NVCC 2002-2003 Catalog
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Associate in Applied Science Degree AL  

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Purpose: The curriculum is designed for persons who plan to seek employment in acquisition and procurement positions and for those presently in acquisition and procurement positions who seek career advancement. The occupational objectives include project manager, procurement analyst, contract administrator, contract specialist, contract negotiator, contract price analyst, and contract termination specialist.

Transfer Information: NVCC has a formal articulation agreement for transfer to the B.S. in Management at National Louis University.

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.

Program Description: The first two semesters of the curriculum are similar to other curricula in business. However, in the second year students will pursue an individual specialty in acquisition and procurement. The curriculum includes technical courses in acquisition and procurement, courses in related areas, and courses in general education. Instruction will include both the theoretical concepts and the practical applications needed for future success in the acquisition and procurement field.

First Year1st Semester2nd Semester

   ACQ121Intro. to Acquisition &
   Procurement Fundamentals I3
   ECO120Survey of Economics3
   ENG111College Composition I3
   IST117Intro. to Microcomputer Software3
MTH120Intro. to Mathematics3
   ACQ122Intro. to Acquisition & 
   Procurement Fundamentals II 3
   BUS125Applied Business Math. 3
   ENG112College Composition II 3
PED116Lifetime Fitness & Wellness 1
___Social Science Elective 3
   SPD110Intro. to Speech Communication 3

Total Credits/Semester1616

Second Year1st Semester2nd Semester

   ACC211Principles of Accounting I3
   ACQ216Cost and Price Analysis3
   ACQ221Adv. Acquisition &
   Procurement Management I3
   ACQ235Contract Administration3
   BUS200Principles of Management3
   ACC212Principles of Accounting II 3
   ACQ215Contract Law 3
   ACQ218Negotiations of Contracts & 
   Contract Modification 3
   ACQ222Adv. Acquisition & 
   Procurement Mgt. II 3
   ACQ297Coop. Ed. in Acquisition & 
   Procurement or ACQ Elective 3
   BUS220Intro. to Business Statistics 3

Total Credits/Semester1519

Total credits for the A.A.S. Degree in Acquisition and Procurement = 66.

To graduate from a degree program, students entering NVCC Fall 1999 or later must demonstrate computer competency skills as described in the Degree Requirements section of the Instructional Programs of this catalog.

1 Students may substitute a higher level math. Consult a faculty advisor for appropriate selection.

2 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 205, 207,208, 216, or 225. PED 116 is offered as both a 1- credit and a 2-credit course.

3 The social science elective may be selected from the following: economics, geography, history, political science, psychology, or sociology (includes anthropology). PLS 211, U.S. Government I, is recommended.

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