Virginia Tech is offering new courses for anyone looking to gain project management skills and earn educational credentials sought by employers. Students will have the choice to attend classes at the Virginia Tech Research Center – Arlington, or join the live classrooms via the Web.

The non-credit courses begin in April and include project budgeting and estimating, cloud computing, project team leadership, and managing global programs.

“Any of the courses can be customized and delivered on site to meet a company or organization’s needs,” said Jennifer Carter, associate director for Continuing and Professional Education.

Upcoming courses are available on the website. Registration deadline for all courses is two weeks prior to the start of the course. The website has information for registration details and fees.

Participants will gain experience with the latest project management tools, techniques, and methodologies. Three different tracks will be offered depending on the student’s goal. Basic and advanced project management practitioner certificates, as well as individual course options, are available.

“It is exciting to connect to the community and provide quality educational resources to those who need it,” said Carter. “Virginia Tech’s project management courses and certificate programs will help the unemployed and under skilled get trained, assist veterans in transition to civilian work, and help professionals excel in their fields.”  

The Project Management Institute, the world’s largest project management member association, has named Virginia Tech a global registered education provider. Virginia Tech joins more than 1,500 providers in more than 80 countries who have met the institute’s high standards for course content, instructor qualification, and instructional design.  

“We welcome Virginia Tech as a new education provider,” said Catherine Sweeney, president of the Project Management Institute’s Washington, D.C., chapter. “With the growing number of standards and credentials, the role of providers is getting more critical in skill training for project managers, risk, schedule, and agile professionals.”

For more information, visit the website or email Jennifer Carter.  

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech takes a hands-on, engaging approach to education, preparing scholars to be leaders in their fields and communities. As the commonwealth’s most comprehensive university and its leading research institution, Virginia Tech offers 240 undergraduate and graduate degree programs to more than 31,000 students and manages a research portfolio of $513 million. The university fulfills its land-grant mission of transforming knowledge to practice through technological leadership and by fueling economic growth and job creation locally, regionally, and across Virginia.

Written by Meghan McDonald, a senior majoring in communication in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences.

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