Offered at Cal State LA Downtown and in the San Gabriel Valley, the Project Management Certificate Program prepares students with the skills required to effectively plan and manage projects. The program curriculum includes lectures, case-studies, and hands-on exercises in accordance with the Project Management Institute's (PMI®) Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK®). Upon completion of the program, those who qualify, will be better prepared to take the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM®) or Project Management Professional (PMP®) exams offered by the Project Management Institute (PMI). Cal State LA's program fulfills the educational requirement needed to sit for both exams. Achieving PMP certification can help distinguish you as an expert in the profession of project management both domestically and abroad. Read how the Cal State LA Project Management Certificate Program is helping students reach career goals.
View the prerequisites for the PMP and CAPM Certification Exam.
According to Project Management Institute (PMI), a non-profit membership association for project managers, recent studies show the need for project managers is growing and, with it, salaries are increasing. According to PMI, the median salary for a project manager in the United States was $105,000 in 2011, and may increase with various certifications. Separately, a 2012 study by Anderson Economic Group predicted that 32.6 million employees with project management skills would be needed by 2016, and nearly 1.2 million project manager positions would need to be filled each year through 2016.
Who Should Enroll?
Individuals who are either looking to enter the project management field or who already manage projects in both the public or private sectors in fields such as engineering, architecture, computer or high-tech fields, construction or real estate development should enroll.
Tuition & Fees
Tuition: $300 per unit
Total Program Cost: $1,200
Textbooks, Materials, Expenses (parking): Not included
Participants are expected to purchase the following mandatory textbook: The Fast Forward MBA in Project Management (Fast Forward MBA Series) by Eric Verzuh (ISBN 1119086574)
Tuition and Fees must be paid prior to the start of classes each term.
If you are currently unemployed, you may be able to enroll in this program for free. Read more here.
Federal financial aid is not currently available for this program. However, you can apply for a private student loan here.
The Fall 2020 Course schedule is coming soon.
To earn a certificate of completion, students must complete the two courses listed below with a grade of “C” or better for a total of 48 seat hours.
Enrollment for the Fall 2020 Certificate in Project Management program will open soon.
For more information, please contact the College of Professional and Global Education via email or (323) 343-4915.