Learn from an experienced instructor and with peers in scheduled online sessions.
The Project Management Certificate Program is intended to enhance your project management skills through globally recognized processes and a proven framework for leading and directing projects and teams. You will learn the most up-to-date methodology for delivering project results within constraints such as schedule, budget and available resources. This program is industry-driven and takes learners through the essential processes in a logical and sequential way to prepare them to move up in their careers. While this is not a test-prep course, the program does provide the education requirements needed to sit for the Project Management Professional (PMP)® or the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)® certification exams. This program is offered in the classroom conveniently in the evenings.
- Professionals seeking a career change
- Managers wanting to learn best practices to implement at work
- Experienced project managers looking for formal training to certify their skills
- Project managers seeking training and contact hours to sit for the PMP exam
- Oil and gas industry engineers, project managers and others who want to improve their project outcomes with proven methodologies
- Learn to integrate project management-related functions that are related to scope, time, cost, quality, human resource management, communication, risk management and procurement
- Apply fundamental project management principles, theories, and practices, including the basic concepts developed by the Project Management Institute (PMI)®
- Use project management tools and techniques that are effective in initiating, planning, executing, monitoring, controlling, and closing a project
- Gain experience working in a team environment with a project manager and a project team, handling internal conflicts as they arise
- Develop a detailed project plan and gain experience in supporting, justifying and presenting the completed plan to a panel
- Meet the 35-hour education requirement to qualify to take the PMP or CAPM exam
Are you seeking project management training to improve your skills in your current job? Download our editable letter that you can give to your supervisor to help you justify sending you to the program!
While there are no formal prerequisites for taking this program, there is some recommended pre-work that will be emailed to you in advance of the class start date.
This program is aligned with the industry standards developed by the Project Management Institute (PMI)® and utilizes A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) - Seventh Edition, Project Management Institute, Inc.
Students may wish to purchase PMI's PMBOK® Guide - Seventh Edition and/or the Agile Practice Guide, but these are not required.
Students are divided into small groups for the duration of the program. Each small group applies the project management principles learned in class to a specific project plan. Classroom participation is required, as are small-group meetings and homework which occur outside of class times. Expected time investment outside of class times is 8-10 hours per week.
Students must attend 15 of the 17 classes in order to earn their UT Gold Seal Certificate. Due to the intensity of the course, we recommend that students attend all sessions.
If you're just getting started with project management, consider taking Principles of Project Management, a two-day course which introduces the basic characteristics of a project and how to manage one effectively.
This course is not available for college credit.