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31-102-10 Technical Diploma (TD) Part Time, Full Time 30 Credits Financial Aid Eligible Time of Day: Day Also Offered in Accelerated Format Locations*: Appleton, Online

*If general education courses are required, they may be available at multiple locations.

The Project Specialist technical diploma will prepare you to take on entry-level positions in the project management field. You’ll get an opportunity to work through the entire project life cycle with a solid understanding of both waterfall and agile approaches to project management. The coursework in this program aligns with the Project Management Institute's body of knowledge and can be used to prepare for industry certification. All courses directly transfer to the Business Analyst associate degree.

COURSE LIST

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Course list for reference only. Current students please refer to your individualized program plan or see your advisor.
**Outside effort hours are an estimate based on state standards, and may vary from person to person.

    Occupational Specific (24 Credits)

    Course Title
    Course Number
    Credits
    Instructional Hours
    Outside Effort Hours**
    Prior Learning Credit Eligibility
  • BA Planning and Monitoring
    10-102-124
    3Credit
    54
    108

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10102124
    • Credits: 3.00

    Provides instruction in the multiple approaches used for performing business analysis, planning activities and ongoing communication, defining scopes, process improvements, assumptions, constraints, and dependencies, and the management process.

  • Elicitation and Collaboration Techniques
    10-102-126
    2Credit
    54
    54
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 54
    • Course Number: 10102126
    • Credits: 2.00

    Define stakeholders and use the stakeholder analysis to conduct elicitation activities accurately capturing information needs, documenting and confirming results. Facilitates meetings and communication plan to support ongoing collaboration.

  • MS Office Suite, Introduction
    10-103-120
    2Credit
    54
    54

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 54
    • Course Number: 10103120
    • Credits: 2.00

    Provides an opportunity to gain technical skills employers are seeking, by using the features in Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Through hands-on course work, students will be able to integrate Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

  • Effective Business Practice
    10-106-118
    3Credit
    54
    108
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10106118
    • Credits: 3.00

    Focuses on business soft skills to provide students with the ability to conduct themselves in the business world with confidence.

  • Business Career Planning
    10-106-199
    1Credit
    27
    27

    • Instructional Hours: 27
    • Outside Effort Hours: 27
    • Course Number: 10106199
    • Credits: 1.00

    Provides students with information and tools to prepare for a Business career. Students will demonstrate professionalism and develop professional employment documents, business communications, and interview strategies.

    Prereq: Student has completed or is in process of completing ANY of the following options:

    • Student must complete 9 Semester Units at the Post Secondary Level. Catalog Numbers must begin with 10, 20, 30, 31, or 32.

    • Student is in progress in Office Assistant (31-106-1) Program of Study

  • Systems Analysis
    10-107-158
    3Credit
    54
    108

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10107158
    • Credits: 3.00

    Introduces the principles and techniques of modern system analysis and design. It explores the fundamentals of traditional systems and methodologies, data flow diagrams and case tools. It also tracks the systems' development life cycle and explains the various stages.

  • Cost Controls and Budgeting
    10-196-110
    3Credit
    54
    108

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10196110
    • Credits: 3.00

    Examines how financial information is interpreted and applied by supervisors/managers in planning and controlling business activities. This managerial accounting course emphasizes the budgeting process.

  • Problem Solving
    10-196-131
    2Credit
    36
    72

    • Instructional Hours: 36
    • Outside Effort Hours: 72
    • Course Number: 10196131
    • Credits: 2.00

    Presents basic problem-solving techniques. Emphasizes the importance of identifying the real problem, identifying the causes, looking at alternative solutions, arriving at a solution and following up to ensure implementation.

  • Project Management, Intro to
    10-196-188
    3Credit
    54
    108

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10196188
    • Credits: 3.00

    Focuses on how to apply the skills and tools necessary to design, implement and evaluate formal projects. Each learner will write a project proposal, work with project teams, sequence project tasks, develop project budgets, identify project resources, implement the project, chart project progress, deal with variations, evaluate the project, and use various technology in these processes.

  • Lean Tools
    10-623-195
    2Credit
    36
    72

    • Instructional Hours: 36
    • Outside Effort Hours: 72
    • Course Number: 10623195
    • Credits: 2.00

    Introduces useful tools to use when implementing Lean in your organization. Major course topics include team building, lean tools and project management.

    Occupational Supportive (6 Credits)

    Course Title
    Course Number
    Credits
    Instructional Hours
    Outside Effort Hours**
    Prior Learning Credit Eligibility
  • Written Communication
    10-801-195
    3Credit
    54
    108
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10801195
    • Credits: 3.00

    Develops writing skills which include prewriting, drafting, revising, and editing. A variety of writing assignments are designed to help the learner analyze audience and purpose, research and organize ideas, and format and design documents based on subject matter and content. Also develops critical reading and thinking skills through the analysis of a variety of written documents.

    Prereq: Student has completed or is in process of completing ALL of the following:

    OR ALL of the following:

    • Student is not in progress in Associate Degree, Apprenticeship, or Technical Diploma (31 or 32 level)

  • Oral/Interpersonal Comm
    10-801-196
    3Credit
    54
    108

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10801196
    • Credits: 3.00

    Focuses on developing effective listening techniques and verbal and nonverbal communication skills through oral presentation, group activity, and other projects. The study of self, conflict, and cultural contexts will be explored, as well as their impact on communication.

    Prereq: Student has completed or is in process of completing ALL of the following:

    OR ALL of the following:

    • Student is not in progress in Associate Degree, Apprenticeship, or Technical Diploma (31 or 32 level)

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