Logistics Management Career Studies Certificate (online)

Award: Career Studies Certificate

Purpose: Logistics is a rapidly-growing field encompassing the care and management of inventory while at rest and in motion. The DCC Online Logistics Management Career Studies Certificate is primarily designed to provide formal training for individuals already employed in careers associated with the following logistics-related jobs: inventory purchasing, care and control; dispatching and shipping of goods and materials; and assembling bulk orders for distribution. Upon completion of the Logistics Management Career Studies Certificate, individuals will have been exposed to the skills necessary for career advancement. This program is also suitable for students interested in obtaining an entry-level position in warehousing and distribution.

Occupational Objectives: The following occupational titles represent examples of possible employment or advancement opportunities: Shipping, Receiving, Dispatching, Purchasing, Warehouse Manager, Warehouse Department Manager or Area Manager, Manager Trainee, and Other Related Logistics Occupations

Admission Requirements: Admission to the Logistics Management Career Studies Certificate is based on the general requirements for admission to the college. The student is required to have a GED or standard high school diploma. Deficiencies in general education may require enrollment in Developmental Studies. As an online program, it is expected that applicants will be proficient with World Wide Web navigation, e-mail, Microsoft Word, and Microsoft Excel.

Program Description & Requirements: The program can be completed in two semesters on a part-time basis. Students will be exposed to the following: essentials of distribution and transportation management; inventory management; the role of retailing and wholesaling in the supply chain; people-management skills necessary for supervising warehouse and transportation employees; and warehouse organization and management. All five required courses are conveniently available online through DCC.  A wide variety of business electives are available online and in person. To receive the Logistics Management Career Studies Certificate you must complete the following courses:

Program Information

Minimum credits: 15

Length: 2 semesters (1 year) part-time

Career opportunities:

  • Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks: $18,450-33,150
  • Transportation and Material Moving Occupations: $17,180-30,090
  • First-Line Supervisors of Transportation: $29,650-52,727
  • Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks: $32,510-46,760

Division: Arts, Sciences, & Business

Contact: 434.797.8402 or 434.797.8462

Program Outcomes

Graduates will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate competency in presentation skills including organization, eye-contact, volume, pacing, and visual aids, utilizing a wide variety of computer software tools to enhance business communication media including written reports and business plans;
  2. Perform and interpret basic business math calculations (e.g., mark-ups, interest rates, ratios, etc.), business accounting principles, basic financial reports and bookkeeping fundamentals;
  3. Understand the basic concepts associated with business ethics and the importance of developing and adhering to a strong set of generally-accepted ethical principles;
  4. Demonstrate basic principles of human relationship skills which can be used to successfully interrelate with customers, associates, employees, and superiors in a business setting; Understand basic economics, various economic systems, legal and regulatory requirements for business and industry and their impact on business;
  5. Think logically and analytically in proposing plans and creating strategies including layout, material handling, communications, shipping utilities, and building design that may be considered in complex warehousing and logistics issues facing organizations; and
  6. Understand the concepts necessary to address warehouse and logistics trade-offs between space and time in optimizing a modern warehousing and logistics organization while recognizing the social and ethical responsibilities within an organization to function effectively in the environment.

Course Sequence

  Lecture Hours Lab Hours Hours in Class Credits
BUS 223 Distribution & Transportation 3 0 3 3
MKT 216 Retail Organization & Management 3 0 3 3
BUS 200 Principles of Management 3 0 3 3
BUS 255 Inventory & Warehouse Management 3 0 3 3
BUS 204 Project Management 3 0 3 3
Total 15 0 15 15

The courses in the Logistics Management Career Studies Certificate will all transfer to the Associate of Applied Science degree, Warehousing and Distribution specialization.