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Logistics Management

This certificate is designed to prepare students for entry-level employment in logistics, transportation, inventory management, and purchasing. The certificate will allow the student to develop organizational skills which can lead to advancement in operations management, transportation, purchasing, materials management, and related areas. The sequence of courses will provide the student the opportunity to acquire the knowledge and skills demanded of the modern logistics specialist. The sequence in which courses are taken may be modified to meet individual needs.

Please contact the Student Success Team for this program if you have any questions.

Sample Education Plan

This sample education plan represents one possible pathway through the program. Be advised that each university (UC, CSU, private, and others) has their own transfer requirements. Please see a counselor to create an education plan that is customized to meet your needs. Map is for reference only for the 2020-2021 catalog year. Please refer to the College Catalog (in pdf or flipbook format) for additional course descriptions.
CourseUnitsTypically Offered
1st Semester
LOG 115 - Inventory ManagementM3.0
LOG 115 - Inventory Management (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement;MATH 053 or MATH 053B or appropriate placement; CIT 051; ACCT 100; LOG 101
Transfers to: CSU

This course is intended for students seeking a career in logistics or supply chain management. The course reviews the concepts and techniques available for planning and controlling inventories. Students will examine methods to determine the appropriate amount of inventory to carry; the relationship between inventory as a physical asset and an accounting asset; the difference between raw material, work-in-process, and finished goods inventories; controlling the physical locations of inventory; recognizing and analyzing inventory dysfunctions; bar code technologies; and protecting inventory from natural, technological, and man-made disasters.

LOG 105 - Purchasing ManagementM3.0
LOG 105 - Purchasing Management (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement; MATH 053 or MATH 053B or appropriate placement; CIT 051; ECON 101 or ECON 102; LOG 101
Transfers to: CSU

This course is intended for students seeking a career in logistics or supply chain management. This course explores the basic purchasing functions including establishing purchasing requirements and quantities, developing purchasing policies and procedures, receiving acceptable goods, arranging for packaging and shipping, managing inventory control, and the integration of the purchasing activities with other business functions.

LOG 120 / LOG 125 / MGMT 101 / MGMT 140 / MGMT 142 / MGMT 143 / MGMT 150M2.0†
Notes:
LOG 125 is a 2 unit course.

LOG 120 - Transportation Management (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate assessment; READ 043 or appropriate assessment; MATH 050 or MATH 050D or MATH 053 or appropriate assessment; CIT 051; LOG 101
Transfers to: CSU

This course is intended for students seeking a career in logistics or supply chain management. The course provides a study of traffic management principles and techniques that facilitate distribution of the world's commerce. Topics covered in the course include analysis of the major forms of transportation, such as motor, rail, air, water, pipeline, inter-modal, and international; the integration of transportation forms into a distribution system; carrier management and selection, including rate structures, scheduling, outsourcing, private fleet operations, and transportation customers; government regulations on tariffs; and transportation of hazardous materials.

LOG 125 - Contract Management (2.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate assessment; READ 043 or appropriate assessment; MATH 050 or MATH 050D or MATH 053 or appropriate assessment; CIT 051; LOG 101
Transfers to: CSU

This course is intended for students seeking a career in logistics or supply chain management. The course provides a study of the legal and regulatory requirements applicable to contracts for product transportation and logistics functions and considerations for drafting and negotiating contracts with freight carriers, warehousemen and other logistics service providers.

MGMT 101 - Introduction to Business (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement; MATH 050 or MATH 050D or MATH 053 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course is designed for the student who has an interest in a career in business. Topics cover business operations, strategies for both, domestic and international markets, economic factor, legal regulations, management, leadership, marketing, financial operations, accounting controls, and e-commerce. This course will count toward a business certificate or degree in business and will transfer to a four-year school.

MGMT 140 - Introduction to International Business (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: CSU

This course is designed to provide students with a global perspective of business and acquaint students with the relationship of culture, politics, laws, and economics to operation in today’s complex global business environment. The subjects covered will include international trade and finance, confidentiality and privacy, international marketing, and international human resources management. This course is designed for students looking for entry-level positions in the field of international business.

MGMT 142 - International Management (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: CSU

This course is designed to provide students with a comprehensive overview of the management practice as it relates to international business. An emphasis will be placed on the planning, problem solving, organizational structure, human resource management, and production management as it relates to international competition. These functions of management will all be evaluated and examined under international competitive situations and cross cultural boundaries. This course is designed for international business majors and those interested in furthering their knowledge of business culture, strategy and behavior issues in the global context.

MGMT 143 - Import and Export Business (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: CSU

This course is designed to provide students who want to start or expand their own import and export business or professionals who seek to enter their career advancement and to do business overseas successfully. The course covers major practical applications, from understanding the objectives of parties involved in importing and exporting to the basics of letters of credit, packaging, transporting and shipments, role of banks and freight forwarders, foreign currency management, and documents used in international trade.

MGMT 150 - Principles of Management (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 030 or ENLA 034 or appropriate placement; READ 022 or appropriate placement; MGMT 101
Transfers to: CSU

This course is designed for the student who is seeking a career in management or for the student who needs to expand his/her knowledge of management techniques and organizational methods. In this course, students will learn the theory and application of managerial functions as it applies to planning, organizing, leading, and controlling organizations. Additional topics to be covered will include the history of management, and practical management techniques, practices, and problem solving methodologies. The topics of employee empowerment, characteristics and qualities of successful managers, and contemporary trends in management will also be explored in this course.

