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Materials Management Certificate Program

THIS PROGRAM IS NO LONGER OFFERED BY THE COLLEGE OF CONTINUING EDUCATION. PLEASE CALL 916/278-4433 FOR INFORMATION ABOUT OTHER PROGRAMS. NOTE: This program is being phased out. Courses will no longer be available after June 2005.

With the globalization of markets, many organizations now recognize that the functions of operations and materials can give a competitive edge that strengthens their position in the marketplace. Materials managers need to know how to optimize capacity and resources and increase customer satisfaction while reducing inventory and operational costs. The Materials Management Certificate Program is designed to provide materials professionals with a solid base of knowledge in the operations and inventory management fields. Participants will gain the practices and applications to help optimize the supply chain from supplier to customer. As the program covers the complete cycle of materials flow and addresses the constant influx of new technology it also lays a foundation for those who intend to go on and prepare for the APICS (American Production and Inventory Control Society) C.P.I.M. exams. The Materials Management Certificate Program is co-sponsored by CSUS College of Continuing Education and APICSacramento. Benefits
This program enables participants to:
  • gain useful strategies, tools and techniques
  • increase their on-the-job effectiveness
  • become familiar with the latest technological advances
  • prepare for the APICS certification exams
  • network with other materials management professionals
  • enhance their marketability for career enhancement
These courses are designed for any professional seeking to advance their understanding of supply chain and materials management including employees, supervisors and managers in the following fields:
  • materials planning and management
  • purchasing and inventory control
  • production planning, engineering and scheduling
  • material handling and warehousing
  • customer order management
Program Structure
The Materials Management program is comprised of five core courses and one elective course. Full-time participants can complete the program within nine months. Participants should begin with Basics of Supply Chain Management as a program prerequisite. Course times are scheduled in a convenient format to accomodate the needs of working adults. APICS C.P.I.M. Certification Examination
All Materials Management courses meet APICS' standards for C.P.I.M. certification exam preparation. While this program will help you prepare, registration in the Materials Management program does not register you for the C.P.I.M. certification exams. Please contact APICSacramento at APICSacramento or call (916) 650-8660 for information about APICS membership, exams and publications. Need Help Paying for a Class? Check out our Financial Aid links. APICS Members
Members of APICS are eligible for a 10% discount on Materials Management courses. To receive a discount, participants must provide proof of membership at the time of registration. To join APICS, visit APICSacramento or call (916) 650-8660. For more information, contact To receive information about our exciting new programs, course updates and special promotions join our Electronic Mailing List:
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