As part of Southwestern College's continuing commitment to the U. S. Military, we are pleased to be a strategic partner with the Defense Acquisition University (DAU). Our agreement outlines the awarding of college credit at both the undergraduate and graduate levels for DAU training and certifications. Credit can be applied to any undergraduate certificate or major. Graduate credit is applicable to Master's degrees in Management, Leadership and our Master's in Business Administration (MBA).
The Excelerate program through the Defense Acquisition University is an exciting program that allows students to earn a bachelor or master’s degree in less time. Through this program, Southwestern College will award college credit toward a degree for achievement of Level II and Level III (DAWIA) certifications. Additionally, students can earn credit for successful completion of specific DAU coursework.
As a Defense Acquisition University Excelerate Partner, Southwestern College will accept up to 6 credit hours of DAWIA certification courses towards the Master of Science in Management. For those with Contracting levels II and III, Industrial/Contract Property Management Level III, Project Management Level III, Production, Quality and Manufacturing Level III, Life Cycle Logistics Level III and Engineering Level III, Southwestern College will apply 6 credit hours towards the Master of Science in Management. Southwestern College accepts and will apply 3 credit hours towards the Master of Science in Management for individuals possessing level I DAU Contracting Certification.
Please access the link below for additional information on the Southwestern College/DAU Memorandum of Understanding