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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 2010, 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.

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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.

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Fall 2014 Series begins September 8th.

Course 4: Project Management: Controlling then Closing the Project

Schedule: Mondays, 6:30-9:30 PM May 12, 19, June 2, 9, 16
Cost: $549 includes all program materials

Microsoft Project 2010 Level 1 and 2 (included in Project Management Certificate Program)

Schedule:  Saturdays, June 14, 21, 28 8:30 AM-3 PM 

Registration and
More Information

Fall 2014 Series begins September 8th.

Course 4:  Project Management:  Controlling then Closing the Project (PGMT5019)

Register online or download a registration form.

Contact Diane McAloon at 610-285-5066 or dmcaloon@psu.edu for more information.

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