Warehouse Technician - Individuals with Disabilities, Continuing Education Workforce Certificate

Warehouse technicians unload, unpack, inspect, load, move, store and record the movements and storage locations of materials within the warehouse and as necessary inputs information into various databases. They load and unload materials by hand or by the use of mechanical lifting equipment.

This program teaches students with learning differences or disabilities how to perform warehouse work and the safety requirements for working in a warehouse. Topics include shipping, receiving, stock picking, inventory management, basic safety and OSHA regulations, and forklift operation. Students will learn the following skills: forklift operation, shipping and receiving, understanding OSHA regulations, safety practices, and essential skills for employment. This track provides instruction that is multisensory, multimodal, personalized, and incorporates elements of universal design for learning. Classes are taught with a low student-teacher ratio to better meet the needs of individual learners.​

Students entering this program should have communication and math skills and be detail-oriented.

Warehouse technician jobs can be  found with for-profit and non-profit organizations. Additional career information may be found in Career Coach: https://ccbcmd.lightcastcc.com/​.​

Program objectives

Upon successful completion of this Continuing Education Workforce Certificate, students will be able to:

1. prepare for an entry-level position in an inventory-based/warehouse environment,

2. meet the certification standards in the operation of at least one type of forklift, and

3. demonstrate readiness to enter the workforce.

Program Credentials

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

External Credential: First Aid/CPR certification; Lift Truck Operator 3 (forklift)

Certifying Organization: American Red Cross; National Safety Council, www.nsc.orgwww.coachingsystems.com

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.

Length of Training

15 weeks

Courses are offered at CCBC Dundalk.​

Program Requirements

5th Grade Reading Level - according to an assessment that will be administered during an intake interview; 5th Grade Math Level​, ability to lift 50 lbs.

This program is eligible for Baltimore County Public Schools Blueprint funding

Prior Learning Assessment

This program has potential options for waiving select courses based on previous coursework or articulated coursework from an approved curriculum.  A maximum of 79 program hours may be earned from prior learning.

Application Process

To apply, go to www.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.​

Selective Entry – Please call 443-840-3262 to schedule an interview and assessment. 

Program Course Sequence


Course Number

Course Title

Course Hours

Textbook Information

(approximate cost; subject to change)




Mathematics for the Warehouse






Reading and Writing for the Warehouse






Warehouse Technician Practicum






Methods and Safety in Warehousing






Forklift Operator Training






Vocational Readiness





 Course Series Totals:






Additional Information

Career Opportunities:

Forklift Operator; Warehouse Technician

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Program Contact Information

Program Coordinator: Jennifer Cabana | jcabana@ccbcmd.edu | 443-840-3451 | Dundalk MASH 105
Administrative Assistant: Gennifer Toich | gtoich@ccbcmd.edu | 443-840-3262 | Dundalk MASH 104​