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PROJECT MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATE

All professionals working in six sigma or other quality control management process can ensure that their efforts are in line with the most efficient and effective methods available for successful project management.

CERTIFICATION: MOS

PROGRAM COSTS: Varies

COURSE CONTACT HOURS: 375

PROGRAM DURATION: 6 Months

EXTERNSHIP AVAILABLE: Yes

The Project Management Associate

Effective project management skills are important to working professionals in any industry. All professionals working in six sigma or other quality control management process, process engineers, general managers, middle/senior management, as well as product managers can benefit from the skills learned in this course and ensure that their efforts are in line with the
most efficient and effective methods available for successful project management. Blending theory with practical examples and case studies, the Project Management Associate course serves as a great stepping stone toward becoming a Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM).

The Project Management Associate Program

The Project Management Associate course offers participants the opportunity to define, plan and execute a project no matter how simple or complex the end goal. Participants will gain the tools and knowledge necessary to deliver successful projects both on time and on budget, while meeting any performance specifications determined from the outset. At a fundamental level, participants will explore the ins and outs of project management and the project life cycle including: project scope management, project time management, project cost management, project communications management, project risk management, project procurement management, project human resource management and project stakeholder management.

The Project Management Associate course provides students with an overview of the principle areas of project management. The course will introduce students to the advantages and disadvantages of different organizational structures, as well as the phases of an effective project management system. Students will examine the key skills of a project manager, and ?learn how to develop and apply those skills for project success. Students will also learn how to create a project schedule, resource plan, and budget, and how to monitor and evaluate a project to manage time, cost, scope, and resources.

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Define Project Management
  • Describe the roles of Project Managers and their teams
  • Identify the scope of a project
  • Identify estimating methods
  • Plan key activities related to a project
  • Prepare a project plan
  • Describe the importance of setting up a monitoring and control process
  • Evaluate project performance
  • Identify factors that lead to issues
  • Use appropriate steps to manage projects
  • Use different strategies to plan for a project
  • Identify techniques for planning and managing projects
  • Define important terms in project management
  • Explain how to close a project
  • Use models and charts to help manage your project
  • Explain the different characteristics of a successful problem solver
  • Identify different types of communication
  • Use critical questions to gather information about your problem
  • Identify techniques used for persuading others
  • Describe how to use a work plan to organize, monitor, and streamline project management
  • Explain how different types of communication are used to solve problems
  • Identify risk factors that lead to project management issues
  • Use appropriate steps to manage risk and analyze costs for projects
  • Use different strategies to plan for a project
  • Identify techniques for planning and managing projects
  • Define important terms in project risk management
  • Explain how to close a project
  • Use models and charts to help manage risks and analyze costs for your project
  • Use Microsoft Office

Technical Requirements

WINDOWS USERS

  • Windows 7, XP or Vista
  • 56K modem or higher
  • Soundcard & Speakers
  • Firefox, Chrome or Microsoft Internet Explorer

MAC OS USERS

  • Mac OS X or higher (in classic mode)
  • 56K modem or higher
  • Soundcard & Speakers
  • Apple Safari

SUPPORTED BROWSERS

System will support the two latest releases of each browser. When using older versions of a browser, users risk running into problems with the course software.

  • Windows Users: Firefox, Chrome, Explorer
  • Mac OS Users: Safari, Chrome, Firefox

SCREEN RESOLUTION

We recommend setting your screen resolution to 1024 x 768 pixels.

SUGGESTED PLUGINS

  • Flash Player
  • Real Player
  • Adobe Reader
  • Java

U.S. Department of Labor

Career Information

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Career Median Salary Job Openings Growth Rate
Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians $55,570 3,500 10% to 14%

Description

Conduct tests on pulmonary or cardiovascular systems of patients for diagnostic purposes. May conduct or assist in electrocardiograms, cardiac catheterizations, pulmonary functions, lung capacity, and similar tests. Includes vascular technologists.
Job Titles Include
Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory Technologist, Cardiac Catheterization Technician, Cardiac Technician, Cardiology Technician, Cardiopulmonary Technician, Cardiovascular Technician, Cardiovascular Technologist (CVT), Electrocardiogram Technician (EKG Technician), Registered Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist (RCIS)

Wages

Bottom 15% Median Salary Top 10%
United States $28,650 $55,570 $89,450

Employment

current employment 2016 projected job openings 2016 - 2026 projected growth 2016 - 2026
United States 53,760 3,500 10% to 14%

typical tasks

  • Conduct electrocardiogram (EKG), phonocardiogram, echocardiogram, stress testing, or other cardiovascular tests to record patients' cardiac activity, using specialized electronic test equipment, recording devices, or laboratory instruments.
  • Explain testing procedures to patients to obtain cooperation and reduce anxiety.
  • Monitor patients' blood pressure and heart rate using electrocardiogram (EKG) equipment during diagnostic or therapeutic procedures to notify the physician if something appears wrong.
  • Obtain and record patient identification, medical history, or test results.
  • Monitor patients' comfort and safety during tests, alerting physicians to abnormalities or changes in patient responses.
  • Prepare and position patients for testing.
  • Attach electrodes to the patients' chests, arms, and legs, connect electrodes to leads from the electrocardiogram (EKG) machine, and operate the EKG machine to obtain a reading.
  • Adjust equipment and controls according to physicians' orders or established protocol.
  • Check, test, and maintain cardiology equipment, making minor repairs when necessary, to ensure proper operation.
  • Supervise or train other cardiology technologists or students.
  • Compare measurements of heart wall thickness and chamber sizes to standard norms to identify abnormalities.
  • Maintain a proper sterile field during surgical procedures.
  • Observe ultrasound display screen and listen to signals to record vascular information, such as blood pressure, limb volume changes, oxygen saturation, or cerebral circulation.
  • Assist surgeons with vascular procedures, such as preparing balloons and stents.
  • Assist physicians in the diagnosis and treatment of cardiac or peripheral vascular treatments, such as implanting pacemakers or assisting with balloon angioplasties to treat blood vessel blockages.

Radiologic Technicians $41,070 11,000 15% or higher

Description

Maintain and use equipment and supplies necessary to demonstrate portions of the human body on x-ray film or fluoroscopic screen for diagnostic purposes.
Job Titles Include
Chief Technician, X-Ray (Chief Tech, X-Ray); Limited Radiology Technician; Radiologic Technician (RT); Radiology Technician (Radiology Tech); Registered Radiographer; X-Ray Technician (X-Ray Tech)

Wages

Bottom 15% Median Salary Top 10%
United States $26,990 $41,070 $71,280

Employment

current employment 2016 projected job openings 2016 - 2026 projected growth 2016 - 2026