Build Your Project Management Skills and Knowledge

Successful business woman, project manager

Learn to ensure project quality and project outcomes in this certificate program. You will build a solid foundation for project success by applying the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide)  framework. You will learn to plan and manage projects using Project Management Institute (PMI)® standard methodology, and use a uniform approach for Earned Value Project Management (EVPM) and its importance in monitoring projects.

Registered Education Provider (R.E.P.) Project Management Certificate Program | PMI Regional Educational Provider logo | University of San Diego

Professional and Continuing Education is a PMI® Registered Education Provider (R.E.P.). As an R.E.P., the University of San Diego, Division of Professional and Continuing Education, has been approved by PMI® to issue professional development units (PDUs) for all project management and six sigma courses.

Who Should Attend

Anyone who is or is planning to be a Project Manager should be trained in these fundamental skills to keep projects on task, on time, and on budget.

Those who are looking to maintain or gain a PMP® certification, this program will fulfill 100+ hours of project management education. See individual courses for PMI Talent Triangle® technical, leadership, and strategic and business management breakdown. 

Schedule and Fees

Course Schedule and Enrollment Links - All Required for Certificate
Certificate Fee (one-time fee)
OFD = Online Fixed Date; Schedule and fee's are subject to change.
Courses can be taken as stand-alone professional development courses unless otherwise noted. 
Program Tuition: $2,724 
(Program Cost includes Certificate Fee)
Estimated Duration: 9 months
Application: None, open enrollment
As an R.E.P., USD has been approved by PMI® to issue professional development units (PDUs)
for all project management courses. See individual courses for PDU breakdown

Complete the requirements below to earn a professional certificate in Project Management. Learn more about USD's Certificate Benefits and Policy.

  • Complete 5 required courses (9 units)
  • Attend 70% of scheduled classes
  • Complete capstone project presentations
  • Complete all coursework with a final GPA of 2.5 (out of 4) or higher
  • Develop essential skills in planning, team selection, scoping, risk management, cost estimation, resource allocation.
  • Lead projects from an informed perspective, armed with tools and techniques to resolve problems or satisfy organizational objectives.
  • Apply project management techniques such as: triple constraint, selection methods, work breakdown structure, Gantt charts, network diagrams and critical path analyses, cost estimates, and earned value management.
  • Construct a Project Charter and establish effective project communication skills with business partners internal and external to your organization.
  • Implement Agile concepts and methodology into Project Planning and Execution to increase efficiency and decrease rework.
"Malachi Walker is a seasoned project manager. His teaching style guides us in finding ways to adapt the project management tools and techniques to our unique projects. The 'hands on' experience with projects of our choosing definitely cemented the learned concepts. " USD Project Management Certificate Alumni
"This course helped open doors for me that would not have been open otherwise." Tiffany Morin
"The PMP program will provide a strong educational background for career advancement. I also wanted to learn a structured method of project management that can be applied in any company, organization, or situation." Anastacio Quinto
"This program helped me build strong knowledge of project practices that are being sought in today's business practices. I was able to obtain a new job because I informed my new employer I was taking this program " Ross Nichols 
This program is approved by the following third-party funding sources:
  • Segal AmeriCorps Education Award
  • ETPL
*Students using third-party funding please contact Enrollment and Student Services, at or 619-260-4585 to begin the registration process.
PCE and PMI-SD joined together to provide ambitious certificate track students with two great benefits:
  1. Free Attendance to a  PMI San Diego Chapter Event - USD Project Management Certificate students may attend one free Chapter event per quarter. This applies to any San Diego Chapter event, except the Conference, including breakfast, lunch, happy hour and other social events. 
  2. Free San Diego Chapter Membership for One Year - In order for a member to join the PMI San Diego Chapter, they must first register through PMI global. The cost to join PMI is $129 + a one-time $10 application fee.


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PCE is a proud sponsor of PMI® San Diego Chapter
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