2017-18 Gaston College Catalog
Supply Chain Management - Distribution Management, A.A.S. (A25620)
This Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree is a two-year program that prepares students for the workforce. However, there are some senior institutions where all or part of this degree is accepted as the first two years of a four-year program. Students interested in pursuing a four-year degree should consult an advisor.
The Supply Chain Management curriculum prepares individuals for a multitude of career opportunities in distribution, transportation, warehousing, trucking operations, supply chain, and manufacturing organizations.
Course work includes the international and domestic movement of goods from the raw materials source(s) through production and ultimately to the consumer. Courses in economics and finance, transportation, warehousing, inventory control, material handling, purchasing, computerization, supply chain operations, federal transportation and safety regulations are emphasized.
Graduates should qualify for positions in a wide range of supply chain and logistics positions in government agencies, manufacturing, and service organizations. Employment opportunities include entry-level distribution, planning, material management, warehousing, inventory, transportation, trucking operations, international freight, and logistics.
Program Learning Outcomes
- Recognize and explain the influence of supply and demand theories in various business situations.
- Analyze promotional strategies for various companies and products.
- Identify offer, acceptance, and mutual assent as they relate to contracts.
- Describe the dynamics of foreign exchange rates and their effect on international shipping.
The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) recognizes the Supply Chain Management-Distribution Management Associate in Applied Science Degree for accreditation.