Certified Logistics Associate/Warehouse Distribution, Continuing Education Workforce Certificate
This training prepares individuals to work in higher skilled, frontline material handling roles at a variety of supply chain facilities such as factories, warehouses, distribution centers, and transporters. Completers will be applying for jobs such as laborers, freight stockers, material movers, receiving and traffic clerks, forklift operators, customer support representatives, logistics specialists, freight handlers, billing clerks and logistic technicians.
Upon successful completion of this Continuing Education Workforce Certificate, students will be able to:
1. prepare to obtain the Certified Logistics Associate (CLA) credential from the Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC), and other related credentials,
2. define basic principles used to reduce waste in the supply chain,
2. identify key security issues for logistics operations,
3. stop, drive, and turn a forklift safely,
4. identify the main federal safety organizations and the major parts of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Act, and
5. prepare for an entry-level career in the logistics field.
Business Pathway - Pathways are designed to help you meet your academic and career goals by aligning related courses and programs. Pathway students participate in a variety of activities that help explore career opportunities in their field of study. You can meet with a CCBC advisor who help align — or realign — your educational plan with the Pathway that best supports you and your goals.
CCBC Credential: Students will earn a CCBC Workforce Training Certificate and will have access to a Continuing Education academic record (transcript).
Certified Logistics Associate; OSHA 10-Hour General Industry
Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC); www.msscusa.org
Occupational Safety and Health Administration; www.osha.gov
Financial Aid and Payment Options
We offer financial aid by packaging public and private funding options to those who qualify, in select Continuing Education courses and programs. Additional opportunities for financial support include partial payment options through Nelnet Business Solutions and tuition waivers for those who qualify. Resources outside of CCBC may also be available through employer/sponsor paid tuition, the Department of Rehabilitation Services (DORS), and your local office of workforce development.
50 hours; number of weeks and start dates vary.
High School Diploma or GED; minimum age of 18; Must have basic computer keyboarding, browser, and email proficiency.
To apply, go to ccbcmd.edu/apply and complete the CCBC Non-Credit Workforce Training Certificate application. An email will then be sent with program information and any additional requirements necessary to apply for the program.
Open Entry – No screening or documentation required.
Prior Learning Assessment
This program has potential options for waiving select courses based on demonstrated portfolio and/or prior occupational learning. A maximum of 28 program hours may be earned from prior learning.
Program Course Sequence
The cost for the student to take the Certified Logistics Associate (CLA) exam once is included as part of the Certified Logistics Associate course. Repeat testing requires an additional fee of approximately $125.00 each for the CLA exam.
Skills for Success:
The physical duties of working in the logistics field vary by position. All positions require attention to detail and dependability. They may involve walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, and carrying objects in the case of laborers, freight stockers, and material movers. Skills include active listening, critical thinking, and monitoring. A clerk position may involve any of these physical activities but also sitting or standing for long periods of time. Skills include reading comprehension, active listening, critical thinking, and time management.
Forklift Operator, Logistics Coordinator; Logistics Manager; Logistics Supervisor; and Logistics Technician
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