Project Management Certificate Program

Project Management Certificate of Completion

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The Program

Obtain or enhance the management skills required to bring projects in on time and within budget, while at the same time preparing to obtain the PMP® or CAPM® certification.

Learn live online from experienced project managers, who have put PMI's principles and practices to use for many years.  The results of successfully completing coursework in this program will be visible in your overall job performance, leadership effectiveness, risk analysis, decision-making capabilities, and improved management style. This will greatly enhance your successful project completions.

The curriculum is based on an organized sequence of courses that cover the Project Management Institute's (PMI's) Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide), which serves as a globally accepted knowledge base for project management.  CSUDH’s program is constantly updated to stay in sync with the various editions of the PMBOK® Guide and PMI's exam expectations. In addition, this program, consisting of 66 class hours, goes well beyond the content of many PMP® Exam Prep courses, typically consisting of only about 35 hours of class time.

As a result, those who pursue PMI's certification, will be better prepared to sit for the PMP® or CAPM® certification exams.  Recognized domestically and internationally, the PMP® Certification has set a standard for excellence in project management.  Obtaining the PMP® designation distinguishes you as an expert in the profession. The CAPM® certification provides an entry into the project management profession for those who do not have prior work experience in project management.

This program also qualifies for the education requirement to qualify for PMI's Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM®) examination as well as PMI's Project Management Professional (PMP®) examination. 

A certificate is awarded by California State University Dominguez Hills upon successful completion of five required courses in the Project Management program.

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Who Should Attend?

Individuals in any discipline who work on projects in either the public or private sector will benefit from course work. Those with 3-5 years work experience who are not currently working in this field will be prepared to pursue career opportunities specifically in the area of project management upon completion of the program. Individuals who are considering a career change will get a good overview of the project management profession which will aid in their career decision.


  • You will obtain a proven, practical body of project management knowledge and skills that will help you avoid making costly mistakes.
  • Our program helps students prepare to sit for the PMP/CAPM exam.
  • You will learn techniques for effectively coordinating and managing all aspects of a project including team leadership, project risk and financial analysis, evaluation and control techniques, project planning and decision-making.
  • Our program is the least expensive such program in Southern California that teaches the project management body of knowledge and helps students to prepare for the CAPM/PMP examinations.


All California State University, Dominguez Hills Project Management Certificate classes are offered live online. Live virtual class sessions will be conducted at the day/time indicated in the program. Live online Project Management classes are convenient for people living and working anywhere.

Located in Carson, CA, CSUDH is near Los Angeles, Torrance, Long Beach, Carson, Compton, El Segundo, Lomita, Harbor City, Palos Verdes, Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach, Redondo Beach, San Pedro, Lawndale, Hawthorne, Gardena, Westchester, Ladera Heights, Lakewood, Paramount, Bellflower, Downey, Inglewood, Wilmington, and other parts of the South Bay and Southern California.


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Program Instructors

Tammo T. WilkensTammo T. Wilkens, MBA, P.E., PMP, CSM ►

Mr. Wilkens has 46 years of experience, including 31 years of experience in project management. He has managed various projects in software, engineering and construction industries, both in the private and public sectors. He has lectured and presented papers in multiple areas of project management and is a recognized subject matter expert in planning & scheduling and earned value management. His experience includes professional development and mentoring of employees, training students in scheduling software systems, as well as developing and delivering PMP exam preparation courses. Mr. Wilkens continues to receive overwhelmingly positive feedback from his students.

Dr. Kamal Vinayak InamdarDr. Kamal Vinayak Inamdar, EdD ►

Dr. Inamdar has over 30 years of combined experience in engineering, manufacturing management, project management and finance. He has taught business and management courses at two California State University campuses; and University of California, UCIEX. He is also an active faculty member of California Intercontinental University and serves as a chair for dissertations for international students. Kamal holds a bachelor's degree in Metallurgical Engineering from Maharaja Sayajirao University, India; a Master's degree in Business Administration from California State University, Dominguez Hills; and a Doctorate degree in Education from Pepperdine University, California. He is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP).

Financial Assistance: WIOA Funding

Out of work and need training? 

This program is approved for funding through the Workforce Investment and Opportunity Act. Visit our WIOA Assistance Steps and the America's Job Center website for more information.

Digital Certificate Request

A Certificate of Completion is awarded upon successful completion of the required courses.

Note: Once you have completed all the required courses, you may request your certificate via our online application. The processing time is approximately 6-8 weeks from the time of submission, and includes both a digital certificate link and a printed physical certificate.

Apply to Receive the Certificate

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Professional Association Links

Professional Project Management Organizations

The Project Management Institute

Project Management Forum

Asociación Española de Project Management

Association for Project Management

Microsoft Corporation

Center for International Project & Program Management

International Project Management Association | USA:

Program Management Associates



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