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Purchasing & Supply Chain Management Education

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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

Associate Degree 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 (26 credits):The Purchasing and Supply Chain Management certificate is designed to provide you with knowledge and skills that are essential building blocks in the field of Purchasing and Supply Chain Management.
  • Certificate of Completion in Purchasing and Contract Management Certificate (14 credits): The Purchasing and Contract Management certificate is designed to provide you with knowledge and skills that are essential building blocks in the field of Purchasing and Supply Chain Management.
  • Certificate of Completion in Supplier Relations and Logistics (12 credits): The Supplier Relations and Logistics certificate is designed to provide you with knowledge and skills that are essential building blocks in the field of Purchasing and Supply Chain Management.
  • All courses within the above certificates are also part of a AAAS degree in Purchasing and Supply Chain Management.
  • Certificate of Completion in Sustainable Purchasing and Supply Chain Management (41 credits): The short-term Sustainable Purchasing and Supply Chain Management certificate defines a body of knowledge needed to effectively develop supply chain strategies, programs and activities to address industry and government’s sustainability challenges. Supply management professionals are uniquely positioned to influence a firm’s sustainability and social responsibility efforts and to monitor the performance of supply base partners.