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Logistics and Warehousing Certificate

Last updated 5/29/2014

Certificate Code 5792 for 10 credits
Certificate Code 5793 for 33 credits

Program Contacts:
QC Campus
Jamie Hill, 309-796-5284, hillj@bhc.edu
Glenn Saddoris, 309-796-5283, saddorisg@bhc.edu


Logistics Site

The logistics and warehousing certificate program will fill various training needs for Black Hawk College students. On one level, it can be taken by displaced workers or recent high school graduates who want to enter the workforce quickly. That population can simply follow a four-course plan to earn a 10 credit hour certificate alone or students may enroll as part of a larger 33 credit hour certificate program for broader business knowledge and potential for advancement.

The two logistic certificates will prepare graduates for a range of positions within the general career area: warehouse material mover and handler or supervisor, dispatcher, customer service representative, buyer, data entry clerk, allocations specialist, terminal or dock supervisor, delivery scheduling clerk or overage, shortage and damage clerk, quality control inspector, loader, shipper, receiving or return good clerk, supply technician, picker and packer, or fork lift worker.

Logistics and Warehousing Certificate
Certificate Code 5792 for 10 credits
Certificate Code 5793 for 33 credits
Course of Study Outline – Suggested Courses (Credit Hours)
10 Credit Hour Certificate
First Semester

LW 100 — Beginning Logistics/Warehousing (2.5)
LW 105 — Plant Safety in Warehousing (2.5)
LW 110 — Warehousing Workplace Skills (2.5)
LW 115 — Logistics/Warehousing Technology (2.5)

Minimum total hours required for certificate (10)

33 Credit Hour Certificate
First Semester

LW 100 — Beginning Logistics/Warehousing (2.5)
LW 105 — Plant Safety in Warehousing (2.5)
BA 110 — Introduction to Business (3)
BA 160 — Business Math I (3)
CS 100 — Introduction to Computers (3)
BL 201 — Business Law I (3)

Second Semester
LW 110 — Warehousing Workplace Skills (2.5)
LW 115 — Logistics/Warehousing Technology (2.5)
BA 111 — Business Relations I (1)
BA 112 — Business Relations II (1)
BA 113 — Business Relations III (1)
SPEC 101 — Principles of Speech Communication  or  (3)
SPEC 111 — Business & Professional Communications
ECON 221 — Principles of Macroeconomics (3)

Third (Summer) Semester
BE 153 — Warehouse Management Systems (2)

Minimum total hours required for certificate (33)

Courses for this program include: »

BA 110 Introduction to Business
3 cr. hrs.;
3 lecture hours; 0 lab hours per week.
Basic course introducing major kinds of business organizations and forms of ownership. Study of vocabulary and functions of activities such as financing, marketing, management, personnel administration, and international business.

BA 111 Business Relations I
1 cr. hr.;
1 lecture hour; 0 lab hours per week.
Orients students to the most acceptable modes of business dress and common business etiquette.

BA 112 Business Relations II
1 cr. hr.;
1 lecture hour; 0 lab hours per week.
Provides the basic elements of active participation in business meetings.

BA 113 Business Relations III
1 cr. hr.;
1 lecture hour; 0 lab hours per week.
Provides an orientation to typical service projects conducted by contemporary businesses.

BA 160 Business Math I
3 cr. hrs.;
3 lecture hours; 0 lab hours per week.
Prerequisite: A minimum score of 32 on COMPASS pre-algebra test or a minimum score of 22 on ACT math.
A short review of basic math concepts and their application to actual business problems. Covers insurance, interest calculations, merchandising discounts, taxes, dividends and basic statistical measures.

BE 153 Warehouse Management Systems
2 cr. hrs.;
2 lecture hours; 0 lab hours per week.
Prerequisites: BE 110 and BE 141 or instructor consent.
This course will introduce the students to software used in warehouse operations. Topics include functions and capabilities of Warehouse Management System (WMS) software, WMS software selection, and hands-on use of WMS software.

BL 201 Business Law I
3 cr. hrs.;
3 lecture hours; 0 lab hours per week.
Prerequisite: BA 110 recommended.
A general survey of the basic principles, systems and practices of American law including government agencies and regulation, alternative dispute resolution, torts, employment law, bankruptcy, international law, and consumer protection.

CS 100 Introduction to Computers
3 cr. hrs.;
3 lecture hours; 1 lab hour per week.
Prerequisite: Appropriate placement score or REA 093 “B” or better.
Introduction to computer concepts, computer applications, and the impact of computers on society. Applications include problem solving methods, word processing, spreadsheet, database, and presentation graphics software. Basic Algebra or equivalent is recommended.

ECON 221 Principles of Macro Economics
3 cr. hrs.;
3 lecture hours; 0 lab hours per week.
Study of the basic macro economic principles of a capitalistic economy, its strengths and weaknesses including supply and demand, prices, role of government, national income measurement and determination, money, banking, monetary and fiscal policies, inflation and unemployment, international trade and payments.
IAI: S3 901

LW 100 Beginning Logistics/Warehousing
2.5 cr. hrs.;
2.5 lecture hours; 0 lab hours per week.
This is an introductory course in the field of logistics and warehousing. Logistics is defined as “getting the right thing to the right place at the right time and in the right condition.” There are many jobs in this field, and this course will highlight the industry with emphasis on terms and theories of successful warehousing and distribution. Economics, business planning, customer service, quality products, and employee contributions will be covered.

LW 105 Plant Safety in Warehousing
2.5 cr. hrs.;
2.5 lecture hours; 0 lab hours per week.
This course will cover personal safety in the warehouse as well as OSHA standards and requirements and Manufacturers Safety Data Sheets (MSDS). There is an optional opportunity to receive experience in forklift driving and OSHA certification.

LW 110 Warehousing Workplace Skills
2.5 cr. hrs.;
2.5 lecture hours; 0 lab hours per week.
This course will prepare students for the job market by covering important workplace skills such as sustainable problem solving, thinking systemically, work ethic, managing personal and organizational change through the application of proven techniques and world-class process, self-management and interpersonal communications. Students will receive tips on preparing for the job market with resume and interviewing skills.

LW 115 Logistics/Warehousing Technology
2.5 cr. hrs.;
2.5 lecture hours; 0 lab hours per week.
Because accuracy and timeliness are critical to the logistics field, this course will introduce students to current technology and recent practices that contribute to success. Students will be introduced to: RFID (radio frequency identification), Excel and Access computer programs, bar codes and scanning, Electronic Data Interchange (EDI), Material Requirements Planning (MRP), and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP).

SPEC 101 Principles of Speech Communication
3 cr. hrs.;
3 lecture hours; 0 lab hours per week.
The oral communication course combines communication theory with the practice of oral communication skills. The oral communication course: (1) develops awareness of the communication process; (2) provides inventional, organizational, and expressive strategies; (3) promotes understanding of and adaptation to a variety of communication contexts; and (4) emphasizes critical skills in listening, reading, thinking and speaking. IAI: C2 900

SPEC 111 Business and Professional Communication
3 cr. hrs.;
3 lecture hours; 0 lab hours per week.
Promotes awareness and development needed to communicate competently within professional organizations. Focus is on interviewing, management styles, inter-office communication and professional presentations.


Gainful Employment

Gainful employment is one important measure that students and parents should pay attention to as they examine colleges and programs. All non-degree programs must be designed to lead to gainful employment in a recognized occupation in order to be deemed eligible for federal student aid. These programs are generally less than 2 years in length and result in a certificate.

Logistics and Warehousing Certificate