Project Management

Professional Certificate in Project Management

Professional Certificate in Project Management

Classroom or Online Program


9-12 months


UCR Extension

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Strengthen your knowledge base in every area of project management, from inception planning to implementation to analysis, so you can advance in a well-established industry like construction or a fast-growing one like biotechnology. Our program reflects theories and practices that are closely aligned with Project Management Institute (PMI) standards. Feel confident that you can meet the challenges of any project, large or small, regardless of time or budget constraints, with a solid leadership approach, advanced analytical skills and effective communication.

Designed For

Those who are:

  • Business analysts
  • Operations managers
  • Supervisors
  • Tech professionals
  • Consultants

What You'll Learn

  • Defining the scope of a project
  • Scheduling
  • Risk management
  • Quality control
  • Cost control
  • Leadership
  • Communication
  • Team building

What You Can Do With This Certificate

Positions are available in a variety of industries all over the world, and can be found in firms, corporations, government, or nonprofit organizations. They might include:

  • Project Coordinator
  • Project Scheduler
  • Project Manager

Real People. Real Results.

“I quickly and easily supplemented my engineering degree with valuable management courses given by professors with practical industry insight.”

Rachel Wong

Diplomatic Security Training Center
Washington D.C.

Earning the Certificate

Prior to enrolling, please ensure that you meet the following minimum requirements:

  • High school education or equivalent

According to the Project Management Institute (PMI):

  • Top executives report that project management is becoming increasingly important to their companies
  • Project managers can improve business performance in any industry
  • Industries with project management demand: agriculture, healthcare, government and real estate

For more information see How to Earn a Certificate

Certificate Courses

Our certificate programs are designed to be flexible, allowing you the option to take just a few courses or to earn the complete certificate. If choosing to complete the certificate, we recommend you get the most out of your experience by following the suggested completion path below.

Quarter 1

Project Management Essentials

MGT X470.41

3 units

Project Leadership, Communication and Team Building

MGT X470.33

3 units

Quarter 2

Project Scheduling and Risk Management

MGT X470.39

3 units

Quality and Performance Management

MGT X470.42

3 units

Quarter 3


Project Procurement Management

MGT X470.73

3 units

Instructor Spotlight

“I have led some of the coolest projects in the world, and my background in entertainment, technology, and project management has provided me with a wealth of experiences which I share to help my students solve real-world problems with effective tools and techniques. Project Management is nothing more than bringing order out of chaos, and I empower my students with the knowledge they need to find success in all areas of their lives.”

Michael P. Toothman

Executive Director
Project Driven LLC

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