A graduate of this program will have the potential for employment in the following areas:
Buyer/Planner: coordinates activities between purchasing and manufacturing scheduling.
Claims Analyst: performs duties in the risk management process including over, short, and damage incidents and claims.
Customer Service Representative: communicates with customers in order to match customer needs with vehicle and driver availability, deals with customer inquiries, expedites freight, and tracks orders.
Dispatcher: assigns freight to routes, assigns vehicles and routes to drivers, and handles
Inventory Analyst: compiles and manages information of amount, kind, and value of merchandise, material, or stock on hand to obtain optimum inventory balance, price, and costs.
Inventory Control Specialist: coordinates inventory issues with purchasing, production, and marketing; tracks current and forecasted levels of inbound and finished goods inventory.
Logistics Technician: communicates effectively with carriers and customers in 3PL environment, manages trailer needs, provides carrier assignments, monitors and traces customer shipments, and participates in carrier evaluation process.
Materials Planner: coordinates and expedites flow of manufacturing materials, parts, and assemblies with or between departments or plants in accordance with production and shipping schedules.
Master Production Scheduler: creates master production schedule and work orders; establishes priorities for current and forecasted customer demand; establishes availability or capacity of workers, parts, machinery, and equipment.
Purchasing Assistant: performs basic activities related to supplier evaluation and selection, product specifications, order quantities, and delivery requirements.
Shipping and Receiving Specialist: coordinates the flow of raw materials and finished goods to meet production and customer requirements and works with transportation carriers to assure timely and accurate pickup and delivery.
Transportation Planner/Coordinator: interfaces with customers and carriers in resolving pricing and delivery issues in 3PL environment, optimizes order consolidation and carrier selection considering cost, lead time, carrier capacity, and warehouse space constraints.
Warehouse Specialist: manages the flow of inventory into and out of a storage facility or distribution center, and works with owners of the inventory to meet inventory level and customer service needs.
With additional education and/or work experience, graduates may find other opportunities for employment.
. Account Manager
. Logistics Manager
. Materials Manager
. Production and Inventory Control Manager
. Purchasing Manager
. Traffic Manager
. Operations Manager
Study Abroad Opportunities
The International Studies staff continually seeks opportunities for students to travel abroad for educational experiences that may be offered in association with program courses. To find out more about which of your program courses may offer an opportunity during this academic year, contact your academic advisor.
Students following the study plan below will complete the Supply Chain Management associate degree in the number of semesters shown.
10-103-121 Micro: Word-Intro
10-103-131 Micro: Excel-Intro
10-103-141 Micro: Access-Intro
10-104-148 Global Marketing
10-105-101 Career Planning
10-182-157 Logistics/Supply Chain Mgmt
10-801-136 English Composition 1
10-809-103 Think Critically & Creatively
* 10-890-101 College 101
10-101-106 Accounting-for Non-Accountants
10-102-160 Global Business Mgmt
10-182-110 Lean Operations Mgmt
10-182-160 Global Supply Chain Mgmt
10-804-123 Math w Business Apps
10-104-191 Customer Service
10-105-103 Career Preparation
10-182-120 Enterprise Resource Plan/Cont
10-182-162 Import/Export Compliance
10-801-196 Oral/Interpersonal Comm
10-809-172 Intro to Diversity Studies
10-104-125 Event Marketing
10-182-181 Supply Chain Professional
10-182-191 Supply Chain Simulation
10-182-199 Supply Chain Career Experience
10-809-199 Psychology Of Human Relations
*The credit for 10-890-101, College 101 is an Institutional Requirement for graduation. Consequently, it is not part of the program credit requirement.
These courses provide an opportunity for students to develop the knowledge, skills, and understanding required for employment in this field.
10-101-106 ACCOUNTING-FOR NON-ACCOUNTANTS ...teaching non-accountants to read, analyze, and interpret financial information for making informed business decisions. This class de-emphasizes the use of debits, credits, journal entries and other accounting procedures.
