EXTENDED EDUCATION PROGRAMS

Bachelor of Science

Applied Studies (Distance Learning)
(for major requirements, refer to the Applied Studies section of the University Catalog)

Quality Assurance

Quality Assurance, Measurement Sciences Option
(for major requirements, refer to the Quality Assurance section of the University Catalog)

Master of Arts

Humanities External Degree
(for major requirements, refer to the Humanities External Degree section of the University Catalog)

Master of Science

Health Science, Orthotics and Prosthetics Option

(for major requirements, refer to the Health Science section of the University Catalog)

Quality Assurance
(for major requirements, refer to the Quality Assurance section of the University Catalog)

Certificates

Alcohol and Drug Counseling

Assistive Technology Specialist
(for course descriptions, refer to the
Special Education section in this catalog)

Community College Teaching

Human Resources Management

Mediation Conflict Resolution

Production and Inventory Control

Purchasing

Sport and Fitness Psychology
(for course descriptions, refer to the Psychology section of the University Catalog)

Credential

Designated Subjects Adult Education

(for course descriptions, refer to the Teacher Education section of the University Catalog)

 

Faculty/Staff

Jim Bouchard, Director, Lifelong Learning Programs and Senior Program Development Specialist

Toni Brinson, Alcohol and Drug Counseling Coordinator

Michael Casner, Coordinator, International Training Programs

Raul Guzman, Director, OSHA Training Education Center

Scott Hornbeak, Orthotics and Prosthetics Coordinator

Charles Hunt, Senior Program Development Specialist

Ted Johnson, Adult Education Coordinator

Milton Krivocuca, Quality Assurance Degrees Coordinator

Emily Magruder, Humanities External Degree Coordinator

Edward Milecki, Director, American Language and Culture Program

Guadalupe Montano, Director, Special Sessions

Beverly Palmer, Sport and Fitness Psychology Coordinator

Paul Richard, Assistive Technology Coordinator

Martha Sklar, Community College Teaching Internship Coordinator

Babette Wald, Director, Extension Programs

Regular and adjunct faculty teach in the programs. This provides a good balance and mix of expertise. Each possesses the appropriate degree, professional certification and experience. In addition, many of the faculty are nationally recognized leaders in their field.

Extended Education Services: EE 1100, (310) 243-3741

 

Features

Programs offered through Extended Education are self-supporting and require tuition. For information on the fee and tuition schedules, please refer to the appropriate Extended Education bulletin.

Students should be advised that courses containing an "X" in their prefix may not meet University requirements for continuing student status. Undergraduate students may apply up to twenty-four (24) semester units earned through these programs to a baccalaureate degree with departmental approval. Graduate students may apply a maximum of nine (9) units to a graduate degree with departmental approval.

 

Designated Subjects Adult Education Teaching Credential

NOTE: The Designated Subjects Adult Education Teaching Credential Program may not accept new students at this time. For more information, please contact Extended Education Services (310) 243-3741.

The Ryan Designated Subjects Teaching Credential Program is designed for students who meet the preliminary credential requirements and would like to fulfill the requirements for a clear Adult Education Credential as outlined by the Commission on Teacher Credentialing.

Requirements for the Two-Level Preliminary Adult Education Teaching Credential

Requirements (15 units)

A. Level I Courses (6 units):

TED 418. Methods and Materials of Adult Education, Part I (2)

TED 419. Methods and Materials of Adult Education, Part II (2)

TED 421. Principles of Adult Education (2)

Professional clear credential candidates must complete the Level I classes within the first two years of the two-level preliminary credential.

B.  Level II Courses (9 units):

TED 420. Computer Literacy for Teachers (1)

TED 417. Seminar in Adult Education (1)

TED 423. Supervised Field Experience (2)

TED 424. Counseling/Guidance for Teachers of Adult Education (2)

HEA 300. Health in Public Education (3)

 NOTES:

       1. Professional clear credential candidates must complete the Level II classes by the end of the fifth year of the preliminary credential.

       2. For course descriptions, refer to the Teacher Education section of this catalog.

Alcohol and Drug Counseling Program

Program Description

The Certificate Program consists of eleven courses designed to prepare individuals to enter the field of substance abuse counseling at a professional level. All courses provide extension credit or Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for nurses and teachers, if needed. ADX 300 and ADX 301 courses may be taken on an individual basis without formal entrance into the Certificate Program.

