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Current Term Classes - Procurement and Contracts Management - Undergraduate

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 4010: Introduction to Federal Procurement
Online Asynchronous* | Available May 13-Aug 2 | Synchronous sessions TBD.
Introduces the procurement and contracting processes, and explores fundamental principles and techniques in detail. Emphasis is on government procurement, but the course also provides an understanding of procurement methods and subcontracting in the private sector. Uses the FAR (Federal Acquisition Regulations) as a text.
Ronald Falcone | 3 UG credits | Required  

PC 4020: Contract Administration
Online Asynchronous* | Available May 13-Aug 2 | Synchronous sessions TBD.
Covers the technical and fundamental procedures basic to contract administration. Examines both theory and practice, emphasizing enforcement of contract terms and conditions, cost overruns, change orders, disputes and appeals, financial analysis, contract authority and interpretation, production surveillance, quality assurances, and audit. Prerequisite: PC 4010.
Lee Washington | 3 UG credits | Required  

PC 4050: Negotiation of Contracts and Modifications
Online Asynchronous* | Available May 13-Aug 2 | Synchronous sessions TBD.
Covers the techniques of negotiation. Focuses on the organization and operation of the procurement team, preparation and conduct of negotiations of contracts, and contract modifications by the team concept. Mock negotiations are conducted in class using case studies.  Prerequisite: PC 4030.
Stephen Yuter | 3 UG credits | Required  

PC 4220: Federal Government Contracting: A Contractor’s Perspective
Online Asynchronous* | Available May 13-Aug 2 | Synchronous sessions TBD.
Covers marketing and sales, pre-RFP work, RFP analysis, technical proposal preparation, management and cost proposal preparation, government site visits, audits, negotiations, contract start-up, performance, and contract shut-down.
Thomas Bersson | 3 UG credits | Required

*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


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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