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CSUDH is fully Accredited by WASC (Western Association of Schools and Colleges)

Online Certificate in Purchasing
Purchasing Education and Training

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Also see the online Certificate in Supply Chain Management.


The certificate is for people who wish to gain a broad education in the principles of purchasing and procurement management. Those already in the fields of supply chain management and quality assurance, as well as those anticipating a career change will benefit from this practical training taught by leading professionals currently employed in Purchasing.

Topics covered include cost-price analysis, negotiation, public sector procurement, legal and regulatory considerations, specification, standardization, supply, ethical issues, partnering, total quality procurement, and logistics (link to CSUDH catalogue).

Note: Once you have completed all the courses in the certificate, you may apply to receive the certificate by clicking here.


  • Improves employment marketability
  • Taught by leading professionals in the field
  • Prepares student for employment in aerospace, electronics, 
    military, hospital, and retail industries
  • Combines broad education in principles of purchasing 
    with practical hands-on training
  • Exposes student to emerging processes and technologies
  • Taught online and at company-sponsored sites
  • Provides three units of Bachelor degree (upper division applicable) 
    credit for each course successfully completed

Information & Registration

There are no prerequisites for enrollment and no admission process.  When you're ready to register, call 310-243-3741.

Have questions about the program?  Call 310-243-2075 (M-F) or email learn@csudh.edu

"I really enjoyed all my classes. You're a great instructor. I haven't
taken a class in 30 years and you gave me the self-confidence to go
and finish my degree, which is really hard at my age. I cannot thank
you enough."

Diane Tompkins, Torrance, CA, Northrop Grumman Employee

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