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Acquisition and Procurement

Career Studies Certificate

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Negotiate a promotion in the field of acquisition and procurement

Accelerated curriculum enables you to complete the program in 2 semesters

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Acquisition and procurement agents are responsible for ensuring complex purchases are executed efficiently and in a cost-effective manner.

The Career Studies Certificate in Acquisition and Procurement at Tidewater Community College prepares students for employment or advancement in acquisition and procurement positions.

Course work covers contract law, pricing, negotiations and other processes. You will learn how to process requests for materials, manage inventory and troubleshoot issues with orders. Students are also instructed in the fundamentals of contract pricing and negotiation.

Enhance your competitive edge in this in-demand field with a certificate from TCC! 

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What does this program cost?

TCC’s Career Studies Certificate in Acquisition and Procurement consists of 2 semesters of part-time study, with classes held mainly on the Virginia Beach Campus.

Estimated Program Cost*:
18 credits x $185.35 per credit = $3,336.30 (not including textbooks and supplies)
*Based on Fall 2018 in-state tuition. Your actual cost may differ.

Where can you go?

Graduates may start or advance a career as a procurement clerks or purchasing agents in federal or state agencies. 

Is this program for you?

Yes, if you:

  • are organized
  • enjoy working with computers
  • are detail-oriented
  • have strong communication skills 
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Program offered on TCC's Virginia Beach Campus

Day, evening and weekend classes are designed for students with busy schedules

Complete this program in just 2 semesters


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Median annual salary

Jobs related to this field pay a median annual salary of $77,813*


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* Salary estimate is provided for comparison purposes only and doesn’t constitute a promise of employment or earnings. Salaries were calculated based on related job codes and U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data.