Be the one to make sure everything goes as planned in a high-demand industry. Learn the basics of logistics, quality assurance, and more in just one year.
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Supply Chain Assistant
Program Number: 311821
Your Degree:
Technical Diploma
Area of Study:
Delivery Method:
100% Online
Some Online/Some In Person
Estimated Time to Complete:
30 Credits | Finish diploma in 1 year
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  • Program Overview

    The Supply Chain Assistant Technical Diploma will prepare you for opportunities in supply chain including working knowledge of the supply chain function, quality systems and approaches, logistics interfaces and activities, scheduling and related technologies, and inventory management.

    Why Madison College?

    • Learn from instructors with real-world supply chain and business experience.
    • Earn credit for prior learning through transfer credits, certifications, challenge exams, and experiential credit.
    • Once you earn your Supply Chain Assistant Technical Diploma, students interested in the associate degree can can continue at Madison College, transferring already-earned credits into the 2-year Supply Chain Management program.
    • This program prepares you to take the Certified Inventory Production Management (CPIM) exam. By passing the exam, you earn a globally recognized certification indicating you have met the competencies needed to successfully work across all functions of the supply chain and will set you apart from other candidates in the job market. 

    Program Details

    Students in Madison College's Supply Chain Assistant program can attend full or part time.


    After completing the Supply Chain Assistant Technical Diploma, you will be ready for a range of professional positions including:

    • Inventory Control Specialist 
    • Claims Analyst
    • Logistics Technician
    • Shipping and Receiving Specialist 
    • Expeditor

    With additional education and/or work experience, graduates may find employment as:

    • Account Manager
    • Logistics Manager
    • Purchasing Manager
    • Operations Manager
    • Production and Inventory Control Manager
    Projected Job Growth
    According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment opportunities in Supply Chain will grow 30%, much faster than the average for all other occupations!
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  • Curriculum and Experience

    Prospective program students, the information below reflects the basic requirements for students admitted for the 2024-2025 academic year. To learn more about Madison College, visit us.

    Current and newly admitted program students, go directly to your Degree Progress Report to view:

    • Progress toward your specific requirements
    • Alternative (in lieu of) courses to meet specific requirements

    If you have questions after reviewing your degree progress report (advisement report), please see Advising Services.

    First Semester
    3 credits
    3 credits
    3 credits
    3 credits
    3 credits
    Second Semester
    3 credits
    3 credits
    3 credits
    3 credits
  • Admission

    To Apply

    Earning a degree is a great way to advance your career development opportunities, so apply today!

    International students who wish to apply for, maintain, or transfer their F-1 student visa status to Madison College are required to complete the International Admission Process.

    Note: It is recommended to only apply for a semester that has already started if you are currently enrolled in classes or you have verified that classes are still available for that semester.

    Application Dates

    Summer 2024

    • Application open
    • Application completion deadline is July 15, 2024

    Fall 2024

    • Application open
    • Application completion deadline is November 15, 2024

    Spring 2025

    • Application open
    • Application completion deadline is April 15, 2025

    Admission Requirements

    All materials must be submitted by the application deadline.

    1. Admission Application

    The online application allows you to save your work as you complete it and ensures fast, secure delivery to our office.

    2. Education Completion

    Official transcripts must be sent from the institutions you attended and indicate one of the following:

    • High school (current high school seniors may submit an in-progress transcript)
    • GED/HSED transcript
    • College transcript(s) showing:
      • Completion of an associate degree or higher, or
      • At least 30 credits completed with a minimum GPA of 2.0 on a 4-point scale
        • The credits must be completed at a single college and cannot be combined with other transcripts
        • Any transfer credit listed on a transcript does not count toward the 30-credit minimum

    All high school and/or college transcripts are recommended to be submitted for Credit for Prior Learning evaluation.

    Additional Notes

    • Class capacity is limited and is available on a first come, first served basis.
    • Course prerequisites differ from admission requirements; admission into a program does not guarantee eligibility to enroll in courses or success in the program. Refer to program curriculum for details.

    After Acceptance

    Once you are admitted into your program, review the Start of Semester Checklist to prepare for your first day of classes at Madison College. 


    Contact the Enrollment Center at or 608.246.6210.

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  • Career Outcomes

    After completing the Supply Chain Assistant program at Madison College, you will be able to:

    • Analyze logistic interfaces and activities in supply chain
    • Evaluate demand management techniques and customer service policies
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