Associate in Science in Supply Chain Management

Division of Business – Curriculum Code: 2017

Will Earn Upon Program Completion: Associate in Science (A.S.) Degree
Why major in A.S. in Supply Chain Management?

The Supply Chain Management degree program is designed to prepare individuals to pursue careers in the field. Students who earn a degree in Supply Chain Management will be able to work as logistics managers, supply chain consultants, transportation and warehouse operators, sales agents, forecasters, distributors, lean production personnel, customer service representatives, and planning managers. They will gain sufficient knowledge of the business world to enable them to function effectively within large and small corporations, as well as in non-profit organizations and government agencies. Students will be prepared adequately to pursue higher levels of study in the area of Supply Chain Management or related fields at four-year institutions.

If I major in A.S. in Supply Chain Management, can I transfer to an upper-division college or university?

Yes. The A.S. in Supply Chain Management degree program prepares students to transfer to upper-division colleges and universities to complete bachelor’s degree programs.

Are there any requirements I must satisfy before I start taking courses in my major?

Based on your placement test scores, you may have to take developmental courses in reading, English, and/or mathematics before taking the core curriculum courses in your major.

How long will it take for me to complete this degree?

If you do not need developmental coursework and you register for an average of 16 credits each semester, you should be able to complete the program in two years. You may shorten the amount of time required by taking courses in the summer sessions.

Where should I direct specific questions about this program?

Please contact the Business Division at (973) 877-3222 or (973) 877-3217.

Upon completion of this program, graduates will be able to:
  • Explain the fundamental concepts and components of supply chain management and the role of each in the business environment;
  • Describe and demonstrate skills in the areas of warehousing, inventory management, distribution, and transportation and discuss how an integration of each aspect helps in decision making;
  • Explain in detail demand planning, order fulfillment, and consumer satisfaction;
  • Apply various strategies in the supply chain management arena as they relate to procurement and risk management;
  • Demonstrate knowledge of manufacturing operations (planning, process, and control) as it relates to general logistics; and
  • Communicate effectively with accurate ‘business and logistics’ terms in written and/or oral form with a demonstrated proficiency in the use of technology.

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS (32 credits)

Written & Oral Communications (6 credits)
ENG 101 (3 credits)
ENG 102 (3 credits)

Quantitative Knowledge & Skills (7 – 8 credits)
MTH 100 (4 credits)
MTH 101 or MTH 127 (one 4-credit course)

Technological Competency (3 credits)
Choose one of the following courses: CIS 131 or CIS 135 (one 3-credit course)

Society & Human Behavior (9 credits)
ECO 101 (3 credits)
ECO 102 (3 credits)
AND
Choose one of the following courses: PSY 101, PSY 102, PSY 219; SOC 101, SOC 108, or SOC 219 (one 3-credit course)

Humanistic Perspective (3 credits)
Choose one of the following literature courses: ENG 205, ENG 208, ENG 215, ENG 221, ENG 222, ENG 232, ENG 237, ENG 238, ENG 242, ENG 250, ENG 263, or ENG 264 (one 3-credit course)

Historical Perspective (3 credits)
Choose one of the following history courses: HST 101, HST 102, HST 111, HST 112, HST 121, HST 122, HST 131, HST 132, HST 134, HST 135, HST 136, HST 137, HST 161, or HST 162 (one 3-credit course)

MAJOR COURSE REQUIREMENTS (15 credits)

SCM 101 Introduction to Supply Chain Operations (3 credits)
SCM 201 Principles of Supply Chain Management (3 credits)
SCM 219 Transportation and Warehousing (3 credits)
Choose any two of the following Supply Chain Management course electives: SCM 229 Demand Planning & Fulfillment, SCM 239 Procurement & Risk Management, or SCM 249 Manufacturing & Operations Planning (two 3-credit courses)

ADDITIONAL COURSE REQUIREMENTS (17 credits)

ACC 101 Principles Financial Accounting (4 credits)
ACC 102 Principles of Managerial Accounting (4 credits)
BUS 101 Business Organization & Management (3 credits)
BUS 211 Principles of Marketing (3 credits)
BUS 251 Business Law I (3 credits)

RECOMMENDED SEQUENCE OF COURSES

Total Credits Required for Degree: 64

First Semester
BUS 101 Business Organization & Management (3 credits)
ECO 101 Principles of Economics (Macro) (3 credits)
ENG 101 College Composition I (3 credits)
MTH 100 (4 credits)
Society & Human Behavior requirement (3 credits)

Second Semester
BUS 211 Principles of Marketing (3 credits)
ECO 102 Principles of Economics (Micro) (3 credits)
ENG 102 College Composition II (3 credits)
MTH 101 Statistics & Probability I or MTH 127 Basic Calculus (4 credits)
SCM 101 Introduction to Supply Chain Operations (3 credits)

Third Semester
ACC 101 Principles Financial Accounting (4 credits)
Historical Perspective requirement (3 credits)
Humanistic Perspective literature requirement (3 credits)
SCM 201 Principles of Supply Chain Management (3 credits)
SCM 219 Transportation & Warehousing (3 credits)

Fourth Semester
ACC 102 Principles Managerial Accounting (4 credits)
BUS 251 Business Law I (3 credits)
CIS 131 Microcomputers in Business or CIS 135 Microcomputer Spreadsheets (3 credits)
Supply Chain Management elective (3 credits)
Supply Chain Management elective (3 credits)


 

NOTES:
(1) The two General Education Integrated Course Goals, Ethical Reasoning & Action and Information Literacy, are both addressed by the required curriculum described above, regardless of specific choices made by the individual student.
(2) This plan assumes the completion of all required developmental courses in reading, English, and mathematics as well as other pre-requisites and co-requisites for some of the courses, as listed in the Course Descriptions section.

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