Fall Classes Begin Monday, September 14th
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.
Our Fall 2015 program begins September 14th.
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.
FALL 2015 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: (PJMGT5016) Schedule: Mondays, 6:30-9:30 PM September 14-October 12, 2015
Module 2: Project Management: Project Planning
Course Code: (PJMGT5017) Schedule: Mondays, 6:30-9:30 PM October 19-November 16, 2015
Module 3: Project Management: Executing, Monitoring, and Controlling the Project
Course Code: (PJMGT5018) Schedule: Mondays, 6:30-9:30 PM November 23-December 21, 2015
Module 4: Project Management: Advanced Monitoring and Controlling then Closing the Project and Additional Topics
Course Code: (PJMGT5019) Schedule: Mondays, 6:30-9:30 PM January 11-February 8, 2016
SUMMER 2015 SESSIONS:
Microsoft Project 2013 Level 1 (IST 5998)
Microsoft Project 2013 Level 2 (IST 5999)
FALL 2015 SESSIONS:
Module 1: Introduction to Project Management and Initiating the Project (PJMGT 5016) Register online
Module 2: Project Management: Project Planning (PJMGT 5017) Register online
Module 3: Project Management: Executing, Monitoring, and Controlling the Project (PJMGT 5018) Register online
Module 4: Project Management: Advanced Monitoring and Controlling then Closing the Project and Additional Topics (PJMGT 5019) Register online
Contact Diane McAloon at 610-285-5066 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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