The Contract Management certificate program is fully online, and presents both a theoretical and practical problem solving approach to contract management. Learn about a contract manager’s responsibilities prior to contract award, the communication process in the contract management network, post-award surveillance tools, contract modifications, correcting contractual problems and processing terminations, cancellations, and claims.
Increase on-the-job effectiveness
Develop greater problem solving skills
Expanded knowledge of technological advances
Network with other industry professionals
Develop a promotional hiring edge for career advancement
Take online classes at home or the office
Increased production and reduced inventory
Improved product quality and customer satisfaction
Reduced purchasing costs, scheduling conflicts, and manufacturing waste
This program is designed for those involved in any stage of the contract writing, reviewing, implementation or administration process, including:
Those who administer contracts but have had little or no industry specific training
Current contract administrators
Project, facilities, materials and purchasing managers
Supervisors and first-level managers
The program is comprised of four online courses for a total of 64 hours and 6.4 continuing education units (CEUs). It is recommended to start the program with the “Fundamentals of Contracts” course.
This program is delivered entirely online. In order to participate, it is required that you have basic computer skills, a working email address and access to a computer.
NCMA Association Members
Members of the National Contract Management Association (NCMA) may apply for a 10% discount. To receive the discount, participants must provide proof of NCMA membership at the time of registration.
“I chose the Contract Management certificate program at the
College of Continuing Education because of the reputation of
Sacramento State as well as the reasonable cost. I
appreciate that there are programs outside of traditional degree
programs to further my education. A highlight of my experience
included learning from other classmates who are currently in the
industry; they provided real world applicability to the
fundamentals that were taught. All of the instructors were
engaging and supportive. Everyone through the process was
supportive and responsive.”
This certificate program consists of four courses designed to be
taken in the order listed. The first course, Fundamentals of
Contracts, must be completed before the remaining courses.
Fall 2023 classes begin September 19.