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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  • PMO Global Institute says:

    Hello! I just read your article on becoming a project manager without a college degree through Google’s Project Management Certificate, and I must say it’s an inspiring piece. The information you provided about this certificate program and its potential to open doors for individuals interested in project management is truly remarkable.

    It’s fascinating to see how Google has recognized the value of practical skills and created a program that allows aspiring project managers to gain the necessary knowledge and credentials without a traditional college degree. This is a game-changer for many individuals who may not have pursued a degree but have a passion for project management and a desire to excel in the field.

    I appreciate how you highlighted the comprehensive curriculum of the Google Project Management Certificate program. Covering essential project management concepts, tools, and techniques, this program equips learners with practical skills that are directly applicable in real-world scenarios. The fact that it is developed by Google and taught by industry professionals adds further credibility to the program.

    Furthermore, your emphasis on the growing demand for project managers and the potential career opportunities available in this field is motivating. It’s fantastic to see that this certificate program can serve as a stepping stone for individuals to enter the project management industry and pursue fulfilling careers.

    Thank you for shedding light on this valuable opportunity provided by Google. Your article has inspired me and many others to explore alternative paths to achieving our career goals. I’m excited to learn more about the Google Project Management Certificate program and the possibilities it can unlock. Keep up the great work, and I look forward to reading more of your informative articles in the future!

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