Project Management Certificate

Continuing Education at Green River College

"Plans are worthless. Planning is essential." - Dwight D. Eisenhower

photo of a workplace team gathered around a table looking at project documents

Acquire the skills to manage projects in a variety of industries.

Green River's Project Management Certificate is designed for working professionals who are either starting out or moving up as project managers. Courses are taught with a practical approach that equips participants with the skills and knowledge that can be applied immediately to the workplace.

The Certificate is Recommended for Individuals

  • Who lead projects
  • Who want to meet the education requirements for the Project Management Professional (PMP)® or Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)® exams through the Project Management Institute, Inc.
  • Who want to acquire hands-on skills for managing and overseeing projects and team members
  • Who want to increase their value to their employer or their marketability in the job market

Program Features

  • Courses count toward the education requirements for the Project Management Professional (PMP)® and Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)® certifications*
  • Curriculum is developed by project management experts and is based on the text, A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide)
  • Instructors are project management professionals
  • Courses are offered in the evenings, so they don't interfere with work
  • Complete the Certificate in as little as two quarters or at your own pace
  • Register for courses individually, or register for a series of courses and save
  • Professional Development Units (PDUs) may be earned for any of our project management courses

*While our courses provide a solid foundation of knowledge for PMI's PMP® and CAPM® Certification exams, they are not focused on exam preparation. To prepare for the exams, we highly recommend taking our Project Management Certificate (Parts A and B) and a PMP® Exam Prep course.

Career Outlook

  • Industry job growth is expected to increase by 33 percent as a result of health care, publishing and professional services become more project-oriented. (Anderson Economic Group Study, May 2017)
  • Between 2017 and 2027, the demand for project management professionals will grow by nearly 214,000 jobs annually. The strong demand will be reflected in average salaries far higher than non-project-oriented professionals. (Anderson Economic Group Study, May 2017)
  • A Project Management Professional (PMP)® credential can increase your salary by up to 20 percent. (Earning Power: Project Management Salary Survey Eleventh Edition, 2020)

Information Session

To learn more about our Project Management Certificate, attend our free Project Management Certificate Information Session.

Certificate Overview

The Project Management Certificate consists of seven required courses totaling 108 hours of course work. Most people are able to complete the Certificate in two quarters. You may register for the courses individually, or you can save money by registering for a series of courses.

Click on the course titles listed below for current offerings, required textbooks, prices and to register online.

Required CoursesHoursQuarters Typically Offered
Project Management Certificate Part A (3 Class Series)  51 Fall, Spring 
Project Management Basics: Initiating the Project  15 Fall, Spring 
Project Planning and Scheduling Essentials 21 Fall, Spring 
Project Execution to Closing  15  Fall, Spring 
Project Management Certificate Part B (4 Class Series)  57 Winter, Summer
Project Stakeholder and Communication Management 15  Winter, Summer 
Agile Project Management 15 Winter, Summer
Microsoft Project 2019  15 Winter, Summer 
Project Management Capstone  12 Winter, Summer 
Part A and Part B 108  

Non-Certificate CoursesHoursQuarters Typically Offered
PMP® and CAPM® Exam Prep 30 Spring, Fall


Program Completion

To earn the Project Management Certificate of Completion, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Take all seven required courses
  • Attend 80 percent of each course (based on number of sessions in each course), except the Capstone course, where 100% attendance is required. Please note: Saturday courses lasting longer than four hours will count as two sessions.
  • Participate in class

Additional Information

For additional information, please call Green River Continuing Education at 253-833-9111, ext. 2535.

Certificate Terms and Conditions

PMP, CAPM and PMBOK are the registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

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