Want to climb the ladder in your current field or make a career change? Looking for more responsibility and a better salary? The Project Management micropathway can help launch you into a supervisory, leadership, or management position. Gain and refine the skills—project management, interpersonal communication, leadership, and teambuilding—you need to help get where you want to go.
What You'll Get
- A certificate in Project Management from North Seattle College, including skills in project management tools and techniques, making and giving effective presentations, and building, managing, and motivating teams
- You’ll meet the educational requirements for Project Management Professional (PMP) certification from the Project Management Institute – the world’s leading project management certification
- Four Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certifications:
- Microsoft Office Specialist: Outlook
- Microsoft Office Specialist: Excel
- Microsoft Office Specialist: Word
- Microsoft Office Specialist: PowerPoint
- An internship experience to flex your new skills and gain hands-on experience for your resume
Location: North Seattle College fully online
Start Date: The first cohort of the Project Management program will begin Fall Quarter 2021, which starts on September 27, 2021.
Additional Start Dates: Additional cohorts will start in Winter and Spring quarters of the 2021-22 school year, permitted there is sufficient student demand. To get more information, use the form below and indicate the quarter you would like to start.
Length: 9 months. Credits from the program can be counted toward an associate degree in Business and an applied bachelor’s degree in International Business if you choose to continue your learning beyond the micropathway.
Schedule and Modality:
- Option 1: If you want a highly flexible schedule, we offer a fully-online, asynchronous option (no required class times – learning is done on the student’s schedule). This is the option available for Fall Quarter 2021.
Costs and Funding: The Project Management micropathway costs approximately $3,985 in tuition and fees. Financial support is available. Learn more about funding options.
Class Size: 15 – 25 students
Program Prerequisites: There are no formal prerequisites for program entry, though basic conversational English and basic math skills are helpful.
For Additional Questions: Contact Bill Holt for questions regarding program details.
- BUS 169 Using Computers for Business - 5 credits
- BUS 236 Interpersonal Skills for the Workplace - 5 credits
- BUS 118 Project Management Introduction and Overview - 5 credits
- BUS 229 Project Management Tools, Techniques, and Control - 5 credits
- BUS 237 Leadership and Team Skills - 3 credits
- CWE 110 Internship - 1-3 credits
- ENGL& 235 Technical Writing - 5 credits
Upon earning the Certificate in Project Management, your options include:
- Use your new credential to get a new job or seek a promotion
- Continue your education by rolling your credits into an associate degree in Business and/or the Bachelor’s of Applied Science Degree in International Business at North Seattle College
- Do both at once – continue your education while working.
Job and Salary Prospects
The skills you’ll gain in the Project Management micropathway program are incredibly versatile and sought by employers across diverse industries such as healthcare, social services, construction, manufacturing, retail, hospitality, and business. The options are endless.
Salaries range widely depending on your chosen industry. For example, supervisors in retail and food service settings earn approximately $50K - $72K per year. Managers in nonprofit, office, or social service settings make between $60K - $80K on average. Supervisors in manufacturing settings earn an average of $72K per year, or upwards of $110K with experience. Supervisors in construction settings can earn between $102K - $150K on average.
If you are interested in this program, complete this online form, and we'll contact you with more information and next steps.