Online Project Management Certificate 

The Certificate of Proficiency in Project Management Administration equips students with necessary skills for strategic management, leadership, project planning and administration, and prepares students for career change and professional advancement. The Project Management Institute's Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM®) certification can also be embedded into the certificate. 

The Certificate in Project Management Administration is also:


  • Tuition for the Certificate in Project Management is $9,600
  • Students should be able to complete the certificate in 6-9 months
  • Students can transfer up to 6 credits that can be applied to the certificate 

Program at a Glance:




100% online & stackable

Transfer Credits:

Apply up to 6 transfer credits to this certificate

Time to Complete:

6-9 months; transfer credits can reduce completion time

Estimated Tuition for Certificate:

$9,600; transfer credits can reduce tuition cost
($600 per credit x 16 credits)

See if you are eligible for a corporate discount

*Tuition is based on 2021-2022 tuition and does not include fees or books.


The project management-oriented labor force is expected to grow by 33% through 2027, according to the Project Management Institute Job Growth and Talent Gap report.

The Project Management Institute report also cites growth for project management-oriented skills and jobs in Healthcare, Manufacturing and Construction, Information Technology and Services, Finance and Insurance, and Management and Professional Services.


According to, the median annual salary for project managers is about $80,000, but salary information varies with experience.

  • Entry-level employees (0-2 years of experience):  median salary of $56,000
  • Mid-Level employees (3-5 years of experience):   median salary of $80,7000
  • Those with more than 9 years of experience: median salary of $103,000.

Emergency Student Aid

Emergency Student Aid grants are available for Peirce students. Grants can be used to pay off balances, cover tuition, buy books, and for all costs of attendance, including food, rent, childcare, and transportation. Learn more.

Curriculum for Certificate in Project Management Administration

Certificate of Proficiency in Project Management – Minimum Total Credits: 16

PRCPRC 100 or PRC 101*1
MGT 210Applied Management Concepts3
MGT 306Organizational Dynamics3
MGT 404Operations Management 3
MGT 405Strategic Management 3
MIS 302Project Management 3

*Students who place into developmental education courses and/or who have completed fewer than 15 credits are required to enroll in the Student Success Seminar, PRC 100.

To enroll in this certificate program, students must be eligible for placement in college-level English. Additionally, students without foundational business knowledge and math may benefit from taking additional Business courses. The Kaplan CAPM® Training Course and CAPM® Certification Exam is an acceptable substitute for MIS 302.

Please consult Academic Advising for the best path forward


Graduates of the Certificate in Project Management Administration will be able to:

  1. Identify key management strategies used in a variety of business settings.
  2. Apply management principles to business situations.
  3. Demonstrate concepts critical to project management.
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