This course will introduce the student to key aspects of project management as related to electronics based technologies. The course will begin with a discussion of the environment in which most projects are initiated and completed, that is, a typical company. Discussions will include such topics as Concurrent Engineering, Quality Issues, being a "team player", and various approval agencies & standards (NEC, UL, ISO 9000, etc.). Project scheduling will be discussed and students will be required to create schedules using both Gantt and PERT/CPM charts. Microsoft Project will be introduced and students will learn to use this software to schedule simple tasks. The lab portion of the course will give students some practical technical skills to help support the concepts presented in lecture. Students will learn soldering fundamentals, be introduced to technical documentation, reading schematics and assembly documentation, assemble and test various kits, perform cable termination and be introduced to testing techniques using DVM's and dedicated test equipment.