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Catalog 2021-2022 
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Procurement & Purchasing Management

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Program Description

The Procurement & Purchasing Management Continuing Education Workforce Certificate program will introduce you to the basics of the supply chain process, management, purchasing, and contracting issues to provide you with the skills you need for a successful career. It is designed for anyone working in or interested in working in purchasing, logistics, or procurement.  Buyers and purchasing agents buy products and services for organizations to use or to resell. But the job isn’t as simple as just shopping. These professionals must consider many factors when purchasing such as budget, price, availability, demand, logistics, reliability of suppliers, and technical support. Purchasing managers oversee the work of buyers and purchasing agents. In addition, they must be able to accurately report on activity and forecast future events.

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this Continuing Education Workforce Certificate, students will be able to:

1. prepare and manage a budget in an organization,
2. manage the supplier selecting process,
3. evaluate price and costs, and
4. identify effective negotiate and communication techniques.


Program Credentials

Students will receive a Continuing Education Workforce Certificate, and have access to a Continuing Education academic record (transcript).

Financial Aid and Payment Options

CCBC currently offers Continuing Education (CE) financial aid to those who qualify. We package public and private funding options to benefit students which include COVID-19 relief funding, the Maryland Sequence Scholarship, CCBC Opportunity Grant funding, Maryland Promise, and Baltimore County College Promise. Financial aid funding is available for select CE courses and programs. 

Additional opportunities for financial support include partial payment options through Nelnet Business Solutions and tuition waivers for those who qualify. Resources outside of CCBC may also be available through employer/sponsor paid tuition,  the Department of Rehabilitation Services (DORS), and your local office of workforce development. 

For more information about funding resources and how to apply for them, please contact the CCBC Continuing Education Information Center at 443-840-4700.

Program Length

Approximately 270 hours/6 months to complete

Program Requirements

Computer requirements:

  • PC: Windows 7 or later / Mac: OS X Snow Leopard 10.6 or later.
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.
  • Adobe Flash Player and Adobe Acrobat Reader.
  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.

Prior Learning Assessment

This program has no options for obtaining course waiver(s) for prior learning.

Program Course Sequence

Course Number

Course Title

Course Hours



Textbook Information

(approximate cost; subject to change)

Course Series:

VOA 783

Procurement & Purchasing Management- Part 1




Included in class fees

VOA 784

Procurement & Purchasing Management- Part 2




Same as VOA 783

VOA 785 Procurement & Purchasing Management- Part 3 90



Same as VOA 783

Course Series Totals:





Additional Information

Skills for Success:
Since this course is delivered completely online, students will need to have the self discipline to complete all required material on their own. A course instructor will be available to assist students with questions and to lead online activities during the course of the class.

Career Opportunities:
Procurement Director or Manager, Purchasing Supervisor, Procurement Clerk, Supply Chain Manager

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Program Contact Information

Program Coordinator:  Kipp Snow | | 443-840-3034 | Catonsville | STAT 110

Administrative Assistant: Ollie Wright | owright​@ccbc​ | 443-840-4476 |Catonsville | BESS 100​

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