Academic Catalog 2024-2025

Purchasing, Certificate

Program Description

This certificate program provides a broad education in the principles of procurement management. Topics covered include cost-price analysis, negotiation, public sector procurement, legal and regulatory considerations, specification, standardization, supply, ethical issues, partnering, total quality procurement, and logistics.


All instructors are industry professionals and are nationally certified by the National Purchasing Association. Courses are taught off campus in a 13-week trimester and through Distance Learning.

Career Possibilities

Individuals successfully completing the certificate program will be prepared for entry and management level positions in procurement in such areas as aerospace, military, manufacturing, hospitals, retail, and other procurement related fields.