Purchasing and Supply Chain Management Certificate
The Continuing Education department, in partnership with the Center of Excellence for Global Trade & Supply Chain Management and Business Department, is now offering the Purchasing and Supply Chain Management Certificate. It is an online certificate program that focuses on the fundamental aspects of the supply/value chain, including methods to improve how organizations find the materials and services needed to make a product or service and deliver it to customers. Supply chain management encompasses the management of all activities involved in sourcing, procurement, production, logistics and customer relations. It also includes the crucial components of coordination and collaboration with channel partners, which can be suppliers, intermediaries, third-party service providers, and customers.
|BUSN 188: Importing & Exporting||Fall and Spring||5|
|BUSN 105: Introduction to Logistics||Winter and Summer||5|
|BUSN 182*: Contract Management||Fall||4|
|BUSN 183*: Materials Management||Winter||4|
|BUSN 275: Introduction to Purchasing & Supply Chain Management||Spring||5|
|Total Credits: 23|
*Note: Course numbers 182 and 183 were formerly 185 and 186.
When can I start?
Students can begin the program any quarter.
How do I register?
- Please begin by Applying for Admission to the College.
- Once you have completed the Application for Admission and received your Student ID Number (SID), please activate your myHighline account.
- Once your myHighline account is activated, visit Highline’s Registration Website or call the Continuing Education department at 206-592-3785 to begin your registration process.
Funding Eligibility (optional):
The Workforce Education Service (WES) department at Highline College can provide tuition assistance and support services for some CE short-term certificates and professional/technical AAS programs if a student meets funding and program eligibility criteria. Please visit Start Next Quarter to see if you pre-qualify for an invitation to attend Highline’s free education planning workshop through the WES department. If invited, it will be determined at the workshop whether you are eligible for funding. For general information, please visit Workforce Education Service online or call 206-592-3802.
Many companies offer generous reimbursement and some even pay up front for your tuition. Please contact your HR department for more information about your company’s unique reimbursement plan.
WHY TAKE ONLINE CLASSES?
- Online classes are designed for the busy working adult.
- The courses can be accessed 24 hours a day/7 days a week.
- You can learn from anywhere and avoid schedule conflicts.
The demand for skilled and knowledgeable professionals continues to grow in business organizations and government agencies. 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.
What other pathways are available once I have completed my certificate?
All credits earned in the Purchasing and Supply Chain Management Certificate will transfer to Highline’s AAS in International Business and Trade and our BAS in Global Trade and Logistics. Students can also transfer credits to Shoreline Community College’s Purchasing and Supply Chain Management AAAS program.
Program Learning Outcomes
- Apply the skills necessary to collaborate across the organization, understand and support the organization’s policies, and adapt to the ever changing work environment.
- Utilize supply chain concepts and vocabulary related to sourcing, quality, transportation, storage, and negotiation strategies to effectively procure, move and store goods and services.
- Apply mathematical concepts to conduct price‐cost analyses.
- Apply principles of materials and contract management.
- Effectively communicate both verbally and in writing within a variety of business environments.
- Apply principles of materials and supply chain management.
- Establish and maintain systems to track, control, and protect materials and information.
Course Descriptions and Outlines
BUSN 182 - Contract Management
This course introduces students to the contract planning process, development, management and legal issues related to business agreements are examined. With an emphasis on contract development, pricing arrangements, & the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC), students will learn about solicitation documents, contract clauses, evaluation and award criteria.
|Contract Planning Process||Contract Management||Legal Issues Related to Business Agreements|
|Pricing Arrangements||The Uniform Commercial Code (UCC)||Creation of Solicitation Documents|
|Contract Clauses||Contract Valuation||Award Criteria|
BUSN 183 – Materials Management
This course familiarizes students with a critical examination of materials management principles, concepts and activities.
|Overview of Materials Management||Purchasing||Inventory Control|
|Inspection||Production Control||Disposal of Surplus|
BUSN 275 – Introduction to Purchasing and Supply Chain Management
This course introduces students to management fundamentals related to the basic principles of purchasing and supply chain management.
|Management Fundamentals||Purchasing and Supply Process||Organizational Concepts|
|Policy||Relationships||Tools and Techniques|
|Cost & Price Analysis||Value Analysis|
BUSN 188 - Importing and Exporting
The history and importance of importing and exporting to global business . This course is a skill building course for those new to international trade which includes the logistics of importing and exporting, international transportation and customs procedures, major concepts and terminology. After completion of the course, students have the option of sitting for the IIEI Certified Exporter Exam.
|Import/Export History||Importance of Trade||Source of Supply and/or International Customers|
|International Market Research||Import-Export Terminology||International Banking|
|Modes of Transportation||Customs Broker & Freight Forwarders||International Pricing|
|Claims & Damages||Distribution|
BUSN 105 - Introduction to Logistics
Study of the functions and characteristics of transportation companies, air, railroad, sea, truck carriers; advantages and limitations of each form of transportation; major aspects of international transportation, import and export; the role of these transportation companies to the U.S. and world economies; domestic and international cargo documentation including classification, pricing and settlement methods, tariffs and regulations, payment options, Incoterms and laws and regulations; geography; and exploration of employment and career opportunities.
|Terms of Sale||Tariff Rules||Tariff Calculations|
|Math||Terms of Payment||Documentation|
|Geography||Trade Regulation||Insurance and Claims|
Please contact the Continuing Education department at 206-592-3785 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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