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.

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.

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.

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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
103-128 Introduction to Microsoft Office Suites 2
801-195 Written Communication 3
804-123
Math with Business Applications
or Intermediate Algebra with Applications
3
 Credits15
Semester 2
102-115 Management Principles 3
102-109 Business Careers Planning and Business Communication 3
102-132 Lean Operations 1
104-104 Selling Principles 3
182-104 Inventory Management 3
809-143 Microeconomics 3
 Credits16
Semester 3
102-133 Lean Tools 1
102-155 Introduction to Project Management 3
102-160 Business Law 3
182-106 Purchasing 3
103-107 Intermediate Excel 2
182-107 Distribution & Logistics 3
801-196
Oral/Interpersonal Communication
or Speech
3
 Credits18
Semester 4
102-121 Customer Service Management 3
102-134 Lean Six Sigma 3
102-150 Global Business Fundamentals 3
182-105 Negotiations 1
182-108 Supply Chain Management Internship 2
809-198 Introduction to Psychology 3
 Credits15
 Total Credits64

General Education Courses Within Program

801-195Written Communication3
801-196Oral/Interpersonal Communication3
801-198Speech3
804-123Math with Business Applications3
or 804-118 Intermediate Algebra with Applications
809-143Microeconomics3
809-198Introduction to Psychology3

Associate Degrees and Technical Diplomas are part of a larger model of BTC’s Career Pathways which link related academic programs in sequence.  Each program within a career pathway offers direct job preparation and a path to the next level of academic programming.  To view the connected program model, visit the Supply Chain Management Career Pathway (PDF).