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College Catalog 2018-2019

Associate of Applied Science Degree
Offered through WO
CIP Code: 52.0101

Purpose: This curriculum is designed for individuals 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 opportunities include project manager, procurement analyst, contract administrator, contract specialist, contract negotiator, contract price analyst, and contract termination specialist.

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.

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.

Two Years Credits
1st Semester
CON 100 Shaping Business Arrangements 3
CON 104 Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Fundamentals I 3
ENG 111 College Composition I 3
ITE 115 Intro to Computer Applications and Concepts 3
1MTH 154 Quantitative Reasoning 3
2SDV 100 College Success Skills 1
Total   16
2nd Semester
CON 105 Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Fundamentals II 3
CON 121 Strategic Focused Contracting II 3
CST 110 Intro to Communication 3
3ECO 120 Survey of Economics 3
ENG 112 College Composition II 3
Total   15
3rd Semester
ACC 211 Principles of Accounting I 3
BUS 200 Principles of Management 3
CON 170 Fundamentals of Cost and Price Analysis 3
CON 214 Business Decisions for Contracting 3
4___ Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3
Total   15
4th Semester
ACC 212 Principles of Accounting II 3
BUS 220 Intro to Business Statistics 3
CON 124 Contract Execution 3
CON 127 Contract Administration 3
CON 216 Legal Considerations in Contracting 3
CON 217 Cost Analysis and Negotiation Techniques 3
Total   18
Total credits for the Contract Management A.A.S.=64

1 May substitute a higher-level mathematics course. Consult an academic advisor for appropriate selection.

2 May substitute the SDV 101 Orientation section related to this program.

3 May substitute ECO 201 or 202.

4 See humanities/fine arts courses listed under General Education Electives.