Features

The Alcohol and Drug Counseling Certificate Program provides students with the educational and practical requirements for becoming a Certified Substance Abuse Counselor (CSAC). The practicum courses provide for on-the-job training in a variety of settings. Six courses in the certificate may transfer into the core curriculum of the Bachelor of Arts in Human Services Program.

Preparation

Applicants should have completed at least two years of college or have at least two years of work experience in a health or human service agency. If applicant is a recovering substance abuser, two years of continuous sobriety is required.

Career Possibilities

The program is designed to prepare individuals to enter the field of Alcohol and Drug Counseling at a professional level. The Certificate is widely recognized by alcoholism and substance abuse treatment centers and hospitals.

Requirements (27 units)

Upon satisfactory completion of eleven courses with a 2.5 grade point average, and 300 hours of field work, the student will receive a Certificate as recognition of educational achievement and professional status.

ADX 300. Introduction to Alcoholism (3)

ADX 301. Introduction to Counseling Techniques (3)

ADX 302. Counseling the Individual (3)

ADX 303. Perspectives on Drug Abuse: Counseling the Substance Abuser (3)

ADX 304. Group Counseling Techniques (3)

ADX 306. Family Dynamics (3)

ADX 309. Treatment of Domestic Violence (3)

ADX 311. Process Addictions (3)

ADX 351. Seminar in Counseling Fieldwork I (2)

ADX 352. Counseling Fieldwork I (1)

ADX 353. Seminar in Counseling Fieldwork II  (2)

ADX 354. Counseling Fieldwork II (1)

 

American Language and Culture Program

Program Description

The American Language and Culture Program offers a variety of specialized programs designed to meet the English needs of domestic and international students and professionals. Classes are taught by teachers with extensive international and second language experience. All teachers are certified and/or have a masters degree in second language instruction.

Intensive English Program (IEP)

The IEP offers an eight week intensive English language program five times a year for students with academic or professional goals. The program is designed for those persons wishing to pass the TOEFL for entrance to an American University or for those needing a professional level of English proficiency. The core classes consist of 20 hours a week of grammar, conversation, reading, writing and listening. Optional classes in pronunciation, TOEFL, computers and others are offered as well. The program has six levels designed to move the student from beginning to advanced in discrete steps. Qualified students from outside the U.S. are eligible for I-20s and student visas.

Worksite and Vocational ESL (VESL)

Working with local businesses and governments ALCP can design and deliver industry specific classes in vocational English and basic skills. Students can also study more advanced management and leadership skills.

Short-Term Adult and Youth Groups

International groups of teenagers, college students and adults can study English, American culture and other areas of interest at CSU Dominguez Hills while staying in on-campus housing. Classes can be combined with tourist activities and excursions. Groups typically visit during the winter and summer breaks. However, programs are available year-round.

English for Specific Purposes

Students and business persons seeking focused instruction in English vocabulary and vernacular specific to a particular industry or vocation can arrange appropriate classes to achieve this end.

Study Abroad America

The American Language and Culture Program coordinates one semester and one year study abroad experiences for international students who wish to study at CSUDH.

 

Assistive Technology Specialist Certificate Program

Program Description

California State University, Dominguez Hills and the Orange County Department of Education offer a Certificate Program in the area of Assistive Technology. Federal and state laws require that school personnel be prepared to offer a full range of services to disabled persons in the area of assistive technology. This certificate program will prepare individuals to fully understand and implement these state and federal mandates. All of the courses offered meet the professional development hours for licensure renewal as required by the California Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Board.

Who Should Attend

Educational administrators, teachers, and anyone who has the desire or professional need to learn the federal and state requirements for serving the disabled within their organizations.

Requirements (15 units)

SPE 530. Introduction to Assistive Technology (3)

SPE 531. Basic Assistive Technology (3)

SPE 532. Advanced Assistive Technology (3)

SPE 533. Administration of Assistive Technology Services (3)

SPE 537. Capstone Course in Assistive Technology (3)

NOTE: For course descriptions, refer to the Teacher Education section of this catalog.

 

Community College Teaching Certificate Program

Teaching in the community college no longer requires a credential. Since the 1990-91 academic year, most community colleges require faculty to have a master's degree in a discipline currently taught at the community college level.

