If you have hopes of entering the contract management field, now is the time to begin preparing for your new career.
SDSU’s College of Extended Studies will begin the fall semester of its Professional Certificate in Contract Management with the Introduction to Contract Management: Principles of the Acquisition Process course on Tuesdays, Sept. 4-Oct. 9, 6-9 pm.
In this introductory course, you will learn the concepts, terminology, and essential rules of contract management. The course will furnish you with a solid foundation for more advanced studies in contracting.
Three more certificate courses in the program also start in September, including:
Effective Negotiation Skills and Techniques – Level I, Thursdays, Sept. 6-Oct. 11, 6-9 pm
This course is designed to enhance knowledge of negotiations and provide negotiating experience to you while involved in contract administration, pricing, purchasing, project management, marketing, and engineering. The class includes a combination of lectures (covering buyer, seller, government, and commercial perspectives) and mock negotiations, seeking ways for you to reach agreement on a variety of issues.
Proposal Writing and Communication, Mondays, Sept. 10-Oct. 15, 6-9 pm
The course focuses on writing effective proposals (cost and business volumes) and other communication topics you will encounter in the contracting environment. Topics will include effective solicitation review, proposal writing strategies and techniques, proposal review scenarios, and appropriate communication methods for various proposal and contractual situations.
Financial Management of Government Contracts, Wednesdays, Sept. 26-Oct. 31, 6-9 pm
In this course, learn what you need to know to establish an accounting system that can be audited for a government contract and financially manage the contract once it is awarded. This course presents an overview of government cost accounting practices, concepts and controls, government audit and contractor interface relationships, FAR cost principles, TINA, role of DCAA/DCMA, and emerging patterns of government financial policy.
The fee for each course is $339. For more information, call (619) 594-5489 or visit www.neverstoplearning.net/contract.
The Professional Certificate in Contract Management/Advanced Contract Management program is endorsed by the National Contract Management Association.
SDSU's College of Extended Studies reaches out to the greater San Diego community, the nation, and the world with a wide variety of lifelong learning classes, seminars, and certificate programs. Career advancement courses are offered in many areas of management, leadership, and quality improvement while self-enrichment courses range from accounting to web design. Additionally, the College offers more than 50 certificate programs, online courses, and many other learning opportunities. For more information or to register, call (619) 265-7378 (SDSU) or log on to www.neverstoplearning.net.