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    Logistics and Distribution 1

    About the Program

    This course is designed specifically for 9th and 10th grade students to provide them with essential knowledge, skills, and experiences related to career opportunities in warehouse, distribution, logistics, and transportation. Students will learn and work in authentic environments using industry standard equipment and procedures, as well as have opportunities to obtain information through field trips and guest speakers from the respective industries. Each of these industries has a significant presence in our area and is projected to continue their pattern of

    Students must earn a 75 or higher in this course as a prerequisite for higher level courses.

    Program Curriculum

    Logistics and Distribution 2 – Warehouse Distribution

    This course is designed to actively engage students in the processes of receiving, shipping, order-picking, inventory control, and the operation of numerous types of material handling equipment. Students will acquire information and skills that relate directly to potential career objectives in the warehouse and distribution industry. Successful completers of this course will have the opportunity to sit for either or both of the following nationally recognized industry certifications: (CLA) Certified Logistics Associate and/or (CLT) Certified Logistics Technician. Students will have an opportunity to complete a 10 hour OSHA safety program and earn a safety credential, if successfully completed. A small fee may be assessed for the credential.

    Logistics and Distribution 3 – Warehouse Inventory

    This course is a basic overview of logistics management. Logistics involves the flow of goods and services involving such aspects as warehousing, materials handling, inventory control, and transportation from the raw material to the end user. Students will begin to explore management and supervisory level aspects of the warehousing industry, including staffing, quality control, resource management, problem solving, and group dynamics.

    Logistics and Distribution 4 – Work-Based

    The students in Materials Handling 4 will perform general equipment operations, execute the receipt of shipment of goods, and be expected to research and present a portfolio related to their experience in Warehousing and Logistics Technology. In addition, the student will study and relate to the impact of globalization on the supply chain process. Eligible students will have the opportunity for a Work-Based learning experience. This level is an Internship for students that have completed the three previous levels of the Warehousing and Logistics curriculum at the Applied Technology Center. An internship is a one-on-one relationship that provides “hands-on” learning in an area of student interest. A learning contract outlines the expectations of and responsibilities of both parties. The protégé works regularly during or after school for three or four hours a week in exchange for the mentor’s time in teaching and demonstrating. The internship generally lasts from three to six months and may or may not include financial compensation.


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