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Supply Chain Management Degree & Certificate Programs On-Campus, Online, and  Blended Education at CSCC, Columbus OH

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Columbus State Community College (CSCC) has been dedicated to meeting the educational needs of the community for more than 40 years. The College has grown from an initial enrollment of 67 students in 1963, to its current thriving campus of more than 30,000 students. Columbus State's Career & Technical Programs division offers two-year career programs in more than 55 areas of business, engineering technologies and others. Students can also take the first two years of their bachelor's degree here through the College of Arts and Science, and then transfer to a four-year college.

Columbus State Community College is nationally accredited by the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) for the offering of its business programs that culminate in the Associate of Arts, Associate of Science and Associate of Applied Science degrees.

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Academic Programs



Associate Degree Programs

  • AAS Degree in Supply Chain Management:  This course is a study of the basic concepts in the field of supply chain management with particular emphasis on the economic significance of distribution to business and the US economy. The interrelationship between logistics and other areas of business will be covered noting how logistics can significantly impact customer loyalty by adding value. Supply Chain Management graduates may expect entry-level, first-line management positions as supervisors and managers in such areas as traffic and transportation, inventory management, warehousing, export/import, purchasing, materials control, traffic and operations management.
  • AAS Degree in Logistics Engineering Technology: Logistics Engineering Technology combines coursework from Supply Chain Management, Engineering and Computer Science.  The program mixes convenient online courses with hands-on learning instruction on industry-standard logic controllers, conveyors and logistics technology. This degree will explore how new technologies create opportunities to design and create more efficient systems and processes that can improve an organization's productivity.
  • AAS Degree in Supply Chain Management - International Commerce Major: The International Commerce major is designed to respond to the need for an educated workforce at all levels of the career ladder within such organizations. Grounded in fundamental courses in supply chain management -transportation, global shipping, global marketing, etc. -this major also includes a three-semester language sequence in Spanish or Chinese, as well as supplemental courses in business culture and economics.

Certificate Programs

  • Supply Chain Management Certificate: Supply Chain Management certificates can be earned in International Commerce, Strategic Procurement, and Supply Chain Management. Each certificate can be completed totally in a distance learning format. Courses for these certificates follow the guidelines and cover the content established by the Council of Supply Chain Management Professions (CSCMP), the Institute for Supply Management (ISM) and The North American Small Business International Trade Educators (NASBITE) , in their certification exams.
  • International Commerce Certificate:  Supply Chain Management certificates can be earned in International Commerce, Strategic Procurement, and Supply Chain Management. Each certificate can be completed totally in a distance learning format. Courses for these certificates follow the guidelines and cover the content established by the CSCMP, the ISM and the NASBITE respectively, in their certification exams.

LINCS Online Training

  • Principles of Supply Chain Certificate: Provides an overview of supply chain terminology and technology. This course will serve to familiarize participants with the interrelationships among the functional areas of the supply chain.
  • Procurement Certificate: Focuses on the importance of evaluation, selection and maintenance of supplier functions and integration of internal functions with external supply chain partners.
  • Supply Chain Inventory Certificate: Offers knowledge of inventory management essentials, including different approaches and variables that affect decisions. Exposure to bar-coding systems; picking and delivery processes; and storage and sorting systems.
  • Transportation Operations Certificate: Provides knowledge of the principles behind transportation management and processes in the supply chain. Emphasis on traffic management and its role in carrier selection, rate determination and rate negotiation.
  • Warehousing Operations Certificate: Focuses on different types of warehousing, storage and handling; strategic planning; the effect of design and service decisions on logistics; cost; and customer service.

Columbus State Features

As a state-assisted college, Columbus Technical Institute provided technical programs that prepared students for immediate employment. From the first graduating class in 1965 through today, more than 30,000 students have earned associate degrees in 50+ technical fields and transfer programs. The success of the college is reflected in the many accomplishments of these graduates and the many other students who have completed courses to improve and enhance their skills.

  • Campus: The Columbus Campus is centrally located on approximately 85 acres near downtown Columbus. This campus consists of two dozen buildings housing classrooms, laboratories, student services and college offices. The new 108-acre, full-service Delaware Campus is located between Columbus and Delaware along US 23, has an administration building and an 80,000 sq. ft., green-built academic building, Moeller Hall.
  • Accreditation: Columbus State Community College is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission; Member-North Central Association. 
  • Career Assistance Center – Acloché: Columbus State Community College students and alumni have access to a full range of career assistance services, including: Career fairs; Resume workshops; Interviewing tips; Connections with career opportunities and area employers; Short-term, long-term, part-time and full-time employment; and Internships and co-ops.
  • Internships: The CSCC Internship Program is an initiative designed to fortify the bond between our students and the local business community. The CSCC program includes internships that are paid hourly, paid a stipend, or unpaid, but the primary benefit comes in the form of practical knowledge gained, personal contacts made, an advantage in scholarship funding through an improved resume, and possible full-time employment upon completion of the internship.
  • Off-Campus Centers: Columbus State operates 9 Off-Campus Centers in Dublin, Gahanna, Grandview, Grove City, Groveport, Marysville, Plain City, Southwest Columbus (Bolton Field) and Westerville.
  • Campus Life: Columbus State students participate in 45 student clubs, honor societies and organizations, including concert band, choir, sports teams, theater groups, and the student newspaper.
  • Ohio Small Business Development Center: The Ohio Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Columbus State Community College is a business partner and so much more. SBDC provides entrepreneurial development assistance and high end business consulting to start-up and emerging business owners.