The Ivy Tech Associate of Science (AS) in Supply Chain Management degree program offers a well-rounded look at the industry, in preparation for high-level roles in the field or future pursuit of a bachelor's degree. The program's courses focus on the entire production process, from acquiring parts, raw materials and products, to distributing finished products to their end users. Subjects include:
- Inventory Management
The curriculum also incorporates the topics of logistics, technology and quality management.
While pursuing their degree, students have opportunities to earn industry-recognized certifications in logistics, purchasing, transportation and quality management. These certifications can help job seekers stand out from other candidates.
Time to Complete
Ivy Tech's AS in Supply Chain Management degree program requires 60 credit hours, or four semesters, to complete.
The Associate of Science in Supply Chain Management degree program is designed to offer students the option of transferring to a four-year college or university to pursue a bachelor’s degree. You can save upward of $10,000 by completing your first two years at Ivy Tech and then transferring!
Franklin University of Ohio even offers an online transfer partnership in Indianapolis.
Talk to our transfer advocates for information about continuing your education after completing your associate degree at Ivy Tech. You are also encouraged to contact the university to which you plan to transfer. Note that admission is not guaranteed just by enrolling in the Supply Chain Management program. You will need to be admitted to the institution you intend to transfer to.
Earn a Certificate on the Way to Your Associate Degree
A recommended path to either of the associate degrees in Supply Chain Management is to complete one or more of the certificates offered through the program while working toward the degree. The certificates are designed to provide gateways toward entry-level informatics careers, so you can begin working quickly.
You may then choose to pursue a credential that requires more credits and time in order to learn more and move up in your professional career. You can apply the credits from your certificate to your higher level credential at Ivy Tech to make the most of your time and tuition.
The 60 required credit hours for the AS in Supply Chain Management include:
- 32 general education course credits
- 27 program-specific course credits
- 1 student success credit (college requirement)
A completion guide provides the recommended path to graduation, broken out by 8-week terms. For students taking fewer classes at a time, the courses are numbered to show the overall number that will be taken.
Please consult with your advisor to determine which classes are the best option for you to take. Completion guides may vary by campus/location.
The Associate of Science in Supply Chain Management degree program at Ivy Tech offers courses through in-person, traditional learning; hybrid (blended or learn anywhere) instruction; or online.
Graduates can pursue roles in warehouses, manufacturing facilities or corporate offices. Roles include:
- Supply chain manager
- Transportation, storage and distribution manager
- Operations supervisor or manager
- Production supervisor or manager
- Material moving supervisor or manager
- Transportation, storage and distribution supervisor and manager
- Production, planning and expediting supervisor or manager
- Purchasing agent
- Procurement analyst
- Logistics analyst
Program Learning Outcomes
Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs) are the competencies that Ivy Tech students should be well versed in upon graduating from the program.