Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, all in-person components of this program have either been paused, rescheduled, or moved into a virtual format until further notice.

Please email pm.ces@sdsu.edu or call (619) 594-1188 to learn how these changes affect your program. SDSU will continue to monitor the situation and follow the guidance of our local and federal health agencies.

Projects are becoming more complex, project managers and teams are often being asked to do more with less, and executives and clients expect innovation, agility, and responsiveness. We offer project management training, leading to a Professional Certificate in Project Management, designed to give project managers (and any other professionals who work on projects) the tools they need to successfully manage any type of project – regardless of scope or industry.

Estimated Cost Estimated Cost
Textbooks not included
Completion Time Min. Completion Time
8 Months
Course Format Course Format

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Who Will Benefit

  • Professionals planning, managing, and controlling projects within an organization
  • Managers who need to fine tune and formalize their project management skills
  • Those interested in learning the latest project management tools and methodologies
  • Anyone managing multiple tasks
  • People who want to take the Project Management Institute (PMI)® Project Management Professional (PMP)® exam
  • Anyone interested in a career in project management

Certificate Requirements
To earn the Professional Certificate in Project Management, you must successfully complete eight (8) core courses and two (2) electives. All requirements must be completed within five (5) years. If you are not pursuing a certificate, you may take as many individual courses as you wish, with the exception of the Capstone: Project Simulation.

Project Management for Spring 2022 (22SP), Summer 2022 (22SU), and Fall 2022 (22FA)

Core Courses (complete all 8) Hours Cost 22SP 22SU 22FA
PM 0002 Resource Management & Team Building 18 $549 3/10-4/14    
PM 0004 Introduction to Predictive and Agile Project Management
Recommended first course
21 $649 1/25-3/08   8/9-9/20
PM 0005 Procurement 18 $549     9/15-10/20
PM 0008 Scope, Schedule and Cost 21 $649 4/12-5/24    
PM 0013 Communication and Stakeholder Management 15 $449 1/27-2/24    
PM 0014 Project Risk Management 15 $449 4/20-5/18    
PM 0019 Microsoft Project Fundamentals 15 $499      
PM 0016 Capstone: Project Simulation
*Prerequisite: All core courses need to be successfully completed in order to register for this course.
24 $649   6/7-7/26 TBD
Elective Courses (choose 2) Hours Cost 22SP 22SU 22FA
CM 0003 Effective Negotiation Skills and Techniques - Level I 15 $449   5/04-6/08  
LS 0010 Lean Certification 16 $499 Open   Open
PM 0015 Earned Value Management   15 $449 3/07-4/04    
PM 0022 PMP Exam Prep 
(Saturday and Sundays Only)
28 $749     9/10-9/18

This schedule is tentative and dates subject to change. Courses meet one night a week, 6-9pm with the exception of PM0022.


Labor Analysis
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Enrolling in the Program
Enroll in the program at any time, even before registering for a course. It’s free, and offers many benefits:

  • Secure your curriculum (should the requirements change in the future).
  • See upcoming courses when you log into your student account.
  • Track your progress.

Enrolling in a program doesn’t mean you’re registered for courses. You still must register and pay for each course you wish to take.


Location of Classes
SDSU Extended Studies/Gateway Centers, Hardy Avenue entrance, unless otherwise noted.

SDSU Global Campus is a PMI Authorized Training Partner
PMI and PMP are registered trademarks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

Textbook/course material information is available at shopaztecs.com/es.

For more information, email pm.ces@sdsu.edu or call (619) 594-1188.

Core Courses

2021 Summer2021 Fall2022 Winter2022 Spring
2022 Spring
PM 0004 Introduction to Predictive and Agile Project Management

This interactive course is your one-stop introduction to project management! We'll explore both Predictive (Waterfall) and Agile methodologies using real-world examples.

Some of the topics we'll cover include Project Management framework, standards, terminology, responsibilities, life cycles, and the theory and practice behind both Traditional Predictive and Agile Scrum methodologies. You'll work in small in-class groups and participate in collaboration activities to dive deeper into the course content. You'll also work on two in-class exercises: the first will establish a Project Charter and the second will demonstrate Agile Ceremonies associated with a project.

Course Date(s)
January 25 - March 8
2022 Spring
PM 0014 Project Risk Management
Project managers must understand, plan for, and manage risks. In this course, participants will learn and apply a proactive approach to threats and opportunities based on an understanding of the risk management process.
Course Date(s)
April 20 - May 18
2022 Spring
PM 0002 Resource Management & Team Building
In quality organizations, project managers spend large portions of their time sponsoring teams for success. This "how-to" course defines the environment, roles, responsibilities, behaviors, and activities that support teams in an organization. Participants will learn when and why teams make project management sense, and the prerequisites for maximizing their results.

