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Purchasing and Supply Management Classroom and Online Programs at Tri-C Cleveland OH

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Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C) opened in 1963 as Ohio's first community college and remains Ohio's oldest and largest public community college. For almost 50 years Tri-C has provided high quality, affordable education and programs to more than 800,000 members of the community. Tuition at Tri-C is the lowest in Northeast Ohio and among the lowest of all colleges in the state of Ohio.

The College serves more than 55,000 credit and non-credit students annually and offers day, evening and weekend classes; classes via television, the internet, and independent learning. Tri-C offers more than 700 Distance Learning courses and more than 130 courses at various locations throughout the community, close to home and work. Tri-C's campuses in Parma, Highland Hills, Westlake, Brunswick and downtown Cleveland, and its Corporate College locations in Warrensville Heights and Westlake, provide state of the art facilities and equipment.

Tri-C's Workforce Solutions provides both non-credit and credit training for individuals and businesses. Through employee training programs, professional development, lifelong learning opportunities, and community service programs, Workforce Solutions is dedicated to enhancing economic growth and the quality of life in Northeast Ohio. Classes offer flexible schedules, traditional and online opportunities, including day, evening and weekend classes. Financial assistance is available for individuals who qualify. Cuyahoga Community College is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

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Education & Training Programs

Undergraduate Programs



  • Associate of Applied Business Degree in Purchasing & Supply Management (On Campus & Online): This program is designed to prepare students to gain a basic knowledge of the concepts, processes and practices within the purchasing & supply chain function, and demonstrate the ability to identify and understand basic theories, principles & practices, and terminology related to each functional area of business. Purchases of materials, supplies and equipment represent a large part of a business or industrial firm's total cost of operation. Purchasing, because of its importance, is often designated as a separate responsibility to be handled by one or more individuals. Purchasing agents and their assistants are responsible for obtaining raw materials, goods and services at the lowest cost consistent with required quality.
  • Post Degree Professional Certificate in Purchasing & Supply Management: This certificate program is designed for students who already have an associate or bachelor's degree. The program presents students with the theoretical background needed to function in today's dynamic supply environment. Graduates are better prepared for careers in business and industry that deal with the issues of supply chain management. Courses included in this program serve as the foundation of study for the four modules leading to the APP and CPM designation.

LAST UPDATED ON Nov 14, 2017