Many others have used this course for that very purpose. The Certificate in Project Management from Sonoma State shows that you have made the investment and commitment to acquire the skills and knowledge for how a Project Manager is critical to any organization's success with bridging its strategic management objectives with its production talents. But more important than a resume builder, I want you as the student to come away more effective and confident in the role of being a Project Manager.
Employment or Career
Absolutely! This course is designed to provide the skills, tools, processes and "mindset" to be an effective project manager in any industry. Completing this 14-week course will give you a solid foundation in how to be effective in the position of Project Manager.
This program will prepare students for careers in a variety of settings. Students may use the SSU Career Center or visit the Career Center at a local community college. They may also participate in job fairs and online job boards. The program may also offer career-focused workshops from time to time.
There are many career opportunities for Liberal Studies majors. The skills learned in this program, oral and written communication skills; analysis; problem-solving; and working in groups, prepare students for a variety of careers or further education.
Some work externally on a contract basis, others work internally on a salaried basis--often as part of an internal OD function. The ratio is about half and half.
Organization Development knowledge and skills are equally useful for internal staff specialists and for managers who have leadership responsibilities in organizations that are changing--and in today's world, all organizations are changing!
No. Graduates from this program are employed in businesses, non-profit organizations, schools, government agencies, etc.
Our interns and graduates have received excellent acceptance from employer organizations. There is no guarantee that everyone will get the job they want. Our alumni are working at places like:
- Sola Optical Company
- Becoming Independent
- Kaiser Permanente
- Pacific Telesis
- Xandex, Inc.
- Yuba Community College
- Willow Creek Treatment Center
- Coca Cola
- City of Santa Rosa
Our Alumni page lists more examples.