Project Management Proficiency Certificate

Description:

The Project Management Proficiency Certificate prepares students to enter the project management workforce. Students will learn the management principles and theories that put them on the path towards a rewarding project management career in various industries, such as health care, information technology, construction, finance, and advertising. Students gain hands-on experience through various course assignments and requirements. The Project Management Proficiency Certificate offers courses that develop skills in project management, communications, agile project management, and organizational leadership. The courses in the certificate also apply towards the Business Leadership A.A.S. degree.

Upon completion of the certificate, students will be prepared to take the Certified Associate Project Manager (CAPM from the Project Management Institute) exam, providing a competitive and financial advantage in the job market. Graduates of the program are prepared for positions such as IT program support specialist, project manager, emergency response project manager, marketing communications coordinator, and member relations administrator.

Program Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of the Project Management proficiency certificate, students will be able to:

  • Describe the importance of project management in the context of various organizational structures and strategies
  • Use basic project management planning tools for communications, risk analysis, cost estimation and budgeting, and quality control
  • Create and design templates for scheduling, controlling costs, and project completion
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing and demonstrate effective interpersonal skills in a team setting

Program Entry Requirements:

This certificate is open to interested students. New students are normally required to take the College’s placement test at their time of entry. Students who are identified as needing developmental course work must satisfactorily complete the appropriate English and mathematics courses as part of the certificate when applicable.

Program of Study and Graduation Requirements:

Successful completion of the program requires a “C” grade or better in each of the courses listed.

Course Sequence:

Course Number and Name Prerequisites and Corequisites Credits Gen Ed Req.
PJMT 110 - Foundations of Project Management   3 credits  
PJMT 130 - Project Management Communications   3 credits  
PJMT 140 - Emerging Trends in Project Management PJMT 110, which may be taken concurrently 3 credits  
PJMT 220 - Advanced Project Management PJMT 110 and PJMT 140 3 credits  
BUSL 215 - Organizational Leadership BUSL 125 or PJMT 110 and PJMT 130 3 credits  
PJMT 240 - Project Management Work Experience PJMT 220 3 credits  

Minimum Credits Needed to Graduate:

18

For More Information, Contact:

The Division of Business and Technology, Room B2-22, 1700 Spring Garden Street, Philadelphia, PA 19130, Telephone (215) 751-8785; or the College Information Center (215) 751-8010.