ERP with SAP Certificate

Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) with Systems, Applications, and Products (SAP)

Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) is a group of integrated software modules used to run virtually all business processes in an organization. SAP® is the leading Enterprise Resource Planning software company in the world. Employers are looking for candidates experienced in using SAP® software to better manage business operations. This Certificate can provide valuable hands on experience to help you move up within your organization or find a new position elsewhere.

SAP® Technology will be used as a tool in teaching the concepts and will account for at least 30% of the overall program.

An Education that Fits Your Life

Designed for working adult learners, you’ll learn in an interactive classroom with a Penn State instructor. Accelerated evening courses meet once a week for seven weeks in a video conference classroom or via Zoom with online learning components. As a participant at the host location, receiving location, or via Zoom you are able to communicate with the instructor and interact with students at the other campuses

Career Potential

SAP® isn’t only a valuable tool nationwide. Demand for applicants with SAP® is growing locally as larger companies are implementing SAP® to help manage business processes. Manufacturing and utility companies are leading the way with the most job postings requesting experience with SAP®.

Source: Burning Glass Technologies’ Labor Insight™ Real-time Labor Market Information tool.

Certificate Requirements

Students must complete the following courses with a “C” or better:

  • MIS 404 - Introduction to ERP and Business Processes
  • SCM 445 - Operations Planning and Control
  • SCM 460 - Purchasing and Materials Management

Course Offerings

To review prerequisites, read course descriptions and view current offerings, visit LionPath.

Intro to ERP and Business Processes: MIS 404 (3 Credits)

The intro to ERP course explains and demonstrates how business processes such as sales logistics, production/material management, procurement, and human resources are supported in an ERP software package. 

Prerequisite: MIS 204



6:15 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Operations Planning and Control: SCM 445 (3 credits)

Aggregate production planning procedures, disaggregation methods in hierarchical production planning, master production scheduling, material requirements planning, lot-sizing, and capacity planning.

Prerequisite: SCM 301



6:15 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Purchasing and Materials Management: SCM 460 (3 credits)

Purchasing policies, procedures, order specifications and agreements, supplier selection, and the role of purchasing in production planning and inventory management. 

Prerequisite: SCM 301

3/11/24 to 4/26/24

Mon., 6:15 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Registration Information

For more information or to register, call 570-963-2600 or email [email protected].


These are credit courses and all current tuition rates apply.

The ERP with SAP® Certificate is jointly offered by the following campuses:

Berks (Reading, PA), Brandywine (Media, PA), Harrisburg (Harrisburg, PA), Hazleton (Hazleton, PA), Mont-Alto (Chambersburg, PA), Scranton (Dunmore, PA), Wilkes-Barre (Lehman, PA), York (York, PA)

Note: The University reserves the right to cancel courses due to insufficient enrollment or other unforeseen circumstances.