First Term

INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS 3.00
POWERPOINT 2016 LEVEL 1 1.00
EXCEL 2016 LEVEL 1 1.00
WORD 2016 LEVEL 1 1.00
FORECASTING AND SCHEDULING 1.00
OPERATIONS CONTROL 1.00
SUPPLY CHAIN PROCESS MANAGEMENT 1.00
PROFESSIONAL NETWORKING & DEVELOPMENT IN SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT 1.00
LEAN ORGANIZATIONS 3.00
THINK CRITICALLY & CREATIVELY 3.00

Second Term

EXCEL 2016 LEVEL 2 1.00
TECHNOLOGY IN THE SUPPLY CHAIN 1.00
ENTERPRISE RESOURCE PLANNING SOFTWARE 1.00
BENEFITS & CHALLENGES OF AN ERP SYSTEM 1.00
FOUNDATIONS OF INVENTORY 1.00
MANAGING INVENTORY LEVELS 1.00
THE ROLE OF LOGISTICS 1.00
TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT 1.00
WAREHOUSING 1.00
TEAM BUILDING AND PROBLEM SOLVING 3.00
ORAL/INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION 3.00

Third Term

LEADERSHIP IN PROJECT MANAGEMENT 1.00
TEAM ORGANIZATION & DEVELOPMENT IN PROJECT MANAGEMENT 1.00
MANAGING CHANGE IN PROJECT MANAGEMENT 1.00
EVALUATING THE PURCHASING PROCESS 1.00
PURCHASING PROCESS 1.00
PRINCIPLES OF NEGOTIATIONS 1.00
PROJECT MANAGEMENT 3.00
WRITTEN COMMUNICATION 3.00
MATH WITH BUSINESS APPLICATIONS 3.00

Fourth Term

INTRODUCTION TO SERVICE OPERATIONS 1.00
SERVICE DELIVERY SYSTEMS 1.00
GLOBAL SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT 1.00
GLOBAL SOURCING 1.00
GLOBAL LOGISTICS 1.00
INTRODUCTION TO DIVERSITY STUDIES 3.00
PSYCHOLOGY OF HUMAN RELATIONS 3.00
SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT PROJECT 3.00
MENTORED BUSINESS EXPERIENCE 3.00

Credit for Prior Learning Available

First Term

INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS (10102124)

3.00

Introduces learners to the evolution of business and entrepreneurship. Learners analyze global, ethical and legal environments of business, explore the human side of business and examine the functional approach to information technology, marketing, human resource management, operations management and finance.

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POWERPOINT 2016 LEVEL 1 (10103241)

1.00

Introduces learners to introductory Microsoft PowerPoint skills including creating a new presentation, adding and formatting slides, navigating a slide show, inserting images and backgrounds, and adding transitions and animations.

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Industry Credentials Accepted:
  • Microsoft Office Specialist - Office Powerpoint 2016

EXCEL 2016 LEVEL 1 (10103242)

1.00

Introduces learners to introductory topics using Microsoft Excel using real-world activities. Learner topics include entering, editing, and formatting entries; selecting cells and ranges, and creating and modifying basic formulas.

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Industry Credentials Accepted:
  • Microsoft Office Specialist - Office Excel 2016

WORD 2016 LEVEL 1 (10103243)

1.00

Introduces learners to basic concepts using the Microsoft Word application through hands-on learning activities. Learners develop foundational skills by applying concepts explored to create business letters, brochures, resumes, newsletters and more.

NTC Assessments Offered:
Industry Credentials Accepted:
  • Microsoft Office Specialist - Office Word 2016

FORECASTING AND SCHEDULING (10182111)

1.00

Identify the basic principles of forecasting as well as applying common forecasting techniques. Learners will define sales and operations planning, capacity planning, and appropriate scheduling practices to ensure effective resource utilization concepts within the 21st Century Supply Chain.

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OPERATIONS CONTROL (10182112)

1.00

Examines the operations function, operations and the associated supply chain strategy. In Operations Control learners will demonstrate effective planning to manage the flow of materials, labor and services through the operations process. Upon completion of Operations Control learners will have determined the importance to the firm of decisions made in the operations function and its associated supply chain. The need for strategy to guide all decision making is emphasized.

