Supply Chain Specialist
This program prepares students for employment in entry-level positions in the supply chain, transportation, or logistics industries.
Students can complete the program in two semesters and immediately take the skills they develop to the workforce.
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Warehouse operator, Logistics Technician, Logistics Coordinator, Logistics Clerk, Supply Chain Technician, Transportation, Purchasing Specialist
if Full Time
28 Total Credit Hours
What if I attend part-time?
Our Student Success Advisors help with an academic plan that works for you.
+ supplies & fees
Based on 2022-23
What financial assistance can I receive?
Find the plan right for you by connecting with our Financial Aid office.
AVERAGE CLASS SIZE
average per class
Small class sizes mean more individual attention and a higher rate of success.
View the College Catalog to see a complete list of classes for this program.
ICC and Central Illinois are well-positioned for opportunities in supply chain management with the presence of global manufacturers, trucking companies, national delivery services operations, and e-commerce companies.Adam Saatkamp, Associate Professor, Business, Legal & Information Systems
How Do I Get Into the Supply Chain Specialist Program?
As e-commerce continues to expand, so are opportunities in the Supply Chain industry. Connect with an Admissions representative to learn how to get started.
- Complete our quick admissions application. It’s free and easy!
- Apply for financial aid (FAFSA).
- Apply for ICC Scholarships. Just 1 application for over 600 scholarships.
- High school classes in math, science, English and keyboarding are beneficial.
- Skills in critical thinking, customer service, organizational, and problem solving are helpful.
What Can I Expect As A Supply Chain Specialist Student?
- Students receive a broad introduction into the fields of supply chain, logistics, and transportation.
- Learn how employees, companies, and vendors work together to create a final product that successfully reaches customers.
- Learn skills that you can apply in careers in distribution, warehouseing, purchasing, and quality control.
- Graduates have gone on to work at Caterpillar, UPS, and Central Illinois trucking companies.
How Am I Going to Manage This?
What if I am working while going to school?
We have you covered. Many of our students are working adults who balance life and school. We have great resources on campus to help keep you going!
What are my options for funding my education?
Do this first: fill out and file your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). Even if you don’t want federal aid, this document is used by many scholarship and grant programs to evaluate aid packages.
Look for scholarships and grants first because usually they don’t have to be paid back. The ICC Foundation sponsors some scholarships, and grants may be available from Illinois or federal programs. Other organizations also offer scholarships, and we can help you research those opportunities.
Federally guaranteed student loans can be a smart way to fund college. Think about your transfer plans and what your career looks like. Some sources recommend that you cap your borrowing at the level of what you (realistically!) can expect to earn at your first job after college. So, research careers and pay, too.
Of course, savings, jobs, and work-study are key parts of your budget. Your employer may offer tuition reimbursement. Find the tools to make a complete plan for paying for school.