Purchasing Certificate FAQs

Online Certificate in Purchasing

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What is the California State University System?

The Donohoe Higher Education Act established the California State University system in the early 1960’s. It currently consists of 23 campuses covering the state from Humboldt in the north to San Diego in the south. Current enrollment for all CSU campuses exceeds 350,000 full/part-time students with a faculty of more than 18,000.

What is ISM?

In 2002, NAPM changed its name to ISM (Institute for Supply Management). They were formerly known as National Association of Purchasing managers (NAPM). Their function is still to provide education in purchasing, but now focusing on the whole supply chain.

What exactly is the Purchasing-online Certificate Program?

For over 15 years CSUDH has teamed together with purchasing professionals to offer a certificate and other training for adults desiring to obtain a comprehensive education in the field of Procurement Management. All instructors are leading purchasing professionals who love to teach and are very good at what they do – both on the job and in the classroom. CSUDH takes great pride in the development of dynamic, successful and industry respected programs offered via the World Wide Web. CSUDH was recognized by Forbes magazine as one of the Top Cyber Universities in the US.

Is the Purchasing-online Certificate program accredited?

Yes! CSUDH and the Purchasing-online certificate are fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), the western member of a nationwide network of educational accrediting bodies.

Are the credits earned degree applicable?

Yes. Each course in the program grants 3 semester units of upper division degree applicable credit accepted by most universities and colleges. Determination regarding acceptance of transfer credit is at the discretion of each individual college or university. There is a three year time limit from the time you enroll in the first course to complete the courses and earn the certificate.

Is financial aid available?

Student loan programs are applicable to certificate programs such as purchasing. Many companies also have excellent tuition reimbursement programs and we can arrange to invoice your company. Contact Christina Baltazar at cbaltazar@csudh.edu (310) 243-3741 for further information. Veterans may receive benefits to cover this program. Contact the CEE Military Advisor at ceemilitary@csudh.edu (310) 243-2189 for further information.

What textbooks are used?

To purchase textbooks, please visit the Textbooks section of the Course Descriptions.

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 Information & Registration

There are no prerequisites for enrollment and no admission process.
When you're ready to register for courses, call 310-243-3741 (Option 1).
If you have previously taken a class at CSUDH, you can register at myCSUDH (https://my.csudh.edu) using your CSUDH account.

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