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Classroom Technology Applications, Certificate Program in
Criminal Justice Education, Certificate Program in
E-Commerce, Graduate Certificate Program in
Technology Leadership, Graduate Certificate Program in
Information Security Management (ISM), Graduate Certificate Program in
Procurement and Contracts Management, Graduate Certificate Program in

Certificate Programs

The School of Continuing and Professional Studies offers a number of programs in specialized fields of business, education, and other professions that lead to the award of certificates. Most certificate programs require 10-30 credit hours of instruction or an equivalent number of contact hours.

Admission requirements for certificate programs vary but are usually based on a written application, an interview with the program’s developer, and an evaluation of the applicant’s work experience, educational goals, and potential for performing satisfactorily in relevant courses. Applicants may be required to provide transcripts of previous academic activity. Persons interested in a certificate program should first consult with that program’s director to obtain specific admission requirements.

Students in credit certificate programs must maintain an average grade of C or better to continue in the program. Admission to a credit certificate program does not in any way imply admission to the University for a degree program.

To be eligible to receive a certificate, persons enrolled in noncredit and/or CEU certificate programs must progress satisfactorily in their courses according to the opinion of the program’s director.

Persons interested in further information about certificate programs should contact the School of Continuing and Professional Studies regional center in their area.

Classroom Technology Applications, Certificate Program in


The certificate in Classroom Technology Applications is designed to teach educators to become proficient users of technology in a variety of classroom situations. All courses are offered for graduate credit and vary from general overview courses to more advanced and content-specific courses. Each course can be taken independently to meet a specific need or as part of a series for a total of six credits to obtain a certificate with a specific concentration.

The productivity concentration provides entry-level course work. A student can continue to study in either the curriculum or the administration, training, and support concentration, but all of the more advanced courses require that the student have a working knowledge of word processing, databases, spreadsheets, and telecommunication applications. In order to obtain additional certificates, students need to earn another six credits in their area of concentration.

The courses offered for this certificate are available on a contract basis with school systems, held at the location of choice. By using the hardware and software available in-house, the content can be better tailored to the needs of the teachers in that school system. Some regional centers offer these courses on an open-enrollment basis if sufficient demand exists. Courses can be taught in either the Macintosh or Windows platform and are usually taught on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis. Not all courses are available each semester. Except in extraordinary circumstances, requirements for the Classroom Technology Applications Certificate must be completed no later than four years following the beginning of course work. The certificate is offered at all School of Continuing and Professional Studies regional centers.

Required Courses (total of 6 hours): Students must complete various general overview courses to meet Productivity concentration prior to continuing into content-specific courses.

Course Descriptions

Productivity Concentration

EDLF 589A - (1)
Introduction to Educational Technologies and the Virginia Computer/Technology Standards

Introduction to using the computer as a tool for instruction in the classroom. Studies the basic technology terminology related to both hardware and software through the use and exploration of the system.

EDLF 589B - (1)
Word Processing in the Classroom

Equips teachers with basic word processing skills for both administrative and instructional use. Covers formatting text, importing graphics and text, and designing classroom applications that stress problem-solving and critical thinking in a variety of classroom settings.

EDLF 589C - (1)
Databases for Instruction

Equips teachers with basic database skills for both administrative and instructional use. Covers terminology and simple functions that stress problem solving and critical thinking in classroom settings.

EDLF 589D - (1)
Spreadsheets and Graphing

Equips teachers with basic spreadsheet and graphing skills for both administrative and instructional use. Covers terminology and simple functions that stress problem solving and critical thinking in classroom settings.

EDLF 589E - (1)
Electronic Resources and Presentation Tools

Introduces electronic sources of information and presentation software for communication. Emphasizes the use of CD-ROM, laser disc, and Internet resources, search techniques, evaluation of resources, and ethical and legal issues of using these sources in the classroom.

EDLF 589F - (1)
Tools for Creating Internet Information

Introduces graphics production and multimedia software for communication. Emphasizes drawing and painting programs, multimedia production programs, and Web page creation.

EDLF 589G - (1)
Telecommunications Applications in the Classroom

Introduces telecommunications as a tool to support classroom instruction. Includes the use of Virginia’s PEN, Internet resources, designing lessons utilizing telecommunications applications, and ethical and legal issues.

EDLF 589N - (1)
Graphing Calculators in the Classroom

Enables secondary mathematics or science teachers to attain proficiency levels using the TI-83 graphing calculators and the TI-Ranger (or CBL) both personally and as an instructional tool in the classroom.