Total Semester Units:8.0† 
2nd Semester
LOG 101 - Supply Chain ManagementM3.0
LOG 101 - Supply Chain Management (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate assessment; READ 023 or appropriate assessment; MATH 050 or MATH 050D or MATH 053 or appropriate assessment; CIT 051
Transfers to: CSU

This course is intended for students seeking a career in logistics or supply chain management. The course presents the tools and techniques for the design and improvement of any supply chain, through the optimal use of information, materials, and technology to improve efficiency and reduce costs. The student will examine the processes for planning, sourcing, making, delivering, and returning products in order to integrate suppliers and customers into an organization's supply chain. The student will receive an overview of career opportunities within the logistics and supply chain management field.

LOG 110 - Warehouse ManagementM3.0
LOG 110 - Warehouse Management (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement; MATH 053 or MATH 053B or appropriate placement; CIT 051; LOG 101, ECON 101
Transfers to: CSU

This course is intended for students seeking a career in logistics or supply chain management. The course provides warehouse managers, supervisors, distribution center leaders, and warehouse personnel with a pathway to gain and apply practical skills in warehouse design, layout planning, the safe storage of inventory, identifying appropriate material handling equipment, and quality control of warehouse services. Topics include industry terminology, modern warehouse management system tools, industry quality standards, and warehouse contracting.

Select one: LOG 120 / LOG 125 / MGMT 101 / MGMT 140 / MGMT 142 / MGMT 143 / MGMT 150 M2.0†
Notes:
LOG 125 is a 2 unit course.

LOG 120 - Transportation Management (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate assessment; READ 043 or appropriate assessment; MATH 050 or MATH 050D or MATH 053 or appropriate assessment; CIT 051; LOG 101
Transfers to: CSU

This course is intended for students seeking a career in logistics or supply chain management. The course provides a study of traffic management principles and techniques that facilitate distribution of the world's commerce. Topics covered in the course include analysis of the major forms of transportation, such as motor, rail, air, water, pipeline, inter-modal, and international; the integration of transportation forms into a distribution system; carrier management and selection, including rate structures, scheduling, outsourcing, private fleet operations, and transportation customers; government regulations on tariffs; and transportation of hazardous materials.

LOG 125 - Contract Management (2.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate assessment; READ 043 or appropriate assessment; MATH 050 or MATH 050D or MATH 053 or appropriate assessment; CIT 051; LOG 101
Transfers to: CSU

This course is intended for students seeking a career in logistics or supply chain management. The course provides a study of the legal and regulatory requirements applicable to contracts for product transportation and logistics functions and considerations for drafting and negotiating contracts with freight carriers, warehousemen and other logistics service providers.

MGMT 101 - Introduction to Business (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement; MATH 050 or MATH 050D or MATH 053 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course is designed for the student who has an interest in a career in business. Topics cover business operations, strategies for both, domestic and international markets, economic factor, legal regulations, management, leadership, marketing, financial operations, accounting controls, and e-commerce. This course will count toward a business certificate or degree in business and will transfer to a four-year school.

MGMT 140 - Introduction to International Business (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: CSU

This course is designed to provide students with a global perspective of business and acquaint students with the relationship of culture, politics, laws, and economics to operation in today’s complex global business environment. The subjects covered will include international trade and finance, confidentiality and privacy, international marketing, and international human resources management. This course is designed for students looking for entry-level positions in the field of international business.

MGMT 142 - International Management (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: CSU

This course is designed to provide students with a comprehensive overview of the management practice as it relates to international business. An emphasis will be placed on the planning, problem solving, organizational structure, human resource management, and production management as it relates to international competition. These functions of management will all be evaluated and examined under international competitive situations and cross cultural boundaries. This course is designed for international business majors and those interested in furthering their knowledge of business culture, strategy and behavior issues in the global context.

MGMT 143 - Import and Export Business (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: CSU

This course is designed to provide students who want to start or expand their own import and export business or professionals who seek to enter their career advancement and to do business overseas successfully. The course covers major practical applications, from understanding the objectives of parties involved in importing and exporting to the basics of letters of credit, packaging, transporting and shipments, role of banks and freight forwarders, foreign currency management, and documents used in international trade.

MGMT 150 - Principles of Management (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 030 or ENLA 034 or appropriate placement; READ 022 or appropriate placement; MGMT 101
Transfers to: CSU

This course is designed for the student who is seeking a career in management or for the student who needs to expand his/her knowledge of management techniques and organizational methods. In this course, students will learn the theory and application of managerial functions as it applies to planning, organizing, leading, and controlling organizations. Additional topics to be covered will include the history of management, and practical management techniques, practices, and problem solving methodologies. The topics of employee empowerment, characteristics and qualities of successful managers, and contemporary trends in management will also be explored in this course.

Total Semester Units:8.0† 
Total Units for Logistics Management COA program 16.0† 
Notes:
Some classes may have higher units
MMajor course; course may also meet a general education requirement
† Some classes may have higher units.
** this course has prerequisite, please click on course name to view.
GE = General Education Course. Some of these courses also meet degree requirements. Please see a counselor to find out which ones meet both the general education and degree requirement
M = Major Course
EL = Elective Course
   

Program Learning Outcomes

1

Students will know the role and historical development of supply chain management and integrated logistics functions.


2

Students will know the relationship between operations, warehousing, distribution centers, and materials management.


3

Students will know the importance of sound inventory management principles.


4

Students will contribute to process improvement projects.


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  • This program is designed to be completed in ______
  • This program will cost $______ if completed within normal time (including books, materials, and additional fees). There may be additional costs for living expenses. These costs were accurate at the time of posting, but are subject to change.
  • Of the students who completed this program within normal time, the typical graduate leaves with $0* of debt. *Fewer than 10 students completed this program within normal time. This number has been withheld to preserve the confidentiality of the students.
  • License Requirements. This program qualifies students to sit for licensure exam in California.

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