Course Date(s)
March 10 - April 14
2022 Spring
PM 0008 Scope Schedule and Cost
This course will focus on the processes required to ensure that the project includes all the work required, and only the work required, to complete the project successfully, the processes required to accomplish timely completion of the project, and the processes involved in planning, estimating, budgeting, and controlling costs so that the project can be completed within the approved budget. A main focus will be on creation of the work breakdown structure (WBS), activity duration estimating, and cost estimating.
Course Date(s)
April 12 - May 24
PM 0005 Procurement
Most projects involve buying goods or services. Project managers don’t have to be expert technical buyers, but they do need to understand the buying process, particularly how to clearly define what they want and manage what they get. Clearly drawing the line between scope performed by the team and what has been outsourced has important ramifications for the ultimate success of the project. Participants will learn the processes required to ensure their projects meet their original goal and gain an understanding of the activities that determine the quality policy, objectives, responsibility, and implementation.
Course Date(s)

Allen Hunsberger
2022 Spring
PM 0013 Communication and Stakeholder Management
Project human resource management includes the processes that organize and manage the project team. This course provides an overview of project human resource management processes and provides a process flow diagram of the inputs, outputs, and other related knowledge area processes.

Project communications management is the knowledge area that employs processes required to ensure timely and appropriate generation, collection, distribution, storage, retrieval, and ultimate disposition of project information. This course provides information on the critical links among people and information that are necessary for successful project communications.
Course Date(s)
January 27 - February 24
PM 0016 Capstone: Project Simulation
Participants will work on a team project to drive home the relevance of the course content. Participants will demonstrate knowledge and mastery of good project management principles and apply these skills to current projects.
Prerequisite: All seven core classes must be successfully completed to be eligible for PM16. A course registration link will be emailed to students who have met the prerequisites. Please contact bsilva@sdsu.edu if you have any questions.
Course Date(s)

PM 0019 Microsoft Project Fundamentals
Many users get frustrated and overwhelmed when trying to use MS Project, and even experienced users often use the suite of tools incorrectly, overlooking many complex features. This course covers proper techniques necessary for building an effective project management schedule using MS Project 2019 with an emphasis on the relationship to the project lifecycle.
Course Date(s)

Germaine Wales

Elective Courses

2021 Summer2021 Fall2022 Winter2022 Spring
2022 Spring
PM 0015 Earned Value Management
Learn the best-known technique for monitoring overall project performance against cost and schedule expectations. Gain a "big-picture" view of how your project is progressing and then drill down to specific problem areas.
Course Date(s)
March 7 - April 4
CM 0003 Effective Negotiation Skills and Techniques - Level I
Designed to enhance knowledge of negotiations and provide negotiating experience to individuals involved in contract administration, pricing, purchasing, project management, marketing, and engineering. Classes will include a combination of lectures (covering buyer, seller, government, and commercial perspectives) and mock negotiations, seeking to reach agreement on a variety of issues.
Course Date(s)

2021 Fall
LS 0010 Lean Certification

Cost: $499
Time Involved: 16 Hours

Our Lean/Lean Six Sigma courses provide online, in-depth training that will help you analyze your current processes, identify which steps are wasteful, and take steps to reduce cycle time and costs, as well as build a lean culture within your organization to make those improved processes sustainable.

Lean Six Sigma is a combination of two powerful process improvement methods: Lean and Six Sigma. Together, they provide a simple yet comprehensive framework and toolkit for solving problems. Register today to advance your skills, build your résumé, and achieve competitive advantages for yourself and your organization.

Learning Objectives

After completing the Lean Certification course, you will be able to:
  • Define what Lean is, where it came from, and how organizations can benefit from it
  • Describe how to use the tools and techniques involved in establishing the current state of a process
  • Describe how to use the tools and techniques involved in developing the future state of a process
  • Describe how to use the tools and techniques involved in building a Lean culture
  • Describe the tools and techniques involved in becoming a Lean leader
Course Date(s)
August 1 - December 16


2021 Summer2021 Fall2022 Winter2022 Spring
PM 0022 PMP Exam Preparation

Introducing our new PMI Authorized On-demand PMP® Exam Prep—the official PMI online prep course to advance your project management skills and prepare for the Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification exam.

Developed by PMI and validated by PMP® certification holders, this online course aligns to the PMP Exam Content Outline and satisfies the 35 training hours required to apply for the PMP certification.

This course will immerse you in real-world scenarios, representing various industries and project management situations to help you practice applying principles and concepts at work.

Course Date(s)

David Matawitz

San Diego Workforce Partnership: Creating Workforce Solutions
SDSU Global Campus is a State-approved provider for the Federal Workforce Investment Act for this program.


The Project Management Certificate Program at SDSU Global Campus profoundly increased my ability as a project manager. The real-life approach to project management offered by experienced project management instructors has fundamentally increased the contributions I make to my employer.

— Ignacio Sedeno, City of San Diego

The Professional Certificate in Project Management at SDSU Global Campus helped prepare me to take the PMP® exam. The one-night-a-week class format fit my busy schedule, and the instructors were first rate. I would recommend this program to anyone interested in becoming a project manager, and also to existing project managers to enhance their skills.

— Marc Daniels, Project Manager, i-Net Profits, LLC

I'm in the information technology business – that's been my career for the last 28 years. I don't necessarily want to change careers, I'm trying to enhance my career path within that field. Rather than a wholesale switch, I've found that a lot of the jobs I'm been applying for prefer you have project management certification. I've managed a lot of projects informally, so this will enhance my resume to say I have that skill and have been through the certification process.

— Al Lessig