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NOVA 2012-2013 College Catalog: Programs of Study

Associate of Applied Science Degree AL, WO

Purpose: This curriculum is designed for persons who plan to seek employment in contract management positions and for those presently in contract management positions who seek career advancement. The program is designed to create opportunities for positions in contract management for both government agencies and private industry. Instruction includes both the theoretical concepts and the practical applications needed for future success in the contract management field. This will provide a greater understanding of acquisition, life cycle management and contracting processes. Occupational objectives include project manager, procurement analyst, contract administrator, contract specialist, contract negotiator, contract price analyst, and contract termination specialist.

Admission Requirements:  In addition to the general admission requirements of the College, entry into the program requires proficiency in high school English and mathematics. Students with deficiencies will require developmental studies.

Transfer Information: Transfer is not the primary purpose of an A.A.S. program, but NOVA has articulation agreements that facilitate the transfer of this and other career-oriented programs to selected senior institutions. Students interested in transfer should contact a counselor or their academic advisor early in their program.

Two Years Credits
1st Semester
CON 100 Shaping Business Arrangements 3
1ECO 120 Survey of Economics 3
ENG 111 College Composition I 3
ITE 115 Intro to Computer Applications & Concepts 3
2MTH 151 Mathematics for the Liberal Arts I 3
3SDV 100 College Success Skills 1
Total   16
2nd Semester
CON 110 Contract Support Planning 3
CON 120 Strategic Focused Contracting I 3
CST 110 Intro to Communication 3
ENG 112 College Composition II 3
4PED 116 Lifetime Fitness & Wellness 2
5___ Social Science Elective 3
Total   17
3rd Semester
ACC 211 Principles of Accounting I 3
BUS 200 Principles of Management 3
CON 111 Contract Strategy Execution 3
CON 214 Business Decisions for Contracting 3
CON 215 Intermediate Contracting Support 3
6___ Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3
Total   18
4th Semester
ACC 212 Principles of Accounting II 3
BUS 220 Intro to Business Statistics 3
CON 112 Contract Performance Assessment I 3
CON 216 Legal Considerations in Contracting 3
CON 217 Cost Analysis and Negotiation Techniques 3
CON 218 Advanced Contracting Support 3
Total   18
Total credits for the Contract Management A.A.S.=69

1 ECO 201 or 202 may be substituted for ECO 120.

2 Students may substitute a higher-level math. Consult an academic advisor for appropriate selection.

3 Students may substitute the SDV 101 Orientation section related to this program.

4 The PED requirement may be met by one of the following options: PED 116, 2 cr.; PED 116, 1 cr. plus a PED activities course, 1 cr.; or PED 116, 1 cr. plus RPK activities course. PED 116 is offered as both a 1-credit and a 2-credit course.

5 The social science elective may be selected from the social/behavioral sciences courses listed under General Education Electives. PLS 211, U.S. Government I is recommended.

6 Humanities/fine arts elective may be selected from the humanities/fine arts courses listed under General Education Electives.