The Purchasing and Contracting Certificate was developed in response to the requirements of federal, state, and local governments and private industry for a highly trained professional workforce. This certificate enables students to pursue advanced knowledge and degrees in the procurement field. Individuals who wish to continue their education may apply the credits earned for the certificate toward the Business Management A.A.S. degree.
Graduates of the Purchasing and Contracting Certificate will be able to:
Apply the terminology, concepts, principles, analytic techniques, and theories of procurement
Use math and computer technology to determine the cost and price of goods and services
Identify legal standards involved when making ethical decisions involving procurement
Use scenario-based approaches to apply project management tools and processes for on-time and on-budget completion of projects
Identify contract administration and negotiation activities to procurement practices
Sequence of Study - Purchasing and Contracting Certificate
Below are the required courses for your program arranged in a suggested sequence. Please note that the sequence does not include developmental coursework. See Academic Preparation for the developmental course sequence if applicable to you.