Logistics and Warehouse Management

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 logistics students.

Today's employers demand highly skilled workers. In the Logistics & Warehouse Management program students receive training and develop skills that prepare them to enter the workplace. 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 Employment Soft Skills, Preparing Shipments (U.P.S.,Fed Ex., etc...), Order Picking Skill, Forklift Operation, Electric Pallet Lift Operation, OSHA 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


Mr. Cook – Logistics & Warehouse Management Instructor
Phone Number – 724-925-3532 x. 1339
Office Hours: 7:15am to 7:45am
10:45am to 10:55am
2:30pm to 2:45pm
Please leave a voicemail message outside of these times.

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Pennsylvania Youth Survey

Passive Parental/Caregiver Permission Letter

Dear Parent or Guardian:

Our school is taking part in the 2021 Pennsylvania Youth Survey (PAYS) sponsored by the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency, the Pennsylvania Department of Education, and the Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs. The survey will ask questions about the behaviors of students in the 10th, and 12th grades, including questions about school climate, violence, depression, bullying, and substance abuse. 

The information we receive will assist us and our community partners in working to prevent adolescent drug use and other problem behaviors. We want to ensure that all parents and caregivers are notified that the survey is being conducted and provide you with as much information about the survey as possible.  As a parent or caregiver, you have the right to prohibit your child’s participation. The following facts about the survey will help you make an informed decision about your child’s participation:

Participation in this survey is completely voluntary. Students will be instructed by their proctor that they can skip any questions they do not understand or choose not to answer. If they have any questions or concerns after taking this survey, they are instructed to talk with their school counselor or a trusted adult.

The survey is designed to protect each student’s privacy. It is anonymous and confidential. Students will not put their names on the survey, and no student will ever have their individual responses reported. 

The survey is well tested, having been administered to over 1,000,000 Pennsylvania students since the 1990’s. The information collected has proved invaluable to prevention planners in selecting programming to promote healthy youth development.

You can request a list of the survey questions by visiting this link: https://www.episcenter.psu.edu/index.php/paysquestion. For more information about the survey, including a list of Frequently Asked Questions, please visit www.pays.pa.gov then click on “2021.”

The survey will be administered during the school day later this fall and will take one class period to complete.  If you do not want your child to participate, please submit your request to [email protected] or in writing to the CWCTC.

Thank you for your help in our efforts to keep our schools drug free and safe for learning. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Darcy Szymkiewicz  724.925.3532 ext 1360.

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