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Project Management Certificate Program

Course Details

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The Project Management Certificate Program (PMCP) will provide you with the knowledge, skills, and tools you need to successfully manage projects and project teams.

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Veteran Administration Approved Program

Successful project management is a vital skill in today’s business world. Organizations are faced with increasing pressure to complete projects in shorter timeframes and with fewer resources than in the past. Professionals need practical methods to ensure that projects are profitable and aligned with the strategic goals of their organization. The PMCP provides professionals currently working as project managers, or aspiring to take on project management responsibilities, the skills they need to improve performance, provide leadership and deliver projects on time and on budget. Using a balanced mix of lecture, classroom discussion, group exercises and classroom activities, you will learn the skills necessary to manage a project from initiation through completion.

This intensive, comprehensive program is based on the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) 5th Edition. You will learn the critical tools and techniques to work in a project management environment and run projects on time and under budget using standard, worldwide-recognized processes. All instructors are currently working in the industry as project managers and bring valuable real-world experience and instruction into the classroom.

You don’t have to put your career on hold while you complete this program. The evening format or evening/weekend format does not interrupt your day-to-day work schedule and gives you step-by-step skills that can be used immediately in the workplace.

Upon completing the program you will earn 48 educational hours in Project Management, eligibility to sit for the Project Management Professional (PMP®) Exam, and a UT Gold Seal Certificate.

For additional program information and before enrolling in the course, please visit the FAQ page.

Please note, this program is not a PMP® exam prep course, PDC offers a PMP/CAPM Exam Prep Course for those ready to take the next step and sit for the PMP® or CAPM® exam.

The PMI Registered Education Provider logo is a registered mark of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

Program Prerequisites

It is recommended students take Principles of Project Management, a similar course with a different institution, or have a minimum of one year project management experience. See below for PMI requirements for students planning to sit for the CAPM® or PMP® exams.

Who Should Attend

  • Professionals seeking to make a career change into project management
  • Managers, supervisors and individuals who want to learn project management skills and processes through an in-depth project management program
  • Experienced project managers who have no formal project management instruction
  • Project managers seeking project management training and contact hours to sit for the certification examination

Continuing Education and Recertification Hours

  • 4.8 CEUs
  • 48 PMI approved educational hours
  • Certificate of Completion from The University of Texas at Austin

Our project management courses are aligned with the most current industry standard developed by the Project Management Institute (PMI) and utilize PMI's A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide), Fifth Edition (Project Management Institute, Inc.). As a PMI Registered Education Provider, The University of Texas at Austin, Professional Development Center has been approved by PMI to issue professional development units (PDUs) for our courses (Provider # 1616).

The PMI logo is a registered mark of the Project Management Institute, Inc. PMI and PMBOK are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

Certificate Requirements, Scheduling, and Pricing

You will be awarded a Certificate from The University of Texas, Professional Development Center upon the successful completion of the program.

  1. Students must attend 14 of the 16 weekly classes. Class meets on Monday and Thursday evenings from 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm.
  2. Students must complete and pass classroom quizzes/tests.
  3. To register please click on the above cart. A payment plan is also available, please contact the Program Coordinator for details.
  4. Program cost is $3,995.00. UT Austin Staff Discount available during checkout.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the Project Management Certificate Program, students should be able to:

  • Improve organizational performance
  • Learn the ability to integrate all project management related functions 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 described in the most current version of the Project Management Institute’s PMBOK® Guide
  • Use project management tools and techniques that are effective in initiating, planning, executing, monitoring, controlling, and closing a project
  • Benefit from the experience and insights of course instructors who have teaching
    experience and extensive expertise in the project management field.
  • Meet the 35-hour education requirement to qualify to take the PMP® or CAPM® exam. Visit www.pmi.org for more information about the PMP® or CAPM® credentials.


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Interested in CAPM® or PMP® Certification?

To sit for the PMP examination, applicants must meet certain experience and education requirements. These include:

  • At least a four-year degree (bachelor’s or the global equivalent) and at least three years (or 4,500 hours ) of project management experience leading and directing projects and 35 hours of project management education, or;
  • A high school diploma (or global equivalent) with at least five years (or 7,500 hours) of project management experience leading and directing projects and 35 hours of project management education.

Students who do not meet the PMP eligibility guidelines may still take this program and sit for the Certified Associate Project Manager (CAPM) Certification Exam.

For more information on PMI requirements please visit www.pmi.org.

Future Term Courses and Enrollments

Most certificate programs are offered three terms per year, spring, summer and fall. Individual workshops are offered at least once each semester. Information about upcoming courses is available when enrollment opens each term. Some certificate programs consist of individual workshops while others are cohort style programs, please contact the coordinator for more information.

  • Spring term: Enrollment opens in early October, workshops or certificate programs are offered January – May
  • Summer term: Enrollment opens in early March, workshops or certificate programs are offered June - August
  • Fall term: Enrollment opens in June, workshops or certificate programs are offered September - December

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