10-102-160 GLOBAL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT ...globalization, cultural environment, global trade environment, politics and law, economic integration, global trade and investment theories, exporting, global human resource management, corporate social responsibility. (Prerequisite: 10-801-136, English Composition 1)
10-103-121 MICRO: WORD-INTRODUCTION ...word processing basics including creating, revising, formatting, printing; sections, tabs, multiple-page numbering; manipulating text; creating headers/footers; creating/formatting tables, graphics; and merging documents. Windows experience improves success; consider 10-103-111, Windows/Computer Basics.
10-103-131 MICRO: EXCEL-INTRODUCTION ...creating a worksheet, enhancing worksheet appearance, moving and copying data, using formulas and functions, creating charts and using clip art. Windows experience improves success; consider 10-103-111, Windows/Computer Basics.
10-103-141 MICRO: ACCESS-INTRODUCTION ...creating/modifying database tables, compacting a database, managing records, defining table relationships, creating queries, calculations, and aggregate functions, sorting, and using form/report wizards. Windows experience improves success; consider 10-103-111, Windows/Computer Basics.
10-104-125 EVENT MARKETING...planning, promotion execution, and evaluation of special events (entertainment, industry, meeting/convention). Students will work toward the actual staging of an event (will require time outside of the classroom setting).
10-104-148 GLOBAL MARKETING ...tools necessary for the student to understand the risks, rewards, and the technical aspects of doing business in a global environment.
10-104-191 CUSTOMER SERVICE ...develop professional telephone etiquette, explore customer service work environments, identify and analyze customer service failures, resolve problems cost effectively, set complaint policies, and develop communication techniques to handle complaining customers.
10-105-101 CAREER PLANNING ...experiential learning introduction. Learn how personal branding allows candidates to differentiate themselves from the competition through appearance, personality, and marketing competency. Career portfolio introduced. (Corequisite: 10-890-101, College 101).
10-105-103 CAREER PREPARATION ...create professional resume and cover letter, prepare for interviews, understand interviewing techniques, participate in a mock interview. Submission of experiential learning proposal. (Prerequisites: 10-105-101, Career Planning; 10-801-136, English Composition 1)
10-182-110 LEAN OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT ...lean operating concepts: JIT-just in time; continuous improvement tools, quality control techniques, statistical process control/pull signals, cellular manufacturing, mixed-model production, organizational development, ROI, cost benefit analysis, incorporating lean strategies.
10-182-120 ENTERPRISE RESOURCE PLAN/CONTROL ...enterprise resource planning (ERP), benefits of ERP implementation in an organization, business process alignment, value chain process, technology and international considerations, successful change management, process analysis and ERP project management. (Prerequisite: 10-801-136, English Composition 1)
10-182-127 PURCHASING ...role of purchasing in business, industry, and the community; legal and ethical aspects of purchasing including systems, staffing, price/cost analysis, contract administration, and criteria for selecting vendors.
10-182-131 NEGOTIATIONS ...techniques and skills used in bargaining to maximize a company's profits and competitiveness for both domestic and global concessions. Appropriate for learners in any Business and Information Technology program as well as for non-program students. (Prerequisite: 10-801-136, English Composition 1)
10-182-157 LOGISTICS/SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT ...logistics supply chain, demand management and customer service, procurement and supply management, global logistics, manufacturing, inventory management, warehousing, transportation and third-party logistics, incorporating SCM technology.
10-182-160 GLOBAL SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT ...methods of foreign market entry, international contracts, INCOTERMS 2000, terms of payment, international commercial documents, international insurance, export packaging, customs clearance, and global supply chain logistics infrastructure.
10-182-162 IMPORT/EXPORT COMPLIANCE ...develop import/export-related documentation, examine import/export controls and licenses, and explore import/export related security. Examine compliance requirements related to importing/exporting goods in support of global operations and in response to case studies. (Prerequisite: 10-182-160, Global Supply Chain Management)
10-182-181 SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT PROFESSIONAL ...provides a solid foundation of knowledge in all functions of supply chain management: demand planning, procurement, supply chain management, manufacturing, service operations, transportation, inventory, warehousing and order fulfillment. This course prepares students to take the Level One SCpro exam.
