Procurement and Supply Chain Management
Certificate Program

Supply Chain Management

Efficiency • Profitability • Sustainability

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certificate Description

"In the Supply Chain Management certificate program, you will be laser-focused on the tools and solutions—from the operational level to the execution level—that our instructors have encountered in their decades of work experience."
— Caleb J. Zhang, Chair/Instructor, Supply Chain Management Certificate Program
 

 

Leadership in strategic, sustainable procurement

The supply chain network was changed significantly by the pandemic, which highlighted security and public safety, bottlenecks, and cybersecurity flaws. Organizations, strapped to get more resources, are experiencing a paradigm shift that embraces advanced technologies such as artificial intelligence.

In the UCSC Silicon Valley Extension Supply Chain Management program, you learn how to address these needs and acquire business skills for procuring finished goods and raw materials, the latest equipment, and services. Students explore emerging strategies and advanced technologies at play in every organization’s bottom line.

By learning best practices in proactive collaboration and negotiation, using data analytics to support your decisions, and practicing continuous process improvement for a path of profitability, you will help your organization accomplish its key missions and objectives.

Certificate program learning outcomes

  • Acquire an understanding of supply chain management role in an organization through strategic master planning of resources in a supply chain. 

  • Apply data-driven principles and concepts of sustainable supply chain strategies. 

  • Identify the principles of customer and supplier relationship management in supply chains by applying key skills—problem-solving abilities, critical thinking, effective written and oral communication—to business situations, and learning to observe changes that could impact an organization’s bottom line. 

  • Apply logistics and purchasing concepts to improve supply chain operations through principles of quality and Lean management concepts to all functions throughout the supply chain network. Incorporate complexities of international shipping terms, including transportation law and deregulation.

Pursue professional certification

Each Supply Chain Management course in our program qualifies for professional certification programs. Your class hours will help qualify you to sit for the certification exams. See the Professional Development section below for details.

Program Overview

Estimated Cost: Starting at $5,550 (You pay only for courses you enroll in.) | International Tuition Cost
Program Requirements: 8 courses (16 quarter units). Take 6 core courses (13.5 quarter units) and 2 elective credit courses (2.5 quarter units).
Minimum Hours of Instruction: 160 hours of instruction.
Estimated Duration: A full-time student can complete the certificate in 9–12 months.
Special Programs:
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Courses


1. Required Course(s):

Quarter Units: 3.0
Start / End Date
Cost
Instructor
Location
Section ID

09-30-2024 to 11-25-2024
$750.00
SCMT.X401.(15)
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Quarter Units: 1.5
Start / End Date
Cost
Instructor
Location
Section ID

06-18-2024 to 07-16-2024
$650.00
SCMT.X400.(27)
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Quarter Units: 3.0
Start / End Date
Cost
Instructor
Location
Section ID

06-20-2024 to 08-29-2024
$750.00
SCMT.X402.(13)
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Quarter Units: 3.0
Start / End Date
Cost
Instructor
Location
Section ID

06-01-2024 to 06-29-2024
$750.00
SCMT.X406.(12)
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Quarter Units: 1.5
Start / End Date
Cost
Instructor
Location
Section ID

05-14-2024 to 06-11-2024
$650.00
SCMT.X403.(13)
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Quarter Units: 1.5
Start / End Date
Cost
Instructor
Location
Section ID

08-06-2024 to 09-03-2024
$650.00
SCMT.X404.(14)
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2. Electives:

Quarter Units: 2.0
Start / End Date
Cost
Instructor
Location
Section ID

04-24-2024 to 06-12-2024
$750.00
SCMT.X409.(6)
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Quarter Units: 3.0
Start / End Date
Cost
Instructor
Location
Section ID
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Quarter Units: 1.5
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Cost
Instructor
Location
Section ID

08-10-2024 to 08-24-2024
$650.00
SCMT.X405.(11)
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Quarter Units: 1.5
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Quarter Units: 2.0
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3. Completion Review:

Start / End Date
Cost
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None
$95.00

TBD

O-CE0506.(006)
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None
$95.00

TBD

O-CE0506.(007)

