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Certificate Program in Procurement and Public Contracting


Coming soon, a revised curriculum!
The curriculum below applies to students who
entered prior to Fall 2010.

The Certificate Program in Procurement and Public Contracting is to prepare students for employment as procurement specialists, project managers, and contract administrators. It is designed for students who are already employed but would like to acquire additional knowledge in the procurement field for career advancement. It is also designed for junior year students who aspire for careers in public acquisition systems, regardless of their field of major.

Students must complete 24 semester hours in purchasing, contract formation and administration, cost analysis, and related subjects. Required courses are offered in the evening for the convenience of working students. Full time students can complete this program in one academic year.


Course NumberCourse TitleCredit
PAPC 304Purchasing and Materials Management
PAPC 305Federal Acquisition Systems
PAPC 306Formation of Government Contracts
PAPC 404Contract Administration
PAPC 406Cost and Price Analysis
PAPC 407Contract Negotiations3
BLAW 408Procurement Law3
 Electives in Business or Public Administration3