Career Pathways offer new ways to achieve your education goals. Instead of studying just one program, the Career Pathways model links related academic programs in a sequence. Each program offers direct job preparation AND a path to the next higher academic program.

Supply Chain Management

Supply chain management includes all business activities from sourcing raw materials, to producing a finished product, to delivery of the product to a customer. It is a fast-paced, growing field including opportunities for advancement and travel.

Pathway Certificate

A Pathway Certificate is an initial set of courses taken from an already approved degree that provides you with a set of specific skills to prepare you for entry-level employment. All credits earned in the pathway certificate can be applied to the diploma.

Investment = Education

Logistics 10 Credits
OR
Production Planner 10 Credits
OR
Purchasing Agent/Buyer 13 Credits

How fast can I complete a certificate?

  • 4 semesters = 3 credits/semester
  • 2 semesters = 6 credits/semester
  • 1 semesters = 12 credits/semester

Return = Job

Job Title Examples Median Salary*
Cycle Counter $29,245
Shipping Clerk $29,578

Technical Diploma

A diploma is a set of course taken from an already approved degree that provides you with a set of specific skills to prepare you for a job in demand by local employers. All credits earned in the diploma can be applied to the degree.

Investment = Education

Supply Chain Assistant 36 Credits

How fast can I complete this AFTER finishing the Certificate:

  • 8 semesters = 3 credits/semester
  • 4 semesters = 6 credits/semester
  • 3 semesters = 8 credits/semester
  • 2 semesters = 12 credits/semester

Return = Job

Job Title Example Median Salary*
Wholesale Buyer $41,455

Associate Degree

A two-year, post-high school program with specific course requirements.

Investment = Education

Supply Chain Management 60 Credits

How fast can I complete this AFTER finishing the diploma?

  • 11 semesters = 3 credits/semester
  • 6 semesters = 6 credits/semester
  • 4 semesters = 9 credits/semester
  • 3 semesters = 12 credits/semester

Return = Job

Job Title Example Median Salary*
Storage & Distribution Manager $65,375

*Source: EMSI based on annual salary.