Project managers organize and manage resources to take projects from initial concept through to successful completion on time, on budget, and in conformance with customer requirements. They are often hired as contracted Project Managers and, as an incumbent, they may be assigned to lead a company project. Strong leadership and management skills and attention to detail are needed in order to address the challenges of project constraints such as project scope, time, and budget.
This program features courses that will provide foundational program management skills and the use of project management software. The Project Management Course Series (MAN 927) satisfies the Project Management Institute’s (PMI®) educational requirement to apply to take the Project Management Professional (PMP®) Certification Exam.
Students entering this program should have strong self-discipline, the ability to work both independently and in groups, strong communication skills, and strong management skills.
Project management jobs can be found at a number of private and for-profit companies. Additional career information may be found in Career Coach: https://ccbcmd.emsicc.com/.
Upon successful completion of this Continuing Education Workforce Certificate, students will be able to:
1. meet education requirements set by the Project Management Institute in order to sit for the PMP® certification exam;
2. function effectively as a practitioner of project management, applying PM principles and practices;
3. prepare for the PMP® certification exam; and
4. assume responsibility for continued professional and personal development through continuing education.
Business Pathway . Pathways are designed to help you meet your academic and career goals by aligning related courses and programs. Pathway students participate in a variety of activities that help explore career opportunities in their field of study. You can meet with a CCBC advisor who help align — or realign — your educational plan with the Pathway that best supports you and your goals.
CCBC Credential: Students will receive a Continuing Education Workforce Certificate and have access to a Continuing Education academic record (transcript). [Please note that this is not a certification.]
Certifying Organization: Project Management Institute (PMI ®)
This course satisfies PMI®’s educational requirement and helps prepare participants for PMI®’s certification exam. Cost of the exam varies. Please contact PMI ® at www.pmi.org for current information.
Financial Aid and Payment Options
We offer financial aid by packaging public and private funding options to those who qualify, in select Continuing Education courses and programs. Additional opportunities for financial support include partial payment options through Nelnet Business Solutions and tuition waivers for those who qualify. Resources outside of CCBC may also be available through employer/sponsor paid tuition, the Department of Rehabilitation Services (DORS), and your local office of workforce development.
Length of Training
3 - 5 months
Courses start in September, October, February, March, and July at CCBC Hunt Valley, CCBC Owings Mills, or CCBC Catonsville, remotely via Zoom, or online.
High School Diploma or GED
This program is not eligible for Baltimore County Public School Blueprint funding.
To qualify to take the PMP® exam, the following is required:
A four-year degree (bachelor’s or the global equivalent) and a minimum of three years of project management experience with 4500 hours leading and directing projects and 35 hours of project management education Or a secondary diploma (high school or the global equivalent) and a minimum of five years of project management experience with 7500 hours leading and directing projects and 35 hours of project management education.
PMI® requires applicants to document project work hours along with 35 hours of accepted project management education when applying to sit for the PMP® exam. Contact PMI® at www.pmi.org for current requirements.
To apply, go to www.ccbcmd.edu/apply and complete the CCBC Continuing Education Workforce Certificate program application. An email will then be sent with program information and any additional requirements necessary to apply for the program.
Open Entry – No screening or documentation required.
Prior Learning Assessment
This program has potential options for waiving select courses based on previous coursework or articulated coursework from an approved curriculum. Maximum number of program hours that may be earned from prior learning: 42
Program Course Sequence
(approximate cost; subject to change)
Project Management Course Series
Project Management Course with Exam Prep
Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) – included in course price
|Microsoft Project 2016 or Microsoft Project 2019
||Microsoft Project 2019 textbook-included in course price
|Course Series Totals
There is an additional cost for the PMP certification exam. Contact PMI® at www.pmi.org for current information.
Introduction to Project Management - WOS 056
Practical Project Management - MGT 626
PMP Certification Exam Preparation - MAN 077
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Program Contact Information
Coordinator: Moire Riley | firstname.lastname@example.org | 443-840-1804 | Hunt Valley 106
Administrative Assistant: Lori Dickens | email@example.com | 443-840-5837 | Hunt Valley 104