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The Caltech 10-Day Project Management Certificate Program

Improve your project management skills, as you earn your project management certificate from the California Institute of Technology Center for Technology and Management Education. Our certificate program will help you master the critical skills of project management.

The skills you develop during the program apply to large and small projects, product design and development, construction projects, IT projects, software development, and any other project with critical performance, time, and budget targets.


The Center for Technology and Management Education of the California Institute of Technology specializes in project management. Our approach to project management education provides participants with knowledge and skills they can apply immediately.

  • Program content is based on A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide).
  • Courses are developed and facilitated by Project Management Professional (PMP®) subject experts with extensive industry experience.
  • Emphasis is on providing practical skills and tools supported by relevant case examples.
  • Content is highly focused and courses promote maximum interaction among project management professional participants from a variety of industries.
  • Each course is taught on Caltech's campus in Pasadena, California.


Project Initiation, Costing, and Selection

This course will show you how to develop the essential elements required to initiate a project by establishing the business case and the project charter. The course shows you how to use selection criteria and models to evaluate project economic returns and the project portfolio. right arrow

Project Organization and Leadership

This course examines the principles of effective program leadership and motivation, and presents practical methods for decision-making, conflict management, communications, and team development. right arrow

Detailed Project Planning

This course provides the foundation for successful project planning, including scoping, estimating, budgeting, and scheduling. The course identifies common planning mistakes and pitfalls, and discusses practical work-arounds. right arrow

Project Monitoring and Control

This course provides basic principles for tracking technical efforts against cost, schedule, and performance targets. Emphasis is on reporting progress, identifying performance problems before they become severe, and determining effective recovery approaches. right arrow

Risk and Opportunity Management

A well-structured and cost-effective risk management program is a necessary ingredient of a successful project. This course provides proven methods and tools for recognizing, assessing, and responding to project risks. Real-life examples are presented in classroom simulations and interactive exercises from recent projects. right arrow

PMI® Knowledge Areas Covered by Caltech CTME Courses

PMI® Knowledge Areas are defined in the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide).

Caltech Center for Technology and Management Education Project Management Courses

PMI Knowledge Area Project Initiation, Costing, and Selection Project Organization and Leadership Detailed Project Planning Project Monitoring and Control Risk and Opportunity Management
Project Integration Management
Project Scope Management
Project Time Management
Project Cost Management
Project Risk Management
Project Human Resources Management  
Project Communications Management

Who should attend

Managers, project managers, business analysts, and technical professionals wanting to improve their project management skills.


Classes are held Saturdays, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, on the Caltech campus in Pasadena, California.


Project Initiation, Costing, and Selection June
15 & 29
January 25 &
February 8
Project Organization and Leadership July 20 &
August 10
February 22 &
March 7
Detailed Project Planning August 24 &
September 7
March 21 &
April 4
Project Monitoring and Control September 21
& October 5
April 18 &
May 2
Risk and Opportunity Management October 19 &
November 2
16 & 30
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Fee: $1040 for each course (all 5 courses $5200). Payment for each course is due 2 weeks prior to the first day of the course.

Hours and Credits: Participants will earn 16 Professional Development Units (PDUs) or 1.6 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for each two-day course attended. The PDUs may be applied by PMI Project Management Professionals (PMP®) towards their maintenance of certification under the PMI Continuing Certification Requirements Program.


Jerry Brown, PMP; Chris Christensen, PMP;
Pam Wiedenbeck, PMP

PMP, PMI and PMBOK are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.