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Supply Chain Management

10-182-1 Associate Degree (AAS) 61 Credits Financial Aid Eligible Times of Day: Day, Evening Locations*: Appleton, Online, Oshkosh

*If general education courses are required, they may be available at multiple locations.

Supply chains can be found in every business and industry. You may have heard it called logistics, purchasing, distribution or material management. These jobs are in high demand, and you can get the skills you need to be a part of this ever-changing and growing career field. In the Supply Chain Management program, you’ll learn all about the flow of goods and services from sourcing of materials, through manufacturing and distribution, and delivery to the customer. Your training will even include a course where you’ll apply your knowledge in a variety of real-life supply chain scenarios.

COURSE LIST

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Course list for reference only. Current students please refer to your individualized program plan or see your advisor.
**Outside effort hours are an estimate based on state standards, and may vary from person to person.

    Technical Studies (44 Credits)

    Course Title
    Course Number
    Credits
    Instructional Hours
    Outside Effort Hours**
    Prior Learning Credit Eligibility
  • Spreadsheets, Beginning
    10-101-145
    1Credit
    36
    18

    • Instructional Hours: 36
    • Outside Effort Hours: 18
    • Course Number: 10101145
    • Credits: 1.00

    Covers developing, constructing and printing basic business-related worksheets and reports using spreadsheet software. Students create, modify and print various charts based on worksheet data.

    Coreq: Student has completed or is simultaneously enrolling in ANY of the following options:

    • COMPSOFT 10103120 - MS Office Suite, Introduction

    • COMPUTER 10107150 - Microcomputer Applications

    • Student is in progress in Agricultural Accounting (20-006-6) Program of Study

    • Student is not in progress in Associate Degree, Apprenticeship, or Technical Diploma (31 or 32 level)

  • Spreadsheets, Intermediate
    10-101-152
    1Credit
    36
    18

    • Instructional Hours: 36
    • Outside Effort Hours: 18
    • Course Number: 10101152
    • Credits: 1.00

    Covers developing and editing business-related worksheets. Students examine various functions such as If, Round, Sum, Average and Pmt. They also use Data Tables, Goal Seek, Scenarios and Solver to assist in decision making.

    Coreq: Student has completed or is simultaneously enrolling in ALL of the following:

    • ACCTG 10101145 - Spreadsheets, Beginning

  • Business, Introduction to
    10-102-112
    3Credit
    54
    108

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10102112
    • Credits: 3.00

    Provides an overview of the variety of activities in the world of business. It focuses on the responsibilities connected with operating a business from both organizational and managerial viewpoints. It also examines the role of government in business.

  • BA Planning and Monitoring
    10-102-124
    3Credit
    54
    108

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10102124
    • Credits: 3.00

    Provides instruction in the multiple approaches used for performing business analysis, planning activities and ongoing communication, defining scopes, process improvements, assumptions, constraints, and dependencies, and the management process.

  • MS Office Suite, Introduction
    10-103-120
    2Credit
    54
    54

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 54
    • Course Number: 10103120
    • Credits: 2.00

    Provides an opportunity to gain technical skills employers are seeking, by using the features in Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Through hands-on course work, students will be able to integrate Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

  • Business Ethics
    10-116-155
    3Credit
    54
    108

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10116155
    • Credits: 3.00

    Explores ethical considerations and sustainability issues across business areas such as human resources, accounting and marketing. Examines the differences between legal and ethical decision making.

    Coreq: Student has completed or is simultaneously enrolling in ALL of the following:

    • CAREER 10890100 - College Success: On Course

    • Student is in progress in Human Resources (10-116-1) Program of Study

  • Intercultural Relations
    10-141-166
    3Credit
    54
    108
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10141166
    • Credits: 3.00

    Prepare for today's increasingly global and diverse workplace by developing your intercultural competence.  Explore the impact of culture on work behavior and professional relations, evaluate workplace cultural scenarios, and build a practical set of tools to effectively and appropriately interact across cultures in order to excel in today's business environment.

  • Principles of Inventory Management
    10-182-118
    3Credit
    54
    108
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10182118
    • Credits: 3.00

    Provides an operational knowledge and understanding of inventory management principles and techniques, sourcing strategies, the fundamental role of purchasing, purchase order management, ordering and stocking techniques, roles and responsibilities, and the impact inventory has on a business. The course provides practical examples and exercises, giving participants an opportunity to learn and practice inventory management techniques and concepts.

  • Principles of Operations Planning
    10-182-119
    3Credit
    54
    108
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10182119
    • Credits: 3.00

    Provides a fundamental knowledge and understanding of the basic inventory planning principles and techniques that are used at each level in the planning process, from strategic to tactical. The course provides practical examples and exercises, giving participants an opportunity to practice and enhance their own planning skills.

  • Principles of Manufacturing Management
    10-182-120
    3Credit
    54
    108
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10182120
    • Credits: 3.00

    Introduces the manufacturing environment and key manufacturing planning and control activities including material requirements planning, capacity management, capacity requirements planning, and lean manufacturing environments. Through discussion and interactive problem solving participants will gain a functional competency of production activity control and management.

    Prereq: Student has completed or is in process of completing ANY of the following options:

    • ACCTG 10101145 - Spreadsheets, Beginning

    • Student is in progress in Supply Chain Operations Specialist (20-182-1) Program of Study

  • Principles of Managing Operations
    10-182-121
    3Credit
    54
    108
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10182121
    • Credits: 3.00

    Focuses on the systems, information technologies, and process management tools involved in designing and operating the manufacturing and distribution environment. This course is concerned with the design of systems to produce goods and services and the operation of those systems. Explore relationships within business with an emphasis on ordering and distribution systems.

