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2018-2019 Course Catalog 
2018-2019 Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Supply Chain Management Certificate

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The Supply Chain Management certificate has been designed for students for entry-level positions in the growing supply chain management industry. Besides strengthening the “soft skills”, a strong emphasis is placed on increasing the problem solving, analytical, organizational and communication skills of students ensuring better market employability.

Program Details

Locations: Ankeny

Students may start this program any semester

Students may start any semester although a Fall start is recommended. Several classes are offered during the Summer semesters as well.  Students are encouraged to visit with Advisers to chart out a suitable plan. 

Program Entry Requirements

  1. Complete an application for admission.
  2. Satisfy the assessment requirement.
  3. Attend any required information/registration session.

Program Graduation Requirements

To earn a Supply Chain Management Certifiate , a student must complete all required coursework as prescribed and maintain a 2.0 grade point average.

Total Credits Required to Complete this Award - 24 Credits

Varied Costs

Costs Semester 1 Semester 2
Books (approximate) 700 700

Approximate total cost for the program: ** 5,144

**Program entry requirements are not included in the total approximate cost. Based on traditional offerings.

What Kind of Work Will You Do?

Entry level jobs in the transportation, distribution, logistics, operations and warehousing sectors. Customer service, Scheduler, Administrative Assistant, Logistics Coordinator/Support Specialist, Purchasing and Supply management, Inventory, Entry-level Buyer, Sales Representative, 

What Skills and Abilities Will You Need?

Broad general knowledge of the supply chain management industry, good interpersonal and computer skills.  Ability to work in a team and diverse environment would be beneficial. 

What Else Should I Consider about this Certificate program?

Iowa is at the crossroads of major national multi-modal transportation and distribution network including rail, road, air and pipeline.  Several central Iowa companies and Iowa State University have supported this program because of a lack of trained professional in this industry. The average starting salary is $12 per hour for no-skill entry level positions to $14 -$18 per hour + benefits for employees with supply chain management certification background.  Source:

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The DMACC Supply Chain Management Certificate provides strong foundational knowledge and skills to transfer to universities like the Iowa State University’s College of Business SCM program to achieve four year undergraduate, graduate or Ph.D degrees. 

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