Overview

The Purchasing and Supply Chain 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
26 Credits
Starting Quarter
Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
Location
Online
Tuition & Fees

College Tuition & Fees

Per Quarter 
2019-2020
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 $624.65 $697.60 $1,081.30  $1,514.00
12 credits (full-time) $1,331.78 $1,523.22 $2,252.72  $3,124.98
15 credits  $1,493.30 $1,687.05 $2,425.70 $3,308.25

*Amounts above are estimated tuition & fee costs and do not include additional program or course fees, books, or supply costs.
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.

What You'll Learn

  1. Apply the skills necessary to collaborate across the organization, understand and support the organization's policies and adapt to the ever changing work environment
  2. Utilize supply chain concepts and vocabulary related to sourcing, production, quality, transportation, storage and negotiation strategies to effectively procure, move and store goods and services
  3. Apply mathematical concepts to conduct price/cost analyses
  4. Apply principles of materials and contract management
  5. Establish and maintain systems to track, control and protect materials and information
  6. Effectively communicate both verbally and in writing within a variety of business environments

Careers & Opportunities

The demand for skilled and knowledgeable professionals continues to grow in business organizations and government agencies. Potential entry level positions include Buyers, Contract Specialists, Supply Chain Associates, Logistics and Transportation Specialist. Entry-level annual salaries 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.

Gainful Employment Information