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.

Program objectives

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.

Program Credentials

Successful Completion:

CCBC Credential: Students will earn a CCBC Workforce Training Certificate and will have access to a Continuing Education academic record (transcript).

External Credential:       

Certified Logistics Associate; OSHA 10-Hour General Industry

Certifying Organization: 

Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC); www.msscusa.org

Occupational Safety and Health Administration; www.osha.gov

Financial Aid and Payment Options

CCBC currently offers Continuing Education (CE) financial aid to those who qualify. We package public and private funding options to benefit students which include COVID-19 relief funding, the Maryland Sequence Scholarship, CCBC Opportunity Grant funding, Maryland Promise, and Baltimore County College Promise. Financial aid funding is available for select CE 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. 

For more information about funding resources and how to apply for them, please contact the CCBC Continuing Education Information Center at 443-840-4700.

Program Length

58 hours; number of weeks and start dates vary.

Program Requirements

High School Diploma or GED; minimum age of 18; Must have basic computer keyboarding, browser, and email proficiency.

Application Process

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 27 program hours may be earned from prior learning.

Program Course Sequence

Course Number

Course

Title

Course Hours

Textbook Information

(approximate cost; subject to change)

Costs

T=Tuition/F=Fees

Course Series:

VOA 515

Certified Logistics/Warehouse Distribution Associate

28

Text and online material cost included

$799

T-$240/F-$559

VOA 605

Forklift Operator Training

12

Textbook included in costs

$199

T-$60/F-$139

VOA 834

OSHA 10-Hour General Industry

10

Course materials included

$249

T-$75/F-$174

Course Series Totals:

50

 

$1247

T-$375/F-$872

Additional Information

Additional Expenses: 

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.

Career Opportunities: 

Logistics Coordinator; Logistics Manager; Logistics Supervisor; Logistics Technician

Career Coach

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Program Contact Information

Coordinator: Kipp Snow | ksnow@ccbcmd.edu | 443-840-3034 | Dundalk | STAT | 110

Administrative Assistant: Ollie Wright | owright@ccbcmd.edu | 443-840-4476 | Catonsville | BESS | 100