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Project Management Certificate Program

As projects grow in scope and complexity, organizations use the tools and techniques of project management to drive efficiencies and profit growth. Successful project managers are highly visible to top management and more likely to be considered for promotion. With DePaul University’s Project Management Certificate Program, in only 12 weeks you can discover how fast this growing discipline can drive strategic changes within your organization and provide a competitive advantage in your industry.

This program is offered both in-class and online and is designed for professionals seeking to further their knowledge and understanding of the skills required to successfully complete projects. Based upon the book A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, (PMBOK® Guide)—Sixth Edition, Project Management Institute, Inc., 2017, the Project Management Certificate Program provides the best and most commonly used practices in project management though lectures, team interaction, activities and classroom discussion.

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Testimonials

“I’m so glad I took this course! I’ve learned so much that I am applying to my job on a regular basis. I feel I have a good grasp of the different processes in the project management body of knowledge.  Loved the class, highly recommend it!”
-Miryam Rashid, Project Manager, CrossRealms

Who Should Attend

This program is designed for professionals who manage, lead or participate in projects including, but not limited to, the following industries:

  • Administration
  • Art
  • Banking
  • Computers
  • Construction
  • Consulting
  • Customer service
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Financial services
  • Government
  • Healthcare
  • Hospitality
  • Human Resources
  • Information technology
  • Insurance
  • Law enforcement
  • Legal
  • Public relations
  • Purchasing
  • Quality
  • Supply chain management
  • Training

Benefits

Learn project management by jumping into the lifecycle of a typical project. Over the course of the program, you will learn how to initiate, plan, execute, monitor, control and close a project, using the best and most common practices in project management, according to the standards set by the Project Management Institute(PMI)®.

You can choose to take the courses in the Project Management Certificate Program in-class or online. This program can be customized and conducted on-site for organizations seeking to enhance the professional skills of their employees. For more information, visit our Corporate Training page.

Professional Affiliations

The Project Management Certificate Program can be used to prepare for the Project Management Professional (PMP)® exam or to obtain Continuing Education Units (CEUs). DePaul's Management Development Center has been reviewed and approved as a provider of project management training by the Project Management Institute (PMI)®.

Many students advance to become a certified Project Management Professional (PMP)® or a Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)®. Please see the PMI® website for certification details and requirements. Additionally, if you are interested in taking the PMP® certification exam or learning more about the exam preparation process, you can enroll in DePaul’s PMP® Review course.

Project Management Institute Registered Education Provider

Topics/Syllabus

The Project Management Certificate Program is a 12-week course that will lead you through the entire life cycle of a project. The program will cover the following topics:

  • Project management overview and framework
  • Stakehholder and procurement management
  • Communications management
  • Quality management, assurance, and control
  • Scope development and management
  • Risk management
  • Schedule development and time management
  • Agile framework
  • Exam overview

FAQ

Can I earn PDUs with this program?
PMP® certificants can earn Professional Development Units (PDUs) toward license renewal by taking courses in the Project Management Certificate Program. Each contact hour is equivalent to one PDU. Licensed professionals in other industries may qualify to earn Continuing Education (CE) credit. Students should contact their respective licensing body to ensure they meet the requirements.

What is the difference between a certificate and a certification?
A certificate is earned after completion of a course or a series of courses. Certificates are usually awarded by a training provider or an educational institution. Certification typically includes an experience, an educational component and requires passing an exam. Certifications are awarded by governmental and/or professional agencies and often require recertification to remain certified.

Are books included in the tuition fee?
Books are not included in the tuition fee. All other class materials are covered in the tuition fee and will be distributed as appropriate.
The required texts to purchase for both the in-class and online sections of the Project Management Certificate Program are:

  • Larson, Eric W. and Clifford F. Gray. Project Management: The Managerial Process (McGraw-Hill Series Operations and Decision Sciences), 7th Edition. [ISBN-13: 9781259666094 or ISBN-10: 1259666093]
  • Project Management Institute. A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide)—Sixth Edition, Project Management Institute, Inc. 2017. [ISBN-13: 978-1628251845 or ISBN-10: 1628251840]
  • Project Management Institute and Agile Alliance, Agile Practice Guide, 2017

Does this program qualify for financial assistance through the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA)?
In order to find out if you qualify for financial assistance, you must first contact Workforce Development. As a certified program under the ILLINOIS workNet initiative, this program has been approved for workforce training grants for those who are eligible. Funding may be available for those receiving unemployment benefits. Please contact Workforce Development for more information.

What is the difference between a certificate and a certification?
A certificate is earned after completion of a course or a series of courses. Certificates are usually awarded by a training provider or an educational institution. Certification typically includes an experience, an educational component and requires passing an exam. Certifications are awarded by governmental and/or professional agencies and often require recertification to remain certified.

For More Information, Contact:

Hap Bryant

Email: hbryant2@depaul.edu
Phone: +1 312-362-6327


Upcoming Class Offerings

Project Management Certificate Program

Dates: 1/10/2022 - 4/4/2022
Location: Online
Cost: $2,595.00
Registration Deadline: 01/3/2022 - a $75 late fee will be assessed after this date for late registrations
Final Deadline: 01/10/2022
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Project Management Certificate Program

Dates: 1/12/2022 - 3/30/2022
Location: Loop Campus, 14 E. Jackson #1002
Cost: $2,595.00
Registration Deadline: 01/5/2022 - a $75 late fee will be assessed after this date for late registrations
Final Deadline: 01/12/2022
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