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Offered by Cal State LA in Monrovia and at Cal State LA Downtown, the Certificate Program in Project Management will prepare individuals with the leadership, communication and technical skills required to effectively plan and manage projects. Found in many industries, project management roles are in high demand. Project Managers must communicate well with a variety of people, including management and clients both internally and externally, keeping in mind the message may vary depending on the audience. Students will earn a Certificate of Completion for completing the two required courses for this program.
Cal State LA's certificate program delivers lectures, real-world case studies, and hands-on exercises that will provide best practices according to 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). The program fulfills the educational requirement needed to sit for both exams. Achieving the PMP certification will help distinguish you as an expert in the profession of project management 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.
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According to Project Management Institute's (PMI) job growth report, much of the available talent is reaching retirement age. These factors are creating an extraordinarily positive jobs outlook for skilled project professionals. By 2027, employers will need 87.7 million individuals working in project management-oriented roles. Organizations' need for project talent has accelerated upward since 2016, with a projection of 2.2 million new project-oriented jobs each year through 2027. In the U.S., 2017 wages of project management-oriented workers in projectized industries were far higher on average than wages of non-project-oriented professionals, with a median salary of $105,000.
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.
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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 textbooks:
- The Fast Forward MBA in Project Management, 6th Edition (Fast Forward MBA Series) by Eric Verzuh (ISBN 1119086574)
- Project Management Body of Knowledge, 7th Edition
Tuition and Fees must be paid prior to the start of classes each term.
Federal financial aid is not currently available for the Certificate Program in Project Management. However, you can apply for a private student loan here.
Job Training Assistance
Cal State LA and the local Workforce Investment Board (WIB) are working together to ensure that our state has a well-trained and sustainable workforce. If you have been laid off due to poor economic conditions, company closure or mass layoff, you may be eligible to receive free career development training.
To find out if you qualify for paid training, contact your local American Job Center (formerly One-Stop Center) to have them determine your eligibility to receive free training. Be sure to mention that you want to take classes through the College Professional and Global Education at Cal State LA. Visit CareerOneStop to find your nearest American Job Center or call 1-877-US2-JOBS (1-877-872-5627) for more information. Important: You must contact your local American Job Center for application and approval first. Free enrollment in our WIB-approved programs is not available without prior written approval.
Approved Programs Offered by Cal State LA:
Certificate in Project Management
For Spring 2022, we are offering two program options; Wednesday evenings and Saturday mornings:
- View/download the Spring 2022 Wednesday evening program schedule here.
- View/download the Spring 2022 Saturday program schedule here.
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 Spring 2022 Project Management Program will open to the general public on Monday, October 25, 2021.
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Location & Parking
For more information, please contact the College of Professional and Global Education via email or (323) 343-4915.