Transfer Credit Equivalency
In accordance with the DAU Directive 708, Webster University has been formally recognized by the President, Defense Acquisition University, as having established an equivalency program that identifies alternatives for Defense Acquisition Workforce members to attain required training.
The graduate certificate program aims to create contracting workforce leaders who can communicate effectively, think critically and strategically in order to manage and lead change effectively. Possessing these skills will allow individuals to manage where they are now, while readying themselves for a future in contracting and acquisition career fields.
Students will learn how to successfully use the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and Defense Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to develop acquisition strategies, substantiate contracting decisions, develop business advisory skills, evaluate proposals and award a variety of contract types, as well as manage and close out contracts.
This certification is aligned to the Federal Acquisition Certification in Contracting (FAC-C) and Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) requirements for core training requirements.
DAU/Webster University students will enroll in the following courses:
|Pre-approved Webster University Transfer Credit||DAU Course Title & Course Number|
|GCON 5000 Fundamentals of Government Contracting (3 hours)||Equivalent for CON 091 and CON 100|
|GCON 5100 Government Contracting Life Cycle (3 hours)||Equivalent for CON 121, CON 124, CON 127|
|GCON 5300 Business Decisions for Government Contracting (3 hours)||Equivalent for CON 170 and CON 270|
|GCON 5500 Decision Making in Government Contracting (3 hours)||Equivalent for CON 200 and CON 216|
|GCON 5700 Sources Selection and Administration of Government Contracts (3 hours)||Equivalent for CON 280|
|GCON 5900 Negotiation and Administration of Contracts (3 hours)||Equivalent for CON 290|
List of agencies that require DAWIA, Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act, Level I and Level II certificates.
Goals for the Graduate Certificate in Government Contracting
Webster University's Government Contracting (GCON) Certificate is aimed at working professionals, military members and veterans, college graduates and current government employees interested in entering the competitive government contracting (GS-1102) positions. Students learn how to successfully use the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and Defense Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to develop acquisition strategies, substantiate contracting decisions, develop business advisory skills, evaluate proposals and awards, and manage and close out contracts.
The GCON certificate is designed to prepare professionals who seek to enter the field of government contracting as Contract Specialists and Contracting Officers. The GCON certificate includes all the required core training necessary to attain Certification as a federal government Contracting Professional at Level 2. The certificate program includes six courses, which encompass the Defense Acquisition University (DAU) equivalent courses for Level 1 (091, CON 100, CON 121, 124, 127, and CON 170) and Level 2 (CON 200, CON 216, CON 280, and CON 290). The certification is aligned to the Federal Acquisition Certification in Contracting (FAC-C) and Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) requirements for core training requirements.
The FAC-C program is for contracting professionals in the Federal Government performing contracting and procurement activities and functions. The purpose of this program is to establish general education, training, and experience requirements for those contracting professionals. The program applies to all executive agencies, except the Department of Defense (DoD). DoD uses the DAWIA training and experience requirements for certification. While training requirements for the program are closely aligned with the DAWIA training requirements, they are not identical. The FAC-C is recognized by all federal civilian agencies as evidence that an employee meets core requirements to perform contracting functions.
The primary emphasis of the GCON certificate program is to provide both technical and leadership competencies in the acquisition/contracting career field, creating contracting leaders who are agile, understand themselves and others, think critically and strategically to get results, communicate effectively, and are able to manage and lead change. Possessing these skills will allow individuals to manage where they are now, while readying themselves for the future.
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