Become a Project Manager Without a College Degree with Google’s Project Management Certificate

As we first men­tioned last year, Google has launched a series of Career Cer­tifi­cate pro­grams that allow stu­dents to gain exper­tise in a field, ide­al­ly enough to start work­ing with­out a 4‑year col­lege degree. This ini­tia­tive now includes a Cer­tifi­cate in Project Man­age­ment, which con­sists of six cours­es.

  • Foun­da­tions of Project Man­age­ment
  • Project Ini­ti­a­tion: Start­ing a Suc­cess­ful Project
  • Project Plan­ning: Putting It All Togeth­er
  • Project Exe­cu­tion: Run­ning the Project
  • Agile Project Man­age­ment
  • Cap­stone: Apply­ing Project Man­age­ment in the Real World

Above, a Pro­gram Man­ag­er talks about “her path from drop­ping out of high school and earn­ing a GED, join­ing the mil­i­tary, and work­ing as a coder, to learn­ing about pro­gram man­age­ment and switch­ing into that career track.” An intro­duc­tion to the Project Man­age­ment cer­tifi­cate appears below.

The Project Man­age­ment pro­gram takes about six months to com­plete, and should cost about $250 in total. Stu­dents get charged $39 per month until they com­plete the pro­gram.

You can explore the Project Man­age­ment cer­tifi­cate here. And find oth­er Google career cer­tifi­cates in oth­er fields–e.g. UX Design and Data Ana­lyt­ics–over on this page. All Google career cours­es are host­ed on the Cours­era plat­form.

Find more online cer­tifi­cate pro­grams from an array of providers here.

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  • Olanya Philip says:

    With great plea­sure I would like to enroll for this program.Iam an elec­tri­cal stu­dent hop­ing to grad­u­ate before end of this year.And I think this project man­age­ment course will great­ly impact on my career jour­ney.

  • Somed says:

    Just to point out — you can get your PMP (project man­age­ment pro­fes­sion­al) cer­ti­fi­ca­tion from PMI, with­out a col­lege degree. You just have to show more years of expe­ri­ence. Nat­u­ral­ly that’s not rel­e­vant to stu­dents who don’t yet have those years.


    I would like to join the Project Man­age­ment Course.

  • Dogbatse,kwame wisdom says:

    The infor­ma­tion was help­ful. Is there a schol­ar­ship that will take care of part pay­ment of enrolled par­tic­i­pants??

  • kashif says:

    I have joined Google Project Man­age­ment cer­tifi­cate. It is $39 a month course, usu­al­ly designed for 6 months but you can com­plete it in 2 months if spend 12 hours a day. Sim­i­lar­ly, there are schol­ar­ships and finan­cial assis­tance for stu­dents. But if you want to apply for schol­ar­ship, do not start with free tri­al, start with your appli­ca­tion. There are six cours­es in Google Project Man­age­ment Cer­tifi­cate, each time you have to apply sep­a­rate­ly, mean 6 appli­ca­tion once you com­plete each part. So, in order to avoid fuss, if you some­how can afford and have good time to spend, do it quick in 2 3 months. I have com­plet­ed my first month course in 10 days with 4 hours per day.

    It is a real­ly great course, best things is, it is designed in col­lab­o­ra­tion with PMI, Google and Asana. It is Job-Ready cer­tifi­cate, you will get jobs on the basis of com­plet­ing suc­cess­ful­ly and 80% is min­i­mum pass­ing score.

  • Mohamed says:

    I would like to join the PMP course please.

    Am ready to start .


  • Aldith McKain says:

    I would like to start this course need more in ect reg­is­tra­tion..

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