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University of South Carolina Project Management Certificate

Project Management Certificate Program

The Project Management certificate program at the University of South Carolina was designed and developed to provide experienced professionals with the advanced skill sets necessary for organizing and leading productive projects within the business arena.

Enhance your professional skills and marketability!

USC’s Project Management certificate program was intended for professionals who want to distinguish themselves and validate their project management expertise by obtaining the globally recognized Project Management Professional (PMP®) certification through the prestigious Project Management Institute (PMI®). Our program provides the 35 hours of training required to take the PMP® certification exam. The program thoroughly explores the inner and outer workings of project logistics, management, constraints, risks and execution necessary to deliver projects within the desired scope.  Our program provides:

  • Intensive, focused training with PMP® certification mapping and lesson labs following the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK®)
  • A PMP® certified instructor with over 20 years of project management training experience
  • Instructor assistance in the completion of your PMP® credential application
  • Certification from the state's premier university, which enhances your résume

Even if you choose not to pursue your PMP® certification, any professional responsible for managing projects will benefit from this certificate and training. Whether in the private or public sector, individuals who have earned their project management certificate will have the expertise to execute successful projects.

 

Program Focus Areas

The certificate program will cover:

  • Process of Project Management
  • Initiating a Project
  • Planning a Project
  • Developing and Managing Cost Estimates and Budgets
  • Planning Quality, Staffing and Communication
  • Analyzing Risks and Planning Risk Responses
  • Executing, Managing and Controlling Project Work
  • Closing Project Work
  • Curriculum Overviews

 

Two Convenient Options

You can choose from a 4 day in-class intensive certificate program [pdf] or an online format that includes self-paced and instructor-led sessions [pdf]

Tuition for the Project Management Certificate is $2,200, which includes all course materials, courseware and the University of South Carolina certificate upon completion.

 

Graduation Requirements

Whether you attend the 4 day in-class intensive program at USC Columbia or participate in the online course, requirements for completing the certificate are:

  • Attend all 4 in-class or instructor-led online sessions
  • Complete all practice exams, class assignments and homework

 

Financial Assistance

To mitigate the cost of the program, USC has established a relationship with Sallie Mae for continuing education students. Sallie Mae will evaluate your credit score and determine your eligibility. They may also recommend a co-borrower for those with low scores or minimal credit history. To speak with an advisor about financing options, please email pep@mailbox.sc.edu or call 803-777-4954.

 

About PMP® Certification

Project Managers can distinguish themselves and validate their expertise by obtaining the globally recognized Project Management Professional (PMP®) certification through the prestigious Project Management Institute (PMI®).

Benefits of the PMP® Certificate

  • Globally recognized certification
  • Increased marketability
  • Competitive salary opportunities
  • Competency to lead and direct projects

PMP® Certificate Requirements

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

* USC’s Project Management Certificate program provides the 35 hours of training required to take the PMP® certification exam.

For more information regarding the requirements and other important information please visit the Project Management Institute website.

  

Registration and Fees

Dates / SessionsTimesFees
Project Management Certificate
09/25/17 – 09/28/17

Monday - Thursday
4 Sessions

Register Online or Register By Mail

Notes: The course location and directions will be emailed approximately one week before the course begins.
8:30 AM – 5:30 PM$2200.00
Project Management Certificate - Online
11/06/17 – 11/30/17

Monday - Friday
1 Sessions

Register Online or Register By Mail

Notes: Online instructions will be emailed to you approximately one week before the course begins.
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM$2200.00
Project Management Certificate
11/27/17 – 11/30/17

Monday - Thursday
4 Sessions

Register Online or Register By Mail

Notes: The course location and directions will be emailed approximately one week before the course begins.
8:30 AM – 5:30 PM$2200.00

 

Registration and Payment Notes

If you plan to pay by check or purchase order, select "register by mail." Complete the form and return a printout with payment to: USC Continuing Education and Conferences, 1600 Hampton Street, Suite 403, Columbia, SC 29208. Your seat is not guaranteed until payment is received.

We accept online payment via electronic check, VISA, MasterCard, Discover and American Express through MarketPlace, a secure electronic environment that simplifies business transactions with the university. Follow the MarketPlace prompts to complete payment. Your transaction is only complete when you receive an order number, which is your receipt of payment. Your seat is not guaranteed until payment is received and you receive an order number.

Once you have paid and are enrolled, you'll be emailed location and parking information for face-to-face programs or online instructions about one week before the program begins.