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Purchasing & Supply Chain Management Education


Established in 1964, Shoreline Community College (SCC) offers excellent academic, professional-technical and work force training programs to meet the lifelong learning needs of its community. Dedicated faculty and staff are committed to the educational success of all students.

College courses at the freshman and sophomore levels are offered. These courses have been designed to prepare students for upper-division work at a four-year college or university. The curriculum at Shoreline is rigorous and challenging. Instructors focus on preparing students for the high caliber of study at the four-year universities.

SCC’s Professional–Technical and Workforce Training programs are designed to prepare students for gainful employment upon completing a course of study at the college. More than 50 career training programs are now available at Shoreline Community College.

Shoreline Community College is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.

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Academic Programs

Undergraduate Program

  • AAAS Degree in Purchasing and Supply Chain Management (90 Credits): Associate in Applied Arts and Sciences Degree in Purchasing and Supply Chain Management program is a unique and highly regarded program designed both for those entering the field and professionals seeking to upgrade their skills. The curriculum focuses on many aspects of purchasing including source selection, pricing theory, quality and quality assurance, logistics, supply chain management, specifications and standardization, purchase timing, value engineering, make-or-buy concepts and capital purchasing.

Certificate Programs

  • Certificate of Proficiency in Purchasing and Supply Chain Management (51 credits): Students who successfully complete this program should be able to - Utilize purchasing vocabulary and concepts related to source selection, pricing, quality, negotiating strategies to effectively procure goods and services; Apply mathematical concepts in order to conduct price-cost analyses and make appropriate purchasing decisions; Apply principles of finance, accounting, international business, logistics, business law, and economics to the field of purchasing and supply chain management; and more
  • Certificate of Completion in Purchasing and Supply Chain Management Certificate of Completion (41 credits): The 41-credit Certificate of Completion with a focus on sustainable business practices. This certificate adds three, 5-credit business classes to the 26-credit certificate of completion below.
  • Certificate of Completion in Purchasing and Supply Chain Management Certificate of Completion (26 credits): The 26-credit Certificate of Completion leads to entry level positions in the supply chain field. Students interested in advancement are encouraged to enroll in a longer course of study to complete additional certificates or an AAAS degree.

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