Project Management - Career Studies Certificate

Project Management is a rapidly growing field relevant to many business areas, including information technology, engineering, contracting, or the nonprofit sector. The CSC is a completely online, self-paced program for individuals who have already obtained a degree, those who wish to add to their credentials, and students who are concurrently pursuing an associate degree.

Program Coordination: The Project Management CSC feeds directly into the Business Management degree with a specialization in Project Management.

Program Outcomes

Graduates will be able to:

  1. Utilize industry-standard computer software in business communication media, e.g. written reports and business plans using word processing software and presentations using presentation software;
  2. Perform and interpret business math, accounting, and business statistical calculations;
  3. Understand the basic concepts associated with business ethics and the importance of developing and adhering to a strong set of generally-accepted ethical principles;
  4. Demonstrate principles of human relationship skills used to successfully interrelate with customers, associates, employees, and superiors in a project management setting;
  5. Understand standard methods for training, motivating, and managing people in a team-based environment;
  6. Plan, execute, and control projects according to the Project Management Institute (PMI) Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) processes, tools, and techniques.

Program Information

Nurse Aides, under supervision of a licensed nurse, help provide basic care and maintain a safe, clean environment for patients in long-term health care facilities or home health care. The projected job growth is much faster than average because of the growing elderly population.

Minimum credits: 16

Length: 1 semester to 1 year, depending upon student’s level of time and motivation. Courses in project management (BUS 204, 206, 295, and ITP 170) are open-entry/open-exit, meaning that students may complete courses at an accelerated pace and move on to a subsequent course upon satisfactory completion of the preceding course.

Career opportunities: 

  • Project Manager: $75,280 
  • Job growth: 12% through 202

Division: Arts, Sciences, & Business

Contact: 434.797.8440 or 434.797.8474

For course descriptions view the college catalog.

Course Sequence

Course Title Lecture Hours Lab Hours Hours in Class Credits
BUS 204 Project Management 3 0 3 3
BUS 206 Advanced Project Management 3 0 3 3
BUS 295 Topics in CAPM Exam Preparation 3 0 3 3
BUS 298 Seminar & Project 4 0 4 4
ITP 170 Project Management (IT) 3 0 3 3
Total 16 0 16 16