EDLF 589R - (1)
Digital Image Collection, Manipulation, and Integration

Includes the acquisition of digital camera and scanning skills, digital image manipulation, graphic design, and integrating digital images into electronic documents and other computer software applications for instructional use.

Curriculum Concentration

EDLF 589I - (1)
Integrating Computer Technology into the Classroom: Design, Management, and Software Selection

Designed for computer literate teachers, the course combines the principles of instructional design with skills for technology integration. Explores current research models for planning and technology integration.

EDLF 589J - (1-3)
Technology Across the Curriculum: K-5 Math, Language, Arts, Science, and Social Studies

Explores ways that various computer applications can enhance K-5 math lessons using word processing, spreadsheets, databases, the Internet, draw programs, and HyperStudio.

EDLF 589K - (1-3)
Technology and Literacy

A hands-on workshop in using technological and Internet resources for teaching literacy skills. Intended to develop a definition of critical, interpretive literacy for the twenty-first century. Includes the essential elements of literacy, software for teaching reading, diagnostic tools, and project-based learning approaches.

EDLF 589O - (1-3)
Teaching and Learning Algebra: Meeting the Challenge of Algebra for Everyone

Provides teachers with content and strategies for teaching Algebra I that goes beyond traditional techniques to meet the needs of all students. Utilizes problem-solving activities and real-world applications using computers, graphing calculators, CBLs, and manipulatives.

EDLF 589P - (1)
Utilizing the World Wide Web for Instruction

Familiarizes participants with instructional applications of the Web, introduces instructional design theories and methodologies that help integrate the Web into instruction, surveys exemplary instructional uses of the Web, and provides a dialog that facilitates the creation of quality, Web-based lessons.

EDLF 589Q - (1-3)
Technology-Based SOL LessonPlan Development

Exposes the leading ideas, lesson plans, and resources in the field of educational technology. Surveys instructional design methodologies and examines existing K-12 instructional applications utilizing spreadsheets, databases, word processing, presentation tools, and the Internet. Includes specific content area technologies and software applications.

Administration, Support, and Training Concentration

EDLF 589H - (1)
Management of Technology Resources

Provides the experienced technology user with additional skills in the purchase, design, maintenance, and management of school resources. Intended for computer coordinators, library media specialists, or others responsible for the overall maintenance of the school program. Emphasizes advanced troubleshooting techniques for microcomputers and peripheral devices and advanced features of system and network software on the chosen platform.

EDLF 589S - (1)
Prerequisites to Educational Networking

Provides a working knowledge of networks in an educational setting. Covers basic hardware configuration and system software essentials in a laboratory environment.

EDLF 589U - (1)
Technology Planning and Policy

Provides school-division technology decision-makers with the skills necessary to design, create, and evaluate effective technology plans and policies. Surveys exemplary technology plans, acceptable use policies, evaluation rubrics, and leadership techniques to encourage technology usage and integration within the school environment.

EDLF 589V - (1-3)
Designing and Implementing Technology Training

This course is designed to help those responsible for school-based design and implementation of technology training understand the key issues and potential obstacles.

Criminal Justice Education, Certificate Program in


A program in Criminal Justice Education is offered at the FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia, to students enrolled in the National Academy Program. All students in this 10-week program are required to complete a minimum of 13 credits of academic work (undergraduate and/or graduate) with at least one course in each of the five following areas: behavioral science; forensic science; law enforcement communication; law; leadership development. Each student may elect to take an additional one to three credits of course work. Some of these courses are offered to students sponsored by the FBI who are not enrolled in the National Academy Program.

Refer to the University of Virginia Undergraduate Record for a complete listing and description of other courses offered in this program.

Course Descriptions

CJ 501 - (3) (Y)
Human Behavior in Organizations

Advanced course focusing on changing patterns of behavior in organizations. Identifies problem areas, how structural relationships and leadership patterns influence the climate of an agency, and how groups influence the behavior of individuals within an organizational setting. Examines the methods and strategies of organizational development with the aim of increasing effectiveness and adaptation to change.

CJ 502 - (3) (Y)
Independent Study and Research

This graduate experience permits students to work, under close faculty guidance, on individual research projects when particular needs cannot be met by registration in regularly scheduled courses. Credit is determined by the nature and scope of the project undertaken.