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SUPPLY CHAIN PROCESS MANAGEMENT (10182113)

1.00

Identify the key elements in Supply Chain Management and distinguish the key concepts that define effective Supply Chain Management in the 21st Century. Learners will define effective Supply Chain strategies and demonstrate how to integrate these strategies to organizational objectives. Learners will also identify and utilize continuous improvement strategies to improve existing Supply Chains.

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PROFESSIONAL NETWORKING & DEVELOPMENT IN SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT (10182114)

1.00

Investigate career options and learn related job skills, salaries, and employment trends in the supply chain management field. Students will practice job seeking skills as they research a particular job and company. Students will develop a cover letter, resume, and a follow-up letter. Common interviewing and communication skills required for the supply chain management professional will also be addressed.

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LEAN ORGANIZATIONS (10196114)

3.00

In Lean Organizations, learners apply the skills and tools necessary to enhance company performance and profitability by identifying and eliminating waste throughout all business processes. Lean is a work smarter, not harder, approach that allows an organization to produce more while utilizing fewer resources. Many traditional approaches to business processes require excessive inventory, repetitive tasks, wasted materials, scrap and rework and misappropriated human and other resources. Each learner will: identify and practice Lean Solutions by completing learning plans that cover Lean Operations, Value-stream Mapping, 8 Wastes, 5S Workplace Organization, Set-up Reduction, Cellular Flow Design, Lean Culture Development, Value Chain Management, Kanban Systems and Total Productive Maintenance.

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THINK CRITICALLY & CREATIVELY (10809103)

3.00

This course provides instruction on the vital, realistic and practical methods of thinking which are in high demand in all occupations of substance today. Decision making, problem solving, detailed analysis of ideas, troubleshooting, argumentation, persuasion, creativity, setting goals and objectives and more are considered in depth as the student applies specific thinking strategies and tools to situations in a wide variety of workplace, personal, academic and cultural situations. Classroom instruction is demonstration, discussion, project and teamwork based. Assignments range from the short and simple to the detailed and complex. Reality and practicality are the focuses all through the course. These skills are in high demand by employers. Having this course in your background can significantly enhance your appeal as an employee. It certainly will make you a more adept and confident person.

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Second Term

EXCEL 2016 LEVEL 2 (10103247)

1.00

Expands the basic Excel skills with advanced formatting features and utilization of functions. Formatting topics include: themes, cells styles, custom page setup and more. Function topics include: date, time, IF criteria, lookup functions, troubleshooting formulas and more.

TECHNOLOGY IN THE SUPPLY CHAIN (10182122)

1.00

Examines the technological advances which have improved efficiency, responsiveness and profitability in the Supply Chain. In today’s supply chain landscape, technology utilization is becoming a key component of an organization’s success, innovation and competitive edge. Learners will identify advances and innovation in Supply Chain technology, assess available technology, and demonstrate a plan to effectively utilize technology to enable and support effective Supply Chain operations.

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ENTERPRISE RESOURCE PLANNING SOFTWARE (10182123)

1.00

Examines how organizations utilize Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems to improve processes and become more efficient, responsive and effective. Learners analyze how ERP systems use a single database to integrate business transactions and processes leading to benefits such as enhanced management reporting and improved decision-making. The course will examine the core business modules of common ERP systems (Supply Chain Management, Sales/Marketing, Finance, Human Resources). Learners will investigate and compare common ERP software solution platforms. In culmination learners will illustrate how ERP systems improve planning, execution, visibility and collaboration by integrating business functional areas through an enterprise-wide information system.

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BENEFITS & CHALLENGES OF AN ERP SYSTEM (10182124)

1.00

Examines how organizations utilize Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems to improve processes and become more efficient, responsive and effective. Learners analyze how ERP systems use a single database to integrate business transactions and processes leading to benefits such as enhanced management reporting and improved decision-making. The course will examine the core business modules of common ERP systems (Supply Chain Management, Sales/Marketing, Finance, Human Resources). Learners will investigate and compare common ERP software solution platforms. In culmination learners will illustrate how ERP systems improve planning, execution, visibility and collaboration by integrating business functional areas through an enterprise-wide information system.

