JWCC Logistics Certificate and Degree Go Online

Classes Begin October 18

The logistics industry is about efficiency, convenience and access. John Wood Community College’s certificate and degree in logistics and operations now provide the same options for students wishing to enter the field.

New students and individuals working full-time in the industry may now take courses online for JWCC’s certificate and associate degree in logistics/operations management.  A certificate may be completed in one year and is stackable toward an associate degree. 

“Logistics touches every industry, and the skills learned in this program will help students gain access to a field that has great career opportunities,” David Hetzler, JWCC director of career, technical and health education strategic projects shared.  “Individuals who are currently working in transportation, warehousing or manufacturing companies can take online classes to advance their careers and enter supervisory or management level positions without missing work.”

The next logistics courses begin October 18. Students can learn more by contacting Hetzler at 217.641.4953 or dhetzler@jwcc.edu. The program includes courses in supply chain management, supervisory management, business, marketing, logistics management, human relations in the workplace, project management and more.  Program requirements for the certificate and degree are available atwww.jwcc.edu/academics/degrees/logistics-and-operations-management.

The logistics certificate is designed to provide students with the practical skills and knowledge of success for positions within the logistic and warehousing industry. This certificate is also valuable for those individuals seeking an upgrade to their current skills or advancement into a supervisory role. Emphasis is placed on technical knowledge in logistic/warehousing, supply chain management, quality control and continuous improvement methods. Students will also receive knowledge and skills related to interpersonal relationship and supervisory skills. During the program, students will take the nationally recognized Manufacturing Skill Standards Council Certified Logistic Technician (MSSC-CLT) exams. Upon completion of the certificate, the graduate has the option of entering the workplace or continuing with the pursuit of an AAS degree in Logistics and Operations Management.

The Logistics and Operations Management degree prepares graduates with the  practical skills and knowledge for success in supervisory- and management-level positions within the logistics and warehousing industry. Emphasis is placed on technical knowledge in logistic/warehousing, supply chain management, quality control and continuous improvement methods. During the program, students will take the nationally recognized Manufacturing Skill Standards Council Certified Logistic Technician (MSSC-CLT) exams. Students will also receive knowledge and skills related to interpersonal relationship and supervisory skills.

John Wood Community College is the educational link between business and community. JWCC collaboratively creates innovative and relevant academic and training programs with business leaders to educate young people and the workforce for today’s needs and tomorrow’s opportunities. JWCC has centers in Quincy, Pittsfield, Baylis and Mt. Sterling, Illinois. Programs include a comprehensive baccalaureate transfer curriculum, customized business training, career/technical degrees and certificates and personal enrichment courses.

Learn more at: www.jwcc.edu.