Project Management Certificate: Overview

At a Glance

Program Type
Certificate (Non-Credit)
Spring and Fall
Delivery Method
Field of Interest
Project Management
Management Courses
Certificate Courses
Days of Week
One semester, 4.2 CEUs

Are you ready to take your project management skills to the next level? The Project Management Certificate program at Sonoma State University, School of Extended and International Education offers a comprehensive educational experience designed to empower you with the knowledge and skills required for success in project management. By enrolling in our program, you not only satisfy the educational prerequisites necessary to sit for the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) examination and the Project Management Professional (PMP) examination conducted by the Project Management Institute (PMI) but also gain access to a unique set of advantages.

Course Objective

Project Management is a critical skill set for achieving superior project outcomes and enhancing stakeholder satisfaction. A streamlined and effective project delivery process enhances productivity and fosters team cohesion, equipping organizations with the means to plan, manage, and reliably deliver project results. This course is designed to help you master proven processes for more efficient project management.

Who Would be a Good Candidate for this Program:

Our Project Management Certificate program is ideally suited for individuals who meet any of the following criteria:

  • Aspiring Project Managers
  • Current Project Managers
  • Team Leaders and Supervisors
  • Business Owners and Entrepreneurs
  • Professionals Seeking Career Advancement
  • Anyone Interested in Project Management

Learning Outcomes

  • Comprehensive Project Understanding: Students will have a deep understanding of the key components and structure of successful projects, enabling them to effectively plan and execute projects of varying complexities.
  • Project Initiation and Completion: Graduates will be proficient in the processes involved in initiating and closing out projects, ensuring that projects are well-defined, and their outcomes are delivered as planned.
  • Project Leadership Skills: Students will acquire essential leadership skills, tools, and a project management mindset that empowers them to confidently lead project teams, fostering collaboration and efficient project execution.
  • Real-World Insights: Graduates will gain valuable insights and best practices from real-world project management experiences, enhancing their ability to adapt to real-time project challenges and opportunities.
  • Effective Communication: Graduates will develop strong communication strategies for engaging with project stakeholders and team members, promoting clear and effective project communication throughout the project lifecycle.
  • PMP Exam Preparation: Students will be well-prepared for the Project Management Professional (PMP) examination offered by the Project Management Institute (PMI), understanding the exam format, content, and expectations.
  • The course satisfies the education requirements (35 hours) to sit for the Project Management Professional (PMP®) examination, offered by the Project Management Institute (
  • Project Management Vocabulary: Graduates will be proficient in project management terminology and vocabulary, facilitating effective communication within the project management community.
  • Project Management Software: Students will have a better understanding of project management software tools commonly used in the industry, enabling them to leverage technology for efficient project management.
  • Knowledge of PMBOK 7th Edition: Graduates will be updated on the changes introduced in the new Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) 7th edition, staying current with the latest industry standards and best practices.
  • Adaptive Project Management: Students will gain insights into both predictive (waterfall) and adaptive (agile) project management frameworks, allowing them to choose the most suitable approach for different project scenarios.
  • Enhanced Project Delivery: Graduates will possess the skills and knowledge to consistently improve project delivery efficiency, ensuring that projects are completed successfully and meet stakeholder needs.
  • Career Advancement: Graduates will be well-equipped to pursue career opportunities in project management and enhance their professional reputation in the field.

Fall 2024 

Registration is now open.

Course begins Thursday, September 12, 6 - 9pm.

Course Fee: $1975
Duration: 13 weeks
Delivery Method: Online/Zoom
Instructor: Tom Kendrick

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