Information Systems Project Mgmt – Technical Studies

Minimum credits: 68

Length: A full-time student can complete this program in five semesters (2 years, including one summer semester). Eleven of the courses (or 48% of the degree program) are designed as open-entry/open-exit, online courses that can be finished as rapidly as the student is able to master the course competencies.

Career opportunities: Project Manager - $75,280 (National median salary, according to Project Management Institute)

Job Growth: 12% through 2020

Division: Arts, Sciences, & Business

Contact: 434.797.8440 or 434.797.8474

Project Management is a fast-growing, emerging career field. The DCC Project Management A.A.S. is comprised of three Career Studies Certificates, electives, and general education courses. With an emphasis on information systems technology, CSCs expose the student to all aspects of the Project Management Institute (PMI) Process Groups of Project Initiating, Project Planning, Project Execution, Project Monitoring & Controlling, and Project Closing as outlined in the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK). Students will complete a significant project plan and engage in a comprehensive review that will prepare them to sit for PMI’s Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) national industry certification exam.

Courses are offered as online, competency-based, open-entry/open-exit courses, which allow students to progress through the program as quickly as they master the skills and competencies.

Program Outcomes

Graduates of this program will be able to:

  1. Manage people in a team-based environment.
  2. Plan, execute, and control IT projects in a wide variety of industry settings.
  3. Manage projects according to the Project Management Institute (PMI) Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) processes and techniques.
  4. Sit for the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) exam.
  5. Qualify for careers as a project manager or project team member.

Course Sequence

First Semester   Lecture Hours Lab Hours Hours in Class Course Credits
AST114 Keyboarding for Computer Usage 1 0 1 1
*ENG 131 Technical Report Writing 3 0 3 3
ETR 149 PC Repair 3 0 3 3
ITE 120 Principles of Info Systems 3 0 3 3
ITN 109 lnternet & Network Foundation 3 0 3 3
SDV100 College Success Skills 1 0 1 1
  Total 14 0 14 14
Second Semester   Lecture Hours Lab Hours Hours in Class Course Credits
ETR 295 Topics in Advanced PC Repair 3 0 3 3
ITE 182 User Support/Helpdesk 3 0 3 3
ITE 225 Mobile Computing 3 0 3 3
BUS 204 Project Management 3 0 3 3
MTH 12 Fundamentals of Math 1 3 0 3 3
  Total 15 0 15 15
Third Semester   Lecture Hours Lab Hours Hours in Class Course Credits
BUS 20 Advanced Project Management 3 0 3 3
ECO 120

Survey of Economics OR

       
PSY 126 Psychology for Business & Industry  3 0 3 3
HLT/PED Elective 0 2 2 1
  Total 6 2 9 7
Fourth Semester   Lecture Hours Lab Hours Hours in Class Course Credits
ITP 251 Systems Analysis and Design 4 0 4 4
ITP 170 Project Management 3 0 3 3
ITX or BUS 3 - IT electives (3 credits each) 9 0 9 9
  Total 16 0 16 16
Fifth Semester   Lecture Hours Lab Hours Hours in Class Course Credits
BUS295 Topics in Exam Preparation 3 0 3 3
BUS 298 Seminar and Projects 4 0 4 4
HUM Elective 3 0 3 3
ITX 2 - IT electives (3 credits each)  3 0 3 3
  Total 16 0 16 16

For more information consult the College Catalog

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