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ACC Receives Accreditation for Logistics/Supply Chain Management Program

Alvin Community College received accreditation for its new Logistics, Materials and Supply Chain Management Program and students will be able to enroll in the program in Fall 2021.

The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges issued the accreditation for the program, which is a two-year Associate of Applied Science Degree. It was first approved by regents in 2020.

“The 2021 implementation of ACC’s Logistics and Supply Chain Management program is very timely due to increased career opportunities and employment growth in the profession,” said Dr. Cindy Griffith, ACC vice president of Instruction “While students are workforce ready upon completion of ACC’s program, there are also opportunities to further their professional education at numerous universities.”

The notification of accreditation came after two years of developing the program, Griffith said.

The program was approved by SACSCOC as well as the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

Logistics, Materials and Supply Chain Management is a field that requires several skills such as management, operations, purchasing, acquisitions, contract development, transportation and more. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that jobs in Supply Chain Management are expected to grow 5 percent by 2029.

“These industries include warehousing and distribution centers; the shipping and receiving of goods along rail lines, by air, ship, and trucking services; management of the centers; forecasting; and customer or planning services,” Griffith said. “Employees within this industry plan, direct, or coordinate transportation, storage, or distribution activities in accordance with organizational policies and applicable government laws or regulations.”

Students will be able finish their degree quickly and will allow them entry into the job market, Griffith said.

“A full-time student will be able to complete the Logistics and Supply Chain Management program in 24 months,” she said. “Part-time students’ completion would be dependent upon the number of classes that can be taken each semester.”

Faculty members for the program were approved by the board earlier this year. Details about the program are available at

Registration for the Fall 2021 semester is now open. For more information visit or call 281-756-3500.