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.
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.
Course: PE15-2004: Project Management Certificate
Course: PE15-2020: Project Management Certificate
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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
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*.
Meet the Instructor
Troy S. Penny is a certified Project/Program Manager currently serving as the Vice President of Education and a board member for the Project Management Institute (PMI-Midlands).
He has over 30 years of IT leadership and project management experience both in private business and while serving with the Department of Defense in the United States Air Force.
His industry experience with Fortune 500 companies spans the health care, manufacturing, transportation, services, aerospace and telecommunications fields.
He is currently serving as a Program Manager at BlueCross BlueShield of SC where he develops and manages both strategic and tactical information technology projects across multiple lines of business.
He also works with the University of South Carolina Department of Continuing Education and Conferences as an adjunct instructor for project management fundamentals and advanced PMI® certification classes.
Prior to his current roles, he was the Vice President of Solutions Delivery for Computer Extension Professionals and served as the Director of Information Technology for KoSa North America.
Troy frequently donates his expertise to community and charitable organizations. He works with the Sisters of Charity Foundation in partnership with Columbia College to provide mentorship in project management to nonprofit organizations. In 2014 he donated his time to the Diocese of Charleston serving as the Project Manager and organizer for the first ever Catholic Men’s Conference held in the State of South Carolina.
He is a graduate of the University of South Carolina and completed his post graduate coursework in The Management of Information Technology at Furman University. He holds a current PMP® certification with the Project Management Institute and was previously certified as an Information Systems Auditor with the Information Systems Audit and Control Association.
If you would prefer to register by phone, please contact us at (803) 777-9444.