The Community College Teaching Certificate Program is designed for candidates who are interested in teaching in a community college, or who are new faculty at a community college. The program consists of three courses (8 units), a two unit survey course, a three unit methodology course and a three unit teaching internship at a community college.

Prerequisites

To be eligible for the program, the student must be near completion in a graduate program, possess a master's degree, or be currently employed as a faculty member in a community college.

Requirements

1.  Required Courses (8 units):

GED 548. Effective College Teaching (3)

GED 549. The Community College (2)

GED 594. College Teaching Internship (3 units)

2.  Minimum grade of "B" in all courses in the program.

3.  Receipt of a master's degree by the time the program is completed.

 

Certificate in Human Resources Management

Program Description

This certificate responds to the educational needs of local corporations and organizations and has been developed in consultation with human resource professionals. The certificate consists of six required courses. Two additional elective courses are included to provide an opportunity for participants to select an area of emphasis. Each course is offered for two extension units of credit. The certificate consists of the following:

A.  Required Courses (12 units):

HRX 300. Foundations of Human Resources Management (2)

HRX 310. Communication in a Business Environment (2)

HRX 320. Labor and Employment Law (2)

HRX 330. Organizational Change (2)

HRX 340. Compensation and Benefits (2)

HRX 350. Alternative Dispute Resolution and Human Resources Management (2)

B.  Electives: select one course from the following (2 units):

HRX 360. Mediation and Human Resources Management (2)

HRX 370. Arbitration and Human Resources Management (2)

 

Mediation Conflict Resolution Certificate

Program Description

The Mediation and Conflict Resolution Certificate Program, a partnership between the College of Extended and International Education and the College of Arts and Humanities, offers the most comprehensive training available in any single-semester program in this fast-growing field.

This extension certificate program consists of three courses awarding four (4) graduate extension units and actively engages mediation providers in the community to develop opportunities for its students. Participants receive hands-on mediation and conflict resolution training that actively reinforces the classroom training.

Students in the Negotiation, Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding Masters program at CSUDH will be able to use these courses as electives in their program.

Required Courses (4 units)

MCX 551. Fundamental Mediation Skills and Techniques (2)

MCX 552. Mediation Practicum (1)

MCX 555. Diversity & Cross-Cultural Communication for Conflict Resolution (1)

NOTE: All three courses are to be taken concurrently.

 

Production and Inventory Control Program

Program Description

This certificate is designed for those who wish to gain a broad education in the principles of supply chain management.  Topics covered include: supply chain management, detailed scheduling and planning, material requirements planning, capacity requirements planning, inventory management, supplier planning, procurement, operations execution and control, production processes, quality incentives, inventory control, master planning of resources, forecasting, master scheduling, strategic management of resources, and integrating operating processes into the strategic plan.

Features

Participants in the Production and Inventory Control Certificate program have the benefit of being taught by industry professionals. All instructors are nationally certified by APICS and are currently employed in the field of production and inventory control. Courses are taught at off-campus sites in 13-week trimesters and through Distance Learning.

Career Possibilities

Certificate completers have found employment in aerospace, military, manufacturing, hospitals, retail, and warehouse supervision.

Required Courses (15 units)

PIX 351. Supply Chain Fundamentals (3)

PIX 353. Supply Chain Scheduling (3)

PIX 355. Supply Chain Operations (3)

PIX 357. Supply Chain Planning (3)

PIX 359. Supply Chain Strategies (3)


Purchasing Certificate Program

Program Description

This certificate program provides a broad education in the principles of procurement management.  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.

Features

All instructors are industry professionals and are nationally certified by the National Purchasing Association. Courses are taught off campus in a 13-week trimester and through Distance Learning.

Career Possibilities

Individuals successfully completing the certificate program will be prepared for entry and management level positions in procurement in such areas as aerospace, military, manufacturing, hospitals, retail, and other procurement related fields.

