Why Complete a Project Management Certificate?

  • Demonstrates you have developed core project management skills.
  • Add to your resume to show your project management skills are current.
  • Good first step towards completing a PMI certification at some point in future.

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Career Options

Career Paths for the Entry-Level Project Manager. Josh Nankivel, PMP, project manager and career coach, shares examples of career paths for new project managers. What will yours look like?

IT Project Manager

Employment of project managers is expected to grow 18 percent over the 2010-20 decade, which is faster than the average for all occupations. New applications of technology in the workplace will continue to drive demand for workers, fueling the need for more project managers. To remain competitive, firms will continue to install sophisticated computer networks and set up more complex intranets and websites. They will need to adopt the most efficient software and systems and troubleshoot problems when they occur. Project managers will be needed to manage projects in these areas. Read more...

Construction Project Managers

Employment of construction managers is projected to increase by 17 percent during the 2010–20 decade, faster than average for all occupations. Construction managers will be needed as the level and variety of construction activity expands, but at a slower rate than in the past. Modest population and business growth will result in new and renovated construction of residential dwellings, office buildings, retail outlets, hospitals, schools, restaurants, and other structures that require construction managers. A growing emphasis on making buildings more energy efficient should create additional jobs for construction managers involved in retrofitting buildings. Read more...


Project Management Industry Growth

Between 2010 and 2020, 15.7 million new project management roles will be created globally across seven project-intensive industries. Along with job growth, there will be a significant
increase in the economic footprint of the profession; the project management profession is slated to grow by USD$6.61 trillion.
This enormous anticipated growth, along with higher-than average salaries, will make the next seven years an opportune time for professionals and job-seekers to build project
management skills. Read more in the industry report from PMI..

Project Management Certificate - Certificate of Achievement State Program Code:  22966

Mission College offers a 16-unit Project Management Certificate to students who successfully complete 16 or more units of course work as outlined below. This certificate prepares students with the necessary skills required to conduct project management.
Course Number Course Title Units 
Core Curriculum Courses (Required)    
BUS or MGMT 037 Fundamentals of Project Management 3
BUS or MGMT 038 Applied Project Management 3
BUS 204 Project Management Practicum 1
Choose a minimum of 9 units from the following:    
BUS 021 Intro to Business Computing 3
BUS 021L Intro to Business Computing Lab 1
BUS 077 Quality Customer Service 3
BUS 077C 50 Ways to Improve Customer Service .5
BUS 078B  Business Communications 3
BUS 078C Business Report Writing 3
BUS 078H Writing Effective E-mail for Business 1
BUS 079 Human Relations Applied in Business 3
COMM 004 Small Group Communication 3
CA 045A Introductory Microsoft Project 1
CA 045B Intermediate Microsoft Project 2
MGMT 102 Leadership 3
MGMT 103 Functions of Management 3
MGMT 111 Problem Solving for Managers 3
Total Program Certificate Requirements   16
Board Approval Date:  9/26/10  

Note:  Courses can be used to qualify for PMI project management education contact hours when applying for certification or for Professional Development Units (PDUs) for PMI continuing certification requirements (CCRs).  See the PMI website for more details.