  • Principles of Distribution and Logistics
    10-182-122
    3Credit
    54
    108
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10182122
    • Credits: 3.00

    Introduces the foundations of planning and control in distribution and logistics. Explore the basics of logistics management, designing supply and distribution channels, and the principles and activities of warehousing and transportation management. Through discussion and problem solving, participants will learn about the role of logistics in supply chain management.

  • Supply Chain Career Exploration
    10-182-123
    1Credit
    18
    36
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 18
    • Outside Effort Hours: 36
    • Course Number: 10182123
    • Credits: 1.00

    Acquaints students with career options and related job skills, salaries and employment trends in the Supply Chain field. Familiarizes them with the different aspects that make up the supply chain and the various career path options.

  • Supply Chain Management Capstone
    10-182-130
    3Credit
    54
    108
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10182130
    • Credits: 3.00

    Is a program capstone course that will apply foundational concepts from prior work in operations, inventory/procurement, and logistics/distribution to (1) understanding ERP system functionality; (2) analyzing data; (3) evaluating costs and benefits of cross-functional trade-offs; (4) applying solutions, (5) measuring outcomes; and (6) recommending improvements.

    Prereq: Student has completed or is in process of completing ALL of the following:

    • BUSINESS 10182118 - Prin of Inventory Mgmt

    • BUSINESS 10182119 - Prin of Operations Planning

    Coreq: Student has completed or is simultaneously enrolling in ALL of the following:

    • BUSINESS 10182122 - Prin of Dist and Logistics

  • Fundamentals of Supply Chain Management
    10-182-131
    3Credit
    54
    108
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10182131
    • Credits: 3.00

    Introduces the key concepts of supply chain management. Students learn tips, techniques, and best practices in supply chain operations. Students will stay up to date on the newest thinking, strategies, developments, and technologies in supply chain management.

  • Purchasing Fundamentals
    10-182-138
    3Credit
    54
    108
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10182138
    • Credits: 3.00

    In this course, students will explore the impact of purchasing activities on the success and profitability of the organization, and consider the demands made on purchasing by various internal and external stakeholders. Activities include the purchasing process, tactical purchasing versus strategic procurement, strategic sourcing, supplier development and maintenance. Students will also explore contractual, ethical, legal, risk management, and sustainability issues faced by today's purchasing professionals.

  • Cost Controls and Budgeting
    10-196-110
    3Credit
    54
    108

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10196110
    • Credits: 3.00

    Examines how financial information is interpreted and applied by supervisors/managers in planning and controlling business activities. This managerial accounting course emphasizes the budgeting process.

    General Studies (15 Credits)

    Course Title
    Course Number
    Credits
    Instructional Hours
    Outside Effort Hours**
    Prior Learning Credit Eligibility
  • Written Communication
    10-801-195
    3Credit
    54
    108

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10801195
    • Credits: 3.00

    Teaches the writing process which includes prewriting, drafting and revising. Through writing assignments, students analyze audience and purpose, research and organize ideas, and format and design documents based on subject matter and content. Class sessions and assignments involve giving oral presentations and using computers.

    Prereq: Student has completed or is in process of completing ALL of the following:

    OR ALL of the following:

    • Student is not in progress in Associate Degree, Apprenticeship, or Technical Diploma (31 or 32 level)

  • Oral/Interpersonal Comm
    10-801-196
    3Credit
    54
    108

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10801196
    • Credits: 3.00

    Focuses on developing effective listening techniques and verbal and nonverbal communication skills through oral presentation, group activity, and other projects. The study of self, conflict, and cultural contexts will be explored, as well as their impact on communication.

    Prereq: Student has completed or is in process of completing ALL of the following:

    OR ALL of the following:

    • Student is not in progress in Associate Degree, Apprenticeship, or Technical Diploma (31 or 32 level)

  • Math w Business Apps
    10-804-123
    3Credit
    54
    108

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10804123
    • Credits: 3.00

    Covers real numbers, basic operations, linear equations, proportions with one variable, percents, simple interest, compound interest, annuities, applying math concepts to the purchasing/buying process, applying math concepts to the selling process, and basic statistics with business/consumer applications.

    Prereq: Student has completed or is in process of completing ANY of the following options:

    • Accuplacer Arithmetic 250+ OR HS GPA 2.75+ OR ACT Math 16+ OR Arithmetic Level 1 Coursework

    • Student is not in progress in Associate Degree, Apprenticeship, or Technical Diploma (31 or 32 level)

  • Economics
    10-809-195
    3Credit
    54
    108

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10809195
    • Credits: 3.00

    This course is designed to give an overview of microeconomics, macroeconomics, and international economics. Concepts include scarcity, resources, alternative economic systems, growth, supply and demand, monetary and fiscal policy, inflation, unemployment and global economic issues.

    Prereq: Student has completed or is in process of completing ALL of the following:

    OR ALL of the following:

    • Student is not in progress in Associate Degree, Apprenticeship, or Technical Diploma (31 or 32 level)

  • Psychology of Human Relations
    10-809-199
    3Credit
    54
    108
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10809199
    • Credits: 3.00

    Explores the relationship between the general principles of psychology and people's everyday lives. Students seek a deepened sense of awareness of themselves and others, and to improve their relationships at work, in the family and in society.

    Prereq: Student has completed or is in process of completing ALL of the following:

    OR ALL of the following:

    • Student is not in progress in Associate Degree, Apprenticeship, or Technical Diploma (31 or 32 level)

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