Why 100% Online Supply Chain Management
at Southwest Tech?

  1. Completely online which allows flexibility to study anytime and anywhere
  2. Courses starting every eight weeks
  3. Cost effective program offered at a top ranked two year college
  4. Offers Credit for Prior learning to turn past experiences into college credit
  5. Military Friendly with great opportunities for Credit for Prior Learning
  6. Taught by experienced professionals who focus on real-life applications and share personal experiences to illustrate concepts
  7. Designed for students seeking to expand current supply chain management skills as well as those just starting out
  8. Includes Pathway Certificates
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Supply Chain Management
  • Overview
  • Program Basics

    • Associate degree
    • 6 semesters – 61 credits
    • 100% online, full or part time. Some courses available on campus.
    • Classes start every 8 weeks
    • Financial aid eligible
    • Credit for prior learning may be available
    • Continuous Improvement (Lean/Lean Six Sigma) Focus

    Related Degrees & Certificates

  • Curriculum & Costs
  • Curriculum

    Note: Session 1 = 1st 8 weeks; Session 2 = 2nd 8 weeks.

    Semester 1 - Fall (Tuition: $2,150 Books: $270-$350)
    Course # Course Title Credits Session
    10-623-110 Lean Concepts 3 Session 1
    10-804-123 Math with Business Applications 3 Session 1
    10-103-106 Beginning Microsoft Excel - 4 week class 1 Session 2
    10-103-118 Intermediate Microsoft Excel - 4 week class 1 Session 2
    10-182-103 Purchasing 3 Session 2
    10-182-104 Inventory Management 3 Session 2
    14
    Semester 2 - Spring (Tuition: $1,840)
    Course # Course Title Credits Session
    10-182-137 Technology in the Supply Chain 3 Session 1
    10-182-108 Global Supply Chain Management 3 Session 1
    10-182-107 Logistics 3 Session 2
    10-182-109 Service Operations Management 3 Session 2
    12
    Semester 3 - Summer (Tuition: $920 Books: $330-$520)
    Course # Course Title Credits Session
    10-801-195 Written Communication 3
    10-804-189 Introductory Statistics 3
    6
    Semester 4 - Fall (Tuition: $1,850 Books: $470-$670)
    Course # Course Title Credits Session
    10-196-215 Project Management Fundamentals 3 Session 1
    10-101-101 Accounting 1, Part 1 2 Session 1
    10-101-127 QuickBooks 1 Session 2
    10-102-130 Management Principles 3 Session 2
    10-809-199 Psychology of Human Relations 3 Session 2
    12
    Semester 5 - Spring (Tuition: $1,690 Books: $130-$170)
    Course # Course Title Credits Session
    10-801-196 Oral/Interpersonal Communication 3 Session 1
    10-623-113 Process Mapping/Problem Solving 3 Session 1
    10-623-112 Lean Six Sigma 3 Session 2
    10-182-138 Supply Chain Capstone 2 All semester
    11
    Semester 6 - Summer (Tuition: $920 Books: $300-$460)
    Course # Course Title Credits Session
    10-809-195 Economics 3
    10-809-172 Introduction to Diversity Studies 3
    6
    Total Credits: 61
    Estimated Total Tuition: $9,370
  • Requirements
  • Admission and Program Requirements

    • Submit Application
    • To make sure your classes are the right fit, we consider any previous college credit you've earned, Accuplacer or ACT scores, high school GPA, or an assessment at your registration session. Submit High School Transcripts, College Transcripts, and Test Scores to: Southwest Tech, Attn: Admissions, 1800 Bronson Blvd, Fennimore, WI 53809
    • Admissions Meeting: After applying and submitting transcripts, make an admissions meeting with the advisor by clicking "Make an appointment" in the Advisor block on this page.

    Requirements for Online Students

    Chromebooks are not compatible with some testing features within Schoology (our Learning Management System). Southwest Tech recommends not to use Chromebooks for classes.

    • Cable/broadband/DSL internet with a minimum speed of 1.5Mbps. You can test your local internet speed at www.speedtest.net. Run this test from the location you will be working from.