Required Courses (15 units)

PIX 351. Supply Chain Fundamentals (3)

PRX 200. Purchasing Fundamentals (3)

PRX 310. Cost-Price Analysis and Negotiation (3)

PRX 330. Public Sector Procurement (3)

PRX 340. Advanced Purchasing Concepts (3)

 

Sport and Fitness Psychology Certificate Program

Program Description

The online Sport and Fitness Psychology Certificate Program addresses a growing demand for using psychological knowledge to enhance sports performance, teamwork, fitness, and well-being. Five online psychology courses comprise the Sport and Fitness Psychology Certificate Program. Coursework covers principles, research and applications which will expand and enhance participants' skill sets. Courses provide university credit of 3 units each at the 400-level which may be used for graduate-level credit subject to approval of department accepting the units. Students may enroll in individual courses or the certificate program.

Features

Courses in the certificate program are offered online so that participants can access materials, study and complete the assignments anywhere, anytime. The internship course affords an opportunity to practice acquired skills and knowledge in a community near home. A Certificate is provided upon successful completion of program requirements.

Who Should Attend

Coaches, athletes, trainers, fitness instructors, and health professionals and counselors will gain valuable skills from the courses in the Sport and Fitness Psychology Certificate Program.

Career Possibilities

The program is designed to increase knowledge of this developing field, to enhance employability of participants and to advance the careers of those currently employed in sport and fitness occupations.

Required Courses (15 units)

PSY 480. Sport Psychology (3)

PSY 481. Applied Sport and Fitness Psychology (3)

PSY 482. Psychology of Coaching and Team-Building (3)

PSY 483. Contemporary Issues in Sport and Fitness Psychology (3)

PSY 486. Internship in Sport and Fitness Psychology (3)

NOTE: For course descriptions, refer to the Psychology section of this catalog.

 

Course Offerings

The credit value for each course in semester units is indicated for each term by a number in parentheses following the title. For more information on the specific terms in which these courses may be offered, please visit the College of Extended & International Education website at www.csudh.edu/extendeded.

Alcohol and Drug Counseling

ADX 300         Introduction to Alcoholism (3).

This course provides basic information about alcohol: the physiological, psychological and sociological effects of alcohol abuse; identification of social drinking, problem drinking; etiological theories of alcoholism; defense mechanisms; the counseling relationship and basic treatment issues.

ADX 301         Introduction to Counseling Techniques (3).

This course introduces the skills and techniques necessary for counseling. Students will learn to use active listening skills and to develop a high empathy level. The course is both theoretical and experiential.

ADX 302         Counseling the Individual (3).

Prerequisites: ADX 300 and ADX 301.

This course develops an understanding of the psychological factors in alcoholism and drug abuse and their implications for treatment. Counseling techniques are examined and practiced including assessment, perception and communication skills required for various stages of treatment, prognosis and termination.

ADX 303         Perspectives on Drug Abuse: Counseling the Substance Abuser (3).

Prerequisites: ADX 300 and ADX 301.

This course is an introduction to this major social/psychological problem. Students learn the basic pharmacology of the commonly encountered street drugs and behavioral and physiological consequences of drug abuse. Poly-addiction and treatment modalities are also covered.

ADX 304         Group Counseling Techniques (3).

Prerequisites: ADX 300 and ADX 301.

This course provides an understanding of group dynamics, defenses, problems, goals and growth. The roles of the group facilitator and group members are examined and practiced in class.

ADX 306         Family Dynamics (3).

Prerequisites: ADX 300 and ADX 301.

This course introduces theories of the effects of substance abuse (alcohol and drugs) as they relate to the family system. Students gain insight into the identification and solution of problems of the pathologic family and the individual roles and behavior patterns that exist within it.

ADX 309         Treatment of Domestic Violence (3).

Designed for facilitators of domestic violence treatment groups and to partially meet the requirements of California state law regulating approved domestic violence treatment programs for court-mandated counseling. Utilizes several cognitive-behavioral and relationship skill-building approaches to help clients.

ADX 311          Process Addictions (3).

The course provides an introduction to and identification of process addictions, their symptoms and treatment. Process addictions of gambling, gaming, video games, work, internet, sex, cybersex, pornography, spending/debting, shopping, overeating, exercise, social media, chat rooms and Texting will be examined from a developmental, behavioral, familial and cultural perspective.

ADX 351          Seminar in Counseling Fieldwork I (2).

Prerequisites: ADX 300 and ADX 301 and two additional ADX courses.

The Fieldwork course is designed to provide the student with basic understanding of the role of an Addiction Counselor while the student is participating in an internship (ADX 352). The course covers the Twelve Core Functions, State Mandated Reporting Requirements, Legal Aspects, Suicide, and Charting, which are principal applications for paraprofessionals in the Addictions Field. To be taken concurrently with ADX 352.