10-182-191 SUPPLY CHAIN SIMULATION ...interact with supply chains using case studies to optimize a supply chain management solution. Discover fundamental principles and practices of good supply chain management. Gain insight and understanding in the process of creating supply chains using SCMGlobe technology.
10-182-199 SUPPLY CHAIN CAREER EXPERIENCE ...students can select any hands on experience related to: Internship, Field Research, Service Learning, Simulations, Capstone, Industry Related or International. Instructor approval required. (Prerequisite: 10-105-103, Career Preparation; Corequisite: 10-182-131, Negotiations)
10-801-136 ENGLISH COMPOSITION 1 ...learners develop knowledge/skills in planning, organizing, writing, editing. Students will also analyze audience/purpose, use elements of research, format documents using standard guidelines, and develop critical reading skills. (Prerequisite: Compass Writing Skills=74 AND Compass Reading=70 OR ACT-English =18 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing or 10-838-105, Intro to Reading and Study Skills with "C" or better OR equivalent) 3 cr.
10-809-103 THINKING CRITICALLY & CREATIVELY ...instruction in realistic/practical methods of thinking, including decision making, problem solving, analyzing ideas, troubleshooting, argumentation, persuasion, creativity, setting goals/objectives. Students apply strategies/tools in a variety of situations. (Prerequisite: Compass Writing Skills=60 AND Compass Reading=70 OR ACT-English =16 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 10-838-105, Intro to Reading & Study Skills or 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing w/ a "C" or better OR equivalent) 3 cr.
10-890-101 COLLEGE 101 ...develops tools and strategies that support success in college. Focuses on study skills, college resources, goal setting, time management, and learning styles. Introduces concepts for self assessing learning and completing an Exit Assessment that provides evidence that learning took place. Students should take this course prior to or during the first semester of their programs. 1 cr.
10-804-123 MATH W BUSINESS APPS ...real numbers; basic operations; proportions/one variable; percents, simple/compound interest; annuity; apply math concepts to purchasing/buying process, selling process; and basic statistics with business/consumer applications. (Prerequisites: Compass Pre-Algebra=27 or ACT-Math score=15 or 10-834-109, Pre Algebra AND Compass-Reading=70 or ACT-Reading=15 or 10-838-105, Intro to Reading & Study Skills with "C" or better OR equivalent) 3 cr.
10-801-196 ORAL/INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION ...the communication process, perception and self-concept, language, listening, nonverbal communication, interpersonal relationships, communication in groups and public communication; prepare and deliver an oral presentation. (Prerequisite: Compass Reading=70 AND Compass Writing Skills=60 OR ACT- Reading =15 and ACT English=16 OR 10-838-105, Intro to Reading & Study Skills or 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing with "C" or better OR equivalent) 3 cr.
10-809-172 INTRO TO DIVERSITY STUDIES...basic American values of justice and equality by teaching vocabulary, history of immigration/conquest, transcultural communication, legal liability, multicultural majority/minority relations, ageism, sexism, gender, sexual orientation, the disabled/ADA. (Prerequisite: Compass Writing Skills=60 AND Compass Reading=70 OR ACT-English =16 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 10-838-105, Intro to Reading & Study Skills or 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing w/ a "C" or better OR equivalent) 3 cr.
10-809-195 ECONOMICS ...scarcity, resources, alternative economic systems, growth, supply and demand, monetary and fiscal policy, inflation, unemployment, and global economic issues. (Prerequisite: Compass Writing Skills=60 AND Compass Reading=70 OR ACT-English =16 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 10-838-105, Intro to Reading & Study Skills or 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing w/ a "C" or better OR equivalent) 3 cr.
10-809-199 PSYCHOLOGY OF HUMAN RELATIONS ...decision making, motivation, conflict resolution, learning strategies, growth and adjustment, diversity, psychological theories, relationships, psychological disorders, stress, career analysis, social psychology, and lifespan development. (Prerequisite: Compass Writing Skills=60 AND Compass Reading=70 OR ACT-English =16 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 10-838-105, Intro to Reading & Study Skills or 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing w/ a "C" or better OR equivalent) 3 cr.