Supply Chain Management

Associate Degree
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This Associate of Applied Science degree is a four-semester program composed of 64 college credit hours designed for students who plan to seek employment in the area of supply chain management upon graduation. The program prepares students to enter jobs, be productive with a minimum of on-the-job training, and advance to a position of increased responsibility with emphasis on project management and process improvement skills. In addition to the degree, students will be provided with the opportunity to become certified as a Six Sigma Green Belt and also as a Certified Technician through the Manufacturing Skills Standards Council.

Supply chain management includes a broad range of occupational titles. Those listed below are commonly found in industry, but specific titles will vary according to each individual employer. With additional education and/or work experience, Supply Chain Management program graduates may have additional opportunities in managerial roles such as plant manager, operations manager, production manager, warehouse manager, purchasing manager, inventory manager, distribution manager, transportation manager, logistics manager, and supply chain manager, among others.

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Define supply chain concepts and understand the flow of materials, information and money.
  • Demonstrate their ability to plan for, purchase and manage inventories and identify its impact on organizations.
  • Develop negotiation abilities and their capacity to understand and predict behaviors in competitive situations.
  • Evaluate supply chain costs and the profitability that stems from effective management practices.
  • Apply continuous improvement strategies to all aspects of supply chain management.
  • Examine the importance of customer service in effectively coordinating supply chain activities.
  • Exhibit effective collaboration, decision making, problem-solving, and conflict resolution skills.
Plan of Study Grid
Semester 1Credits
102-131 Introduction to Business Sustainability 1
102-148 Introduction to Business and Management 3
182-103 Introduction to Supply Chain Management 3
103-138 Word Documents 2
801-136 English Composition 1 3
804-134
Mathematical Reasoning
or Intermediate Algebra with Applications
3
 Credits15
Semester 2
101-111 Accounting I 4
102-132 Lean Operations 1
103-107 Intermediate Excel 2
182-104 Inventory Management 3
801-198 Speech 3
809-143 Microeconomics 3
 Credits16
Semester 3
102-115 Management Principles 3
102-155 Introduction to Project Management 3
102-160 Business Law 3
182-107 Distribution & Logistics 3
804-189 Introductory Statistics 3
196-159 Essentials of Quality 3 1
 Credits16
Semester 4
102-121 Customer Service Management 3
102-134 Lean Six Sigma 3
182-105 Negotiations 1
182-106 Purchasing 3
182-108 Supply Chain Management Internship 2
809-198 Introduction to Psychology 3
 Credits15
 Total Credits62

General Education Courses Within Program

801-198Speech3
801-136English Composition 13
804-189Introductory Statistics3
809-143Microeconomics3
804-134Mathematical Reasoning3
or 804-118 Intermediate Algebra with Applications
809-198Introduction to Psychology3