Program Overview

In the Global Supply Chain Certificate program students will learn how companies manage order fulfillment, purchase raw materials, manage warehouses, and arrange domestic and international transportation services. Global supply chain management encompasses not only the design and planning of supply chain activities, but also the execution, control, and monitoring activities that help companies to build a competitive infrastructure and create net value. Students will also learn about freight forwarders, shippers, supply chain collaboration, importing, exporting, third party logistics, and logistics technology.

The courses cover activities involved in the flow of products and information between the suppliers, customers, producers, and service providers. Topics include acquiring, purchasing, manufacturing, assembling, and distributing goods and services throughout the supply chain organizations. Graduates should qualify for positions in a wide range of government agencies, manufacturing, and service organizations. Employment opportunities could include entry-level purchasing, material management, warehousing, inventory, transportation coordinators, supply chain management, sourcing and procurement, supplier relationship management, or supplier diversity management, and logistics analysts. The GSC program teaches students the advanced technical skills needed to ship, track and receive goods in the international logistics world.

Vance Granville Community College offers an A.A.S. degree and several certificates from the global logistics curriculum. GSC students represent a variety of companies to include Ship on Site, Flextronics, B/S/H, Pacific Coast Feathers, Talecris, Revlon, Volvo, and many others. Upon successful completion, students should be able to integrate procurement, operations and logistics management functions across the global supply chain, implement the best supply chain design for the company to sustain its operations in the long term, and identify the dynamics of purchasing, procurement and sourcing activities and their impact on the supply chain as a whole.

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    Degree Level: Certificate

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

    Vance-Granville Community College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate degrees.

    School Overview

    Vance Granville Community College is a 2-year community college located in North Carolina that serves Vance, Warren, Franklin and Granville Counties. VGCC was founded as Vance County Technical Institute in 1969 by the North Carolina General Assembly.  VGCC is one of the North Carolina Community College System’s 58 schools. VGCC’s main campus is located in Vance County between the towns of Henderson and Oxford. VGCC offers educational services that develop students' life and academic skills and prepare them for entry into the workforce. The educational and training programs offered by VGCC promote the social, cultural and intellectual development of its students. VGCC strives to maximize the success of its students in courses, programs, and the workforce, and insures that graduates are equipped with the critical thinking, communication, occupational and reasoning skills that are necessary for success in the professional world, and that they are prepared to become responsible members of society.

    The academic programs offered at VGCC lead to certificates, diplomas and degrees. VGCC offers distance education courses, and is one of the leaders in North Carolina in providing individual online courses and degree programs that can be completed entirely online.


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