CJ 503 - (3) (Y)
Executive Leadership

Analyzes the leadership role and process, emphasizing the requirements and developmental needs for current and future leadership.

CJ 507 - (3) (Y)
Managing Organizational Change and Development

This seminar focuses on the effect of change and development on the behavior of employees. It studies the nature of planned change, methods of managing change, ways to diagnose changes and development, and ways to implement change in police departments and other organizations.

CJ 514 - (3) (Y)
Violence in America

Encompasses a historical, contemporary, and future perspective. Issues include the role of weapons in American culture, patterns and trends of violence, legitimate use of violence, cultural differences and formulation of value systems, relationship of drugs and violence, and the role of women and the media. Examines research findings and discusses the role of high technology in dealing with violence and the future of violence in America. All students must bring with them a completed, fully adjudicated case that can be used for teaching and research purposes. The case must exhibit some degree of violent behavior, for example, hate-related homicide, suicide by cops, serial murder, or serial sex offense.

CJ 516 - (3) (Y)
Crime Analysis, Futuristics and Law

Enforcement: The 21st Century Seminar conducted at both the undergraduate and graduate level in which law enforcement managers are introduced to the study of crime analysis and futures research and the utility that each has for law enforcement managers. Students will learn to utilize databases and mapping techniques to analyze criminal activity and will be shown how to forecast, manage, and create the future.

CJ 517 – (3) (Y)
Managing Investigations of Death and Sexual Offenses Using Investigative Psychology

Course conducted at both the undergraduate and graduate levels designed to equip law enforcement managers and supervisors with the unique skills, knowledge, and management techniques necessary for overseeing and monitoring death, violent crimes, and sexually related investigations by applying behavior science research.

CJ 521 - (3) (Y)
Contemporary Issues in Law Enforcement

Focuses on contemporary issues and leadership concerns in various areas of law enforcement, leadership and management, emphasizing problem solving and the systematic development of improvement innovations.

CJ 522 - (3) (Y)
Seminar in Organizational Communications for Law Enforcement Executives

Highly interactive seminar designed to explore communications systems within public and private organizations, with particular focus on federal, state, and local law enforcement. Course will provide organizational leaders with strategies and competencies designed to promote a communications-intensive work environment as well as hone individual interpersonal communications skills.

CJ 523 - (3) (Y)
Seminar in Media Relations for the Law Enforcement Executive

Focuses on contemporary relations between law enforcement and the news media. Emphasizes the development of a proactive versus reactive departmental media strategy and the formation of effective media policy.

CJ 524 – (3) (Y)
Interviewing Strategies Through Statement Analysis

Hands-on seminar provides a structured method of examining verbal and written statements of suspects, victims and witnesses. Provides linguistic tools to assist investigator in gaining insight to the speaker/writer and in detecting areas of deception.

CJ 544 - (3) (Y)
Forensic Mitochondrial DNA Analysis

This course provides classroom and laboratory experience in the principles and procedures involved in typing mtDNA from evidentiary items such as hair, teeth, and bones. Classroom instruction is focused on the nature of mtDNA, molecular biology principles involved in the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and sequencing, and legal issues related to this technique. Discussions regarding scientific literature published in the area of forensic mtDNA analysis are also conducted. Laboratory procedures include DNA extraction, PCR, quantification of amplified products by capillary electrophoresis, and automated sequencing. Computer-based practice compiling sequences and database searches using appropriate software is provided and moot court exercises are conducted.

CJ 560 - (3) (Y)
Violent Behavior: A Biopsychosocial Approach

A graduate seminar geared toward the student with a general background and understanding of the basic principles of psychopathology and psychodynamics. Focuses on behavioral analysis of crime scenes and behavioral aspects of interviewing and interrogation. Enrollment is limited to 12 students, and each student is required to bring a closed homicide or sex offense case.

E-Commerce, Graduate Certificate Program in


This nineteen credit hour program is designed for professionals who wish to expand their knowledge and stay abreast of new developments in the e-commerce and e-business industry. Instruction focuses on those who wish to either move their businesses into e-commerce or pursue a career assisting others in e-commerce success. Discussions on successful business models, case studies, strategic management, and e-business applications with a global focus will be the core of each course. Students who complete all seven courses will receive the University of Virginia E-Commerce Certificate. This program is offered at the Northern Virginia center. Contact the center for specific information regarding admission, transfer credit, and certificate completion requirements. This program is offered at the Northern Virginia center. Contact the center for specific information regarding admission, transfer credit, and certificate completion requirements.

