2019-2020 Academic Catalog

Project Management

Degree

Certificate (Federal aid eligible if certificate is combined with Associate of Science degree. Not eligible for federal aid as a standalone certificate.)

Overview

The Project Management Certificate prepares students to fill entry-level project positions in a variety of industries.  New and improved products and services are constantly in demand, and capable project managers provide the expertise to plan, execute, control, and deliver those improvements.  Working as change agents and servant leaders, project managers enable organizations to maximize their innovative and creative capabilities to accomplish more with less cost.

This certificate will immerse you in practical, project-based coursework that optimizes your educational investment and helps propel you into the workforce.  The combination of field-specific, computer, and interpersonal skills provide a solid foundation for your growth as a student and as a future professional.  Upon completion of this certificate you can immediately begin building your work experience while at the same time, if you desire, continue your education.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the certificate, successful graduates will be able to:

  • Prepare project objectives, goals, and priorities
  • Organize the work required to successfully complete a project
  • Discern stakeholder needs to influence project outcomes

Career Opportunities

This certificate prepares students for entry-level project management opportunities in multiple industries.  Project management jobs can be found in business, IT, aerospace, government, non-profits, etc.  While creating a comprehensive list of jobs and/or job postings isn’t possible, the Project Management Institute (PMI®) projects 22 million new project-oriented jobs will be created between 2017 and 2027.  Students can take courage knowing they’re being prepared for abundant and wide-ranging career opportunities.

Course Requirements

Students are responsible to examine the course description of each course listed below for details of prerequisites, which must be satisfied before registering for the course.

Certificate Core Courses

Course NumberTitleCredits
CS 160Agile Project Management

3 credits

GSO 223Quality Management

3 credits

PM 140Intro to Project Management

3 credits

PM 200Advanced Project Management

3 credits

PM 275CAPM® Preparation

3 credits

Total Credit Hours: 15

Recommended Sequence of Courses

Depending upon preparatory courses required, additional semesters may be required to complete the program.

First Semester

Course NumberTitleCredits
CS 160Agile Project Management

3 credits

PM 140Intro to Project Management

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:6

Second Semester

Course NumberTitleCredits
GSO 223Quality Management

3 credits

PM 200Advanced Project Management

3 credits

PM 275CAPM® Preparation

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:9

Total Credit Hours: 15

Graduation Requirements

  1. Minimum of 15 total semester credit hours as outlined
  2. Grade of C or higher in all core courses
  3. Cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or higher