Project management skills are used in most occupations. The Pierce College Project Management program teaches students to apply industry standards to plan, execute, monitor, control and close a project. These are marketable, high-demand workplace skills that can benefit students seeking to enter a competitive workforce, as well as veteran workers needing to refresh their skills and pursue promotion opportunities.
Project management is a recognized option for students seeking advancement in business, construction management, computer information systems, homeland security, occupational health and safety, and many more fields.
Project Management is a professional/technical training program and does not transfer to a four-year college. However, by completing the two courses, you are eligible for the Project Management Certificate, a valuable addition to your resume.
Project management classes are available online and must be taken in sequence. A new sequence starts in the fall and winter quarters only.
The Project Management program has two options: the Pierce long certificate and Pierce short certificate.
- The long certificate is 28–30-credits and you can complete it in less than one year.
- The short certificate is a two-class Project Management option.
To start the certificate, students must have earned a 2.0 grade point average or better in Business 105, English 101, or equivalent. You may request advisor or instructor's permission as an alternative.
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Note: This program is not a Project Management Institute (PMI)® Project Management Professional (PMP)® preparation course.
PMI and PMP are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.
About the Program
Pierce College is a Registered Education Provider with the Project Management Institute, the leading membership association for the profession. This means the Project Management Program has met PMI’s rigorous quality criteria for course content, instructor qualification, and instructional design.
PMI and PMI Registered Education Provider Logo are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.