Gain broad skills and knowledge in business, accounting and operations while focusing in-depth on concepts integral to the supply chain field. Train for employment as a buyer, supply chain associate, supply manager, logistics specialist and more.

Completion Award
Associate of Applied Arts and Sciences
Length of Study
93 Credits
Starting Quarter
Fall, Winter, Spring

  1. Apply the skills necessary to collaborate across the organization, understand and support the organization's policies and adapt to the ever-changing work environment
  2. Utilize supply chain concepts and vocabulary related to sourcing, production, quality, transportation, storage and negotiation to effectively procure, move and store goods and services
  3. Apply mathematical concepts to conduct price/cost analyses and make appropriate supply chain decisions
  4. Apply principles of materials and contract management
  5. Establish and maintain systems to track, control and protect materials and information
  6. Apply principles of finance, accounting, international business, logistics, business law and economics to purchasing and supply chain activities
  7. Effectively communicate both verbally and in writing in a variety of business and work environments
In addition to the outcomes above, students will gain the skills and knowledge included in Shoreline Student Learning Outcomes (SSLOs): Communication, Critical Thinking, Equity & Social Justice, Information Literacy, and Quantitative & Symbolic Reasoning.

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The demand for skilled and knowledgeable professionals in the field continues to grow in Puget Sound business organizations and government agencies. Potential positions include Buyers, Contract Specialists, Supply Chain Associates, Associate Buyers, Supply Managers, Contract Administrators, Supplier/Vendor Managers, Logistics and Transportation Specialists. Entry-level annual salaries typically range from $30,000 to $45,000. Middle level positions range from $45,000 to $80,000.

Potential employers include: Manufacturing and construction firms, retail stores, educational institutions, government agencies (federal, state, counties and cities), public utilities, wholesale, services and distribution firms.

Estimated Tuition & Fees

(does not include additional program or course fees, books, or supply costs)

Per Quarter
WA-Resident Non-WA resident,
US citizen, &
Eligible non-citizen

On Campus
Non-WA resident
Non-US citizen¹
Non-WA resident, US citizen
Online Only
1 credit $145.17  $245.71  $339.54 $162.51
5 credits $673.85  $1,176.57  $1,645.70  $760.55
12 credits (full-time) $1,462.52  $2,476.40 $3,422.10  $1,637.76
15 credits $1,641.05 $2,667.59  $3,624.45 $1,819.05

¹ Includes all International Students, both on campus and overseas online

Additional Fees
Approximately $20 - $120 per quarter, depending on courses selected

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