Summary

The Purchasing and Contract Management certificate is designed to provide you with knowledge and skills that are essential building blocks in the field of Purchasing and Supply Chain Management. All courses within this certificate are also part of a AAAS degrees in Purchasing and Supply Chain Management.

Completion Award
Certificate of Completion
Length of Study
14 Credits
Starting Quarter
Fall, Winter, Spring
Location
Online

Shoreline Community College offers a short-term Certificate of Completion in Purchasing and Contract Management leading to entry level positions in the supply chain field. Students interested in advancement are encouraged to enroll in a longer course of study to complete additional certificates and/or an Associate in Applied Arts and Science Degree (AAAS) in Purchasing and Supply Chain Management. Students pursuing a four-year baccalaureate degree in business should follow the Business Associates in Arts (AA-DTA) direct transfer degree planning guide.

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The demand for skilled and knowledgeable professionals continues to grow in business organizations and government agencies. Potential entry level positions include Buyers, Contract Specialists. Entry-level annual salaries typically range from $30,000 to 45,000

Potential employers include: Manufacturing and construction companies, retail stores, educational institutions, government agencies (federal, state, counties and cities), public utilities, wholesale, services and distribution firms.

Gainful Employment

Federal regulations require certain educational programs that qualify for a variety of federal student funding to comply with Gainful Employment rules.

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Estimated Tuition & Fees

(does not include additional program or course fees, books, or supply costs)

Per Quarter 
2020-2021
WA-Resident Non-WA resident, US citizen
Online Only
Non-WA resident,
US citizen, &
Eligible non-citizen

On Campus
Non-WA resident
Non-US citizen¹
1 credit $152.13 $166.72 $243.46  $330.00
5 credits $631.60 $706.40 $1,090.10 $1,522.80
12 credits (full-time) $1,359.08 $1,510.28 $2,283.78 $3,156.04
15 credits  $1,524.20 $1,677.80 $2,460.45 $3,343.00


¹ Includes all International Students, both on campus and overseas online

Additional Fees
Approximately $20 - $120 per quarter, depending on courses selected

Ways to pay for school

Federal aid, scholarships, grants, and more are available to help you pay for school.

Next Steps

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