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Raritan Valley Community College is holding a virtual information session on June 15 about its new Supply Chain Management Certificate of Completion program, which will be offered for the first time in the fall semester.

The fully online program, which is designed for those new to the industry or currently working in the field, will provide educational opportunities to prepare participants for entry-level and middle-level employment in the Supply Chain Management (SCM) industry.

The 18-credit program, which can be completed in two semesters, includes courses focusing on such topics as supply chain management, transportation, purchasing, inventory management, logistics technology, and operations management. The program begins in the fall semester, which starts Aug. 31.

To assist future and current employees with staying up to date in the field and meeting the changing needs of the workforce, the program also will provide ongoing professional opportunities for students. Program faculty will include industry experts who also will serve on an advisory board to provide insight into the curriculum and keep the program current.

Businesses are looking for supply chain professionals to continuously increase the organization’s capability by reducing costs and improving the efficiency of relationships, both internal and external. RVCC’s new program addresses a national skills gap, helping to equip employees with much-needed, multi-faceted skills in operations, transportation, and planning.

As the local logistics industry continues to become an increasingly important part of an international business network, the Supply Chain Management Certificate of Completion is designed to meet the employment opportunities and workforce needs of the field.

The program provides a strong foundation in the core principles and applications required to prepare students for industry employment. Specifically, this program emphasizes the essentials of supply chain and operations management, the transportation and distribution process, warehousing, and sourcing, as well as the professional business and communication skills required to excel in the field. The credits earned in this certificate program can be used toward RVCC’s Associate of Applied Science in Business Management – Supply Chain Option program.

Graduates of the new Certificate of Completion program will be able to:

  • Apply inventory management and control concepts in planning and forecasting
  • Explain purchasing processes, policies, and procedures
  • Demonstrate problem-solving utilizing technology in logistics and supply chain management
  • Compare modes of transportation and related policies

For additional information about the new Supply Chain Management Certificate of Completion program, or to register for the information session to be held at 5 p.m. June 15, contact Tracy Rimple, chair, Business and Public Service Department, at tracy.rimple@raritanval.edu.

For further information about RVCC, visit https://www.raritanval.edu.