Polk State launches degree concentration in Supply Chain Management

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Polk State College is launching a concentration in Supply Chain Management within its Bachelor of Applied Science in Supervision and Management Program just in time for fall registration.

Enrollment is already taking place for Fall 2023 Semester classes which will start on August 14.

This degree concentration will build on the foundational skills earned through the Associate in Science in Supply Chain Management Program.

“Companies in Polk County can reach up to 20 million people with same-day delivery, according to the Central Florida Development Council. The location of Polk County along the I-4 corridor makes it the most connected area of the state and conducive for supply chain industry growth,” said Maria Lehoczky, Director of Business Programs. “Therefore, this degree concentration is a direct response to growing industry needs and provides students the opportunity to advance in the field of supply chain.”

Supply chain management is the centralized management of the flow of goods and services, including careers in logistics, storage, distribution, operations, purchasing, inventory control, planning, repairs and maintenance, packaging, and delivery.

Average annual salaries for these positions range from $58,713 and $74,750, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Through Polk State’s Associate in Science in Supply Chain Management and Bachelor of Applied Science in Supervision and Management with a concentration in Supply Chain Management, students can also earn valuable industry certifications through the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) which will give them a competitive edge in the marketplace.

“The focus of the concentration is to prepare students with the applicable skills needed in the supply chain industry, specifically Polk County,” Lehoczky added. “The curriculum was reviewed and approved by Polk State’s Supply Chain Advisory Board, which consists of industry leaders from throughout the community.”

With the development of the program in direct partnership with employers and industry leaders, Polk State’s BAS Supply Chain Management concentration will prepare students for rewarding careers in a growing field.