Project Management Certificate of Professional Preparation

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All projects need a manager who will see them through from start to finish. This certificate program will prepare you to manage projects large and small with courses in human resource management, procurement techniques, management of project risk and so much more, making you an asset to any project.

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Getting Started: Fall 2020 12W Session

Aug. 17:   Financial Aid

Sept. 9:   Application

Sept. 14:   Classes Begin

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Why Seminole State?

  • Industry-driven curriculum: The curriculum reflects current project management practices and trends, such as earned value management (EVM) and the application of strategies in communication, negotiation and conflict resolution.
  • Dedicated faculty: All full-time faculty are certified Project Management Professionals (PMP)® through the Project Management Institute (PMI).
  • Registered Education Provider (R.E.P.): As a PMI Registered Education Provider, Seminole State has been approved to issue professional development units (PDUs) for project management courses. These PDUs may be used for Project Management Professional (PMP)® and Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)® certification requirements.
  • Flexible schedule: Classes are offered entirely online so you can study when and where you want. 

Additional Information

Project Management Certificate of Professional Preparation
Major Code : PMT-BC
CIP: 5555202990

Program Description

The Project Management Certificate Program introduces students to all areas of project management, from project initiation through closure. Students will learn how to scope a project, create a plan baseline that includes a schedule and time-phased budget and address the quality parameters of the project. The curriculum also reviews human resource management, proper project communication and procurement techniques and how to identify and manage project risks. The final required class is a capstone course that requires students to apply what they have learned during the program. This certificate is upward compatible with the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree, Engineering Technology.

Program Admission

Admission Criteria: Baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution.

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This course provides an overview of the theory and practice of managing projects within various organizational structures. The fundamental building blocks of project management are addressed with special emphasis on the triple constraint and developing project plans. Students will learn to develop appropriate project scope, schedule, budget and integrated baselines essential for proper project analysis and management. These topics are taken one at a time through a series of applied problems and then exercised through case studies.
Managing the human elements of project management is as challenging as mastering the technical aspects. Innovative approaches are employed to successfully motivate, communicate, negotiate and resolve conflicts among the team members and stakeholders. In this course, students develop an understanding of the individual, the group and the project team. Proven techniques to make conflict a constructive rather than a destructive experience are discovered. Students develop effective communication, negotiation and conflict resolution skills to successfully lead both domestic and global projects.
Quality management ensures that project deliverables meet pre-determined criteria. Methods for quality management are studied, including quality planning, assurance and control. Risk management is the systematic process of identifying, analyzing, evaluating and controlling project risks. Both qualitative and quantitative risk analyses are conducted and strategies for proactive risk aversion and reactive risk response are developed.
In this comprehensive course, students will build statements of work and work breakdown structures, make activity and resourcing decisions, set timelines and utilize scheduling and resource allocation methods. Risk management methods will also be used in working as groups to create and manage project plans. The student will apply the PMBOK standards to real-world projects through a series of case studies.

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This course provides the student with the skills to formulate, develop and apply analytical techniques to reach cost-effective solutions to business, government and/or engineering-related problems. The course will focus on time-based analysis of selection, replacement, lease-to-buy options, multiple alternatives, uncertainty and sensitivity analysis. A problem-solving approach will be implemented to develop the concepts identified. Topics include engineering, decision-making, cash flow equivalence, present worth analysis, annual cash flow analysis, rate of return analysis, incremental analysis, depreciation, income tax assessment, replacement analysis, inflation and deflation, estimating in future event, selecting a minimum attractive rate of return and the successful evaluation and rationing of capital among competing projects.
Advanced project management requires an in-depth knowledge of finance and engineering economics. This course is divided into three parts. Part I is the study of financial concepts and introduces record-keeping, financial statements and the accounting equation. Part II, financial analysis and time value of money, focuses on the traditional applications of time value of money and project analysis and justification. Part III is the study of Earned Value Analysis (EVA) of projects and development of financial project reports.
Successful project managers learn to develop and apply cooperative and engagement techniques within project teams. Students will develop and apply the processes, tools and techniques that lead project team members and stakeholders and promote effective communications in a multidimensional environment. Students will apply the methods of leadership that are most appropriate for achieving project success. By learning and practicing proven communication, team-building, conflict resolution and negotiation skills, students will help maximize the productivity and results of a project team.
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Textbook information will be available online for each term's courses 45 days prior to the first day of classes for the term.

Each course offered by Seminole State is listed alphabetically and organized by the course prefix, catalog number and description. The courses in this catalog are identified by prefixes and numbers that were assigned by Florida's Statewide Course Numbering System, a system used by all public postsecondary institutions in Florida and 32 non-public institutions. Seminole State controls the description, credit and content of its own courses.

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Tuition and Fees*

Seminole State
Tuition and Fees$1,799
Room and Board-0-
Books and Supplies$500

For more information on Seminole State's tuition and fees, please see the 2019-20 fee schedule.

* Tuition costs are based on 15 total credit hours for this program in the Fall 2019 and/or Spring 2020 terms for in-state students. Book expenses are estimates and may vary by course. Lab fees and other fees that may assessed at the time of registration may be viewed in the College fee schedule. As Seminole State is a commuter college with no residence halls on its campuses, costs for room and board are not calculated.

Career Opportunities


Careers in project management and project coordination span many different industries, including engineering, design, construction, manufacturing, information technology and healthcare. Project managers and project coordinators work closely with customers, business managers, technical sales, architects, engineers and general contractors in a wide array of environments.

Project manager and coordinator employment opportunities span the globe. Project managers have integral roles in small and large corporations and nonprofit organizations. Businesses that are moving forward hire project managers and coordinators to achieve their strategic initiatives. To find careers in project management, students will need strong organizational capabilities; technical, financial, and operations knowledge; excellent communication skills and the ability to solve problems.

Career Opportunities

  • Project Manager
  • Project Coordinator
  • Project Liason
  • Project Management Office Lead

Job Outlook

According to the Project Management Institute's report, "Project Management Job Growth and Talent Gap 2017-2027," "Demand over the next 10 years for project managers is growing faster than demand for workers in other occupations. Organizations, however, face risks from this talent gap."