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FOUNDATIONS OF INVENTORY (10182125)

1.00

Learners will gain an operational knowledge of the principles of inventory management, which involves planning and controlling the flow of materials and information to effectively manage an organization's material resources, minimize costs, and provide high levels of customer service. The course provides practical exercises in effective inventory techniques and concepts culminating in creating an inventory control plan for an organization. The inventory control plan will include a flowchart of product and information through an organization from forecast to distribution and establish inventory policies to source, control and transfer materials.

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MANAGING INVENTORY LEVELS (10182126)

1.00

Inventory is expensive and difficult to manage, and yet is an essential requirement for providing great service to customers. Managing Inventory Levels provides the tools to retain enough inventory to assure high levels of customer service, while avoiding excessive inventory levels that can create losses. Managing Inventory Levels prepares learners in the fundamentals of inventory management within an organization’s overall supply chain. The course addresses the key elements of inventory control and management including: inventory cost components, types uses and motives of inventory, planning inventory levels, maintaining inventory accuracy, financial inventory accounting methods, inventory performance metrics and business intelligence inventory analysis.

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THE ROLE OF LOGISTICS (10182135)

1.00

Examines the Logistics Management function of supply chain management that plans, implements, and controls the efficient, effective forward and reverse flow and storage of goods, services, and related information between the point of origin and the point of consumption in order to meet customers’ requirements. Learners will examine practical management perspective of the following areas of Logistics: order management, distribution, transportation, international logistics, inventory control, facility location, sustainable logistics practices, key performance indicators and supply chain finance.

TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT (10182136)

1.00

TBD

WAREHOUSING (10182137)

1.00

Examines warehouse operations fundamentals to gain an understanding of the physical, technological, process, and safety considerations of warehouse/distribution operations. Learners examine and demonstrate a design plan that incorporates: effective and efficient facility configuration, storage and handling techniques, operating activities, metrics, customer service considerations, human and capital asset requirements and the role of distribution operations in different industries.

TEAM BUILDING AND PROBLEM SOLVING (10196189)

3.00

Apply the skills and tools necessary to facilitate team development and effectiveness, solve complex problems, pinpoint the root cause of conflict, and resolve issues between team members. Each learner will demonstrate the application of the benefits and challenges of teamwork, perform the necessary roles in a team, facilitate the stages of team development, conduct conflict resolution, evaluate potential causes of a problem, develop multiple approaches to problem solving and decision making, exhibit the ability to build consensus and commitment, utilize a systematic approach to defining and solving problems and implement various methods for evaluating results based on established criteria and metrics.

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ORAL/INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION (10801196)

3.00

Focuses upon developing speaking, verbal and nonverbal communication and listening skills through individual presentations, group activities and other projects.

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Third Term

LEADERSHIP IN PROJECT MANAGEMENT (10182115)

1.00

Examines personal and professional leadership characteristics needed by learners involved in projects, either as the project lead or as a project team member. It is important that we not only understand how to complete a project on time, within the scope of the project and within the budget; we must also understand the importance of leadership principles in Project Management. In this course learners will determine their key strengths in the four Leadership Strength Domains and apply the necessary leadership principles needed to truly achieve project "success".

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TEAM ORGANIZATION & DEVELOPMENT IN PROJECT MANAGEMENT (10182116)

1.00

Examines personal and professional leadership characteristics needed by learners involved in projects, either as the project lead or as a project team member. Learners will examine how high-performance teams are organized and developed, and why they are successful. Learners will determine their key strengths in the four Leadership Strength Domains and apply the necessary leadership principles needed in relationship building and influence achieve positive results and truly achieve project "success".

