The Associate in Applied Arts and Sciences degree and Certificate in Purchasing and Supply Chain Management are designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills to enter the supply chain workforce directly upon completion of the program. Shoreline Community College works closely with local advisory committees comprised of industry professionals to ensure students receive the knowledge and skills currently in demand by employers in the field. Students interested in pursuing a baccalaureate degree in Business should follow the Associate in Business, DTA/MRP Planning Guide .
AAAS Degree (93-96 Credits)
Note: Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information in this publication. However, the information is subject to change without notice and final career decisions are the responsibility of the student.
The Purchasing and Supply Chain Management program is unique and highly regarded and designed both for those entering the field and professionals seeking to upgrade their skills.
Institute for Supply Management, INC. (ISM) - http://www.ism.ws/
National Association of Educational Procurement (NAEP) - http://www.naepnet.org/
International Society of Logistics (SOLE) - http://www.sole.org/
National Institute of Governmental Purchasing (NIGP) - http://www.nigp.org/
National Contract Management Association (NCMA) - http://www.ncmahq.org/
APICS: The Association for Operations Management - http://www.apics.org/
Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals - http://cscmp.org/
Length of Program: 93-96 Credits
Completion Award: AAAS Degree
Enrollment: Fall, Winter, Spring
Approximate Quarterly Costs: $30-$85
(in addition to tuition, books and parking)
General Education Core Requirements - 18-20 Credits
Communication Skills (5 Credits)
Choose either BTWRT 215 or ENGL& 101 . (Note: ENGL& 101 required for Central Washington University’s BAS-ITAM Degree.)
Human Relations (5 Credits)
Purchasing Core Requirements - 61 Credits
Electives - 10-15 Credits to reach 90 Credits
Choose from the following courses: BUS 102 , BUS 120 , BUS 180 , BUS 217 , BUS 218 , BUS 219 , BUS 240 , BUS 250 , BUS 270 , BTWRT 115 , CMST& 101 , ECON& 202 , ENGL& 102 , MATH 111 , MATH& 146 , PHIL& 120 *.
*Required for Central Washington University’s BAS-ITAM Degree.
Approval To Graduate
Student Name, SID and Date: ____________________________________________________
Faculty Advisor and Date: _______________________________________________________
Division Dean and Date: ________________________________________________________
Credential Approval and Date: ____________________________________________________
Sample Schedule for AAAS Degree
* Only offered once per year, during the quarter listed.
Purchasing and Supply Chain Management-What is it?
Purchasing and Supply Chain Management focuses on the fundamental aspects of the supply chain, including methods to improve how organizations find and manage materials and services needed to make a product or service and deliver it to customers. The Purchasing and Supply Chain Management program provides an in-depth focus of this field, including sourcing, price theory, procurement, production, quality assurance, inventory, warehousing, logistics and customer relations. Students learn related business and accounting practices such as standard policies and operating procedures, negotiation techniques, planning, organization and the legal aspects of purchasing.
Students who successfully complete this program -by achieving a 2.0 or better in each business course completed, and an overall 2.0 or higher GPA- should be able to:
- Apply the skills necessary to collaborate across the organization, understand and support the organization’s policies, and adapt to the ever-changing work environment.
- Utilize supply chain concepts and vocabulary related to sourcing, production, quality, transportation, storage, and negotiation to effectively procure, move, and store goods and services.
- Apply mathematical concepts to conduct price/cost analyses and make appropriate supply chain decisions.
- Apply principles of materials and contract management.
- Establish and maintain systems to track, control, and protect materials and information.
- Apply principles of finance, accounting, international business, logistics, business law, and economics to purchasing and supply chain activities.
- Effectively communicate both verbally an in writing in a variety of business and work environments.
Career Opportunities-What can I do with a Degree or Certificate in Purchasing and Supply Chain Management?
The demand for skilled and knowledgeable professionals in the field continues to grow in Puget Sound business organizations and government agencies. Potential positions include Buyers, Contract Specialists, Supply Chain Associates, Associate Buyers, Supply Managers, Contract Administrators, Supplier/Vendor Managers, Logistics and Transportation Specialists. Entry-level annual salaries typically range from $30,000 to $45,000. Middle level positions range from $45,000 to $80,000.
Potential employers include: Manufacturing and construction firms, retail stores, educational institutions, government agencies (federal, state, counties and cities), public utilities, wholesale, services and distribution firms. For more, please visit career information and resources at http://www.shoreline.edu/counseling-center/career-counseling.aspx.
Shoreline Community College
16101 Greenwood Ave N
Shoreline, WA 98133-5696