Project Management Certificate Program

The Project Management Professional (PMP) certification was created and is accredited by the Project Management Institute (PMI). It demonstrates that you are competent when it comes to managing projects, including specific aspects like budgets, goals, and teams.

An overview of Project Management will be covered including addressing the three major processes of project management, planning, scheduling, and control. 


What You’ll Learn

There will be discussion on many of the sub-processes that contribute to the major steps. A small case example will also be provided for hands-on discussion. 

Students and professionals who complete this program:

  • will learn to improve their leadership skills
  • gain a better understanding of the ethical issues surrounding Project Management
  • learn the basics of Agile Project Management
  • improve skills in Quality Management
  • and more.

Course Details

What to Expect

Students will attend three, four-hour in-person sessions.  Additionally, students can expect to complete approximately ten hours of research and assignments. The course is designed to be completed in 3 evenings over a one or two-week period and has multiple start times throughout the year.

The in-person session is located at Gardner-Webb University’s Charlotte Campus


What You’ll Do

The program is designed for those looking to take on leadership roles by increasing their knowledge and skills in planning, scheduling, and management.

Once you’ve earned a project management certificate, you can work as a:

  • Project Coordinator/Manager (in fields such as law, health care, corporate, government, military, nonprofit, engineering, and IT)
  • Portfolio and Program Manager
  • Operations Manager
  • Project Director
  • Product Owner
  • Project Manager Consultant

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