Project Management Certificate


Certificate (Eligible for federal aid as a stand-alone certificate or if combined with AS degree)


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 know and understand any prerequisite requirements for the courses listed below. Please carefully review all course descriptions when planning your semester schedules.

Project Management Certificate Required Courses

Course NumberTitleCredits
CAR 201Career Success

1 credit

CS 160Agile Project Management

3 credits

SCM 125Introduction to Supply Chain Management & Operations

3 credits

SCM 223Quality Management

3 credits

PM 140Introduction to Project Management

3 credits

PM 200Advanced Project Management

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:16

Graduation Requirements

1. Minimum of 16 total semester credit hours as outlined
2. Grade of C- or higher in all program specific courses
3. Certificate grade-point average of 2.0 or higher

Recommended Sequence of Courses

Individual student circumstances, such as the need for a smaller course load or the number of preparatory English or Math courses a student must take, may require additional semesters to complete the program. Please see your academic advisor for assistance.

First Semester

PM 140, Introduction to Project Management, 3 credits
CS 160, Agile Project Management, 3 credits
SCM 125, Intro. to Supply Chain Management & Operations, 3 credits

Total Semester Minimum Hours 9

Second Semester

SCM 223, Quality Management, 3 credits
CAR 201, Career Success, 1 credit
PM 200, Advanced Project Management, 3 credits

Total Semester Minimum Hours 7

Total Project Management Certificate Minimum Credit Hours 16