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MANAGING CHANGE IN PROJECT MANAGEMENT (10182117)

1.00

Applies change management strategies from the perspective that learners will one day be a stakeholder involved in some aspect of managing change. The structure of the course will involve experiencing the stages and activities of change management, as well as utilizing the various tools, techniques and approaches that professional change manager’s use in the 21st Century.  Change initiatives will involve actual participation in developing change activities to apply to a real world scenario. The planned change project drives the majority of the written work in the course.  

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EVALUATING THE PURCHASING PROCESS (10182127)

1.00

TBD

PURCHASING PROCESS (10182128)

1.00

TBD

PRINCIPLES OF NEGOTIATIONS (10182129)

1.00

TBD

PROJECT MANAGEMENT (10196188)

3.00

In Project Management, learners apply the skills and tools necessary to design, implement and evaluate formal projects. Each learner will: understand the importance and value of managing projects, assume the role of a project manager, develop a project proposal, use relevant project management software, work with project teams, establish the proper sequence of tasks, chart progress, respond to variation and changes, develop a budget, direct resources and manage a project through its life cycle.

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WRITTEN COMMUNICATION (10801195)

3.00

Develops writing skills which include prewriting, drafting, revising and editing. A variety of writing assignments are designed to help the learner analyze audience and purpose, research and organize ideas and format and design documents based on subject matter and content. Also develops critical reading and thinking skills through the analysis of a variety of written documents.

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National Exams Accepted:
  • CLEP® College Composition
  • AP English Language & Composition

MATH WITH BUSINESS APPLICATIONS (10804123)

3.00

This course covers real numbers, basic operations, linear equations, proportions with one variable, percents, simple interest, compound interest, annuity, apply math concepts to the purchasing/buying process, apply math concepts to the selling process and basic statistics with business/consumer applications.

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Fourth Term

INTRODUCTION TO SERVICE OPERATIONS (10182130)

1.00

TBD

SERVICE DELIVERY SYSTEMS (10182131)

1.00

TBD

GLOBAL SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT (10182138)

1.00

TBD

GLOBAL SOURCING (10182139)

1.00

TBD

GLOBAL LOGISTICS (10182140)

1.00

TBD

INTRODUCTION TO DIVERSITY STUDIES (10809172)

3.00

Introduces learners to the study of diversity from a local to a global environment using a holistic, interdisciplinary approach. Encourages self-exploration and prepares the learner to work in a diverse environment. In addition to an analysis of majority/minority relationships in a multicultural context, the primary topics of race, ethnicity, age, gender, class, sexual orientation, disability and religion are explored.

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PSYCHOLOGY OF HUMAN RELATIONS (10809199)

3.00

Explores the relationship between the general principles of psychology and our everyday lives. Students are given the opportunity to achieve a deepened sense of awareness of themselves and others. This understanding enables students to improve their relationships with others at work, in the family and in society.

SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT PROJECT (10182118)

3.00

Define, measure, analyze, improve and control an existing Supply Chain utilizing knowledge of concepts acquired from courses throughout the Supply Chain Management program. The learner will be given the opportunity to analyze, modify and test changes to an existing supply chain using simulation software to determine best alternatives concerning the locations of distribution centers, modes of transportation, inventory and safety stocking levels. Learners will present to management of the Supply Chain organization various financial statements, Supply Chain performance metrics, scenarios and supporting data to demonstrate their knowledge in designing and implementing Supply Chain strategies.

MENTORED BUSINESS EXPERIENCE (10102127)

3.00

Provides the learner with pre-professional and practical business experiences through mentorship and networking. Incorporates the learner with activities that include, but not limited to; accepting responsibility, decision making, community awareness, personalized learning experiences, and developing a professional network. Additional skills such as recognizing international business practices, engaging in collaborative cross functional work, attaining job search skills, determining the importance of soft skills, and professional growth will be developed.

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Test-Out Option Term Definitions

Test

An exam that is scored by faculty or staff in NTC’s Testing Center.

Skill Demonstration

A performance of your expertise that is evaluated by faculty.

Combination: Test & Skill Demonstration

A combination of both a test and a skill demonstration.

Portfolio

A collection and explanation of your past learning through work or life experience.

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