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Supply Chain Management Overview

Every industry relies on supplies and the processes that bring materials to the places where they are needed, when they are needed. Companies value people with the organizational and problem-solving skills that keep the supply chain running smoothly, without interruption.

The CVTC Supply Chain Management program will help you develop the skills you need to succeed, and provide you with an understanding of the principles of transportation, inventory control, materials operations, management, and logistics that are at the heart of successful supply chain operations. Your communication skills and ability to work with a variety of business professionals will serve you well in this growing field!

Throughout this program, you will gain skills and knowledge including:

  • Application of Economics and Market Dynamics
  • Cost Accounting
  • Project Management
  • Customer Service
  • Product Forecasting
  • Business Planning
  • Data Analytics
  • Lean Production
  • Process Development and Improvement
  • Operations of Inventory Control
  • Materials Management
  • Transportation and Logistics Management
  • Operational Efficiency

A career in supply chain management can lead you to personal success while allowing you to pursue your personal interests. Industries from manufacturing, healthcare, education and technology to agriculture, transportation, and retail rely on supply chain professionals. You can use your skills in an industry that matches your passion!

Career Opportunities


Inventory Specialist

Logistics Coordinator

Materials Planner

Production Planner

Supply Chain Planner

Just the Facts

Supply Chain Management
60 Credit Associate Degree

Length of Program //
Two Years

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August in Online
January in Online

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August and January

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August in Online
January in Online


Financial Aid Eligible


Non-Traditional Occupation

Estimated Program Cost 

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 Estimated Total: $12,111

  Earn credit for prior learning! Do you have previous educational or work experience in the field? You could be eligible to receive credit for prior learning. Explore your options today!

Program Courses

These are a few of the courses you can take in the Supply Chain Management program.

Fundamentals of Supply Chain
Introduces the key concepts of supply chain management. Students learn tips, techniques, and best practices in supply chain operations. Students will stay up to date on the newest thinking, strategies, developments, and technologies in supply chain management.

Principles of Distribution and Logistics
Introduces the foundations of planning and control in distribution and logistics. Explore the basics of logistics management, designing supply and distribution channels, and the principles and activities of warehousing and transportation management.

Lean Fundamentals
Introductory study of the Lean Manufacturing philosophy to reduce or eliminate waste in a manufacturing setting. Lean terminology and tools used such as 5S will be examined along with the benefits and pitfalls encountered in implementation.

Supply Chain Management Outcomes

CVTC graduates are ready for the workforce. Each year, we send our graduates the Graduate Follow-Up Survey asking where they are working, whether it is in their degree field, and several other questions related to employment. Below are the program outcomes and job data.

// Program Outcomes


100% of our recent Supply Chain Management graduates got a job in the industry.


Yearly Salary

Supply Chain Management professionals make an average starting salary of $49,978.


Regional Jobs

There are 821 job openings in the CVTC district for the Supply Chain Management industry.


Credits to Other Institutions

Transfer your CVTC credits to another institution to continue your education. Explore transfer agreements.

* This wage is not specific to CVTC graduates. Wage estimates are based on entry-level positions and are gathered from Lightcast which is an economic modeling software that blends historical and projected industry and occupation trends within CVTC's 11-county district. Wage estimates are based on Occupational Employment Statistics and the American Community Survey.

Related Programs & Certificates

Whether you're looking to continue your learning to another program or to gain continuing education credit, CVTC offers a variety of learning opportunities for students.

Degrees & Diplomas

Business Management, Associate Degree

Continue Your Learning

CVTC can help you achieve your learning goals whether you are looking to advance your career or enrich your personal life.

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