Supply Chain Management

Program Overview

The Supply Chain Management diploma program is a sequence of courses that prepares students for careers in the SCM profession. It will also give the student a solid foundation that will allow them the opportunity to advance their study at a four-year institution. Areas covered in this diploma program include basic fundamentals of supply chain management including procurement, issues in executing global supply chains, logistics and transportation. It also includes business management, accounting principles, business communications, economics of supply and demand, and computer fundamentals, and database management skills. Program graduates who receive a diploma in Supply Chain Management will be qualified as future potential entry level salaried supervisors and coordinators.

Entrance Requirements

* Must be 16 years of age * Completion of high school diploma or GED and submission of official transcript required to apply * Achievement of minimum program admission scores in Reading, English, and Math * Transfer of previous post secondary credits will be determined by the registrar. Student Performance/Graduation Requirements: Students must maintain a 2.0 grade point average and complete all required courses to graduate.


Course Overview

Contact Hours
Credit Hours
Curriculum (48 - 49 hours)
Basic Skills Courses (8 - 9 hours)
Emphasizes the development and improvement of written and oral communication abilities. Topics include analysis of writing, applied grammar and writing skills, editing and proofreading skills, research skills, and oral communication skills.
Emphasizes the application of basic mathematical skills used in the solution of occupational and technical problems. Topics include fractions, decimals, percents, ratios and proportions, measurement and conversion, formula manipulation, technical applications, and basic statistics.
Select One Of The Following (2 - 3 hours)
Emphasizes human relations and professional development in today\'s rapidly changing world that prepares students for living and working in a complex society. Topics include human relations skills, job acquisition skills and communication, job retention skills, job advancement skills, and professional image skills.
Presents basic concepts within the field of psychology and their application to everyday human behavior, thinking, and emotion. Emphasis is placed on students understanding basic psychological principles and their application within the context of family, work and social interactions. Topics include an overview of psychology as a science, the nervous and sensory systems, learning and memory, motivation and emotion, intelligence, lifespan development, personality, psychological disorders and their treatment, stress and health, and social relations.
Technical Courses (32 hours)
Select One Of The Following (3 hours)
This course emphasizes the trends and the dynamic forces that affect the marketing process and the coordination of the marketing functions. Topics include effective communication in a marketing environment, role of marketing, knowledge of marketing principles, marketing strategy, and marketing career paths.
Develops skills and behaviors necessary for successful supervision of people and their job responsibilities. Emphasis will be placed on real life concepts, personal skill development, applied knowledge and managing human resources. Course content is intended to help managers and supervisors deal with a dramatically changing workplace being affected by technology changes, a more competitive and global market place, corporate restructuring and the changing nature of work and the workforce. Topics include: Understanding the Managers Job and Work Environment; Building an Effective Organizational Culture; Leading, Directing, and the Application of Authority; Planning, Decision-Making, and Problem-Solving; Human Resource Management, Administrative Management, Organizing, and Controlling.
Introduces the basic financial accounting concepts of the complete accounting cycle and provides the student with the necessary skills to maintain a set of books for a sole proprietorship. Topics include: accounting vocabulary and concepts, the accounting cycle for a personal service business, the accounting cycle for a merchandising business, inventory, cash control and receivables. Laboratory work demonstrates theory presented in class.
This course covers the knowledge and skills to required to use database management software through course demonstrations, laboratory exercises and projects. Topics and assignments will include: database concepts, structuring databases, creating and formatting database elements, entering and modifying data, creating and modifying queries, presenting and sharing data and, managing and maintaining databases.
Introduces the fundamental concepts, terminology, and operations necessary to use computers. Emphasis is placed on basic functions and familiarity with computer use. Topics include an introduction to computer terminology, the Windows environment, Internet and email, word processing software, spreadsheet software, database software, and presentation software.
Provides students with an overview of business ethics and ethical management practices with emphasis on the process of ethical decision-making and working through contemporary ethical dilemmas faced by business organizations, managers and employees. The course is intended to demonstrate to the students how ethics can be integrated into strategic business decisions and can be applied to their own careers. The course uses a case study approach to encourage the student in developing analytical, problem-solving, critical thinking and decision-making skills. Topics include: An overview of business ethics; moral development and moral reasoning; personal values, rights, and responsibilities; frameworks for ethical decision-making in business; justice and economic distribution; corporations and social responsibility; corporate codes of ethics and effective ethics programs; business and society: consumers and the environment; ethical issues in the workplace; business ethics in a global and multicultural environment; business ethics in cyberspace; and business ethics and the rule of law
This course introduces the study of contracts and other legal issues and obligations for businesses. Topics include: creation and evolution of laws, court decision processes, legal business structures, sales contracts, commercial papers, Uniform Commercial Code, and risk-bearing devices.
Businesses today can not be competitive without a good transportation and logistics network. This course introduces the five basic forms of transportation and provides an understanding of the economic fundamentals underlying each mode. Students then discuss ways in which today\'s supply chain manager can use these transportation modes to achieve efficiencies and cost effectiveness necessary for a company to survive in today\'s global markets.
Logistics and Supply Chain Management today represents a great challenge as well as a tremendous opportunity for most firms. This course will view the supply chain from the point of view of a front-line supervisor. Logistics and Supply Chain Management is all about managing hand-offs in a supply chain, hand-offs of either information or product. Phrases like logistics management, supply chain management and demand chain management will be used interchangeably in order to provide an understanding on how logistical decisions impact the performance of the firm as well as the entire supply chain.
This course teaches an overview of the procurement function in a supply chain and a corporation. It covers the major elements of the procurement process and operation including sourcing principles, procurement policies, purchasing processes and systems, and procurement's value and role in the corporation.
This course examines the issues and challenges a corporation faces in designing and implementing a globally integrated supply chain. Topics include social responsibility in the supply chain, geo-political impacts, outsourcing and off shoring of supply chain functions, and how companies manage risk in their supply chains.
Advisor Approved Specific Occupational - Guided Electives - 3 or 4 Hours