Certificate in Professional Project Management

The design goal of this program is to provide a high level exposure to the theory and practice of project management. The program is offered through the College of Technology as a two course sequence. This comprehensive program prepares participants to handle the full scope of project management and to pass the highly respected Project Management Institute's Project Management Professional (PMP) certification course. There are two candidate options:

  1. This program can be taken as a six-hour concentration for UH MBAs, College of Technology graduate students, or for general UH graduate student in other disciplines. Approval for this should be confirmed through the individual's graduate advisor.
  2. The program is also available for individuals who have a baccalaureate degree and wish to take this program without going through a full graduate program curriculum. The goal for this group would be to earn the PMP and hone practical skills in project management for personal development.

The two semester long professional courses are briefly described below:

  • Framework of Project Management (TEPM 6301) This semester course is designed to be a level-setting exposure to the theory of project management. It provides an introduction to basic material that will be part of the PMP exam.
  • Advanced Project Management (TEPM 6307) This course focuses specifically on PMP Exam material and is designed to lead the candidates to successfully pass that exam. It is recommended that the PMP exam be taken immediately after completion of this course. Success rate of past students is near 100%.
  • Project Management Leadership and Team Building (TEPM 6302) This course is focused on the dynamics of project leadership from the individual, team and organizational perspective in achieving improved performance in the information - or technology -based workplace. Student will learn the roles that leadership, assessment and evaluation play in developing class project teams.