Why Become a Project Management Professional?
Take your career to the next level! A Project Management Certificate from Penn State Abington looks great on your resume and job application.
Become more desirable to your current employer. Employers are always looking at the bottom line and Project Managers help keep costs down. Your employer will appreciate that you took the initiative to participate in a recognized certificate program.
Increase your credibility. A certificate from Penn State University is recognized and held in high regard with many local Philadelphia employers.
Having the Project Management Professional, PMP® certification, established by the Project Management Institute (PMI), tells a potential employer that you have the basic body of knowledge needed to be a successful Project Manager.
* Books are not included in the prices below.
This is the first of four courses required for the Certificate in Project Management.
PJMGT 5000: Project Initiation and Planning
DATES: Wednesday nights from 6:00 - 9:00 pm starting October 19 – December 14, 2016
COURSE OBJECTIVE: This course introduces the student to the project management process; the role of the Project Manager; project communications, and project leadership. It begins the planning process covering topics such as the objectives, scope, and success criteria.
Next 3 courses in the Cohort
COURSE PJMGT 5001: Project Scheduling and Integration
DATES: Wednesday nights from 6:00 - 9:00 pm starting January 11, 2017 – February 22, 2017
COURSE OBJECTIVE: This course continues to build upon the lessons learned in "Project Initiation and Planning". Content covers the work breakdown structure, project schedule, PERT/GANTT/CPM methods, and project integration. This is the second of four courses required for the Certificate in Project Management.
Prerequisite: Project Initiation and Planning
COURSE PJMGT 5002: Project Costing and Control
DATES: Spring 2017 dates TBD
COURSE OBJECTIVE: To understand the cost estimating techniques, earned value analysis, change management, and lessons learned. Specific course objectives include: Understanding the project management discipline; Creating a cost estimate and cost baseline; Addressing project changes; Project reporting; Conducting lessons learned.
Prerequisite: Project Scheduling and Integration
COURSE PJMGT 5003: Project Risk and Management
COURSE OBJECTIVE: To understand the related project management risks, creating a risk register, and to understand how to manage a project. Specific course objectives include: Understanding the project management discipline; Risk identification; Qualitative and quantitative risk analysis; Project management skills; Ethics in project management.
Prerequisite: Project Management Costing and Control
PMI, PMP®, and the PMBOK® Guide are registered marks of the Project Management Institute.