CMC 235 Selection and Use of Indices
This course addresses key aspects of price indices and common sources of indices, as well as how and when to use them as applied to cost elements. The focus is on problem-solving and inquiry-based learning activities that require students to formulate and test ideas, draw conclusions and inferences, and pool and convey knowledge in a collaborative learning environment. Students will be exposed students to price indices and their role in adjusting prices/costs to compensate for inflation or deflation in order to facilitate comparisons and other analyses.
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Target Attendees
Price/Cost Analysts with experience performing selection and use of price indices
Predecessor Course(s) (Acceptable substitutes for meeting current course prerequisite and certification standards)
Predecessor Predecessor Course Title PDS Code Accepted Until
None None None None
Course Length
Approximately 24 hours over 5 weeks
Additional Course Information
Delivery Mode  Facilitated/Online
Equivalent Courses  None
ACE Recommended Credits  None
PDS Code  ZF6
Current CEU, CLP and RRP      Click here for Previous Allocation
Continuous Education Units  2.4
Continuous Learning Points 24 
Reservist Retirement Points 6  
  • The completion of CMC 130 prior to registering for this course is recommended as well as a basic knowledge of selection and use of price indices and/or a strong business/economics education or experience is recommended.
  • Course is 5 weeks in length weekly assignments performed independently within the timeframe.
  • Virtual classes are conducted via MS Teams.
  • Students are required to test connectivity with DAU IT prior to the class start date and should not schedule themselves for any other work-related activity while participating in this class.
  • DAU does not reimburse student phone/internet charges.