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Project Management Certificate


Whether you are a full time project manager or have 3-5 years of professional work experience, USC’s Project Management Certificate provides the 35 hours of training required to sit for the PMP® certification exam. Our intensive 4-day program was designed for professionals who want to distinguish themselves and validate their project management expertise by obtaining their PMP® certification through the prestigious Project Management Institute.

Even if you choose not to pursue your PMP® certification, individuals in any discipline who work on projects in either the public or private sector will benefit from this certificate program.


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Certificate Program Details

Tuition: $2,200 includes all materials, courseware, and graduation certificate.  The online students will need a headset for their online classes.

Students who previously completed USC's Project Management Fundamentals course receive a 10% discount on the full certificate program!

Financing Options:  To mitigate the cost of the program, USC has established an account with Sallie Mae for continuing education training. Sallie Mae will evaluate your credit score and recommends a co-borrower for those with low scores or minimal credit history. To apply online for a continuing education loan with Sallie Mae, CLICK HERE.


Upcoming Sessions

 Course: PE16-2076: Project Management Certificate
 Dates: Monday-Thursday: 02/08/16 - 02/11/16
 Times: 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
 Fee: $2200.00
 Session(s): 4
 Notes: Approximately one week before the program begins, you will receive an email with location and parking details.

 Course: PE16-2077: Project Management Certificate
 Dates: Monday - Thursday: 06/20/16 - 06/23/16
 Times: 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
 Fee: $2200.00
 Session(s): 4
 Notes: Approximately one week before the course start date, you will be emailed course location and parking information.

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Curriculum Overview

Lesson 1 - Examining Professional Project Management

Lesson 2 - Initiating a Project

Lesson 3 - Planning Project Work

Lesson 4 - Developing Project Schedules

Lesson 5 - Developing Cost Estimates and Budgets

Lesson 6 - Planning Project Quality, Staffing, and Communications

Lesson 7 - Analyzing Risks and Planning Risk Responses

Lesson 8 - Planning Project Procurements

Lesson 9 - Executing Project Work

Lesson 10 - Managing Project Procurement

Lesson 11 - Monitoring and Controlling Project Work

Lesson 12 - Monitoring and Controlling Project Schedule Costs

Lesson 13 - Monitoring and Controlling Project Performance and Quality

Lesson 14 - Monitoring and Controlling Project Risks and Procurements

Lesson 15 - Closing the Project


PMP® Certification Information from PMI

For important information regarding the PMP® certification requirements, visit the PMI website at:  

To apply for the PMP® certification, you need to have either:

  • A four-year degree (bachelor’s or the global equivalent) and at least three years of project management experience, with 4,500 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 7,500 hours leading and directing projects and 35 hours of project management education*.
*USC's program meets the 35-hour project management education requirement to sit for the PMP® certification exam.


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