Frequently Asked Questions
Why should I earn a Project Management Certificate from Edmonds College?
The courses included in the Edmonds College Project Management Certificate program will provide you with valuable "in-demand" project management skills, tools, and techniques that you can apply in any industry and any country. Courses are offered at flexible times to accommodate your schedule and the program can be completed in about three quarters (less if you have prior college credits that satisfy specific requirements). Many classes can be taken in the evening or online.
The courses you take will count for college credits and may count toward another degree. This program requires a minimum of 33 credits. Edmonds College is a Project Management Institute (PMI)® Registered Education Provider (R.E.P.) which means your Project Management Certificate will satisfy some of the PMI® requirements if you intend to pursue your Project Management Professional (PMP)® credential or the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)® certification. For complete information and requirements, refer to PMI®.
What if I already have a PMI® certification?
Edmonds College has been approved by the Project Management Institute (PMI)® to issue Professional Development Units (PDUs) for some of its project management courses. If you already have a PMI® certification, these courses can count toward your PDUs. Refer to Academic Catalog, Business Management- Project Management Certificate page for more information.
How will a Project Management Certificate benefit me?
Project management skills are in high demand in the current job market and these added skills will enhance any job, current or future. They will increase your marketability, expand your job choices, and increase your earning potential.
Many job descriptions, not just project manager positions, list project management experience and/or skills as "preferred" or "required."
A project management certificate can help you prepare for the Project Management Professional (PMP)® exam or the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)® exam. The PMP® credential and the CAPM® certificate are internationally recognized professional certifications offered through the Project Management Institute (PMI)®. For complete information and requirements, visit PMI®.
What if I already have a bachelor's degree?
If you already have a bachelor's degree, some of the courses you took in the past may count toward some of the credits required for the Project Management Certificate. Adding a Project Management Certificate to your bachelor's degree provides an advantage in tile current job market. Employers value current project management skills and offer salaries that are generally higher than if you did not have the Project Management Certificate.
What types of employers hire after completion of the program?
After completing the Edmonds College Project Management program, students have gotten jobs at many different companies including: Premera, Boeing, Microsoft contracts, ADP/Cobalt, K&H Integrated Print Solutions, Raw Material Solutions, World Television, and ABW Technologies. Visit the Edmonds College Group on LinkedIn to see where many alumni are working.
When is the next start date?
New students can enter the program any quarter. Depending on their prior education, students can generally get the program completed in two to three quarters.
How long is the Project Management program?
The program lasts two to three quarters, depending on your prior education and what classes you have taken in the past. The program requires a minimum of 33 credits. Refer to Edmonds College Academic Catalog, Business Management - Project Management Certificate page for more information.
How much does the program cost? Tuition? Books/Supplies?
To view current tuition costs, please visit the Tuition and fees page.
Some classes have additional fees. See class listing for classes that require a special or laboratory fee in addition to the regular credit hour charge.
Books are about $150 per class but this depends on the class. Required book for each class can be found at the Bookstore website. You will need Department, Course, and Section information for each course.
An example of a Department and Course is: MGMT 270.
The Section is set when you actually register for a class. You can choose different sessions to determine if each has different requirements.
Are there any programs that will assist me with the cost of the Edmonds College Project Management program?
You may be eligible for funding assistance depending on your situation. To explore potential funding assistance, please visit the Paying for College page.
How do I get started on my Project Management Certificate?
To get started on your Project Management Certificate, visit the Getting Started page.
Who are the advisors for the Project Management programs?
Project Management advisors are listed in the Academic Catalog:
What if I have more questions?
If you have additional questions, please contact:
Claudia Levi, PMP
PMI, PMP, and CAPM are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.