The short-term Sustainable Purchasing and Supply Chain Management certificate defines a body of knowledge needed to effectively develop supply chain strategies, programs and activities to address industry and government’s sustainability challenges. Supply management professionals are uniquely positioned to influence a firm’s sustainability and social responsibility efforts and to monitor the performance of supply base partners.
Completion Award
Certificate of Completion
Length of Study
41 Credits
Starting Quarter
Fall, Winter, Spring

  1. Describe the importance of sustainable business practices
  2. Apply principles of materials and contract management
  3. Establish and maintain systems to track, control, and protect materials and information
  4. Identify and describe sustainable business initiatives and marketing practices
  5. Develop sustainability assessments and report on sustainability progress and results

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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, Supply Chain Associates, Logistics and Transportation Specialists. Depending on level of education and skills, positions may include: Sustainability Managers, Home Energy Specialists, Green Investment Managers, Sales Representatives, Sustainability Specialists, Advocates or Trainers. Entry-level annual salaries typically range from $30,000 to 45,000.

Potential employers include: Small businesses, corporations, government agencies, public and private schools, any business or organization that subscribes to clean, renewable energy, resource efficiency and environmental care.

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Estimated Tuition & Fees

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

Per Quarter
WA-Resident Non-WA resident,
US citizen, &
Eligible non-citizen

On Campus
Non-WA resident
Non-US citizen¹
Non-WA resident, US citizen
Online Only
1 credit $150.18 $246.87 $337.97 $166.09
5 credits $658.90 $1,142.35 $1,597.85 $738.45
12 credits (full-time) $1,418.96 $2,393.98 $3,312.20 $1,579.76
15 credits $1,592.00 $2,579.20 $3,508.25 $1,755.35

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

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

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