This fall, SPC’s College of Business is launching a new Supply Chain Management concentration. Part of the Business Administration A.S. degree, this exciting new subplan will prepare you to start a career in a field that is growing rapidly in the Tampa Bay area. In addition to the new subplan, the Business Administration A.S. degree will contain a new embedded certificate in Supply Chain Management consisting of 18 credits. The first course in the new subplan, Supply Chain Practices (MAN 1590), starts Oct. 10!
Get details on Supply Chain Management program at Info Session Sept. 14
Join us at our Supply Chain Management Program Information Session on Wednesday, Sept. 14 at 6 p.m. at the EpiCenter for details about this exciting program and career path. You can also contact us at LINCS@spcollege.edu to learn more about this technology-rich industry that is in no danger of becoming an obsolete profession.
Central Florida job market to gain 33,500+ logistics jobs
According to the U.S. Department of Labor, job growth in the field of logistics and Supply Chain Management is growing much faster than the national average. The Central Florida region, alone, is projected to have an estimated 33,500+ job openings over the next five years, as reported by CareerSource Florida.
As part of the new Supply Chain Management program options, you will be able to earn up to 8 SCPro Fundamentals industry certifications, endorsed by the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals.
Why choose Supply Chain Management?
After the “Where are you going to college?” question, the follow-up is typically: “What are you going to major in?” It is this direct query and the palpable fear of the unknown that gives many students pause; and often anxiety. There are so many things to consider:
- What is the end game? Are you looking to continue on to a Master’s in Fine Arts or a Juris Doctorate?
- Are you interested in following in your uncle’s footsteps in pharmaceutical sales or becoming the first architect in the family?
- Is your best bet enrolling in a major that’s at least in the right ballpark and then finding your way?
Let’s say for example that you are interested in a business degree. Most students who have an interest in a business often think they have to choose a major like accounting or marketing. But today, there are thousands of options under that umbrella.
You may consider an area of business that is constantly growing, pays very well, and is ultimately a component of all industries. The phrase may not be one you recognize immediately, but Supply Chain Management is a critical function that brings products and services to market.
To give a little insight, consider Amazon’s world-famous CEO Jeff Bezos. There is no one reading this article who has not been on the delivery end of a package from this retail behemoth.
Again, the most obvious example of Supply Chain management, but as quoted in Wired.Com in April 2014: ‘“Nineteen years ago, I drove the Amazon packages to the post office every evening in the back of my Chevy Blazer,” Bezos writes in his latest annual letter to shareholders. “My vision extended so far that I dreamed we might one day get a forklift.”’ This comment was a few months after the big reveal on 60 Minutes of their drone delivery plans and the wave that news sparked.
Becoming a supply chain professional means you play a large role in capturing customer demands and maximizing their satisfaction. Through St. Petersburg College’s Supply Chain Management Degree, you may very well find your next (and best) big step!