Houston Project Management Schools
Houston features several school options for students who want to earn a certificate in project management. The three colleges featured here offer certificate programs in a variety of formats, and some can be completed in a few months or even days. Learn about the required coursework at the institutions, and then check out a statistics table about the schools. There's also a bit of info on a fourth university option in the area.
- Texas Southern University features three certificate programs in several levels of project management. The campus is five miles from downtown Houston.
- Students wishing to study in a large school setting might choose the University of Houston, which offers two project management certificate programs five miles from the city's center.
- Students can also earn a certificate in the field through the School of Continuing Education at Houston Community College. The school is only two miles from the downtown area.
Comparison of Schools
Learn about the costs, student enrollment numbers and more in the table below. It has facts and figures that could help you figure out which school is a good fit for your goals.
|Texas Southern University||University of Houston||Houston Community College|
|School Type||4-year, public||4-year, public||2-year, public|
|Total Enrollment (2017)*||10,237||45,364||57,120|
|School Setting||Large city||Large city||Large city|
|Tuition & Fees (2017-2018)*||$3,250-$9,099||$1,987|
for project management certificate | $1,619
Sources: *NCES, College Navigator
Texas Southern University
Texas Southern University's College of Continuing Education offers a range of project management certificate programs. Each certificate leads to professional membership in the Project Management Institute (PMI). The number of hours and the tuition cost per hour vary by program.
Project Management Fundamentals Certificate
The Project Management Fundamentals Certificate program at Texas Southern University prepares students to lead projects for their organizations, clients and volunteer groups. Students who complete the program earn the Certified Associate in Project Management (CPAM) credential from PMI. The program can be completed in around one month. The full program costs about $3,250.
Accelerated Project Managers Masters Certificate
This certificate program is designed for professionals who want to further develop their project management skills. The total cost of the program is about $9,099.
Senior Project Executive Certificate
Advanced project management professionals can use the skills emphasized in this program to advance to executive positions. The total cost of the program is about $8,300.
University of Houston
Project management certificate programs at the University of Houston are geared toward students with some professional experience in team leadership. Students can learn the fundamentals of planning and managing professional projects while also gaining motivational skills necessary for guiding complex projects.
Project Management Certificate
This project management certificate program is offered through the University of Houston's College of Technology. This certificate program consists of a 5-day course. The course focuses on setting project goals, developing schedules and reporting progress. The rest of the time will be spent on training in motivating and effectively communicating with team members. Students can choose to complete the program in five consecutive days or at separate times.
Professional Project Management/Advanced Project Management
This training is offered through the College of Technology at the University of Houston and consists of two 3-credit courses. These courses are designed for graduate level students or non-degree students who want to earn PMP (Project Management Professional) certification with the PMP exam and who work in the field of technology. Students can learn both the basics of project management and emerging trends in the field.
Houston Community College
Houston Community College offers a project management certificate program designed for entry-level project managers and other students with limited exposure to the field. Upon completion of the program, students are prepared to take the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) exam.
Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)
Students in the CAPM program at Houston Community College learn the fundamentals of project management while also learning how to communicate their own value as a team member. This program requires a total of 89 hours of coursework.
Other School Options
Other schools in the area with project management programs include the University of Houston - Clear Lake. This school is about 26 miles southeast of downtown Houston and offers a certificate in project management to students enrolled in an engineering management degree program.