Productivity Pathway

Project Analyst

What is a Project Analyst?

The Project Analyst plays an integral role as part of the organization’s project teams. They coordinate multiple tasks and work closely with the project managers to ensure the successful completion of projects. They are a traffic controller who arranges assignments, analyzes the budget and timeline of a project and provides status reports to management and stakeholders. In addition, they utilize spreadsheets and databases to offer data visualization for improved decision making.

Every business needs efficient project management for continued and sufficient growth and every project manager relies on the support of a skilled and knowledgeable individual who can support the successful completion of projects.

The Project Analyst Role is a program in the Productivity Pathway.

Alternate Job Titles: Project Coordinator, Junior Project Coordinator, Junior Project Manager, Assistant Project Coordinator

How do I become a Project Analyst?

There are 4 courses, business skills workshops, 6 certifications and 1 project in the program, totaling 189 hours of courses, labs and workshops.

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Capturing, Organizing, and Presenting Data

This course explores spreadsheets and databases for capturing, organizing, and presenting data for improving decision making.

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Foundations in Information Technology

The course focuses on the basics of computer hardware, software, mobile computing, networking, troubleshooting, and emerging technologies.

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Processes and Components for Project Success

The course is designed to provide you with the skills needed to be a successful project coordinator in today's rapidly changing world. 

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Technical Documentation

Develop knowledge and understanding of best practices in technical communication within the context of creating documentation in Microsoft Word.

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What Technologies will I Learn?

  • Anti-malware software
  • Productivity software
  • Browser software
  • Backup software
  • Workstations
  • Jira
  • Laptop
  • Wireless router
  • Printer
  • External storage
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Access
  • Microsoft Project
  • Microsoft Visio
  • Microsoft SharePoint
  • Microsoft Word
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Mobile devices

What Industry Recognized Certifications will I Earn in the Program?

  • Microsoft Office Specialist –Microsoft Word
  • Microsoft Office Specialist –Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Office Specialist –Microsoft Access
  • CompTIA IT Fundamentals
  • CompTIA Project+
  • Certified Professional Technical Communicator –Foundation

Certification exams are delivered by third party certification providers and must be successfully completed based on the requirements of the providers.

Will I earn any College Credits?


Harrisburg University of Science & Technology awards college credits on successful completion of the various courses in the program. Students have the potential to earn up to 9 college credits in the Project Analyst Program.


Students who pass all the courses and pass at least 50% of the certification exams receive a Certificate of Completion from Harrisburg University of Science & Technology and NuPaths that represents successful completion of the Project Analyst program.

What is the Tuition for the Program?

Tuition for the Project Analyst program is $6,500 per student.

The tuition includes the cost of education, the learning materials needed by the student, 100% of the fee for the first attempt of a certification exam, and, if required, 50% of the fee for the second attempt of a certification exam.

You may be eligible for funding through the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) or other state and federal government resources.

Please visit Tuition Info for further details.

What types of Jobs are available? Does NuPaths help with hiring?

NuPaths works with you throughout the program and beyond to pursue employment opportunities. Paid internships provide an opportunity to work while completing a NuPaths program or to transition into a full-time job role. Paid apprenticeships are available through our apprenticeship partner, TranZed Apprenticeship Services.

Students who successfully complete the program will also be referred to staffing agencies, CareerLinks, IT companies and local employers for job opportunities. Learn how you can achieve NuResults by enrolling in the Project Analyst program.

Learn about Project Analyst job roles, job demand, and pay ranges, on the Bureau of Labor Statistics website.

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