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Current Term Classes - Procurement & Contracts Management (Graduate)

Summer 2019

Class registration opens on April 15.

The School of Continuing and Professional Studies may cancel, modify, or make substitutions for any published class or program, may change instructors, and may change the dates and times a class is offered. The information published here and in the catalog is subject to change.  For the most up-to-date and complete information, please use the SIS Class Search.  

PC 5010: Procurement Policy & Practices
Online Asynchronous* | Available May 13-Aug 2 | Synchronous sessions TBD.
Covers all subchapters of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), providing an intensive review of practical technical, business and contractual issues that the government deals with in establishing and managing a federal contract. Topics include acquisition process, governmental acquisition plans, inspection and termination as well as some of the basics necessary for contracts and acquisition personnel.
Kenneth Buck | 3 GR credits | Required  

PC 5040: Advanced Contract Management
Online Asynchronous* | Available May 13-Aug 2 | Synchronous sessions TBD.
Reinforces and increases knowledge of the principles of contract formation and administration. Major topics include: market research, acquisition and source selection planning, contract types and financing, RFPs, protests, subcontract administration, contract finance and debt collection, contract payments and prompt payments, termination, delays, quality assurance and changes, claims, and closeout. Prerequisite: PC 5010.
John McCarthy | 3 GR credits | Required  

PC 5050: Seminar for Acquisition Personnel
Online Asynchronous* | Available May 13-Aug 2 | Synchronous sessions TBD.
Surveys current research in the field of contract management and provides an opportunity to develop skill in critical evaluation of theories and their application in solving problems. Prerequisite: PC 5010.
Peter McKeen | 3 GR credits | Elective  

PC 5080: FAR Standards for Actions and Decisions
Online Asynchronous* | Available May 13-Aug 2 | Synchronous sessions TBD.
Provides a detailed explanation, review, and analysis of many FAR standards and tests applied in successful contracting decisions. The standard apply to both government buying and industry selling business decisions. Prerequisite: PC 5010.
Peter McKeen | 3 GR credits | Elective  

PC 5100: Advanced Contracting by Negotiation
Online Asynchronous* | Available May 13-Aug 2 | Synchronous sessions TBD.
Provides a detailed explanation of contracting by the negotiation method as provided in the current Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Part 15. Reviews the policy and procedures in contracting by negotiation. Prerequisite: PC 5010.
John Ford | 3 GR credits | Required

PSPM 5030: Introduction to Project Management
Online Asynchronous* | Available May 13-Aug 2 | Synchronous sessions TBD.
Introduces students to the various aspects of the project life cycle and project management. Explores best practices and the application of these best practices for project success.
Edward Kropp | 3 GR credits | Elective


*Asynchronous online courses at SCPS can sometimes include synchronous sessions. Instructors can require attendance for these sessions as long as the dates are listed. For synchronous class sessions whose dates are not listed, attendance is strongly encouraged, but not mandatory. These sessions can be recorded for students who are unable to attend.

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John McCarthy

GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN LEADERSHIP
HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT
PROCUREMENT AND CONTRACTS MANAGEMENT

John comes to SCPS after serving as a naval officer and naval reserve officer on active duty, during which time he worked in the Naval Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technology Division and the Technical Support Detachment (TSD) investigating, exploiting, and attacking IED manufacturing networks in Iraq and Afghanistan. He draws on his military experience as well as 16 years in private industry to lead instruction on leadership, management, communication, and team development.

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