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2018-2019 College Catalog 
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Sustainable Purchasing and Supply Chain Management Certificate of Completion Planning Guide

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Program Description:

Shoreline Community College offers a short-term Certificate of Completion in Sustainable Purchasing and Supply Chain which defines a body-of-Knowledge needed to effectively develop supply chain strategies, programs, and activities to address industry and government’s sustainable challenges. Students are encouraged to enroll in a longer course of study and to complete additional certificates or an Associate in Applied Arts and Science Degree (AAAS) in Purchasing and Supply Chain Management or Business. Students pursuing a four-year baccalaureate degree in business should follow the Business Associates in Arts (AA-DTA) direct transfer degree planning guide.

Program Advisor:

Matthew Versdahl, MBA

Certificate of Completion (41 Credits)

Note: Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information in this publication. However, the information is subject to change without notice and final career decisions are the responsibility of the student.

Program Information:

Length of Program: 41 Credits
Completion Award: Certificate of Completion
Enrollment: Fall, Winter, Spring
Approximate Quarterly Costs: $25-$85
(in addition to tuition, books and parking)

EPC 5466

Program Prerequisites:

Placement into ENGL 099 , EAP 099 , or EAPAB 099 .

Certificate Completion

Students should automatically receive their Certificate after successful completion of all required courses. If you have not received your Certificate, please contact Jenifer Aydelotte in the office of Student Learning and Success at or 206-546-4719.

Sustainable Purchasing and Supply Chain Management -What is it?

Supply management professionals are uniquely positioned to influence a firm’s sustainability and social responsibility efforts and to monitor the performance of supply base partners. Many recognize the altruistic and commercial benefits of such programs, but struggle with the details of appropriate expectations, implementation, and execution.

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) functions as a built-in, self-regulating mechanism whereby a business monitors and ensures its active compliance with the spirit of the law, ethical standards, and international norms. CSR goals are to embrace responsibility for the organization’s actions and encourage a positive impact through its activities on the environment, consumers, employees, communities, stakeholders and other stakeholders.

Program Outcomes:

Students who successfully complete this program - by achieving a 2.0 or better in each Business course completed, and an overall 2.0 or higher GPA - should be able to:

  1. Describe the importance of sustainable business practices.
  2. Apply principles of materials and contract management.
  3. Establish and maintain systems to track, control, and protect materials and information.
  4. Identify and describe sustainable business initiatives and marketing practices.
  5. Develop sustainability assessments and report on sustainability progress and results.

Career Opportunities-What can I do with a Certificate in Sustainable Purchasing and Supply Chain Management?

The demand for skilled and knowledgeable professionals continues to grow in business organizations and government agencies. Potential entry level positions include Buyers, Contract Specialists, Supply Chain Associates, Logistics and Transportation Specialist. Depending on level of education and skills, positions may include: Sustainability Managers, Home Energy Specialist, Green Investment Managers, Sales Representative, Sustainability Specialist, Advocate or Trainer. Entry-level annual salaries typically range from $30,000 to 45,000.

Potential employers include: Small businesses, corporations, government agencies, public and private schools-basically, any business or organization that subscribes to clean, renewable energy, resource efficiency and environmental care. For more, please visit career information and resources at

Shoreline Community College

16101 Greenwood Ave N
Shoreline, WA 98133-5696

(206) 546-4101

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