Program Overview

The Global Logistics Technology curriculum at Wake Technical Community College prepares individuals for a multitude of career opportunities in distribution, transportation, and manufacturing organizations. This certificate is designed to provide individuals with a basic understanding of the logistics functions of business. Students learn import/export skills, production planning, and basic functions of warehouse management. 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. Topics include traffic management, warehousing, inventory control, material handling, global logistics, and the movement and storage of goods from raw materials sources to end consumers. Upon completion, students should be able to identify the different segments of logistics and use the terminology of the industry. Graduates may 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 successful completion of this program, the student should be able to demonstrate the ability to evaluate the economic, environmental, and sociological impact in the transportation of supplies and materials domestically and globally. Students may apply contemporary warehousing and distribution practices to monitor and evaluate the flow of products and information through an organization’s supply chain, as well as identify and procure proper supplies or materials in the proper time frame using a globally diverse base of suppliers and customers, and understand the use of technology to operate and manage global logistics operations.

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    Degree Level: Certificate

    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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