Project Management Courses in Reading, PA

Are you looking to jumpstart your career in project management in Reading, PA?  Invest in yourself and enroll in courses at Penn State Berks.

The Penn State Berks program is a structured series of courses that prepare students for careers in the planning and business fields.  We are a Registered Education Provider for the Project Management Institute (PMI), the world's largest membership association for the project management profession.  Their PMP® certificate is the most recognized and respected project management certification available.

Designed for managers and supervisors from organizations involved in engineering, information technology, research and development, data processing, construction, manufacturing, facilities management, corporate planning, finance, and marketing, the program will enhance your multitasking abilities, analytical thinking and communication skills.

Learn more now about project management courses in Reading, PA.

What is Project Management?

Everyone practices project management of some kind.  Farmers plan what, when and how they're going to plant; how they'll take care of their crops while they grow; and how and when they're going to harvest the crops.  Parents plan what they're going to make for dinner; how and when to get ingredients they need; and who should set and clear the table.

In business, project management is a demanding full-time job.  Skilled project managers are an integral part of the construction, engineering and manufacturing industries, but there are many opportunities in other areas.

Internet companies, for example, hire project managers to oversee site launches or the development of new applications.  Large corporations hire them to manage implementation of new processes, convert computer systems, or build out new branches.  Tech and pharmaceutical companies hire project managers to develop new technologies, launch new products, and manage strategic partnerships.

Project management is about setting achievable goals for time-limited projects, and planning, organizing, implementing and overseeing how and when they'll be accomplished.

It involves defining the scope of a project; proposing a budget; preparing a schedule and updating it as it evolves; ensuring the team has the resources it needs; identifying and minimizing risks to the timeline and budget; communicating the project's progress to stakeholders; and completing the project on time and on budget.  it often involves managing teams from different departments, such as IT, marketing and human resources.

What the Program Covers?

Penn State Berks' project management courses include topics such as Project Initiation and Planning, Project Scheduling and Integration, Project Costing and Control, and Project Risk and Management, and are designed to teach you the tools and techniques you need to set a project on a course towards success.

The program is comprised of a series of courses with a curriculum that is structured to build upon your learning from previous classes.  Students complete the program with a clear understanding of the concepts of project management and the skills to put them into practice.

Penn State Berks' certification courses can help you improve the efficiency and productivity in all of you project experiences, and are available to individuals in Reading, Wyomissing, Kutztown, Fleetwood, Birdsboro, Sinking Spring, Leesport, Robesonia, and other communities in Berks County and beyond.

Certification can open doors to a wide variety of job opportunities.  If you're interested in learning more about available courses in Reading, PA, click here.