2019-2020 Academic Catalog

Global Supply Chain and Operations

Degree

Certificate (Federal aid eligible if certificate is combined with Associate of Science degree. Not eligible for federal aid as a standalone certificate.)

Overview

The Global Supply Chain & Operations Certificate prepares students for entry-level supply chain and operations positions in a variety of industries. As the world continues to need products, supply chain professionals provide essential expertise in planning, sourcing, and delivering those products. Businesses and organizations of every kind need materials and/or products at the right time, in the right place, and at the right price. Supply chain professionals help make that happen.

This certificate will immerse you in practical, project-based coursework that optimizes your educational investment and helps propel you into the workforce. The combination of field-specific, computer, and interpersonal skills provide a solid foundation for your growth as a student and as a future professional. Upon completion of this certificate you can immediately begin building your work experience while at the same time, if you desire, continue your education.

Career Opportunities

This certificate prepares students for entry-level employment in supply chain and operations functions including purchasing, logistics, quality, and project management.  Skills in supply chain and operations also prepare students to meaningfully contribute in a variety of business careers. Salaries are competitive, and growth opportunities are plentiful.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the certificate, successful graduates will be able to:

  • Prepare supply chain objectives, goals, and priorities
  • Organize the work required to successfully create or sustain a supply chain
  • Accomplish operational objectives using proper leadership, management, and control

Course Requirements

Students are responsible to examine the course description of each course listed below for details of prerequisites, which must be satisfied before registering for the course.

Certificate Core Courses

Course NumberTitleCredits
GSO 125Intro to Glo Sup Ch & Oper

3 credits

GSO 126Purchasing & Supply Mgt

3 credits

GSO 223Quality Management

3 credits

GSO 225Global Logistics

3 credits

PM 140Intro to Project Management

3 credits

Total Credit Hours: 15

Recommended Sequence of Courses

Depending upon preparatory courses required, additional semesters may be required to complete the program.

First Semester

Course NumberTitleCredits
GSO 125Intro to Glo Sup Ch & Oper

3 credits

PM 140Intro to Project Management

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:6

Second Semester

Course NumberTitleCredits
GSO 126Purchasing & Supply Mgt

3 credits

GSO 223Quality Management

3 credits

GSO 225Global Logistics

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:9

Total Credit Hours: 15

Graduation Requirements

  1. Minimum of 15 total semester credit hours as outlined
  2. Grade of C or higher in all core courses
  3. Cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or higher