Project Management Certificate: About

At a Glance

Program Type
Certificate (Non-Credit)
Spring and Fall
Delivery Method
Field of Interest
Project Management
Days of Week
One semester
Total Units
4.2 CEUs
Fall 2021 registration is now open!

The Sonoma State University Project Management Certificate program satisfies the educational requirements necessary to sit for the Project Management Institute (PMI), Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) examination, and the Project Management Professional (PMP) examination.

Course Purpose

Every organization - public or private, business or non-profit, established or start-up, faces the challenge of accomplishing more with less - less time, less money, fewer resources.

Project Management provides the skillset for accomplishing project deliverables on time and within budget.  An efficient, effective project delivery process reduces productivity hesitations plus builds team cohesion.  A practical project process helps an organization plan, manage and deliver project outcomes more reliably.

Much of a project manager’s success depends on having a reliable process for converting project objectives and resources into actions that deliver to the needs of the organization. 

Course Description

This course presents practical methods, tools and techniques for accomplishing project goals more successfully, plus the Project Management Institute (PMI) standard for project management processes and knowledge areas.

The course is for anyone in charge of project-type deliveries within their organization, as well as leaders of organizations seeking better delivery capabilities based on the benefits of project management principles and processes.

Upon successful completion of the course, students will receive a Certificate in Project Management from Sonoma State University. The course also satisfies the educational requirements necessary to sit for the Project Management Professional (PMP®) examination, offered by the Project Management Institute (

Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for the Sonoma State University Project Management Certification Course.

With greater knowledge of the Project Management skill set, participants will gain a flexible yet practical set of project management tools and techniques customized to the needs of their organization. A known project delivery process improves business operating cohesion and delivery efficiency.


Program cost: $1,975 plus text fees.

Note: The $75 lab and software fees will not be assessed this spring since the course will be delivered virtually. The regular course fee is $2,050.

Information Sessions


Project Management Certificate

6:30pm to 7:30pm
Online via ZOOM