Global Supply Chain and Operations Certificate


Certificate (Federal aid eligible if certificate is combined with Associate of Science degree, Associate of Applied Science degree, or Bachelor of Applied Science degree. Not eligible for federal aid as a stand-alone certificate.)



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.

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

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.

Course Requirements

Students are responsible to know and understand any prerequisite requirements for the courses listed below. Please carefully review all course descriptions when planning your semester schedules.

Course NumberTitleCredits
GSO 125Introduction to Global Supply Chain & Operations

3 credits

GSO 126Purchasing & Supply Management

3 credits

GSO 223Quality Management

3 credits

GSO 225Global Logistics

3 credits

PM 140Introduction to Project Management

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:15

Graduation Requirements

• Minimum of 15 total semester credit hours as outlined
• Grade of C or higher in all program-specific courses
• Cumulative grade-point average of 2.0 or higher

Recommended Sequence of Courses

Individual student circumstances, such as the need for a smaller course load or the number of preparatory English or Math courses a student must take, may require additional semesters to complete the program. Please see your academic advisor for assistance.

First Semester

GSO 125, Intro. to Global Supply Chain & Operations, 3 credits
PM 140, Introduction to Project Management, 3 credits

Total Semester Minimum Hours 6

Second Semester

GSO 126, Purchasing & Supply Management, 3 credits
GSO 223, Quality Management, 3 credits
GSO 225, Global Logistics, 3 credits

Total Semester Minimum Hours 9

Total Global Supply Chain & Operations Certificate Minimum Credit Hours 15