Program Overview

The Global Logistics Technology curriculum prepares individuals for a multitude of career opportunities in distribution, transportation and manufacturing organizations. Classroom instruction, field of study experiences and practical laboratory applications of logistics management and global technology capabilities are included in the program of study. Course work involves computer applications, accounting, business law, economics, management, industrial sciences, and international studies.

Students will solve different levels of logistics-related problems through case study evaluations and supply chain projects utilizing logistical hardware and intelligent software tools. Logistics is a term used widely in industry to describe all of the elements that come into play as products and materials are distributed around the globe, such as procurement, transportation warehousing  and inventory control that together constitute supply management. Typically, logistics personnel rely on high-tech information systems to handle orders and monitor items as they move through a chain that might stretch thousands of miles. The Global Logistics curriculum will integrate written course materials, internet-based instruction and laboratory simulation. The courses will teach participants the advanced technical skills needed to ship, track and receive goods around the world.

This program will introduce both entry-level students to the logistics field, and also people currently employed in the field who would like to gain new skills. Graduates are trained for positions in a wide range of government agencies, manufacturing and service organizations. Employment opportunities could include entry-level purchasing, material management, warehousing, inventory, transportation coordinators, and logistics analysts. Upon completion, graduates may be eligible for certification credentials through APICS (The Association for Operations Management) and AST&L (The American Society of Transportation & Logistics).

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    Degree Level: Associate

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

    Vance-Granville Community College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate degrees.

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    Vance Granville Community College is a 2-year community college located in North Carolina that serves Vance, Warren, Franklin and Granville Counties. VGCC was founded as Vance County Technical Institute in 1969 by the North Carolina General Assembly.  VGCC is one of the North Carolina Community College System’s 58 schools. VGCC’s main campus is located in Vance County between the towns of Henderson and Oxford. VGCC offers educational services that develop students' life and academic skills and prepare them for entry into the workforce. The educational and training programs offered by VGCC promote the social, cultural and intellectual development of its students. VGCC strives to maximize the success of its students in courses, programs, and the workforce, and insures that graduates are equipped with the critical thinking, communication, occupational and reasoning skills that are necessary for success in the professional world, and that they are prepared to become responsible members of society.

    The academic programs offered at VGCC lead to certificates, diplomas and degrees. VGCC offers distance education courses, and is one of the leaders in North Carolina in providing individual online courses and degree programs that can be completed entirely online.

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