      Higher bandwidth and speed will greatly assist you in your online learning environment, so where possible, a faster internet speed is recommended. Cable internet tend to be faster than DSL or 4G wireless, although DSL or 4G wireless may also work depending on other factors. Your computer, other software (such as anti spyware), other users on the system, and system configurations can all influence your ultimate line speed. Many instructors use videos as a part of their instruction, as well as synchronous meeting times (Skype, Adobe Connect, etc). Having an acceptable internet connection speed will be important to your success.

    • Convenient access to a computer that has one of the following current versions of Internet Browsers:
      • Microsoft Internet Explorer
      • Mozilla Firefox
      • Google Chrome
      • Safari
      Call 608.822.2302 for verification of other browsers.
    • An active e-mail account (all Southwest Tech students are issued a free email account)
    • Word processing software (Microsoft Word is the recommended word processing software at Southwest Wisconsin Technical College). Free Microsoft Office software is available to all Southwest Tech students at https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/education/products/office
    • Availability of 10-15 hours per week for each 3-credit course
    • Self-motivation and self-discipline

    Program Fees

    • This program is eligible for Financial Aid.
    • Estimated cost for each semester can be found under the Curriculum tab. Please note that costs are approximate and are based on the current academic year.
    • Please discuss additional fee questions with the program advisor or instructor.
  • Outcomes
  • Program Outcomes

    At the completion of the program, students are expected to be able to:

    • Implement Supply Management practices in a global environment
    • Demonstrate operations management techniques across product and service industries
    • Analyze logistic interfaces and activities in a supply chain
    • Evaluate demand management techniques and customer service policies
  • Career Pathway
  • Career Pathways

    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.

  • Career Opportunities
  • Supply chain management includes a broad range of occupational titles. Those listed below are commonly found in industry, but specific titles will vary according to each individual employer. With additional education and/or work experience, Supply Chain Management program graduates may have additional opportunities in managerial roles such as plant manager, operations manager, production manager, warehouse manager, purchasing manager, inventory manager, distribution manager, transportation manager, logistics manager, and supply chain manager, among others.

    Southwest Tech's Career Connections Center offers Services to assist students looking for job placement.

  • Transfers
  • Prior Learning
  • Credit for Prior Learning

    Experience Pays! You've Been There... You've Done That... Let's See If You Can Get Credit For It!

    Credit for prior learning gives you opportunities to earn credit for college-level knowledge that you have already acquired. This may be the result of work or volunteer experiences, certifications, apprenticeships, military training, extensive self-instruction, or professional development. Credit for Prior Learning affords you the opportunity to accelerate the completion of your educational goals.

    For more information on Credit for Prior Learning see our Credit for Prior Learning page.

    At any time, you may Request Credit for Prior Learning.

    Supply Chain Management Courses that may have Credit for Prior Learning options:

    Course # Course Title
    Challenge Exam
    (Demonstration)
    Challenge Exam
    (Standard)
    CLEP
    Credential
    Portfolio
    10-101-101Accounting 1, Part 1Yes
    10-102-130Management PrinciplesYes
    CLEP Test - Principles of Management
    10-103-106Beginning Microsoft ExcelYes
    Any Microsoft MOUS certification (even an old certification) will also be considered for CPL
    10-103-118Intermediate Microsoft ExcelYes
    Any Microsoft MOUS certification (even an old certification) will also be considered for CPL
    10-182-104Inventory ManagementYes
    CPIM Tests - Basic Supply Chain Management, Detailed Scheduling and Planning, and/or Execution and Control of Operations
    10-182-109Service Operations ManagementYes
    CPIM Certification in all 5 tests
    10-623-110Lean ConceptsYes
    Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certification – Requires approval of course instructor
    10-623-112Lean Six SigmaYes
    Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certification – Requires approval of course instructor
    10-801-195Written CommunicationYes
    College Composition CLEP test would also be accepted for credit. However, the challenge exam is the preferred method.
    10-801-196Oral/Interpersonal CommunicationYes
    10-804-123Math with Business ApplicationsYes
    10-809-172Introduction to Diversity StudiesYes
    10-809-195EconomicsYes
    CLEP Test - Principles of Macroeconomics