Muhlenberg College of Allentown will add a new project management certificate program in the Wescoe School of Continuing Education.
The one-year program begins Feb. 6.
Muhlenberg’s program is designed to give new project managers the tools to assemble and oversee teams, communicate with management and identify and handle risks.
Experts from Lehigh Valley companies worked with the Wescoe School staff to design the curriculum based on their organization’s needs.
“The crux of project management is to apply core and proven practices to benefit the company and the project objectives,” R. Bernadine Douglas, adjunct instructor at Muhlenberg, said in a statement.
The program will be taught in four modules: project management theory and practice; managing relationships with a fully automated and integrated system; earned value/budgeting; and the project management office.
Project management is a growing field, with jobs expected to increase by 31 percent by 2027, according to the Project Management Institute, a nonprofit membership association based in Newtown Square.