PURPOSE: 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. This degree is not designed for transfer to a four-year college. All career-technical degrees are guided by input from local business leaders. All career-technical degrees are guided by advisory committees comprised of local business leaders.
CREDENTIALS: An Associate of Applied Science degree is a major in a career-technical area that takes two years for full-time students to complete. Although the purpose of an AAS degree is to gain skills for employment, some transfer institutions may accept some or all of the courses from an AAS major.
TRANSFER INFORMATION: This program is not intended for transfer. Students desiring to transfer should consult their academic advisors and their intended transfer institutions for specific direction in program and course selection. More information can also be found at www.jtcc.edu/academics/transfer/
PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS AND SPECIAL CONDITIONS: Students must meet JTCC admission requirements. Students may need to complete placement tests in English and mathematics. Visit www.jtcc.edu/placement for all course placement options. If students have deficiencies in English and/or mathematics, JTCC offers developmental and prerequisite courses to prepare students for the curriculum. New students should visit the Advising Center and returning students their faculty advisor for more information.
PROGRAM OUTCOMES: By the completion of this program, students will be expected to demonstrate an intermediate level of competency in the following skills:
- 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;
- Perform and interpret business math, accounting, and business statistical calculations;
- Understand the basic concepts associated with business ethics and the importance of developing and adhering to a strong set of generally-accepted ethical principles;
- Demonstrate principles of human relationship skills used to successfully interrelate with customers, associates, employees, and superiors in a project management setting;
- Understand standard methods for training, motivating, and managing people in a team-based environment;
- Plan, execute, and control projects according to Project Management Institute (PMI) Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) processes, tools, and techniques.