Program Description

The Supply Chain Assistant Technical Diploma program is designed for those who want a solid understanding of the entire supply chain, are interested in expanding their knowledge base, are committed to professional advancement and may be new to certain supply chain domains. This program will equip the learner with the concepts of supply chain and roles within manufacturing, transportation, service, and retail organizations with an emphasis on examining logistic management processes, determining appropriate purchasing and procurement strategies, identifying elements of an effective supply chain information management system, evaluating lean enterprise processes and developing solid project management skills to improve organizational efficiency. The goal of the program is to support workforce readiness and upward mobility for entry-level, operational and supervisory level supply chain employees. As an Embedded Technical Diploma, this program ladders fully into the Supply Chain Management Associate Degree program.

Approximate Program Cost

Tuition & Fees: $5,153
Books & Supplies: $306

Starting Salary

Average, based on the NTC Graduate Outcomes Report

Financial Aid

Total financial aid offered may not exceed the estimated Cost of Attendance (COA).


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Courses for this program may be available at a variety of campus locations through multiple modes of delivery if you meet the admission requirements and prerequisites.

at Wausau
at Antigo
at Medford
at Phillips
at Spencer
at Wittenberg
at Online

* Campus and online availability of courses and programs may be subject to change.


Graduates will be able to…

  • Define supply chain concepts and understand the flow of materials, information and money
  • Demonstrate the ability to plan for, purchase and manage inventories and identify its impact on organizations
  • Evaluate supply chain costs and the profitability that stems from effective management practices
  • Apply continuous improvement strategies to all aspects of supply chain management
  • Apply strategies for managing distribution and logistics processes
  • Examine the importance of customer service in effectively coordinating supply chain activities
  • Define capacity planning and resource utilization


Some of the potential careers graduates can pursue are:

  • Materials Planner
  • Purchasing Assistant
  • Procurement Assistant
  • Inventory Analyst
  • Scheduler


The Supply Chain Assistant Technical Diploma is a 32 Credit program. The following is a typical semester breakdown of the courses within the program.

First Term

Introduction To Business 3.00
Excel Level 2 1.00
Lean Organizations 3.00
Excel Level 1 1.00
College 101 1.00
Fundamentals Of Supply Chain Management 3.00
Principles Of Managing Operations 3.00
Logistics And Distribution Management 3.00

Second Term

Project Management Leadership Principles 3.00
Purchasing And Supply Management 3.00
Supply Chain Design And Simulation 2.00
Supply Chain Career Experience 2.00
Demand And Inventory Management 2.00
Global Supply Chain Management 2.00

Credit for Prior Learning Available

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Pathways are a series of connected programs that enable you to advance over time to better jobs and higher levels of education and training. By earning one degree, you could also be completing several courses of a related program in a pathway, bringing you one step closer to an advanced degree.

Completing the Supply Chain Assistant Technical Diploma Earns You:

Cost of Attendance

2023-2024 Estimated Academic Year Budgeted Cost of Attendance

The estimated Cost of Attendance (COA) is a budget that includes categories of expenses that a student can expect to incur while attending college. The COA does not reflect actual charges. It is an average based on the estimated living costs typical of our region. In determining the cost of attendance, Northcentral Technical College uses the budget established by the Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS) Financial Aid Budget Work Group. This budget is used to determine financial need for all students who apply for financial aid. A student's cost of attendance is composed of all educational expenses that can be included for financial aid purposes that a student may accrue while pursuing their education for the year (or semester, if enrolled less than a year). A student's financial aid cannot exceed their cost of attendance. Schools are required to provide a fuller picture of what it may cost students to pursue their degree, not just what they will owe in tuition/fees and books/supplies.

Please Note: this COA budget estimate assumes full-time attendance for two semester Fall 2023 and Spring 2024.
ExpensesStudent Living With Parents (Home)Student Living on Own (Other)
Full-time Tuition (based on a total of 30 credits, 15 credits fall and 15 credits spring)

In-State Tuition & Fees


Out-of-State Tuition & Fees


In-State Tuition & Fees


Out-of-State Tuition & Fees


Living Expenses (Housing & Food)$4,052$9,614
Books / Supplies$2,061$2,061
Personal Expenses$2,245$2,245
Loan Fees$83$83
Total Estimated Cost Of Attendance









* Tuition listed is based on approved rates for the 2023-2024 academic year with a projected base increase of 1.65%. Rates are approved each March by the Wisconsin Technical College System Board and estimated budgets are updated at that time.

Students with dependent care, computer or study abroad expenses should contact the Financial Aid Office to document allowable expenses which may serve to increase their COA.

Students awarded Federal Direct Loan(s) also have an average of the mandatory loan fees automatically added to their COA.

Students with disability-related expenses may contact the Financial Aid Office to have their additional expenses considered. Disability-related expenses include but are not limited to: personal assistance, equipment, and supplies. The Financial Aid Office may potentially include disability expenses in the COA that are not provided by other assisting agencies.

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