Educational Opportunities

There are several ways for individuals to learn about project management related educational opportunities — earning PDUs or getting training required for certification. These project management educational opportunities are communicated through the monthly newsletter. They can also be found on the PMI Metrolina website in the Announcements and on the Events pages. In addition, we have created this Educational Opportunities page to list various colleges and training organizations, either local to our area or with an online presence, that provide project management classes or training.

This page will provide a list of colleges and training organizations, a general description of the training they offer, some contact information, and a link to their website. In many cases, the link will go to a special PMI Metrolina custom web page that will show special offers made available to chapter members. Information related to class descriptions, costs and availability will be found on the educator's website.

Representatives from colleges and training organizations that provide project management classes or training, either locally or online, that would like to list their organization's information on this page, should contact us at [email protected].


Catawba Valley Community College

CVCC’s new Project Management Certificate Program is designed to provide you with the current PMI® standards and the latest changes to the PMBOK® Guide, while allowing you to practice immediately applicable – real world tools and techniques. The demand for project management expertise continues to grow in all types of organizations and fields, and the CVCC Project Management Professional Certificate Program is a great way to build the skills you need to keep your projects on task, on time and on budget. While in this highly interactive curriculum, you learn how to apply project management best-practices to achieve success in a wide variety of projects. As a member of the program, you will also work in teams with fellow classmates to develop many hands-on problem-solving techniques. You learn from award winning - highly qualified instructors, each with their PMP credential and extensive global project management experience. The CVCC Certificate Program exceeds the project management education requirement needed to qualify and prepare for the PMP® and CAPM® Exams. Please contact Dana Glenn ([email protected]) for additional information or connect through the CVCC Project Management website.


CPCC is committed to bringing you expertise in the core principles and newest innovations of the Project Management profession. Whether you are looking to enter the field, prepare for the PMP®/CAPM® examinations, or pursue professional development learning and credits, we deliver the courses you need with the competence and flexibility you require. CPCC offers PMI® recognized certification programs in Project Management and Business Analysis and a broad range of courses that qualify for PDU credits. Please contact Lee Carpenter ([email protected]) for information or connect through the CPCC Project Management website to learn more.

January 14 --- Central Piedmont Community College Project Planning and Control (in person) from 8:00AM-5:00PM (Harris Campus)
January 14 --- Central Piedmont Community College Information Session (in person) from 6:00 PM – 7:30PM (Harris Campus)
January 22 --- Central Piedmont Community College Leading the Way in Stakeholder Management (in person) from 6:00pm-10:00pm (Harris Campus)
January 27 --- Central Piedmont Community College Determining Business Requirements (in person) from 6:00pm-10:00pm (Harris Campus)
January 29 --- Central Piedmont Community College A Guide to Agile Projects (in person) from 8:00AM-5:00PM (Harris Campus)
January 30 --- Central Piedmont Community College Information Session (in person) from 6:00 PM – 7:30PM (Levine Campus)
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Leading SAFe 5.0 with Certification
Date: January 11th and 12th
Location: Charlotte
Promo code: pmi2020 (30% discount)

SAFe 5.0 Product Owner / Product Manager
Date: January 18th and 19th
Location: Charlotte
Promo code: pmi2020 (30% discount)


UNC Charlotte Extended Academic Programs
UNC Charlotte

UNC Charlotte has a certificate program is designed to provide you with a firm base of the Project Management Institute’s (PMI®) A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide). Whether you are currently a project manager looking to improve your skills or a professional in another field who wishes to transition into project management, these courses will provide you with the skills you need to accelerate your career. The certificate meets the project management education requirements to qualify to take the PMP® Exam. PMI members receive a 15% discount for each course in which they enroll. Please contact Samantha Abt-Bumgarner ([email protected]) for information or connect through the UNC Charlotte Project Management website to learn more.

  1. Business Process Management and the Balanced Scorecard (Thursday/Friday, January 23 & 24)
  2. SAFe Scrum Master Certification Exam Prep (Thursday/Friday, January 23 & 24)
  3. Developing Agile Requirements (Thursday/Friday, January 30 & 31)

Western Carolina University
Western Carolina University

WCU project management program has several unique accomplishments. To list a few,
• WCU's Master of Project Management (MPM) is the first master's degree of its kind in the United States and is accredited by AACSB and PMI-GAC
• MPM is the first one to be accredited by the Project Management Institute Global Accreditation Center (PMI-GAC) in 1983.
• MPM has been given a national ranking in quality and affordability by the distance education information clearinghouse
• WCU is a registered education provider (REP) of PMI and you would earn PDUs and credits for PMP and other certifications.
The fully accredited online Master of Project Management (MPM) Program strives to be the pre-eminent comprehensive educational program for professional project managers, to advance the project management profession through teaching, research and service, and to develop leaders in the project management profession.
The graduate certificate is of particular interest to working professionals or military personnel who are looking for certification rather than a degree due, in part, to the convenient delivery of courses over an eight-week period. The Graduate Certificate in Project Management is awarded to students who successfully complete the four three-credit courses.
Please visit our website to learn more about our Project Management – Graduate Degree and Graduate Certificate.

There's a lot riding on your project: benefits to your organization and a reflection of your abilities. You want to ensure success, but know that it hinges on the expertise and cooperation of others. Learn proven effective strategies to deliver projects on time and within budget. You'll develop a disciplined approach to projects that includes risk assessment, quality assurance, and team communication. Wingate University’s Continuing Education Program is a Registered Education Provider with the Project Management Institute (PMI)®. Our courses prepare participants to pass the certification test and become Project Management Professionals (PMP)®.   Our courses will enable you to:

  •       Gain hands-on experience with the latest project management tools, techniques and methodologies
  •       Earn educational credentials sought by employers
  •       Network with other project professionals
  •       Increase on-the-job effectiveness
  •       Prepare for the PMI® certification process

    This program is designed for those involved in any stage of project management, including:

  •       Professionals wishing to upgrade their knowledge and skills
  •       Project managers and project team members
  •       Managers of project managers and project offices
  •       Individuals responsible for planning
  •       Functional managers with employees assigned to project teams
  •       Individuals looking to become PMP® certified 

Please contact Misty Moyers ([email protected]) for information or connect through Wingate University’s Continuing Education Program website to learn more.