College Credit: 3 credit hours
Estimated Length: 45 seat hours
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This course introduces students to the planning, implementation, and control activities of project management, including project and performance evaluation, quality control and workflow analysis. Emphasis will be on the initiating, planning, executing, controlling, and closing activities of project management.
IMPORTANT: Please visit the ACC Schedule of Classes for course start and end dates.
Learning takes place with an instructor in an online classroom and will include homework activities and weekly assignments.
This is a 10-week accelerated course which will require weekly assignments and periodic online communication with an instructor. Visit link above for course start and end dates. Please note, this course is not eligible for extensions.
Upon completing this course, students will be able to:
- define a project and its elements.
- produce the components of a project plan, i.e., goals, preliminary project plan, Work Breakdown Structure (WBS), activity schedule with necessary precedence/ successor relationships and network diagrams for a project
- illustrate the creation of a project schedule
- discuss the development and use of network diagram techniques
- construct a budget
- explain how to control project costs
- explain how to calculate a project’s earned value and its significance to the project team
- analyze project quality using metrics and control tools by ensuring that the end deliverables fulfill the project requirements and scope of work
- illustrate the concept of different types of risks, their uncertainties and associated mitigation strategies to minimize the overall risk uncertainties
- define project procurement standards and its association with the different types of contracts