Students will learn sufficient skills to obtain a position within the Supply Chain and Logistics industry in an entry-level position as a Logistician, Production, Planning, Expediting, or Procurement Clerk, First-line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers, or Shipping, Receiving, or Inventory Clerk. Skills acquired for this certificate include logistics and planning, resource, business management, international business, accounting, business ethics, supply chain, scheduling, managerial, procurement, supply and demand, production, and operations.
Program Learning Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to have:
Demonstrate an understanding of supply chain practices in the industrial workplace for students planning to enter the workforce.
Apply skills learned in the purchasing and materials management required to manage the flow of materials through the supply chain.
Demonstrate an understanding of functional areas of business and economic systems including management, operations, and production.
Courses in the Certificate:
Business 250: Global Trade and Globalization
Business 251: Import/Export Procedures
Business 252: Sourcing and Procurement
Business 253: International Marketing Expanding Exports
Business 256: International Payments and Contracts
Business 257: Supply Chain Management & Logistics
Business 258: Cross-Cultural Management
Business 265: International Trade Internship
According to Launchboard data, 2018-2019 data reports shows that 3,279 students were enrolled in courses in the Supply Chain and Logistics sector with the top programs enrollments at Miramar College and second adult school, however, these were in the automotive not in the Supply Chain and Logistics field. Four hundred and thirty-four were completers.
With extensive marketing and additional offerings in this field, Grossmont College will increase enrollments for this program area. Currently there is no data reporting for the Supply Chain and Logistics sector at Grossmont College. The closest sector is Business and Entrepreneurship and Launchboard data shows for 2018-2019 there were 2,123 enrolled in this program and 213 completers.
Grossmont College seeks to respond to the Region's Strong Workforce Program Priority and Emerging Sector Strategies RFA in the Advanced Transportation and Logistics industry area by creating a new program to include skills and competencies required for careers in supply chain & logistics. According to the RFA posted for Community College's response, Logistics and supply chain management have become a critical business function in today’s global economy26. Companies who actively manage their supply chain do so to lower costs and increase competitive advantages. Supply chain & logistics practitioners can be found in almost every type of business from manufacturing to healthcare.
The goals and objectives of the Supply Chain and Logistics Certificate of Achievement is to provide students with a solid foundation and understanding of business management practices, develop skills in planning and operations, transportation logistics and supply-chain management. Students will leave with work-based learning experiences from the industry as part of their certificate completion and receive job placement services in order to obtain employment upon graduation.
An advisory board will be created to advise faculty on the curriculum planning and provide feedback in order to meet their labor demands.
Grossmont College seeks to update curriculum in existing courses in order to meet and respond to the Region's Request for Application (RFA) Priority and Emerging Sector Strategies to develop a new Certificate of Achievement for Supply Chain & Logistics under the Marketing, Management, and International Business department. The new certificate seeks to address the labor market needs in our region's Advanced Transportation and Logistics sector based on the Labor Market data reported in the RFA and in the October 2020 Center of Excellence's Labor Market Report "Logistics and Supply Chain Management Occupations" for San Diego County.
|Business 250||Global Trade and Globalization||3|
|Business 251||Import/Export Procedures||2|
|Business 252||Sourcing and Procurement||1.5|
|Business 253||International Marketing Expanding Exports||3|
|Business 256||International Payments and Contracts||3|
|Business 257||Supply Chain Management and Logistics||1.5|
|Business 258||Cross-Cultural Management||3|
|Business 265||International Trade Internship||1|
Total 18 units