Project Management, Professional Certificate

In Person: The Dubois Center
6 courses
6-12 months
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Program Tabs


Whether you are currently a project manager (PM) looking to improve your skills or a professional in another field who wishes to transition into project management, the Project Management certificate provides the skills you need to accelerate your career.

Certificate Highlights:

  • Classroom and Live Online options available for the six required courses
  • Teaches core skills and knowledge a PM needs to be effective and efficient
  • Teaches universal project management terminology
  • Applicable immediately in the workplace
  • Awarded through UNC Charlotte School of Professional Studies

The certificate meets the project management education requirements to qualify to take the Project Management Professional (PMP)® Exam.

What is project management?

Project Management Institute (PMI®) defines Project Management as, "The application of knowledge, skills, tools and techniques to project activities in order to meet or exceed stakeholders' needs and expectations from a project." Project Management is the discipline of planning, organizing, securing, and managing resources to bring about the successful completion of specific project goals and objectives.


6 Course Program

All courses within the Project Management Certificate are available as either classroom or live-online delivery. You may choose to do all live-online courses, all classroom courses, or do a mix of both. TAKE THE COURSES IN ANY ORDER. START AT ANY TIME.

Principles of Project Management
This 2-day or 3-day foundation course covers the primary topics described by the Project Management Institute (PMI) in their publication A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide)

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Project Schedule Development and Control
Successful completion of this course allows the project leader to demonstrate a detailed understanding of the process of schedule development and tools available for schedule performance monitoring and status presentation.

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Leadership and Communication Skills for Project Managers
This course focuses on people management skills and the processes for effectively managing project communications: leading the project team, identifying stakeholders, planning and distributing information, and managing stakeholder expectations.

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Cost Estimating and Cost Management
This course explores project cost estimating and a budget planning effort for a project manager as part of the project plan, and then looks at earned value and other controls as the plan unfolds.

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Project Quality Management
This course focuses on the processes for successful quality management within projects and helps prepare project managers to complete these important tasks.

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Project Risk Management
This course examines risk monitoring as the plan is executed, the project manager’s efforts in establishing an approach to risk, and suitable responses consistent with the risk tolerance level of the stakeholders. 

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What Participants Will Learn

The major program takeaways are:

  • Understanding and defining the organizational need
  • Gathering the information needed to clearly define requirements
  • Documenting requirements for use by all stakeholders
  • Analyzing, verifying and validating requirements
  • Creating a framework for successful requirements management and communication
Program Cost: 

The Project Management Certififcate Bundle Fee: $5,585.00. A savings of $985.

Or pay as you go for each course: $1,095.00.

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