Project Management Courses

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PROJ 100|Introduction to Project Management

5 Credits

An introduction to foundational knowledge and concepts for the project management profession. Introduces key project definitions, project phases, and the project management knowledge areas. Also introduces students to project management activities such as scope, cost, and schedule management, project leadership skills, and the project team development model. The role of ethics in project management is also discussed.

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PROJ 110|Project Planning

5 Credits

Examines the important planning phase of a project which includes preparing the project management plan, defining the project scope and work breakdown structure; defining the activities and schedule; and estimating the costs and defining the budget. Also addresses planning quality, human resources, communication, risk, and procurement elements of a project. Introduces schedule concepts and is typically taken concurrently with scheduling software course PROJ 130 or 140.

Prerequisite

Prerequisite: PROJ 100 with a 2.0 or better or concurrent enrollment with instructor permission.

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PROJ 120|Project Execution & Control

5 Credits

Presents the project execution phase and corresponding monitoring and control activities. Also addresses project team acquisition and development; performing quality assurance/control activities; distributing information; managing stakeholder expectations; and procurement activities.

Prerequisite

Prerequisite: PROJ 110 with a 2.0 or better or instructor permission.

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PROJ 130|Introduction to Microsoft Project

5 Credits

MS Project is used to develop the project schedule including such things as creating a work breakdown structure; identifying activities, estimates, durations, and relationships; and assignment of resources. Provides hands-on skills for a basic understanding of such things as capturing performance data; preparing outputs and reports; and using baselines.

Prerequisite

Prerequisite: PROJ 110 with a 2.0 or better.

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PROJ 140|Introduction to Primavera

5 Credits

Provides hands-on skills using Primavera software for developing and maintaining the project schedule. Uses Primavera to develop the project schedule including such things as creating a work breakdown structure; identifying activities, estimates, durations, and relationships; and assignment of resources. Also provides a basic understanding of such things as capturing performance data; preparing outputs and reports; and using baselines.

Prerequisite

Prerequisite: PROJ 110 with a 2.0 or better.

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PROJ 170|Project Management Internship

1–5 Credits

Designed to provide students with major-related, supervised, evaluated practical training work experiences which may be paid or voluntary. Students are graded on the basis of documented learning acquired through hands-on new experiences in an actual work setting.

Prerequisite

Prerequisite: enrollment in the Project Management program and instructor permission.

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PROJ 211|Project Procurement

3 Credits

Provides basic understanding of the project procurement management including key processes, roles/responsibilities, and types of contracts. Addresses the various roles people play in the procurement process and how procurement management plays a key part in achieving successful projects.

Prerequisite

Prerequisite: PROJ 110 with a 2.0 or better; PROJ 120 with a 2.0 or better or concurrent enrollment.

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PROJ 222|Project Quality Management

3 Credits

Provides further understanding of how project quality planning and control contribute to sound project management and improved project results. This course addresses quality tools, skills, and techniques.

Prerequisite

Prerequisite: PROJ 110 with a 2.0 or better; PROJ 120 with a 2.0 or better or concurrent enrollment.

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PROJ 231|Project Risk Management

5 Credits

Provides additional knowledge and skills for identifying project risks, analyzing risks, and risk responses. Addresses both quantitative and qualitative analysis, risk monitoring and control techniques, risk probability, and risk impacts.

Prerequisite

Prerequisite: PROJ 110 with a 2.0 or better.

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PROJ 241|Project Management Capstone

5 Credits

Integrates all the various project management knowledge and skills learned in previous courses into a simulated project(s) including project initiation, planning, execution, and monitoring/control activities in a team environment. Includes evaluation of project decisions to identify improvement opportunities.

Prerequisite

Prerequisite: PROJ 120 with a 2.0 or better; PROJ 130 with a 2.0 or better or PROJ 140 with a 2.0 or better; PROJ 211 with a 2.0 or better; PROJ 222 with a 2.0 or better; and PROJ 231 with a 2.0 or better.

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PROJ 270|Project Management Internship

1–5 Credits

Designed to provide students with major-related, supervised, evaluated practical training work experiences which may be paid or voluntary. Students are graded on the basis of documented learning acquired through hands-on new experiences in an actual work setting.

Prerequisite

Prerequisite: enrollment in the Project Management program and instructor permission.

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PROJ 299|Special Studies

1–5 Credits

A class used to explore new coursework.

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PROJ 310|Project Contracts & Legal Issues

5 Credits

Develops concepts beyond PROJ 211 dealing specifically with contracts including advanced contract administration topics such as monitoring/change control and claims. Also addresses project management legal issues.

Prerequisite

Prerequisite: PROJ 120 with a 2.0 or better and PROJ 211 with a 2.0 or better.

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PROJ 320|Project Monitoring, Control, & Earned Value

5 Credits

Develops monitoring and control issues beyond PROJ 120 including earned value management concepts and skills.

Prerequisite

Prerequisite: PROJ 120 with a 2.0 or better; PROJ 130 with a 2.0 or better or PROJ 140 with a 2.0 or better; or instructor permission.

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PROJ 330|Project HR Management & Communication Skills

5 Credits

Addresses project team development, leadership, and dynamics, as well as dealing with conflict. Specifically needed communication skills are identified and developed through appropriate activities (e.g., presentations, role play).

Prerequisite

Prerequisite: PROJ 120 with a 2.0 or better.

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PROJ 370|Project Management Internship

1–5 Credits

Designed to provide students with major-related, supervised, evaluated practical training work experiences which may be paid or voluntary. Students are graded on the basis of documented learning acquired through hands-on new experiences in an actual work setting.

Prerequisite

Prerequisite: enrollment in the Project Management program and instructor permission.

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PROJ 411|Advanced Microsoft Project

5 Credits

Develops advanced schedule concepts and practices using Microsoft Project software, beyond those learned in PROJ 130, including topics such as resource leveling, critical path management, baselining, and progress reporting. The class utilizes scenarios to be addressed using the software.

Prerequisite

Prerequisite: PROJ 130 with a 2.0 or better.

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PROJ 421|Advanced Primavera

5 Credits

Develops advanced schedule concepts and practices using Primavera software, beyond those learned in PROJ 140, including topics such as resource leveling, critical path management, baselining, and progress reporting. The class utilizes scenarios to be addressed using the software.

Prerequisite

Prerequisite: PROJ 140 with a 2.0 or better.

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PROJ 470|Project Management Internship

1–5 Credits

Designed to provide students with major-related, supervised, evaluated practical training work experiences which may be paid or voluntary. Students are graded on the basis of documented learning acquired through hands-on new experiences in an actual work setting.

Prerequisite

Prerequisite: enrollment in the Project Management program and instructor permission.

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PROJ 480|Advanced Project Management Capstone

5 Credits

Integrates all the various project management knowledge and skills learned in previous courses into a simulated project(s) including project initiation, planning, execution, and monitoring/control activities in a team environment. This course includes evaluation of project decisions to identify improvement opportunities.

Prerequisite

Prerequisite: PROJ 231 with a 2.0 or better; PROJ 310 with a 2.0 or better; PROJ 320 with a 2.0 or better; PROJ 330 with a 2.0 or better; PROJ 222 with a 2.0 or better; and either PROJ 411 or PROJ 421 with a 2.0 or better; or instructor permission.

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