Required Courses (7): BUS 536, BUS 537, BUS 538, BUS 539, BUS 540, BUS 541 and BUS 542

Course Descriptions

BUS 536 - (3)
Introduction to E-Commerce

Explores the principal components and driving forces behind electronic commerce. Develops an understanding of Internet business practices including key terms and concepts related to emerging technologies and network architecture. Discussions analyze the socio-economic and technical impact that e-commerce has on conducting business-to-business and business-to-consumer transactions in the global marketplace.

BUS 537 - (3)
Managing and Maintaining an E-Commerce Website

Develops skills needed to manage and maintain a Web Site in this hands-on course that takes one from the design stage through online implementation. Teaches basic site architecture, standards and protocols, the role of databases, methods for capturing and tracking customer data, how to register a domain name, and writing content for the Web.

BUS 538 - (3)
Web Marketing: Building Awareness on the Internet

Examines the application of marketing principles and practices in an Internet environment. Identifies principles of marketing with a Web-based focus. Topics include changing marketing environments in an Internet society, marketing communications, management, company image, product/brand awareness, promotion and service information, e-retail and online catalogs, and pre- and-post-sales support.

BUS 539 - (3)
E-Commerce Law

The course focuses on maintaining organizational and consumer privacy, locating vulnerabilities, encryption methods, management of intellectual property, and procedures for secure web transactions.

BUS 540 - (3)
Financial Management for Web-based Businesses

Examines basic financial management and accounting techniques such as review of e-business P & L statements and balance sheets, cash flow analysis, supply-chain management, and other rules of thumb. Topics include a review of stock options and their role as a tool for recruitment and retention of employees, as well as a conceptual understanding of accounting and financial reporting for stock options.

BUS 541 - (3)
Strategic Management of E-Commerce Technology

Expands on strategic management principles in the context of e-commerce and the global marketplace. Through discussions, analysis, and case studies, students sharpen the skills needed to manage innovation within their companies by learning to develop and protect e-business infrastructure, identify lucrative business opportunities, execute implementation plans, and evaluate key success factors.

BUS 542 - (1)
Emerging Business Models in E-Commerce

This capstone course examines e-commerce start-up success stories, effective business models, and the innovative use of Internet communications in business. Participants plan, organize, coordinate, and evaluate e-commerce initiatives and make informed decisions when implementing new strategies.

Technology Leadership, Graduate Certificate Program in


This program is designed to meet the training needs of the next wave of technology leaders. Developed for those working in today’s technically enhanced environment, the curriculum was designed by an advisory board composed of representatives from Lockheed Martin, SAIC, EDS, NASA, U.S. Department of Treasury, and other industry leaders. The program uses a team-management approach and emphasizes problem-solving and decision-making skills. Courses are held at the Northern Virginia center or on site at area businesses and organizations via contract.

Required Courses (6): BUS 530, BUS 531, BUS 532, BUS 353, BUS 534 and BUS 535

Course Descriptions

BUS 530 - (3)
Leadership in the Technology Organization

Investigates the complex and rapidly changing nature of technology organizations. Teaches the transition to management and leadership roles, the importance of organizational vision and values, assessing and capitalizing on human resources, and managing scarce resources in a technology organization.

BUS 531 - (3)
Financial Management

Examines how value is measured, created, and maximized. Beginning with an introduction to accounting, instruction covers the fundamentals of measuring and reporting revenue, costs, cash flow, assets, liabilities, and equity. Explores the financial decisions that management must make, including break-even analysis, budgeting, investment in assets, and funding with debt equity.

BUS 532 - (3)
Communications and Team Development

Today’s leaders must be skilled in both communicating with diverse audiences and maintaining effective teams in order to succeed in a technology organization. Communications topics include addressing technical and non-technical audiences using presentations, interpersonal skills, and writing skills. Team development instruction focuses on managing teams, identifying and understanding the leadership role, the importance of shared leadership, product teams, and team decision-making.

BUS 533 - (3)
Project Management in Technology Organizations

Focusing on the IT industry, this course assists participants in recognizing and acting upon the essential elements in the project management cycle. Sessions cover market research and analysis, scheduling and time-lining, budget development and management, performance assessment, benchmarking, and project evaluation. Emphasizes leadership and team development skills.

