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Supply Chain Management, Associate of Science Degree

Banner Code: 3_AS_SCM

Control Number: 22939

Financial Aid Eligible


This Supply Chain Management Associate of Science degree program prepares students to progress in their careers and educational paths in a wide variety of industries that depend on their supply chains. For learners who are currently working, this program will provide them with the knowledge and skills to move up the career ladder to an analyst role or into another back-office function.

The supply chain management courses required for this degree prepare students to sit for the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) SCProTM Fundamentals certifications. Courses focus on overall supply chain management, demand planning, inventory control, and warehousing operations. Coursework also covers the traditional managerial framework of leading, organizing, planning, controlling, communicating, training, and process improvement. Students will use analytical tools including strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats (SWOT) analysis, and other frameworks. Coursework emphasizes embracing diversity within organizations and creating inclusive organizational cultures.

Potential careers include logistics analysts; industrial production managers; wholesale and retail buyers; cargo and freight agents; production, planning, and expediting clerks; and brokerage clerks. Supply chain positions are required in many industries and in businesses of many sizes.

Program Level Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

  1. Develop and exhibit high standards of professional practice, demonstrating awareness of ethical and social responsibilities in today’s multicultural, team-oriented, rapidly-changing global environment.
  2. Analyze and recommend effective business decisions/solutions using a systematic, evaluative, and data-driven approach.
  3. Effectively communicate solutions to business problems using appropriate business terms and strategies.
  4. Formulate strategies that embrace diversity within organizations and create inclusive organizational cultures.

Associate Degree Requirements

Unit Requirement

Complete at least 60 units of acceptable college work with a minimum of 12 units completed in residence at Coastline. Earn an overall grade point average of 2.0 or higher from all colleges attended and a 2.0 or higher grade point average at Coastline.

*Students must be in good academic standing (not on probation and/or disqualification) during the semester graduation is petitioned.

Program of Study

Complete the required courses in one of the programs as detailed In the Requirements for the Major section of this catalog. All coursework must be completed with a grade of C or higher.

General Education

Complete one of the three General Education options below (visit the General Education page for details):

Option 1 — AA/AS Local Degree GE: designed for students pursuing an Associate degree and who may or may not be planning to transfer to a four-year university. The degree is transferable to many colleges and universities.

Option 2—CSU GE Breadth: designed for students who are planning to transfer to a university in the CSU system. It may also be appropriate for transfer to some independent colleges and universities.

Option 3—IGETC: designed for students who are planning to transfer to a university in the CSU or UC system. It also may be appropriate for transfer to some independent colleges and universities.

Global and Multicultural Studies Requirement

Complete at least 2.5 units from any Global and Multicultural Studies courses. See what courses fulfill the Global and Multicultural Studies Requirement.

Course Title Units
Required Core
Complete the following:
BUS C100Introduction to Business 13
ENGL C136Business Communication 13
or MS C101 Management and Employee Communication
or MGMT C101 Management and Employee Communication
MS C100Principles of Management3
or MGMT C100 Principles of Management
MS C102Human Relations in Business3
or MGMT C115 Human Relations in Business
MS C171Principles of Logistics/Supply Chain Management3
or MGMT C171 Supply Chain Management Fundamentals
MS C172Logistics/Supply Chain Operations3
or MGMT C172 Warehousing Operations
Program Electives
Select six units of the following:6
Introduction to Accounting
Financial Accounting 1
Managerial Accounting 1
ACCT for Non-Financial Managers, Entrepreneurs, Business Owners
Introduction to Project Management
Business Law/Legal Environment of Business 1
Introduction to International Business
Personal Finance
Entrepreneurial Marketing and Operations
Introduction to Information Systems
Information Systems, Programming, and Database Management 1
Introduction to Data Analytics
Introduction to Cybersecurity
Interpersonal Communication 2
Public Speaking 2
Intercultural Communication 2
Principles of Microeconomics 1, 2
Principles of Macroeconomics 1, 2
Business and Organizational Ethics
Work Based Learning
Work Based Learning
Work Based Learning
Work Based Learning
Units Required for Major24
Local General Education, CSU General Education, or IGETC patternVaries
Electives to satisfy unit requirementVaries
Total Units60