Project Management Certificate

San Diego Continuing Education
Online - Scheduled Course
April 26, 2021 - September 3, 2021
Evening - 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM CST
8 Hours per Week
16 Estimated Weeks


This two-course program will provide you with an overview of the fundamental aspects of project planning and management in business including defining and managing a project. The first course’s topics follow the Project Life Cycle model as the framing project management concept and include an introduction to Microsoft Project or equivalent software. Course content includes exploring the use of projects to accomplish an objective, consideration of the key process steps such as alternatives to consider, selection of solution, implementation and closure.

The second course provides instruction in intermediate and advanced project management concepts and tools in business. Topics include project requirements, project planning, and assessing overall project status vs. the plan. Advanced concepts in building effective teams, problem solving, decision making, use of creativity and emerging trends in project management are also taught. The two-course certificate program culminates in a capstone project which includes the proposal, implementation and presentation of a project.

Course Benefits:
  • Live face-to-face classes
  • Collaborative project-based learning
  • 24-hour tutoring
  • Live counseling available
  • 24-hr library services
  • Career Counseling
  • Professional development
  • High quality professionally designed courses
  • No textbook fees

Additional Attendance Information

This certificate program has a three-week break from 6/21/2021 to 7/11/2021. 

Eligibility Restriction (Pre-Requisite)

Required Skills:

  • Familiarity with the concept of using projects in a business setting to solve problems and achieve specific goals
  • Ability to use a computer to perform tasks such as document preparation, file manipulation, and internet searches
  • Ability to read at the eighth grade level and communicate effectively in the English language

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College Details

San Diego Continuing Education

San Diego Continuing Education (SDCE) is the adult education division of the San Diego Community College District (SDCCD). As the largest provider of noncredit education in California, SDCE’s mission is to provide accessible, equitable, and innovative quality education and career training to adult students. SDCE has offered career training and other classes continuously for more than 100 years.

Founded in 1914 on the principles of inclusion and social justice, SDCE welcomes every immigrant, refugee and underserved population to fulfill educational goals. At SDCE, adult students find a fun and positive learning environment for every skill level. Students come from across 50 states and from 160 foreign countries, to learn in more than 70 free career training programs and in thousands of classes. In addition to a traditional schedule of fall, spring and summer semesters, many programs are offered online, allowing students to pursue higher education or career training while maintaining other responsibilities and active lives.

SDCE was one of the first community college continuing education institutions in California to meet the standards for independent accreditation from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

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