Purchasing Certificate Courses

Online Certificate in Purchasing

Course Schedule | Schedule Outlook | Required Courses | Textbooks | FAQs


Online Access

 Course materials and handouts can be accessed by logging into Blackboard, the Learning Management System (LMS) for California State University, Dominguez Hills. Login credentials are sent with the registration confirmation after the student’s initial course enrollment at CSUDH. View the Blackboard Login Information to get started.

The term for a particular class is based on when the class ends, not when it begins. For example, a course beginning in April and ending in July is a summer class, and you will find it in the summer schedule. Please check the current term plus the next term to determine all of your schedule options. The Purchasing Certificate must be completed within 3 years of taking your first class in the program.

Note: Students may enroll through the 1st week of class with no approval required.

Course Schedule

Major: Business | Program: Purchasing Certificate Online | * C = Class Canceled *

Spring 2022

 All classes below are ONLINE
Start DateEnd DateCRNDept | SecCourse TitleHoursDaysTimesReg DeadlineFeeInstructor
01/03/202204/03/202220853PRX 200 41Purchasing Fundamentals45ONLINEONLINE01/07/2022$585F Putz
01/03/202204/03/202220855PRX 310 41Cost/Price Analysis & Negotiation45ONLINEONLINE01/07/2022$585F Putz
 

Summer 2022

 All classes below are ONLINE
Start DateEnd DateCRNDept | SecCourse TitleHoursDaysTimesReg DeadlineFeeInstructor
04/04/202207/03/202236421PRX 200 41Purchasing Fundamentals45 ONLINEONLINE04/08/2022$585F Putz
04/04/202207/03/202236422PRX 330 41Public Sector Procurement45 ONLINEONLINE04/08/2022$585F Putz
 

Fall 2022

 All classes below are ONLINE
Start DateEnd DateCRNDept | SecCourse TitleHoursDaysTimesReg DeadlineFeeInstructor
9/12/2022 -- PRX 200 Live Stream Broadcast Schedule:
Tuesdays, 6:30–9:30pm PST (recorded lectures may be viewed at a later time on Blackboard)
12/11/2022 43226PRX 200 41Purchasing Fundamentals45ONLINEONLINE9/16/2022$585F Putz
9/12/2022 -- PRX 340 Live Stream Broadcast Schedule:
Wednesdays, 6:30–9:30pm PST (recorded lectures may be viewed at a later time on Blackboard)
12/11/2022 43227PRX 340 41Advanced Purchasing Concepts45ONLINEONLINE9/16/2022$585F Putz
 
 

* Students may enroll through the 1st week of class with no approval required.
Schedule subject to change; consult with instructor for specific date details | Updated 05/13/2022

Purchasing Course Schedule Outlook*: Fall 2021 through Summer 2023

Class | TitleFall 2021Spring 2022Summer 2022Fall 2022Spring 2023Summer 2023
PRX 200 | Purchasing Fundamentals      
PRX 310 | Cost-Price Analysis      
PRX 330 | Public Sector Procurement      
PRX 340 | Advanced Purchasing Concepts      
PIX 351 | Supply Chain Fundamentals      

PurchasingRequired Courses

Courses are offered via the Internet three trimesters each year. Courses start in January, April and September. Each course is 13 weeks in length. You must take the Foundation Course first (PRX 200), and then the remaining four courses.

PRX 200-41 | Purchasing Fundamentals
PRX 310-41 | Cost-Price Analysis and Negotiation
PRX 330-41 | Public Sector Procurement
PRX 340-41 | Advanced Purchasing Concepts
PIX 351-41 | Supply Chain Fundamentals


PRX 200 | Purchasing Fundamentals
(Foundation Course)

3 Units
Course examines the fundamental elements of purchasing. Emphasis is placed on current business trends and their impact on the purchasing profession. Fundamental concepts, methods, and techniques used to evaluate requirements for purchasing goods and services are discussed. Case studies allow for application to real-world situations.

Required text: Proactive Purchasing in the Supply Chain (1st Edition), by Burt, Petcavage and Pinkerton, ISBN 978-0-07-117061-3

 Lecture Live Stream Broadcast Schedule:
Tuesdays, 6:30–9:30pm PST (recorded lectures may be viewed at a later time on Blackboard)

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PRX 310 | Cost-Price Analysis and Negotiation

3 Units
Course Pre-requisitePRX 200 Purchasing Fundamentals
Course provides an overview of the tools and techniques required for determining the reasonableness of cost and price, the relationships between the two and establishes the basis for negotiating a final contract between buyers and sellers.

Required text: Proactive Purchasing in the Supply Chain (1st Edition), by Burt, Petcavage and Pinkerton, ISBN 978-0-07-117061-3

 Lecture Live Stream Broadcast Schedule:
Wednesdays, 6:30–9:30pm PST (recorded lectures may be viewed at a later time on Blackboard)

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PRX 330 | Public Sector Procurement

3 Units
Course Pre-requisitePRX 200 Purchasing Fundamentals
Course examines the relative aspects unique to Public Sector Purchasing as well as comparing and contrasting the legal and regulatory consideration inherent to this environment with those of private sector procurement.

Required texts:

Proactive Purchasing in the Supply Chain (1st Edition), by Burt, Petcavage and Pinkerton, ISBN 978-0-07-117061-3

Public Procurement and Contract Administration – A Brief Introduction (2nd Edition), Jorge A. Lynch,
ISBN-10: 1520977638 | ISBN-13: 9781520977638
Available in Kindle and paperback through Amazon

 Lecture Live Stream Broadcast Schedule:
Wednesdays, 6:30–9:30pm PST (recorded lectures may be viewed at a later time on Blackboard)

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PRX 340 | Advanced Purchasing Concepts

3 Units
Course Pre-requisitePRX 200 Purchasing Fundamentals
Through the detailed examination of case studies, students explore the real-world application of purchasing concepts including: specification, standardization, simplification, supply, legal and ethical issues, partnering, total quality procurement and logistics.

Required text: Proactive Purchasing in the Supply Chain (1st Edition), by Burt, Petcavage and Pinkerton, ISBN 978-0-07-117061-3

 Lecture Live Stream Broadcast Schedule:
Wednesdays, 6:30–9:30pm PST (recorded lectures may be viewed at a later time on Blackboard)

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PIX 351 | Supply Chain Fundamendals

3 Units
Course provides an overview of the field of Supply Chain Management and its role in the functional nature of organizations.

Required text: Introduction to Materials Management (8th Edition), Steve Chapman, Tony K. Arnold, Ann K. Gatewood, Lloyd Clive, ISBN 10: 0134156323 | ISBN 13: 9780134156323, Publisher: Pearson, 2017
Available through the APICS website or the CSUDH University Bookstore

 Lecture Live Stream Broadcast Schedule:
Thursdays, 6:30–9:30pm PST (recorded lectures may be viewed at a later time on Blackboard)

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