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Technology Team Peer Mentorship
Course: CIS286

First Term: 2020 Fall
Lec + Lab   3.0 Credit(s)   4.0 Period(s)   4.0 Load  
Course Type: Occupational
Load Formula: T- Lab Load

Description: Students will have an opportunity to mentor other students and work as a team to develop and support a technology project related to their program of study paralleled by professional expertise and guidance from team members, faculty, and/or industry mentor. Focus on application of technology knowledge to the development of a team project to solve real world technology problems/needs with an innovative technology focus. Focus on the team experience and project and workforce development, management and research, as well as mentoring and collaborative professional behaviors needed to facilitate innovations for profitable commercial feasibility.

MCCCD Official Course Competencies
1. Demonstrate concepts of technology related innovations, creativity, and collaboration in a technology/business. (I)
2. Describe the factors that influence starting a technology venture including professional behavior, strategic, and operational issues. (I)
3. In consultation with a faculty advisor, select a technology disciplined-related project to be completed while providing mentoring and guidance for a peer in a team environment. (I, II)
4. Apply critical thinking to concept design through the development of a comprehensive project based on a needs analysis. (I-VII)
5. Demonstrate professionalism with all stakeholders through the project design and implementation. (I-VII)
6. Manage a technology project from inception to evaluation. (II-VII)
7. Apply oral and visual communication skills to present a strategy and business solution appropriate to a particular client or target audience. (II-VII)
8. Demonstrate problem-solving strategies to inform business decision making approaches. (II-VII)
9. Demonstrate the ability to apply comprehensive requirements of project(s) through the development of a working prototype. (III, IV, V, VII)
10. Evaluate the impacts of the selected project considering local, federal, global, environmental, and legal requirements and issues. (IV)
11. Write a reflective document incorporating final specifications and personal observations. (VII)
12. Present a completed project to the faculty advisor and/or client for evaluation, in accordance with established methodology and guidelines. (VII)
MCCCD Official Course Outline
I. Technology ventures
   A. Concepts
   B. Theories
   C. Real world applications
   D. Operational and strategic factors
   E. Project examples
   F. Professional behavior
      1. Communication
      2. Collaboration
      3. Teamwork
      4. Mentorship relationship
      5. Ethical considerations
      6. Group dynamics
      7. Conflict resolution
      8. Appreciation of diversity
      9. Communication
      10. Listening
II. Project topic selection
   A. Scope and/or specifications
   B. Technology requirements
   C. Industry partner identification
      1. Team members
      2. Stakeholders
III. Topic documentation
   A. Relevance to program of study
   B. Origin of project
   C. Application of topic
   D. Challenges of application
   E. Stakeholders
      1. Team members
      2. Roles
   F. Project visualization
      1. Diagram
      2. Flow chart
      3. Storyboard
IV. Project Planning
   A. Data collection and evaluation
   B. Technology methodology selection
   C. Project deliverables
      1. Goals
      2. Objectives
      3. Key performance indicators
   D. Methodology
   E. Format
   F. Timeline
      1. Milestones
      2. Benchmarks
   G. Resources
V. Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC)
   A. Analysis
   B. Solutions
   C. Troubleshooting and maintenance
   D. Use of technologies
VI. Impacts
   A. Types
      1. Local, federal, and global
      2. Environmental and legal issues
   B. Effect on target organization
   C. Social and cultural implications
   D. Intellectual property
   E. Technology evaluation
VII. Project implementation and reflection
   A. Final specifications
   B. Presentation of deliverable
   C. Personal observations
   D. Prototype
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date: June 23, 2020

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