Project Management Certificate

Project Management Certificate

Penn State is a Project Management Institute (PMI) Registered Education Provider (R.E.P.).  We are committed to enhancing the ongoing professional development of PMI Members, PMI-certified Project Management Professionals (PMP), and other project management stakeholders.

As part of the curriculum in our certificate program, students will work on a project that is carried through all four required courses. 

Steps to gaining your PMP credential:

  • Step 1 - Attend Penn State Hazleton's Project Management Certificate Program
  • Step 2 - Attend the Intensive 40-hour Project Management Boot Camp to prepare for the PMP exam
  • Step 3 - Submit your application for approval to take the PMP exam
  • Step 4 - Take the PMP exam - you have one year from approval
  • Step 5 - Goal - Pass the exam and gain your PMP credential

Course 1 - Project Initiation and Planning - PJMGT 5000
This course introduces the student to the project management process; the role of the Project Manager; project communications, and project leadership.  It begins the planning process covering topics such as the objective, scope, and success criteria. 

Course 2 - Project Scheduling and Integration - PJMGT 5001A
This course continues to build upon the lessons learned in "Project Initiation and Planning."  Content covers the work breakdown structure, project schedule, PERT/GANTT/CPM methods, and project integration. 

Course 3 - Project Costing and Control - PJMGT 5002
This course continues along the Project Cycle and introduces selection criteria, procurement, cost estimating, and control mechanisms are discussed here.

Course 4 - Project Risk and Change Management - PJMGT 5003
This last course in the series introduces the student to risk and change management, team responsibilities, conflicts, quality, ethics, and closeout.  This is the last course required for the Certificate in Project Management.

The PMP Boot Camp - PJMGT 5007
This program is designed for professionals who are experienced in project management or who have taken courses such as those in Penn State's Project Management Certificate Program.  This course covers all "knowledge areas" and "process areas" of the Project Management Institute"s (PMI) Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK).  It offers a review of the material normally covered in the exam, sample questions, and instruction on how best to prepare and study for taking the exam.

("PMI" and PMBOK" are trademarks of the Project Management Institute, Inc., registered in the United States)

For more information contact:
Debra Conway
Director of Continuing Education