Wednesday – January 16, 2019

Supply Management (2017-2018)

Technical Diploma
School of Business / Transportation, Distribution & Logistics Career Cluster

Oak Creek Campus
Program Code: 30-182-1


For Information: 414-297-6395
Oak Creek Campus, 414-571-4500

Overview — Begin your career with skills in supply chain management, purchasing and materials management developed through this two-semester program.

Aptitudes that will contribute to your success include effective interpersonal skills and the ability to work as a member of a team.


Blended Format — This program is offered in a blended format that is 50% online and 50% classroom at the Oak Creek Campus.

Career Pathway — After earning this technical diploma, your credits can be applied to completing the Supply Chain Management associate degree. Contact an MATC advisor for information.


Career Outlook — Employment of purchasing managers, buyers and purchasing agents is expected to remain steady in most industries. 

View gainful employment data about this program


Program Learning Outcomes — Employers will expect graduates to:

  • Represent companies in negotiating contracts and formulating policies with suppliers
  • Direct and coordinate activities of personnel engaged in buying, selling, and distributing materials, equipment, machinery, and supplies
  • Interview and hire staff, and oversee staff training
  • Locate vendors of materials, equipment or supplies, and interview them to determine product availability and terms of sales
  • Prepare and process requisitions and purchase orders for supplies and equipment
  • Develop and implement purchasing and contract management instructions, policies and procedures
  • Maintain records of goods ordered and received
  • Participate in the development of specifications for equipment, products or substitute materials
  • Analyze market and delivery systems to assess present and future material availability
  • Resolve vendor or contractor grievances, and claims against suppliers

Admission Requirements — The following are required for admission to the program:

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Basic computer skills
  • Demonstration of proficiency in basic skills through a course placement assessment


Possible Careers

Procurement Specialist
Material Services Clerk
Inventory Control Clerk
Materials Operations Coordinator


Related Programs

Supply Chain Management
Transportation – Logistics
Truck Driving
Marketing Management


Start Dates: August/January

Curriculum effective 2017-18. 

Current MATC students should consult their Academic Program Plan for specific curriculum requirements. 
( ) = Semester Order for Full-Time Students.






(1)  COMPSW-106 Introduction to MS Office 3      
    (or) Select three credits from the following one-credit classes:
COMPSW-101  Computer Essentials
COMPSW-102  Introduction to Google Apps
COMPSW-103  Intermediate Google Apps ‡
COMPSW-137  MS Excel - Part 1
COMPSW-138  MS Excel - Part 2 ‡
COMPSW-139  MS Excel - Part 3 ‡


(1)  MKTG-107 Customer Service Management 3      


(1)  LOGMGT-146

Operations Management




(1) LOGMGT-164

Supply Chain Management




(2)  LOGMGT-144

Production Planning and Inventory Control 






(2)  LOGMT-170





(2)  MKTG-185

Negotiation Skills for Business





‡ Prerequisites required.

Program curriculum requirements are subject to change.

For course description, class times and locations or to register online, visit INFOnline.

Current MATC students should consult their Academic Program Plan for specific curriculum requirements.


Page updated April 2017.