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.
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
To earn the Professional Certificate in Project Management, you must successfully complete seven (7) 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.
|Core Courses (complete all 7)||Hours||Cost||19FA||20SP||20SU|
|PM 0004 Introduction to Project Management: Framework and Integration||15||$449||8/20-9/17||3/5-4/2|
|PM 0002 Resource Management & Team Building||15||$449||9/24-10/22||4/9-5/14|
|PM 0014 Project Risk Management||15||$449||11/12-12/17||5/21-6/18|
|PM 0008 Scope, Schedule and Cost||21||$649||2/12-3/26||2/11-3/24|
|PM 0013 Communication and Stakeholder Management||15||$449||9/26-10/24||1/7-2/4|
|PM 0005 Procurement||18||$549||8/15-9/19||4/7-5/12|
|PM 0016 Capstone: Project Simulation
Prerequisite: 6 core courses above
|Elective Courses (choose 2)||Hours||Cost||19FA||20SP||20SU|
|PM 0020 Agile||15||$449||1/15-2/12|
|CM 0003 Effective Negotiation Skills and Techniques - Level I||18||$449||1/7-2/11|
|PM 0019 Microsoft Project Fundamentals||15||$499||10/7-11/4|
|PM 0015 Earned Value Management||15||$449||9/4-10/2||6/30-7/28|
Dates subject to change. Courses meet one night a week.
Last 12 months
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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 CES is a PMI Registered Education Provider
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call (619) 594-3946.
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September 24 - October 22
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.
September 26 - October 24
October 30 - December 18
September 4 - October 2
October 7 - November 4
The Project Management Certificate Program at SDSU's College of Extended Studies 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's College of Extended Studies 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
The College of Extended Studies is a State-approved provider for the Federal Workforce Investment Act for this program.
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