Contract Management, A.A.S.

Associate of Applied Science

This curriculum is designed for individuals who plan to seek employment in contract management positions and for those presently in contract management positions who seek career advancement. The program is designed to create opportunities for positions in contract management for both government agencies and private industry. Instruction includes both the theoretical concepts and the practical applications needed for future success in the contract management field. This will provide a greater understanding of acquisition, life cycle management, and contracting processes. Job opportunities include project manager, procurement analyst, contract administrator, contract specialist, contract negotiator, contract price analyst, and contract termination specialist.

Transfer Information

Transfer is not the primary purpose of an A.A.S. program, but NOVA has articulation agreements that facilitate the transfer of this and other career-oriented programs to selected senior institutions. Students interested in transfer should contact a counselor or their academic advisor early in their program.

Course Curriculum

Below is a table that shows the courses needed to satisfy this program. Please speak with an advisor to ensure you meet your program requirements.

Two Years Credits
1st Semester
CON 100 Shaping Business Arrangements 3
CON 104 Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Fundamentals I 3
ENG 111 College Composition I 3
ITE 152 Introduction to Digital and Information Literacy and Computer Applications 3
MTH 154 Quantitative Reasoning OR Higher 3
Choose One
SDV 100 College Success Skills 1
SDV 101 Orientation to (a Specific Discipline) 1
Total 16
2nd Semester
CON 105 Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Fundamentals II 3
CON 121 Strategic Focused Contracting II 3
CST 110 Introduction to Human Communication 3
ECO 201 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
ENG 112 College Composition II 3
Total 15
3rd Semester
ACC 211 Principles of Accounting I 3
BUS 200 Principles of Management 3
CON 170 Fundamentals of Cost and Price Analysis 3
CON 214 Business Decisions for Contracting 3
1 Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3
Total 15
4th Semester
ACC 212 Principles of Accounting II 3
BUS 220 Introduction to Business Statistics 3
CON 124 Contract Execution 3
CON 127 Contract Administration 3
CON 216 Legal Considerations in Contracting 3
CON 217 Cost Analysis and Negotiation Techniques 3
Total 18
Total credits for the Associate of Applied Science = 64
Two Years Credits
1st Semester
CON
100
3
Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Fundamentals I
CON
104
3
ENG
111
3
Introduction to Digital and Information Literacy and Computer Applications
ITE
152
3
Quantitative Reasoning OR Higher
MTH
154
3
Choose One
SDV
100
1
SDV
101
1
Total 16
2nd Semester
Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Fundamentals II
CON
105
3
CON
121
3
Introduction to Human Communication
CST
110
3
ECO
201
3
ENG
112
3
Total 15
3rd Semester
ACC
211
3
BUS
200
3
CON
170
3
CON
214
3
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective
1
3
Total 15
4th Semester
ACC
212
3
BUS
220
3
CON
124
3
CON
127
3
CON
216
3
CON
217
3
Total 18
Total credits for the Associate of Applied Science = 64

1 See humanities/fine arts courses listed under General Education Electives. Elective should be selected with advice of a counselor or faculty advisor to meet the requirements of the transfer institution.

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