Project Management Certificate Program in Houston with School Info

Research project management certificates in Houston, which currently has four colleges offering programs. To decide which one is right for you, read an overview of certificate options and requirements at three schools located within five miles of downtown.

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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 as well as a ready to work certificate option that covers basic project management skills. 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.

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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 (2015) 9,223* 40,914* 58,276*
School Setting Large city Large city Large city
Tuition & Fees (2015-2016) $8,726 in-state; $20,426 out-of-state* $8,759 in-state; $20,519 out-of-state* $1,632 in-district; $3,360 in-state; $3,756 out-of-state*

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 varies 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. While the program can be completed in less than one month, students with full-time work schedules can take up to six months to complete all program requirements. A total of 85 course hours are required to earn the certificate. The full program costs about $3,250.

Accelerated Project Management Masters Certificate

This certificate program is designed for professionals who want to further develop their project management skills. The program requires 210 hours of total instruction and can be completed in six months. 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 program can be completed in as little as three months, but students have up to a year to complete all 130 required hours of instruction. 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 continuing education department. This certificate program consists of a 5-day course. The first three days of the course focus on setting project goals, developing schedules and reporting progress. The final two days provide training in motivating and effectively communicating with team members. Students can choose to complete the program in five consecutive days or at separate times. The total cost of the program is about $2,587

Certificate in Professional Project Management

This program is offered through the College of Technology at the University of Houston and consists of two 3-credit courses. The program is designed for graduate level students or non-degree students who want to earn PMP (Project Management Professional) certification 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 master's certificate in project management.

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