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Project Management Technical Diploma

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Program Code: 311962

The Project Management Technical Diploma encompasses personnel and qualitative issues, as well as the technical, quantitative aspects of managing projects. Courses immerse students in teamwork and team dynamics, helping them develop the skills to tackle complex projects and the savvy to synthesize diverse perspectives. Topics covered include project integration, scheduling, scope and planning, human resources, communication, quality, costs, monitoring, and procurement. The combination of courses build the skills necessary for the role of project manager within a variety of industries.

Follow Your Path

Some credits from this technical diploma apply toward the following associate degree(s):
Leadership Development, 101961
Manufacturing Operations Management, 101965
Some credits from the following certificate(s) apply toward this technical diploma:
Health Care Leadership, 901967
Quality Improvement & Innovation, 901968

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Employment Potential

A graduate of the program will have the potential for employment in the following areas:

Project Assistant

Project Leader

Project Manager

Project Coordinator

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Requirements for Program Entry

• Completed application.
• High school transcript or equivalent. For a list of equivalents, go to www.nwtc.edu/gettingstarted.
• To be admitted to this program, learners must achieve a prior cumulative high school or college grade point average of 2.6 or higher OR a satisfactory academic skills assessment score. College grade point average must be based on 15 credits or more. To learn more about starting this program, please contact an academic advisor at (920) 498-5444 or (888) 385-6982.
• It is recommended that a student have basic computer skills in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint prior to entering the Project Management program.

Program Availability

FULL TIMESummer 2018Fall 2018Spring 2019

Application Checklist

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Curriculum
Students following the study plan below will complete the Project Management technical diploma in the number of semesters shown.
FIRST SEMESTER
10-890-101 COLLEGE 101 ...Students will utilize digital tools and resources to assess, explore, practice, apply, and evaluate both employability and learning skills. By establishing NWTC cultural values as hallmarks of success in academic, career, and personal settings the course encourages reflective, personalized development of a growth mindset and emphasizes the importance of making wise choices. To maximize the return on investment, students should take this course in their first semester as it identifies key expectations (hidden rules) of higher learning and professional employment.
10-196-164 SUPERVISORS-PERSONAL SKILLS ...time management and personal planning, emotional intelligence, effective communication, assertiveness and stress management related to the challenges of a supervisor.
10-196-189 TEAM BUILDING/PROBLEM SOLVING ...benefits and challenges of group work, necessary roles in a team, stages of team development, meeting facilitation, different approaches to problem solving, consensus, data acquisition, analysis, developing alternative solutions, implementation and evaluation.
10-804-134 MATHEMATICAL REASONING ...This course provides an alternative pathway to earning credit for a college level liberal arts mathematics course. All college students, regardless of their college major, need to be able to make reasonable decisions about fiscal, environmental, and health issues that require quantitative reasoning skills. An activity based approach is used to explore numerical relationships, graphs, proportional relationships, algebraic reasoning, and problem solving using linear, exponential and other mathematical models. Students will develop conceptual and procedural tools that support the use of key mathematical concepts in a variety of contexts. This course is not designed for Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math (STEM) students and/or others who require calculus. (Prerequisite: A placement value of 2400; OR Accuplacer Arithmetic score greater/equal to 65 AND Reading score greater/equal to 50; OR ACT Math score greater/equal to 15 AND ACT Reading score greater/equal to 15; OR prep courses-contact an academic advisor 920-498-5444)
10-105-101 CAREER PLANNING ...experiential learning introduction. Learn how personal branding allows candidates to differentiate themselves from the competition through appearance, personality, and marketing competency. Career portfolio introduced. (Corequisite: 10-890-101, College 101)
10-196-188 PROJECT MANAGEMENT FUNDAMENTALS ...the role of project management, developing a project proposal, demonstration of relevant software, working with project teams, sequencing tasks, charting progress, dealing with variations, budgets and resources, implementation, and assessment.
10-105-103 CAREER PREPARATION ...create professional resume and cover letter, prepare for interviews, understand interviewing techniques, participate in a mock interview. Submission of experiential learning proposal. (Prerequisites: 10-105-101, Career Planning; 10-801-136, English Composition 1)
SEMESTER TOTAL
15
SECOND SEMESTER
10-196-190 LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT ...leadership effectiveness and organization requirements, individual and group motivation strategies, vision, mission and goals, ethical behavior, leadership style and adaptation, impacts of power and influence, employee development, coaching, managing change, and conflict resolution. (Prerequisite: 10-801-136, English Composition 1)
10-196-176 CORPORATE ENTREPRENEURSHIP ...learning process for an individual or group to create or instigate renewal or innovation within an organization. Different from an entrepreneur, a corporate entrepreneur seeks to risk the resources of an organization in the innovative process using trusted business tools.
10-196-192 MANAGING-QUALITY ...developing a personal philosophy of quality, identifying all stakeholder relationships, meeting/exceeding customer expectations, managing a quality improvement project, measuring effectiveness, lean thinking, Six Sigma, and systems thinking.
10-196-200 PM FOR CAPM CERTIFICATION ...prepares students for the Project Management Institute (PMI) CAPM certification exam. Gain basic understanding of PMBOK Guide processes and knowledge areas, identifying key steps involved in a project lifecycle, and ability to create project management plan that includes Project Charter, Scope Statement, and Work Breakdown Structure. (Prerequisite: 10-196-188, Project Management Fundamentals)
10-196-205 PROJECT MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE ...prepares students to use industry leading software to effectively manage projects. Covers the critical knowledge and skills, a project manager needs to create a project plan and how to oversee the panning, execution, monitoring, and controlling phases of projects. Utilize electronic means to manage projects so they are completed on time, within budget and meets organizational and customer objectives. (Prerequisite: 10-196-188, Project Management Fundamentals)
10-196-101 LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT CAREER EXPERIENCE ...practical hands-on experience applying skills developed in the program at an approved site with supervision by an employer and the instructor with related projects and discussion. (Prerequisites: 10-801-136, English Composition 1; 10-804-123, Math w Business Apps; 10-105-103, Career Preparation)
SEMESTER TOTAL
15
TOTAL CREDITS
30
Curriculum Note
The credit for 10-890-101, College 101 is an Institutional Requirement for graduation. Consequently, it is not part of the program requirements, but must be passed with a C or better.

Program Outcomes

• Identify the different stages involved in project planning.
• Successfully employ common project management tools.
• Utilize relevant milestones in monitoring and measuring progress taking account of budget, expenditure and risk management.
• Demonstrate effective interpersonal communications and conflict management techniques.
• Employ common software tools for project management.

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Note

Some courses have a compressed schedule of seven weeks each. The competencies learned in an accelerated class are exactly the same as those in a traditional class. Students do much of the learning and assignments outside of class time.

Study Abroad Opportunities

The International Studies staff continually seeks opportunities for students to travel abroad for educational experiences that may be offered in association with program courses. To find out more about which of your program courses may offer an opportunity during this academic year, contact your academic advisor.

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