Business Management - Project Management

Project Management is a rapidly growing field relevant to many business areas, including information technology, engineering, contracting, and the nonprofit sector. The first two semesters of the A.A.S. degree program are similar to other business curricula, with the exception of four courses specifically associated with Project Management. Degree completers will also be awarded the Career Studies Certificate in Project Management. DCC is accredited by Alpha Beta Gamma International Business Honor Society to initiate members into the honor society for business and related disciplines. For more information, refer to http://www.abg.org.

Award: Associate of Applied Science

Minimum credits: 66

Length: 4 semesters (2 years), if full-time suggested course sequence is followed. Courses in project management (BUS 204, 206, 295, and ITP 170) are open-entry/open-exit, meaning students may complete courses at an accelerated pace and move on to a subsequent course upon satisfactory completion of the preceding course.

Career opportunities: Project Manager: $75,280 (National median salary. Source: Project Management Institute)

Job Growth: 12% through 2020

Division: Arts, Sciences, & Business

Contact: 434.797.8440 or 434.797.8474

Program Outcomes

Graduates will be able to:

  1. Utilize industry-standard computer software in business communication media, e.g. written reports and business plans using word processing software and presentations using presentation software;
  2. Perform and interpret business math, accounting, and business statistical calculations;
  3. Understand the basic concepts associated with business ethics and the importance of developing and adhering to a strong set of generally-accepted ethical principles;
  4. Demonstrate principles of human relationship skills used to successfully interrelate with customers, associates, employees, and superiors in a project management setting;
  5. Understand standard methods for training, motivating, and managing people in a team-based environment;
  6. Plan, execute, and control projects according to Project Management Institute (PMI) Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) processes, tools, and techniques.

Course Sequence

First Semester Lecture Hours Lab Hours Hours in Class Credits
AST 117 Keyboarding for computer usage 1 0 1 1
BUS 100 Introduction to Business 3 0 3 3
BUS 121 Business Mathematics I 3 0 3 3
ENG 111 College Composition I 3 0 3 3
ITE 115 Intro to Computer Applications & Concepts 3 0 3 3
MKT 100 Principles of Marketing 3 0 3 3
SDV 100 College Success Skills 1 0 1 1
  17 0 17 17
Second Semester Lecture Hours Lab Hours Hours in Class Credits
BUS 200 Principles of Management 3 0 3 3
BUS 122 Business Mathematics II 3 0 3 3
ECO 120 Survey of Economics 3 0 3 3
BUS 236 Communications in Management 3 0 3 3
BUS 204 Project Management 3 0 3 3
  15 0 15 15
Third Semester Lecture Hours Lab Hours Hours in Class Credits
ACC 111 Accounting I 3 0 3 3
ITP 170 Project Management (IT) 3 0 3 3
BUS 220 Introduction to Business Statistics 3 0 3 3
HLT/PED Wellness Elective 0 2 2 1
HUM 198 Seminar & Project in Humanities (or approved elective) 3 0 3 3
  16 2 18 17
Fourth Semester Lecture Hours Lab Hours Hours in Class Credits
ACC 110 Introduction to Computerized Accounting 2 0 2 2
BUS 298 Seminar and Project in Business 3 0 3 3
BUS 295 Topics in CAPM Exam Preparation OR
Topics in PMP Exam Preparation
3 0 3 3
BUS 149 Workplace Ethics 1 0 1 1
MKT 170 Customer Service 1 0 1 1 1 0 1 1
BUS 209 Continuous Quality Improvement 3 0 3 3
BUS 108 Business Etiquette 1 0 1 1
  17 0 17 17

Total Minimum Credits for a Diploma in Graphic Imaging Technology: 66

For more information consult the College Catalog

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