BUS 534 - (3)
Employee Recruitment and Development

Topics include recruitment in a tight labor market, employee selection and incentives, performance assessment, mentoring and career planning, workforce diversity, understanding organizational change, and developing a learning organization.

BUS 535 - (3)
Understanding Technology Operations

Examines a number of topics that can have a significant impact on the extent to which a firm attains world class standards. Topics include operations strategy, product/service selection and design, business process reengineering, capacity planning, quality management, facility location and layout, and supply chain management.

Information Security Management (ISM), Graduate Certificate Program in


Companies wishing to maintain their position in Northern Virginia's digital economy have a great need for skilled information security managers. In response to this need, the University of Virginia's Northern Virginia Center has developed a six-course graduate certificate program in Information Security Management (ISM). The ISM is designed to provide Dynamic Security Architecture; Creating and Conducting a Security Audit; Threat Assessment and Security Measures; and Understanding Technology Used in an Open Access Environment.

The target audience for the ISM program is managers from all educational backgrounds who have been charged with overseeing the security function. Students from both the public and private sectors will benefit from this instruction that emphasizes industry standards and emerging technologies. The goal of the ISM program is building the skills needed to manage the information security function for commercial, government, and non-profit enterprises. security managers with the essential tools needed to develop company standards, manage policies, and explore issues in the area of internal and external threat management. The curriculum reviews effective security practices, explores methods in network security, and covers a variety of practical security management measures.

Designed as a six-course, 18-credit program, this graduate certificate consists of six required courses:

Course Descriptions

BUS 501 - (3)
Information Security Management

This foundation course provides managers with the essential framework needed to design and develop an effective information security program. Students explore methods used to raise general security awareness, review current industry practices, and develop expertise needed to adapt policies to safeguard proprietary information. Instruction focuses on key security principles that are critical to protecting information assets and network infrastructure in open access computing environments. The principles of authentication, data integrity, privacy (encryption), access control, trust and non-repudiation are explored in detail. The concept of open access is discussed along with how effective security initiatives enable eBusiness.

BUS 502 (3)
Security Policy Development and Assessment

Effective security managers must know how to develop a security policy that will be adopted by all employees and supported by executive management. This course examines the steps required in policy development including risk assessment, identification of internal and external threats, legal and privacy issues, creating reports, and escalation procedures. Related topics such as access controls, security standards, and policy implementation are covered in depth.

BUS 503 (3)
Designing Dynamic Security Architecture

Students explore the basic building blocks needed to implement a life-cycle security system. Instruction focuses on how to analyze internal applications, computing platforms/network infrastructure, and corporate objectives with an eye toward designing flexible security architecture that is best suited for the enterprise. Case studies are used to illustrate key security architecture concepts and methods. Visiting experts from the field of ISM will enrich classroom discussions.

BUS 504 (3)
Creating and Conducting a Security Audit

Investigate the key role the information security manager plays in designing and conducting both limited and full-scale security audits. Students review the essential components of a security audit and learn how to integrate methodology with company needs. The pitfalls connected with conducting a security audit are covered in full to assure that best practices are incorporated for effective results. Creating audit reports, identifying areas of vulnerability, and responding to third party audits are also addressed. Case studies reviewing government and private audits are used to illustrate course concepts.

BUS 505 - (3)
Threat Assessment and Security Measures

The security manager must be equipped to identify and protect against all forms of internal and external threats. This computer lab-based course examines common security threats including hacker attacks, incursions, backdoor programs, email borne viruses, and the potential for internal sabotage. Students also learn how to anticipate and respond to such threats using an arsenal of security tools, appliances, and devices including firewalls, intrusion detection systems, vulnerability assessment systems, single sign on, virtual private networks, and authentication systems. Course work also touches on implementing practical network security measures including the importance of hardening operating systems and critical applications to eliminate vulnerabilities.

BUS 506 (3)
Understanding Technology

Used in an Open Access Environment Students develop an understanding of the technology used to distribute information in support of eBusiness and the security concerns inherent in an open access environment. Instruction surveys the technologies that are key for backend integration (XML, CORBA, DCOM and JavaBeans) and front end deployment (HTML and Java). Course work reviews the strengths and weaknesses of common operating systems such as Windows NT, Linux, and Unix as well as the risks versus benefits of deploying one system over another. Communications concepts such as TCP/IP, ISP delivery channels, and wireless technology are discussed in detail. Performance and security issues relative to each technology introduced in this course are discussed in depth.

