• Course Description:

    Many technological advances continue to take place in the business world and Logistics & Warehouse Management students are expected to meet the new challenges. The computer plays an integral part in the make-up of any warehouse, retail store, trucking company or any individual business owner. All students will be provided the opportunity to use the computer for receiving merchandise, updating stock record cards and maintaining an ongoing inventory of every product that is received within the warehouse. The Logistics & Warehouse Management program serves as a live distribution center for Central Westmoreland Career and Technology Center, as everything that is ordered, with the exception of perishable food products, is received by the warehousing students. Today's employers demand highly skilled workers. In the Logistics & Warehouse Management program students receive training that will prepare them for skills necessary for entry into the work force. Students learn to use a UPS track pod scanning inbound merchandise as well as delivery of items. Students also learn to use computer and the Excel program in preparing letters for customer service work or typing bills associated with outstanding invoices. The program can be taken over a period of two, three, or four years. Students will receive a certificate upon completion of three or more years. The curriculum is quite extensive and completely competency-based. This system allows any student to progress at his or her own rate without fear of competing with other students.

    Skills Learned:

    Some of the skills a student will be able to perform are Proper Telephone Communication Skills, Preparing Shipments (U.P.S.,Fed Ex., etc...), Order Picking Skill, Electric Forklift Operation, Electric Pallet Lift Operation, Certified Forklift License training, Stock Rotation, Maintaining of School Filing System, Quality Control of Merchandise, Record Keeping Skills, Basic First Aid, Operating and Maintaining Audio Visual Equipment, and Postal Regulations and Shipping Costs.

    Related Occupations and Earnings:

    Related occupations include Delivery Drivers, Warehouse Stock Workers, Receiving Clerk and Material Handler.Entry level earnings range between $10-$14/hour.

    Post-Secondary Opportunities:

    Further education in this field can be obtained at institutions such as Lehigh Career & Technology Institute, Robert Morris College and Penn State University

    Grading Procedures:
    60% Hands on Work 40% Theory

    Suggested Prerequisites:
    Algebra I & II, Geometry, Chemistry, College Prep English I-IV

    *Industry & Skills Certifications:

    Forklift Operating License

    Student Requirements:
    Active Listening, Controlled Precision, Physical Strength, Manual Dexterity, Multi-Task, Use in Personal Protective Equipment.

    Student Costs:
    Work shoes (leather) Safety Glasses

    Text Book:

    Fundamentals of Warehousing & Distribution – MHIA Publication 2008, World Class Warehousing and Material Handling – McGraw-Hill 2002, Materials Handling Traffic and Transportation – McGraw-Hill 1970

    Central Westmoreland Career and Technology Center

    Mr. Cook – Logistics & Warehouse Management Instructor

    Phone Number – 724-925-3532 x. 1339

    Office Hours:7:15am to 8:00am

    11:45am to 12:00pm

    2:30pm to 2:45pm

    Please leave a voicemail message outside of these times.

    * Cost, if applicable, may be the responsibility of the Student.