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.
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.