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Program Description

The Supply Chain Assistant Technical Diploma 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 diploma 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 Cost

$6,092
Tuition: $5516 , Books: $576

Starting Salary

$26,144–$38,984
Average, based on the NTC Graduate Outcomes Report

Financial Aid

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Availability

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.

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

Outcomes

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

Careers

Some of the potential careers graduates can pursue are:

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

Courses

The Supply Chain Assistant Technical Diploma is a 35 Credit program. The following is a typical semester breakdown of the courses within the program.

First Term

INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS 3.00
EXCEL 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
EVALUATING THE PURCHASING PROCESS 1.00
PURCHASING PROCESS 1.00
PRINCIPLES OF NEGOTIATIONS 1.00
PROJECT MANAGEMENT LEADERSHIP PRINCIPLES 3.00
LEAN ORGANIZATIONS 3.00
COLLEGE 101 1.00

Second Term

EXCEL LEVEL 2 1.00
SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT PROJECT 3.00
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
INTRODUCTION TO SERVICE OPERATIONS 1.00
SERVICE DELIVERY SYSTEMS 1.00
THE ROLE OF LOGISTICS 1.00
TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT 1.00
WAREHOUSING 1.00
GLOBAL SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT 1.00
GLOBAL SOURCING 1.00
GLOBAL LOGISTICS 1.00

* The credit for College 101 (10-890-165) is a College Requirement for graduation. Consequently, it is not part of the program requirements, but must be passed with a “C” or better. This requirement is effective for students beginning the program in Spring 2021 and beyond.

Credit for Prior Learning Available

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Pathways

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:

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