Meet Our Instructors

Caleb J Zhang
Partner, Alliance Solutions LLC | Chair, Supply Chain Management Program
Darin L Matthews
Chief Procurement Officer, California Polytechnic State University
Maitjian L Welke
Co-Founder and Co-Owner, CMIT Solutions
Malkiat Singh Sandhu
College Instructor
Mark Mastandrea
Operations / Fulfillment leader
Stephen O Hyatt
Engineering Staff, Mattson Technology

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Professional Development

Further your career through professional certification

All of our Supply Chain Management courses help qualify you to sit for the certification exams for the following credentials:

Requisite Knowledge

Please review course descriptions to ensure that you have taken necessary prerequisites or meet the requirements through job experience or previous education.

Advisory Board

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Certificate Program Chair 

CALEB J. ZHANG, MBA, MS, a partner at Alliance Solutions LLC., has nearly 25 years of corporate experience in procurement, supply chain management, JIT, VOMI, product development, inventory and cost reduction, engineering, manufacturing, marketing, quality assurance, business development, and operation management. Previous leadership positions include experience as general manager for Forture US. E-Pro Precision Semiconductor Ltd., and Lam Research Semiconductor (Silfex) Ltd., and as a vice president at Oriol Inc. Several times he’s returned to the classroom as a teacher at UCSC Silicon Valley Extension, University of Phoenix, and Xi’an Jiaotong Liverpool University. He is a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, Certified ISO:14001-2004 Internal Auditor, and Quality Management System Lead Auditor (T Ü V Rheinland). He has served as chair of the Supply Chain Management Program since 2021.

Certificate Program Advisory Committee

RICK CLINE
Professional Services Contracts Manager, Port of Vancouver

G. BURT LANCASTER
President/Owner, Lancaster Resolve Technology

MARK MASTANDREA, MBA, MS
Director of Sales Operations and Remarketing, Lucid Motors
Instructor, Supply Chain Management Program
UCSC Silicon Valley Extension

DARIN MATTHEWS, CPPO, CPSM
Chief Procurement Officer, California Polytechnic State University
Instructor/Program Founder, Supply Chain Management Program
UCSC Silicon Valley Extension

SAM MELWANI, CSM, BA
Global Strategic Sourcing Manager, Nutanix
UCSC Extension Certificates: Project and Program Management, UNIX Systems Administration and Programming

NATHAN MOSLEY, CPPB
Senior Procurement Specialist III, Port of Portland
Instructor, Supply Chain Management Program
UCSC Silicon Valley Extension

CALEB J. ZHANG, MBA, MS
Partner, Alliance Solutions LLC.
Chair/Instructor, Supply Chain Management Program
UCSC Silicon Valley Extension

Establish Candidacy

Who should establish candidacy?

  • People who are pursuing a certificate (and have enrolled in a course in the program).
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4 Simple Steps to a Certificate or Specialization
  1. Complete a course in your selected program.
  2. Establish candidacy. Click on the Establish Candidacy button on your program page.
  3. Take all required courses for certificate completion.
  4. Once your grades are posted on your final course, enroll in the certificate review fee.
A Benefit of Establishing Candidacy

Program requirements may change. Once you commit to a program by establish your candidacy, you will not have to change your plans to meet new requirements. They are locked in for you. Timeline: 4 years to get it done (or 3 for a specialization) You must complete all the necessary units in a certificate within a four-year window. The clock begins on the first day of your first course in the certificate program. For example, if you started a course on Sept. 5, 2023, you would have to finish by Sept. 4, 2027.

Note: Establishing candidacy does not trigger the beginning of the four-year window. It begins the first day of the first course in your chosen certificate program. The Certificate Completion Review process does not have to occur within the four-year timeframe.

Exceptions to the four-year requirement
  • If you Established candidacy prior to Jan. 1, 2024, you will have five years to complete a program.
  • Students participating in a special program, such as workforce, international, or our curriculum partner programs, such as the Legal Studies courses (CLS by Barbri) and sales and business courses (Ziplines Education) have shorter completion requirements.

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Grade Requirements

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