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Professional Certificate in Project Management

College of Professional & Continuing Education

Part Time
Part-Time Degree & Certificate Programs

Program Description

Improve your project management skills—from home

Wentworth’s online project management certificate program provides students with the strategic leadership and planning skills to assume project management positions in the private, nonprofit and government sectors.

This fully online certificate program comprises four courses (3.0 CEUs per course) that each take only seven weeks to complete. Students will also be given three weeks to complete a capstone project (2.0 CEUs) focused on their industry or organization. All of our students, whether online or on campus, have access to the full range of Wentworth resources and support services, including the library, academic advising, career counseling and technical support.

  • Program Objectives

    Our project management certificate program enables you to:

    • Gain career-enhancing skills in project planning and team management
    • Understand the basics of risk management and evaluation
    • Develop a personalized action project
    • Become eligible, upon successful completion of this certificate, for eight (8) credits towards general electives in one of our bachelor's degree programs
  • Admissions Requirements & Process

    Applicants to the project management certificate program should be at least 22 years old and have:

    • A minimum of 3 years’ work experience
    • Online application
    • Current resume
  • Program Curriculum

    • TPMC0210 Introduction to Project Management. Surveys major areas of project management: design processes, scheduling, financing, production, marketing, and distribution. Organizations structures will also be discussed. Developing an action project will begin in this course.
    • TPMC0220 – Project Planning and Control.This course covers the design and implementation of projects, including resource allocation, planning techniques and programs, management styles and leadership methods. Students will develop a preliminary plan for their action project.
    • TPMC0230 – Project Team Management.Students learn group process, team leadership skills, barriers to teamwork, the particular nature of project teams and the importance of teamwork in project management. Students will consider the types of teams required by their action project.
    • TPMC0240 – Project Risk Management and Evaluation.This course examines human, operational, project, financial, technical, procedural and legal risks. Students will identify, phrase, classify, evaluate and prioritize risk statements and situations.
    • TPMC0250 – Project Management Capstone. Students will apply their new skills to projects within individual students’ industries or organizations. Actual projects from students’ workplaces can be used, or students can create their own projects based on trends and challenges within their industry.