Project Management Certificate at Penn State Abington

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.

Why Become a Project Management Professional?

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.

Course Details

COURSE NUMBER:     Project Management (PJMGT 5000)

COURSE NAME:          Project Management – Project Initiation and Planning

Cost: $535 per 1 credit*

21 hours of instruction

 

COURSE OBJECTIVE: The overall course objective is to teach the student the fundamentals of effective project management. The focus of this course is to introduce the student to project management processes; the role of the Project Manager; and project management planning. It begins the planning process covering topics such as SMART project objectives, high-level scope and success criteria.  Specific course objectives include:

  • Obtaining a general understanding of the project management discipline.
  • Understanding the benefits of project management and project management techniques.
  • Understanding the role and responsibilities of the project manager.
  • Learning project selection criteria.
  • Learning how to begin the project planning process.

Program Series: This is the first course of a four course series comprising the Penn State University Project Management Certification Program.  The following courses are, in order; Project Scheduling and Integration (PJMGT5001A), Project Costing and Control (PJMGT5002) and Project Risk and Change Management (PJMGT5003).

 

 

COURSE NUMBER:     Project Management (PJMGT 5001A)

COURSE NAME:          Project Management – Project Scheduling and Integration

Cost: $535 per 1 credit*
21 hours of instruction

 

 

COURSE OBJECTIVE: To understand the work breakdown structure, project schedule, PERT/GANTT/CPM methods, and project integration. Specific course objectives include:

·       Understand the project management discipline

·       Planning the project through development of the WBS

·       Put together the schedule

·       Resource Planning

·       Control the Schedule

Program Series: This is the second course of a four course series comprising the Penn State University Project Management Certification Program. The prerequisite for this course is Project Initiation and Planning (PJMGT5000). The remaining courses in order are Project Costing and Control (PJMGT5002) and Project Risk and Change Management (PJMGT5003).

 

COURSE NUMBER:     Project Management (PJMGT 5002)

COURSE NAME:          Project Management – Project Costing and Control

Cost: $535 per 1 credit*
21 hours of instruction

 

COURSE OBJECTIVE: To understand the cost estimating techniques, earned value analysis, change management, and lessons learned. Specific course objectives include:

·       Understand the project management discipline

·       Creating a cost estimate and cost baseline

·       Addressing project changes

·       Project reporting

·       Conducting lessons learned

Program Series: This is the third course of a four course series comprising the Penn State University Project Management Certification Program. The prerequisite for this course is Project Initiation and Planning (PJMGT5000) and Project Scheduling and Integration (PJMGT5001A). The remaining course is Project Risk and Change Management (PJMGT5003).

 

 

COURSE NUMBER:     Project Management (PJMGT 5003)

COURSE NAME:          Project Management – Project Risk and Management

Cost: $535 per 1 credit*
21 hours of instruction

 

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:

·       Understand the project management discipline

·       Risk identification

·       Qualitative and quantitative risk analysis

·       Project management skills

·       Ethics in project management

Program Series: This is the fourth course of a four course series comprising the Penn State University Project Management Certification Program. The prerequisite for this course is Project Initiation and Planning (PJMGT5000), Project Scheduling and Integration (PJMGT5001A), and Project Costing and Control (PJMGT5002),

 

 

*Additional fees,  $86 tech fee per semester, $37 Facilities Fee per semester

 

 

 

PMI, PMP®, and the PMBOK® Guide are registered marks of the Project Management Institute.

Contact
Randy Ingbritsen
Randy Ingbritsen
215-881-7405