MHRM, MISM, MNCM, PMP, MCTS)

Registration: Please call our office 570-268-7777 if you are interested in this program or would like to register. 
All of the above courses must be taken to receive the Project Management Certificate.