ADX 352          Counseling Fieldwork I (1)

Prerequisites: ADX 300, ADX 301 and two additional ADX courses.

This course is the first of two fieldwork courses and is structured to provide guided instructions regarding the professional expectations of working in this field and the practical aspects of Addiction Counseling. It is also designed to meet the initial requirements of the State of California approved substance abuse certifying agencies and provides the “hands-on” experience of being an Addiction Counselor. To be taken concurrently with ADX 351.

ADX 353          Seminar in Counseling Fieldwork II (2).

Prerequisites: ADX 351 and ADX 352

This Fieldwork course is designed to provide the student with an opportunity to function as a Group Facilitator by providing a full lecture/training on their chosen Alcohol and Drug topic. Students will review and discuss various clinical vignettes to increase their understanding and ability in Treatment Planning and Assessments. To be taken concurrently with ADX 354.

ADX 354          Counseling Fieldwork II (1)

Prerequisites: ADX 351 and ADX 352

The ADX 354 Fieldwork component is the second of two fieldwork courses and is structured to provide guided instructions regarding the professional expectations in working in this field and the practical aspects of Addiction Counseling. It is also designed to continue to meet the initial requirements of the State of California approved substance abuse certifying agencies and provides the “hands-on” experience of being an Addiction Counselor. To be taken concurrently with ADX 353.

Community College Teaching

GED 548         Effective College Teaching (3).

Study of research, theory and practices associated with teaching and learning processes in the community college system. Topics include course planning and organization; student diversity; teaching and student retention; instructional technology. Offered through self support only.

GED 549         The Community College (2).

An overview of the history, mission and function of the Community College. Topics include the history of higher education, the role of the Community College, student characteristics, curriculum, finance, governance articulations, and the California Master Plan. Offered through self support only.

GED 594         Independent Study: College Teaching Internship (3).

A one semester internship consisting of classroom instruction, the equivalent of 45 hours per semester or 3 hours per week on a 15 week model. Ordinarily, the internship consists of an appropriate combination of the classroom-related activities, determined in consultation between mentor teacher and intern. The Internship Coordinator arranges an on-site observation of one of the intern's classroom presentations. An assessment is made of the intern's performance and an evaluation form is filed in writing.

Human Resources Management

HRX 300         Foundations of Human Resources Management (2).

Covers the fundamentals of human resources management in the industrial, service and public sectors. Includes personnel processes of recruiting, training, wages and benefits, regulations and termination, and topics such as organizational behavior, work force diversity and employee relations.

HRX 310         Communication in a Business Environment (2).

Prerequisite: HRX 300 is recommended.

Covers the following workplace communications topics: conflict resolution, giving and receiving feedback, focused listening, non-verbal communication, team building and delegation, leadership, management and sales strategies, problem solving and negotiation, intercultural communication, and interviewing. Role playing activities.

HRX 320         Labor and Employment Law (2).

Prerequisite: HRX 300 is recommended.

Examines critical federal and state laws regarding Human Resources Management, the National Labor Relations Act - Unionization and collective bargaining; building a knowledge base of effective and equitable personnel management systems; and implementing lawful and effective employment policies and practices.

HRX 330         Organizational Change and Development (2).

Prerequisite: HRX 300 is recommended.

Examines the strategic role of Human Resources in initiating and managing corporate development and change leading to improved corporate performance. Includes Human Resource planning and development of HR objectives as aligned with business goals as well as methods for measuring HR effectiveness.

HRX 340         Compensation and Benefits (2).

Prerequisite: HRX 300 is recommended.

Examines the role of pay and benefits in a comprehensive compensation program. Emphasis on developing skills in determining pay guidelines and practices that are legal and strategic and integrating non-pay benefits into a balanced recruitment and retention program for the enterprise.

HRX 350         Alternative Dispute Resolution and Human Resources Management (2).

Prerequisite: HRX 300.

Survey of processes used to resolve disputes. Alternatives to litigation, including negotiation, mini-trial, mediation, panel evaluation, summary jury trial, arbitration, use of masters. Emphasis on applying alternative dispute resolution methods to workplace situations and labor-management relations.

HRX 360         Mediation and Human Resources Management (2).

