Program Overview

The Global Logistics Technology curriculum from Wake Technical Community College 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 includes 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. It aims to teach participants the advanced technical skills needed to ship, track and receive goods around the world. This program will serve both entry-level students to the logistics field, and also people currently employed in the field who need to upgrade their skills or gain new skills. Graduates should qualify for positions in a wide range of government agencies, manufacturing and service organizations. Employment opportunities 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: Hybrid

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    Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

    School Overview

    Wake Technical Community College, also known as Wake Tech, is a 2-year community college and technical training institute, with campus locations through Wake County, NC. Wake Tech was founded as the Wake County Industrial Education Center in 1958. The institution received its current name in 1987. The academic and training programs at Wake Tech are built on the values of respect, responsibility, critical thinking, accountability, collaboration and communication.

    Wake Tech offers diplomas, certificates, and associate's degrees. Wake Tech offers an online learning program that provides an alternative to taking classes in the traditional classroom environment. Wake Tech’s online programs include degrees, diplomas, and certificates.


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