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Center for Technology and Management Education

The Caltech 10-Day Project Management Certificate Program

Available dates

Jan 25—May 30, 2020
10 daysModules info
Pasadena, California, United States
USD 5200
USD 520 per day


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About the course

Improve your project management skills, as you earn your project management certificate from the California Institute of Technology Center for Technology and Management Education. Our certificate program will help you master the critical skills of project management.

The skills you develop during the program apply to large and small projects, product design and development, construction projects, IT projects, software development, and any other project with critical performance, time, and budget targets.


The Center for Technology and Management Education of the California Institute of Technology specializes in project management. Our approach to project management education provides participants with knowledge and skills they can apply immediately.

  • Program content is based on A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide).
  • Courses are developed and facilitated by Project Management Professional (PMP®) subject experts with extensive industry experience.
  • Emphasis is on providing practical skills and tools supported by relevant case examples.
  • Content is highly focused and courses promote maximum interaction among project management professional participants from a variety of industries.
  • Each course is taught on Caltech's campus in Pasadena, California.


Project Initiation, Costing, and Selection

This course will show you how to develop the essential elements required to initiate a project by establishing the business case and the project charter. The course shows you how to use selection criteria and models to evaluate project economic returns and the project portfolio. right arrow

Project Organization and Leadership

This course examines the principles of effective program leadership and motivation, and presents practical methods for decision-making, conflict management, communications, and team development. right arrow

Detailed Project Planning

This course provides the foundation for successful project planning, including scoping, estimating, budgeting, and scheduling. The course identifies common planning mistakes and pitfalls, and discusses practical work-arounds. right arrow

Project Monitoring and Control

This course provides basic principles for tracking technical efforts against cost, schedule, and performance targets. Emphasis is on reporting progress, identifying performance problems before they become severe, and determining effective recovery approaches. right arrow

Risk and Opportunity Management

A well-structured and cost-effective risk management program is a necessary ingredient of a successful project. This course provides proven methods and tools for recognizing, assessing, and responding to project risks. Real-life examples are presented in classroom simulations and interactive exercises from recent projects. right arrow

Who should attend

Managers, project managers, business analysts, and technical professionals wanting to improve their project management skills.

Trust the experts

Chris Christensen

Chris Christensen, PMP, specializes in project management, quality improvement, product development, futures research and strategic planning. He assists manufacturing and service organizations in forecasting their future, developing successful products, and developing and deploying practical stra...


Jerry Brown

Jerry L. Brown, PMP, MPM, E.J.D, has project management expertise specializing in financial management, risk management, project selection, scheduling, and project management professional certification preparation. He is principal of Project Methods, Inc. His clients include Applied Biosystems, T...


Pam Wiedenbeck

Pam Wiedenbeck, PMP, specializes in improving the communications and management skills of project managers. She is president and founder of Plans Made Perfect, LLC. Her clients include a major financial services company, as well as a start-up company she guides in marketing, sales, and recruitmen...


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