Procurement and Contracts Management, Graduate Certificate Program in


This certificate was developed in response to the needs of procurement professionals who already possess an undergraduate degree and are interested in obtaining training at the graduate level. Students wishing to complete this certificate with no prior procurement and contracting education or experience are advised to enroll in PC 401 before beginning the graduate level offerings. To complete this certificate, students must complete six required courses and two electives. In addition, prior to receiving their certificate, students must provide evidence of an undergraduate degree. Students without an undergraduate degree may take courses at the graduate level as electives within the undergraduate certificate.

Required Courses (6): PC 501, PC 502, PC 503, PC 504, PC 506, PC 510

Electives (4): PC 505, PC 507, PC 508, PC 511, PC 512, PC 513 Course Descriptions

PC 501 (3)
Procurement and Contracting Principles and Administration

Prerequisites: PC 401 and PC 402 or equivalent.
Contract administration topics will be covered as well as some of the basics necessary for contracts and acquisition personnel. Uses many of the elements of both PC 401 and PC 402 and applies them to case studies.

PC 502 - (3)
Advanced Cost and Price Analysis

Prerequisite: PC 403.
This course concentrates on a primary feature of the contracting process: the determination and presentation of pricing data. The course emphasizes cost and price issues as they relate to the decision making process of each party in a contract situation. Contractor selection and pricing strategies are emphasized. This course assumes that the student has had a basic or intermediate level pricing course.

PC 503 - (3)
Project Management

Prerequisite: PC 401 or equivalent.
Provides students with the necessary knowledge to manage large scale and complex projects. Includes structuring teams, identifying needs, specifying projects, achieving results, and communications.

PC 504 (3)
Advanced Contract Formation and Administration

Prerequisite: PC 501.
This course covers the major topics in contract administration and the laws regarding the formation of government contracts. Also included are subcontract administration and acquisition strategies.

PC 505 - (3)
Seminar for Acquisition Personnel

Prerequisite: Completion of all required courses or permission of instructor.
This course includes current research and advances and provides an opportunity to develop skill in critical evaluation of theories and their application in solving problems.

PC 506 - (3)
Federal Acquisition Case Studies

Prerequisite: PC 402 or PC 501.
Provides students with a basic understanding of the laws that affect government contracting, various federal court case studies addressing acquisition issues including ethical considerations, and an understanding of the changes brought forth by recent acquisition statutes and regulations.

PC 507 - (3)
Services Contracting

Prerequisite: PC 501 or permission of instructor.
Provides detailed explanations of the laws, regulations, and procedures during all stages of government services contracting including planning, solicitation, proposal development, evaluation, and contract administration. The course is designed for both experienced and novice contract administrators. The latest policies and regulations relating to services are presented.

PC 508 - (3)
FAR Standards for Actions and Decisions

Prerequisite: PC 501 or permission of instructor.
Provides students with a detailed explanation, review, and analysis of many FAR standards and tests applied in successful contracting decisions. The standards apply to both government buying and industry selling business decisions.

PC 510 - (3)
FAR 15: Contracting by Negotiations

Prerequisite: PC 401 or equivalent.
The purpose of this course is to provide students with a detailed explanation of contracting by the negotiation method as provided in the current Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Part 15. It provides for an intensive review of policy and procedures in contracting by negotiation.

PC 511 - (3)
Construction Contracting

Prerequisite: PC 402 or PC 501.
Covers the fundamentals of contracts for construction, architect-engineering services, and two-phase design-build projects. Topics relate to the formation and administration of construction-related contracts and include: the Brooks Architect-Engineering Act; surety and insurance issues; environmental and safety issues; labor laws; evaluation of construction contractor performance; differing site conditions; performance delays and acceleration; and claims, disputes, remedies, and liquidated damages.

PC 512 - (3)
Electronic Commerce in Federal Acquisition

Prerequisite: PC 501.
Builds a foundation for the challenges facing the contracting professional during conversion to electronic commerce in the federal procurement system. Includes definitions; the engineering aspects of converting from a paper-driven system; productivity and re-engineering; authorizing statutes and regulations; surveys of currently available systems; FAR coverage; computer security; and the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary for the future.

PC 513 - (3)
Advanced Services Contracting

Prerequisite: PC 507.
Provides the opportunity for intensive review and workshop experience in the current predominant policies and procedures of services contracting. Laws, regulations, policies, and procedures that are currently superior in influence and that are drawn from all stages of the services contracting acquisition cycle will be covered.

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