Chemeketa Online is a leader in online education in many ways, but one of key areas that we lead the state is in the number of fully online degree and certificate options that we provide. We are always excited when new options are added to meet the needs of our students.
Over the last three years, the Management program has offered an online Procurement Management, one-year certificate program. This certificate prepares students for entry-level purchasing/procurement positions with state, local government and private agencies. Beginning the 2014-2015 academic year, the Management program will offer a two-year Procurement and Supply Chain Management degree.
Students who work for state and local governments are required to obtain national certification in specific areas of procurement. The two-year degree will meet the education requirement to take exams. In addition, Chemeketa is the first community college, in Oregon, to offer both the certificate and degree.
Karen Edwards, an instructor in the Management program has been leading the way on this project along with Diane Lancaster and Victoria Narkon. Chemeketa Online is proud to offer our students more options for degrees and certifications.