Certificate Program

Project Management

Completing a certificate in Project Management enhances art and design skills developed in a student’s major by providing the theory, structure and skills necessary for working collaboratively with others on future projects serving a diverse number of internal and external stakeholders. These creative projects may also be ones conducted by an individual artist alone.

Required Courses

18 Credits | All Courses Online

PM 101 Introduction to Project Management

This course is designed to give students the opportunity to learn the fundamentals of project management. This course will help students understand and create a project scope, stakeholder responsibilities and assign tasks while learning project management software and design offerings.

Students who successfully complete the course will be able to:

  • Gain an understanding of the Project Management theories and applications.
  • Describe and create a project scope that will define goals, deadlines, and deliverables.
  • Identify a project task list and develop a large scale project into a management plan.
  • Demonstrate skills by using project management software to help plan, organize, execute, track projects efficiently and effectively.
  • Develop a concept to create an immersive project management plan.

Credits : 3

PM 200 Project Leadership and Strategy

This course is designed to focus on the leadership and development aspects of project management. Design strategies needed to effectively monitor and control a project’s performance and design methods needed to effectively assess and manage project risks will be covered in this course.

Students who successfully complete the course will be able to:

  • Gain an understanding of how projects are facilitated through strategic management.
  • Acquire ethical leadership skills to lead a team in a project management while incorporating integrity, transparency, and accountability.
  • Identify practical strategies of leadership, communication, traits, and behaviors relative to project management.
  • Recognize how to align project strategies with organizational goals, analyze project risks and opportunities, and make data-driven decisions to ensure the success of a project.
  • Identify key roles of the project team and project manager to ensure the project success and manage projects successfully.

Credits : 3

PM 300 – Project Management for Corporate Social Responsibility

This course exposes students to the essential world of a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) business model through the lens of a project manager. Project Management (PM) principles and methodologies will be explored for for-profit and nonprofit entities which will include planning, organizing, measuring, and reporting of CSR initiatives for an organization of their choice.

Students who successfully complete the course will be able to:

  • Develop an understanding of the CSR principles that companies are socially accountable for itself, its stakeholders, and the public.
  • Gain an understanding of all aspects of Corporate Social Responsibility, including but not limited to DEI & ESG, using the United Nations’
  • Sustainable Development Goals as a universal template.
  • Through experiential learning, students will engage in strategic activities specific to CSR, such as a materiality assessment, measurement, reporting, and communicating while implementing PM concepts of organizing, planning, and controlling.
  • Gain a greater appreciation for both managerial, cultural, and social aspects of the workplace.

Credits : 3

Goals and Outcomes

  • Apply the foundational methodologies, theories and structures through designing and executing professional project plans.
  • Develop strong communication skills to effectively communicate with team members, stakeholders, and clients.
  • Develop leadership skills to effectively lead projects, resolve conflicts, and collaborate in a team environment.
  • Optimize project management tools to measure social and environmental impact with CSR initiatives.
  • Students will develop strategic planning, critical thinking and decision making skills with a project planning execution.

Who Should Enroll

Prerequisite for this certificate is completion of the Project Management Certificate or extensive professional experience. College experience is not a prerequisite. High school and college graduates, veterans, professionals, and entrepreneurs will be among the students who bring their diverse perspectives to the program.


$1,157 per credit hour
A total of 18 credit hours are required. Credits will be billed per course.

How to Register

Enrolling in one of PCA&D’s Certificate Programs is simple. Confirm your intent to pursue one of our certificates by filling out an application.

If you have any questions regarding mapping out a plan, upcoming class schedules, or completing your certificate, please contact Bonnie Kern, our Admissions Transfer & Outreach Coordinator, at 717.396.7833 ext 1014 or email bkern@pcad.edu.

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