Students come from diverse professional backgrounds including finance, IT, construction, biotech/pharmaceutical, gaming, healthcare, government, and nonprofits. Many professionals manage projects without the working titles or formal education in project management.
This program is designed for current professionals seeking to add project management knowledge and techniques in their current positions, professionals seeking promotion, career-changers, or those just breaking in to this expanding field.
Our classes help to prepare students for the PMP® or CAPM® Exams, and are all applicable toward the hours of project management education required to sit for a variety of PMI exams. Classes are also eligible as Professional Development Units (PDU) for current PMP® credential holders seeking to fulfill training hours (one CEU is equal to ten hours of training.)
Not everyone is seeking PMI credentials, and our classes offer an opportunity to gain expertise in a variety of project management concepts for those people strictly seeking the education.
The time it takes to complete a certificate varies according to students' availability and interests. Students may take individual courses to study areas of interest, or complete a full certificate. Certificate students may complete a program in as few as two semesters (based on schedules and availability of classes), or take as long as needed (up to three years.)
The cost of the program is calculated on a per-class basis. Class tuition fees are available on our website. There are additional costs for required textbooks, noted with each course description. Prices may vary each semester.
On-site classes are held at the SF State Downtown Campus. Most courses are offered three times a year, during the spring, summer and fall semesters. Most classes are held in the evenings and/or Saturdays to accommodate working professionals.
Online classes are available using our iLearn collaborative learning management system. There are weekly instructor-lead (synchronous) web conferences that students will be expected to participate in (times listed in the class schedule). Once you have registered and paid for the class, you may log in at iLearn with your SF State ID & Password. All course materials and information with links will be available once you log in. Allow up to 24 hours after registration and payment for access to class.
Please check the online schedule for the most up-to-date course offerings.
Project Planning & Management Overview is the prerequisite for all other classes.
Course materials are provided in each class along with the syllabus. For some courses there are additional required texts. Please see individual course descriptions for required texts.
All texts may be purchased online through the PMI Bookstore or Amazon. Required textbooks may be on hand at the SF State Bookstore. (Call (415) 338-2665 for availability.)
Online classes are best suited to self-motivated students who are comfortable with technology and online learning.
SF State Extended Learning's online Project Management classes require students to have access to specific hardware and software as listed below:
Please make sure your computer and software are updated before logging into class for the first time.
As a result of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) of 2014, CalJOBS provides connections to customer-focused employment training for adults and dislocated workers. SF State is an approved provider for WIOA funds. SF State is listed on the Eligible Training Provider List (ETPL) on the CalJOBS website. Search on Keyword: SF State College of Extended Learning.
PMBOK, PMP and CAPM are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.