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The project management certificate program is a structured series of courses that prepare students for careers in the planning and business fields. Designed for employees from organizations involved in engineering, research and development, data processing, construction, facilities management, manufacturing, corporate planning, finance, and marketing, the four required courses will enhance the skills of technical competence and practical applications.

A Penn State certificate is awarded upon successful completion of the four required courses taken in sequential order. All courses are 21 hours each.

The four required courses are:

  • PJMGT 5000 Project Initiation and Planning
  • PJMGT 5001 Project Initiation and Integration
  • PJMGT 5002 Project Costing and Control
  • PJMGT 5003 Project Risk and Change Management

Prerequisites: PJMGT 5000 is the first course for the Project Management Certificate program. All other certificate courses must be taken in sequential order (5001, 5002, 5003).  

Scheduled Courses Fall 2016

PJMGT 5000: Project Initiation and Planning

The first course in the project management certificate program addresses the role of the project manager; organizational structures; the project life cycle; the project office; leadership; project selection criteria; the project planning process, objectives, scope, benefits, and strategies; as well as project planning, constraints, assumptions, exclusions, milestones, communications, and closeout criteria.

Dates:  Tuesdays, August 30 through October 11, 2016
Times:  6:30pm - 9:30pm
Room:  Gaige 308
Cost:    $475



PJMGT 5001A: Project Scheduling and Integration

This dynamic, hands-on course can provide students with the knowledge and ability to take a project plan and develop a schedule of the work needed to deliver the project objectives. The students can learn about developing a work breakdown structure, developing tasks, networking these tasks together, and analyzing the resulting schedule.

Prerequisite: Project Initiation and Planning

Dates:  Tuesdays, October 25 through December 6, 2016
Times:  6:30pm - 9:30pm
Room:  Gaige 308
Cost:    $475



Scheduled Courses Spring 2017

PJMGT 5002: Project Costing and Control

The third course in the Project Management Certificate program focuses on selection criteria, procurement, cost estimating, and control mechanisms.

Prerequisites: Project Initiation & Planning and Project Scheduling

Dates:  TBD
Times:  6:30pm - 9:30 PM
Room:  TBD
Cost:    $475


PJMGT 5003: Project Risk and Change Management

The final course in the Project Management Certificate program addresses risk and change management; team responsibilities; conflicts; quality; ethics; and closeout.

Prerequisite: Project Initiation & Planning, Project Scheduling, and Project Costing & Control

Dates:  TBD
Times:  6:30pm - 9:30pm
Room:  TBD
Cost:    $475





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Continuing Education
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Tulpehocken Road
Reading, PA 19610






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