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Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Supply Chain Management

Harper College
4 semesters
Associate's degree
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Program description

Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Supply Chain Management

Supply Chain Management (SCM) encompasses the people, processes and technology responsible for bringing goods and services to the customer and consumer. The SCM program at Harper College helps you gain the skills needed to advance your career, with the flexibility to meet your schedule.

The supply chain management program prepares you for positions in customer service and fulfillment operations, demand planning, inventory control, logistics, materials management, production control, purchasing/procurement, supply chain analytics and coordination, transportation, and warehouse management.

Admission requirements

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Program content

First Semester:

  • Composition
  • Introduction to Business Organization
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Inventory Management
  • Demand Planning

Second Semester:

  • Introduction to Financial Accounting
  • Business Math
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Transportation
  • Customer Service and Fulfillment

Third Semester:

  • Industrial/Organizational Psychology
  • Production Control
  • Warehouse Operations
  • Procurement
  • Logistics Design and Strategy

Fourth Semester:

  • Introduction to Computer Information Systems
  • Microeconomics
  • Global Business
  • Business Ethics
  • Fundamentals of Speech Communication

Scholarships & funding

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Tuition fees

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Learning outcomes

  • Understand the key functions that comprise Supply Chain Management (SCM), and understand the roles and responsibilities within each function.
  • Understand the linkages of supply chain functions across various departments across an organization including marketing and sales, engineering and design, finance, accounting, manufacturing, customer service, etc.
  • Understand the various types of processes associated with supply chain management including S&OP, ERP, MRP, MPS and others; students will also gain a high level understanding of the role of SAP and its connection to each of the aforementioned processes and tools.
  • Understand the ethical issues surrounding supply chain management and supporting business practices as well as the nuances related to global sourcing and distribution.
  • Understand the importance of the supply chain's role in the overall financial performance and goals of the organization, and the need for robust risk mitigation planning to support these objectives.

Career opportunities

Prepare for a dynamic career in supply chain management with this 60-credit-hour degree program. Learn about the processes and technology responsible for bringing goods and services to the consumers.

Career options

  • Logistics analyst
  • Materials manager
  • Procurement analyst
  • Production control coordinator
  • Warehouse operations manager

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Harper College

Harper College, one of the United States’ premier community colleges, is located in the northwest suburbs just 30 miles (48 km) northwest of Chicago, Illinois. Harper offers more than 50 fields of study and more than 450 popular general education...

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Why study at Harper College

We build a community for our students by providing events and services that promote participation in the collegiate experience.

Many of our classes have smaller class sizes (less than 30 students) than our 4-year counterparts, so our students have more personalized interactions with their instructors.

Harper has a robust transfer program, with several different options for transferring credits to four-year universities in the US. These include transfer-ready programs, dual degree programs, and 2+2 agreements with universities.

Contact info

Harper College

1200 West Algonquin Road
60067 Palatine Illinois
United States of America

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