Jul 14, 2024  
2024-2025 Course Catalog 
2024-2025 Course Catalog


Supply Chain Management, Certificate

Location(s): Ankeny

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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. A strong emphasis is placed on increasing the problem solving, analytical, organizational and communication skills of students ensuring better market employability.

Program Details

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 Graduation Requirements

To earn a Supply Chain Management Certificate , 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

Fixed Costs

Tuition……………………………………………………………………………………..$193.00 per credit

The costs for each program are estimates and subject to change.

Varied Costs

Costs Semester 1 Semester 2
Books (approximate) 700 700

Approximate total cost for the program: $6,032**

**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:  https://www.careeronestop.org/toolkit/wages/find-salary.aspx?keyword=Logisticians&soccode=131081&location=Iowa

Source: http://www.projectionscentral.com/Projections/LongTerm (redirected from https://www.bls.gov/bls/exit_BLS.htm?url=http://www.projectionscentral.com /)

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. 

Nondiscrimination Statement

Des Moines Area Community College shall not engage in nor allow discrimination covered by law against any person, group or organization. This includes in its programs, activities, employment practices, or hiring practices, and harassment or discrimination based on race, color, national origin, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, genetic information (in employment) and actual or potential parental, family or marital status. Veteran status in educational programs, activities, employment practices, or admission procedures is also included to the extent covered by law. Lack of English language proficiency will not be a barrier to admission and participation in career and technical education programs.

Individuals who believe they have been discriminated against may file a complaint through the College Discrimination Complaint Procedure. Complaint forms may be obtained from the Executive Campus Dean’s office, the Executive Academic Deans’ office, the Judicial Officer, or the EEO/AA Officer, Human Resources. ADA questions and concerns may be directed to the Section 504/ADA Coordinator at 2006 S. Ankeny Blvd, Bldg 6, Ankeny, IA 50023, phone 515/964-6857, dso@dmacc.edu. Title IX questions and concerns may be directed to the Title IX Coordinator at 2006 S. Ankeny Blvd, Bldg 1, Ankeny, IA 50023, phone 515/964-6216, Title9@dmacc.edu. Questions or complaints about this policy may be directed to the Director of the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, John C. Kluczysnki Federal Building, 230 S. Dearborn Street, 37th Floor, Chicago, IL 60604-7204, phone 312/730-1560, fax 312/730-1576, TDD 800-877-8339 Email OCR.Chicago@ed.gov.

DMACC offers career and technical programs in the following areas of study:
Agriculture, Natural and Environmental Science
Architecture, Engineering, and Construction
Arts, Design, and Visual Communication
Business, Management, and Marketing
Education, Public, and Human Services
Health Science
Hospitality and Culinary
Information Technology
Transportation & Logistics

Entrance requirements for specific programs can be found at Academic Pathway website.(2024)

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