Prerequisite: HRX 300 is recommended.

Covers applied mediation theory, skills and techniques as related to Human Resources management. Topics include the mediation process and procedures, case development, communication skills, consensus building, issue framing and orientations towards conflict. Lecture, group activities and role plays.

HRX 370         Arbitration and Human Resources Management (2).

Prerequisite: HRX 300 is recommended.

Covers compulsory and noncompulsory arbitration of grievances in public, private, corporate, labor, and international disputes. Case studies explore the arbitration role in unique settings.

Manufacturing Supervision

APX 270          Quality Management in the Industrial Environment (3).

Prerequisite: Supervising work experience recommended.

A study directed toward productivity improvement and learning, and improving the industrial manufacturing environment. Total quality control is discussed as a tool of continuous improvement, employee job certification and certification of special manufacturing processes.

APX 272          Work Standards in Industrial Operations (3).

Prerequisite: Supervising work experience recommended.

A study of staff operations in the industrial environment including safety, space layout, scheduling and flow control of the manufacturing process. Loading shop equipment and capability analysis is discussed.

APX 303          Statistical Process Control (3).

Prerequisite: MAT 131 or equivalent.

A study of the application of SPC techniques used to control the quality of manufacturing and service operations. The course includes a brief math review, quality control statistical methods, tools and charts of SPC, study of standard deviations and sampling techniques of defined risk.

Mediation Conflict Resolution

MCX 551          Fundamental Mediation Skills and Techniques (2).

This comprehensive course will guide participants through learning, applying, and practicing fundamental skills in conflict resolution and mediation through course instruction, role playing, and simulations

MCX 552          Mediation Practicum (1).

The objective of this practicum is for participants to gain practical experience in the community and further refine their mediation skills and conflict-resolution training developed in their concurrently taken courses.

MCX 555          Diversity & Cross-Cultural Communication for Conflict Resolution (1).

This course will prepare students with the knowledge and skills necessary to communicate with cross-cultural competence. Students will learn and comprehend the underlying influences that culture and differences have on belief systems, perceptions, and communication styles. They will gain expertise in how to effectively bridge differences to discover common meaning and reach common goals.

Production and Inventory Control

PIX 351          Supply Chain Fundamentals (3).

Supply chain management covers the flow of a product from the supplier to the manufacturer through the distribution system to the customer. This includes planning, forecasting, purchasing, manufacturing, moving, storing and tracking a product from conception to customer possession. This course provides an overview of the fundamental concepts and vocabulary to prepare students for the remaining courses in the certificate program.

PIX 353          Supply Chain Scheduling (3).

Prerequisite: PIX 351.

This course focuses on the various techniques for material and capacity scheduling. This includes detailed descriptions of the material requirements planning and capacity requirements planning process and the impact of inventory management, procurement, and supplier planning on these processes

PIX 355          Supply Chain Operations (3) .

Prerequisite: PIX 351.

This course covers the techniques for scheduling and controlling the manufacturing process. This includes prioritizing the work, executing the orders and reporting the results as part of the performance evaluation feedback. Inventory must also be controlled so its influence on the schedule is also discussed.

PIX 357          Supply Chain Planning (3) .

Prerequisite: PIX 351.

This course covers demand management and its relationship to strategic and business planning. This includes forecasting and how to develop an achievable master schedule. Also included in the course is distribution planning which covers the concepts of establishing distribution centers, replenishing those centers and transporting the product from the supplier to the customer.

PIX 359          Supply Chain Strategies (3).

Prerequisites: PIX 351.

This course covers the higher-level thinking of strategic planning which includes how to develop a strategy after understanding the company’s business environment. Once the strategy is determined then it must be implemented so leadership roles and responsibilities to make the change are reviewed.

Purchasing Certificate

PRX 200          Purchasing Fundamentals (3).

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

PRX 310          Cost-Price Analysis and Negotiation (3).

Prerequisite: PRX 200.

This 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.

PRX 330          Public Sector Procurement (3).

Prerequisite: PRX 200.

This course examines the relative aspects unique to Public Sector Purchasing as well as comparing and contrasting the legal and regulatory considerations inherent to this environment with those of private sector procurement.

PRX 340          Advanced Purchasing Concepts (3).

Prerequisite: PRX 200.

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, partnershipping, total quality procurement and logistics.