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Collin Unveils New Project Management Certificate

August 19, 2005 – Collin County Community College District (Collin) gives individuals in the business world the tools to succeed and shoot up the management ladder.

The latest addition to the tool belt is the new Project Management Certificate. Totaling 18 hours, individuals seeking to boost their business management skills and training can increase their marketable value through this certificate available this fall.

Through this certificate, offered by Collin’s Management Development Department, students will be exposed to many subjects pertaining to project implementation and management including teamwork, leadership, human relations, change, negotiations, conflict resolution, quality control, risk, scope, process planning and more.

“The project management program at Collin enhances the awareness of key success factors of project management by providing a basic understanding of key knowledge areas,” professor Matt Piazza said. “These knowledge areas create the critical framework for effective project management practices.”

After completing the certificate, students have a number of options toward using their knowledge for personal gain by seeking promotion within the business world.

Students also can take the Project Management Professional or the Certified Associate in Project Management exams or students can apply the courses toward an associate of applied science degree at Collin or transfer those courses to a number of area universities.

The Project Management courses were designed at the request of human resource directors at several local telecom companies wishing to offer their employees a chance at career progression, according to Russell Kunz, chair of the management development department.

Collin County Community College District serves more than 40,000 credit and continuing education students annually and offers more than 100 degree and certificate programs. In addition, the Collin is a partner to business, government and industry, providing customized training and work force development.