Project management is the application of knowledge, skills, tools, and techniques to a broad range of activities large or small in order to meet the requirements of the particular project or temporary endeavor.
Project management is viewed as a generalized skill set that is sought after in both private industry and government agencies alike.
This certificate requires 9 credit hours for completion.
Graduate-level certificates are graduate courses of study approved by an academic unit. These certificates:
Provide professional development and career advancement
Broaden career options
Enhance your skills
Educate you as part of the process of lifelong learning
The certificate program is not a degree program, although courses completed as part of the certificate curriculum could be used in meeting degree requirements where appropriate.
Each certificate requires three specific courses totaling nine credit hours. Courses completed as a portion of the certificate program may also be counted toward the requirements of the Master of Science in Technology degree.
The Department of Technology graduate coordinator will advise students and confirm completion of certificate requirements.
These are not preparation courses for the Project Management Professional (PMP) or Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) examinations. Each will provide more than 40 contact hours of basic education on project management-related concepts, tools, techniques, and methodologies. To assure that state-of-the-art practices are introduced, the Project Management Body of Knowledge is the basis for selecting content to be included in these introductory courses.
TEC 430: Project Leadership — fall, spring
TEC 431: Project Initiation and Planning — fall, spring
TEC 432: Project Implementation and Control — fall, spring
To learn more about each course, the prerequisites, and any additional certificate requirements, review the Graduate Catalog.
Plan of Study
After admittance to a non-degree graduate certificate program, the student should complete the Plan of Study for the certificate.
Grade Point Average
In order to be awarded the certificate, all required courses must be completed with a "B" or better. All certificate required coursework must be completed in the Department of Technology at Illinois State.
All requirements for a graduate level certificate must be completed within six calendar years, beginning with the date the student first registers as a graduate level certificate student.
Advance your career even further by earning your Master of Science in Technology in the Project Management sequence. Choose from two degree options to fit your needs.