Project Management, Continuing Education Certificate
Project managers organize and manage resources to take projects from initial concept through to successful completion on time, on budget and in conformance with customer requirements. They are often hired as contracted Project Managers, and as an incumbent, they may be assigned to lead a company project. Strong leadership and management skills and attention to detail are needed in order to address the challenges of project constraints such as project scope, time and budget. The Project Management Course Series (MAN 927) satisfies the Project Management Institute's (PMI®) educational requirement to apply to take the Project Management Professional (PMP®) Certification Exam. The Certification Exam Preparation Course, MAN 077, is appropriate for those already accepted by PMI® to sit for the exam.
Students will receive a Continuing Education Workforce Training Certificate, and will have access to a Continuing Education academic record (transcript). [Please note that this is not a certification.]
Project Management Institute (PMI ®); www.pmi.org This course satisfies PMI®'s educational requirement and helps prepare participants for PMI®'s certification exam. Cost of the exam varies. Please contact PMI ® at www.pmi.org for current information.
Financial Aid and Payment Options
Continuing Education Opportunity Grant
Partial Payment Option (through Nelnet Business Solutions)
Tuition Waiver for those who qualify
Workforce Development Sequence Scholarship
Employer/Sponsor Paid Tuition
Division of Rehabilitation Services (DORS)
Local Office of Workforce Development
The length of this program is 3-5 months. Courses start in September, October, February, March and July at CCBC Hunt Valley, CCBC Owings Mills, or CCBC Catonsville.
High School Diploma or GED
To qualify to take the PMP® exam, the following is required:
A four-year degree (bachelor's or the global equivalent) and at least three years of project management experience, with 4500 hours leading and directing projects and 35 hours of project management education Or a secondary diploma (high school or the global equivalent) with at least five years of project management experience, with 7500 hours leading and directing projects and 35 hours of project management education.
PMI® requires applicants to document "project work hours" along with 35 hours of accepted project management education when applying to sit for the PMP® exam. Contact PMI® at www.pmi.org for current requirements.
To apply, go to www.ccbcmd.edu/apply and complete the CCBC Non-Credit Workforce Training Certificate application. An email will then be sent with program information and any additional requirements necessary to apply for the program.
Open Entry – No screening or documentation required.
Prior Learning Assessment
This program has potential options for waiving select courses based on previous coursework or articulated coursework from an approved curriculum. Maximum number of program hours that may be earned from prior learning: 42
Program Course Sequence
Introduction to Project Management - WOS 056
Practical Project Management - MGT 626
PMP Certification Exam Preparation - MAN 077
Skills for Success:
Successful candidates need strong self-discipline, the ability to work both independently and in groups, and strong management skills.
Project manager, program manager, or project team leader in a variety of industry sections (i.e. construction, healthcare, and information technology, etc.)
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