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Project Management Associate of Applied Science Degree

Location(s): In Person and Online

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Program Overview

Major ID: 251A

Program Start Dates: Fall, Spring, Summer

Project Managers oversee the planning, implementing, quality control, and status reporting for a given project. Projects exist in all industries including construction, information technology, healthcare and business. Project Managers are needed to manage teams, plan, coordinate, and budget projects from initiation to completion. If you are skilled in a specific industry there are opportunities to use your technical expertise to lead industry-related projects. Construction, IT, Healthcare and Real Estate Project Managers are in especially high demand. Projects can vary greatly in size, specialty and complexity, creating opportunities for Project Managers with varying expertise and experience.

This program provides students with the skills and knowledge to effectively initiate, plan, and implement projects. In addition, the program provides a transferrable skill set in the areas of management, human resources, finance, negotiation, decision making, and leadership.

Career Opportunities

Employment opportunities are very good for skilled, capable, and dependable business professionals. Graduates may choose to continue their education towards a bachelor’s degree or begin work in a variety of settings. Possible roles might include: Project Manager, Cost Estimator, Project Coordinator, Project Scheduler, or Assistant Project Manager.

Program Outcomes

  1. Describe the fundamentals of PMBOK (Project Management Body of Knowledge), process groups and tools in projects to meet the needs of global, regional and local businesses.
  2. Prioritize project needs regarding scope, resources, cost, schedules, procurement and risks.
  3. Integrate the fundamentals of effective communication, team management and leadership skills with a project team and stakeholder.
  4. Apply project management standards in organizations.
  5. Assess appropriate legal and ethical standards for managing projects.

Program Faculty

Jon Stambaugh
jon.stambaugh@saintpaul.edu 651.846.1592

Transfer Opportunities

Saint Paul College has transfer agreements & partnerships between many post-secondary institutions. For more information please go to saintpaul.edu/Transfer.

Program Requirements

Required Business Core: 16 Credits

Subtotal: 28 Credits

General Education/MnTC Requirements

Refer to the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) Course List  for each Goal Area

  • Goal 1: Communication 7 Credits

    ENGL 1711 - Composition 1  4 Credits
    COMM 17XX 3 Credits
  • Goal 3 or Goal 4 3 Credits

    Goal 3: Natural Sciences 3 Credits
    Goal 4: Mathematical /Logical Reasoning 3 Credits
  • Goal 5: History, Social Science, and Behavior Sciences 3 Credits

    ECON 1720 - Macroeconomics  3 Credits
    ECON 1730 - Microeconomics  3 Credits
  • Goal 6: Humanities & Fine Arts 3 Credits

General Education Requirements: 16 Credits

Course Sequence

This course sequence is recommended for a full-time student; however, this sequence is not required.

Not all courses are offered each semester; a selection of courses is offered summer term. Students should consult with the Program Faculty each semester.

Total Semester Credits: 17

Total Semester Credits: 13

Total Semester Credits: 12

Fourth Semester

Total Semester Credits: 18

Total Program Credits: 60

The mission of the Business Department at Saint Paul College is to sustain the College mission by providing quality, lifelong business education supported by technology for a diverse, metropolitan student population.

Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs

Information is subject to change. This Program Requirements Guide is not a contract.

Minimum Program Entry Requirements

Students entering this program must meet the following minimum program entry requirements:

Reading: Score of 250+ or grade of “C” or better in READ 0722  or READ 0724  or EAPP 0900  

Writing: Score of 250+ or grade of “C” or better in ENGL 0922  or EAPP 0900  

Arithmetic: Score of 225+

Assessment Results and Prerequisites: Students admitted into Saint Paul College programs may need to complete additional courses based on assessment results and course prerequisite requirements. Certain MATH, READ, and ENGL courses have additional prerequisites.

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