Logistics and Supply Chain FAQ’s

  1. What types of careers does this program prepare students for?

    This program provides students with the knowledge and abilities to apply the individual technical skills necessary to pursue careers in global transportation, warehousing, distribution, inventory control, freight forwarding, purchasing management and international logistics focusing on efficient and effective movement of trade goods and commerce throughout the world.

Some examples of industry titles and *salaries are listed below:

IMPORTANT: Salary can be dramatically affected by compensable factors such as employer size, industry, employee credentials, years of experience and other factors. The basic market pricing report was prepared using our Certified Compensation Professionals’ analysis of survey data collected from thousands of HR departments at employers of all sizes, industries and geographies. Additional salary information was collected on 1/31/2017.

Job Title 25th%ile    Median Salary    75th%ile
Purchasing Manager $87,504 $99,364 $144,084
Merchandise Buyer 68,719 84,057 $99,845
Transportation Manager $70,830 $81,679 $97,367
Import/Export Manager $90,466 $97,364 $105,398
Customs Officer $32,489 $35,864 $45,290
Distribution Manager $71,519 $83,167 $98,403
Supply Chain Manager $88,452 $100,118 $116,452
Top Supply Chain Management Executive      $175,273 $217,281 $269,744
Logistics Clerk $40,093 $45,603 $53,317
Logistics Analyst I $45,590 $50,700 $56,111
Logistics Analyst II $52,779 $58,669 $64,147
Logistics Analyst III $64,831 $73,775 $80,061

 

  1. What courses are offered for this program?

The degree program consists of additional courses in such areas as math, communication, and technology. But the specific Global Logistics and Supply Chain Management courses for both the certificate and the degree program are:

BMGT 1313 Principles of Purchasing
BMGT 1325 Office Management
LMGT 1319 Introduction to Business Logistics
LMGT 1321 Introduction to Materials Handling
LMGT 1325 Warehouse and Distribution Center Management
LMGT 2388 Internship
LMGT 1323 Domestic and International Transportation Management
IBUS 1341 Global Supply Chain Management

  1. What’s the difference between College Credit Classes and CE Classes?

College credit classes are goal oriented, in other words students taking credit courses are working toward a degree or certificate.  CE (Continuing Education) classes are for students looking to expand their knowledge of the subject matter but are not necessarily looking to earn a degree or a certificate.

  1. How much are Global Logistics and Supply Chain Management Courses?

The cost of courses can differ based on several factors:

If the course is taken as College Credit or CE (Continuing Education)

If the course is taken as College Credit, tuition is based on the students residency.

The four types of residency are:

In district (within an ACC taxing district)

Out-of-district (outside the ACC taxing district)

Out of State (S. citizen who has not lived in Texas for the past 12 months.)

International (Non-U.S. citizen who is ineligible for Texas residency or has not lived in Texas for the past 12 months)

If the course is taken as CE (Continuing Education) there is a flat fee assessed of $169 (based on 2014-2015 fee schedule)

For more information regarding tuition rates please refer to the tuition and fee chart

 

  1. What are the Certified Logistics Associate (CLA) and Certified Logistics Technician (CLT) Assessments?

These assessments are conducted by the Manufacturing Skills Standards Council (MSSC) for the purpose of recognizing through certification individuals who demonstrate mastery of the core competencies of material handling at the front-line (entry-level through front-line supervisor) The goal of the CLT certification program is to raise the level of performance of logistics workers both to assist the individuals in finding higher-wage jobs and to help employers ensure their workforce increases the company’s productivity and competitiveness.

The Certified Logistics Technician (CLT) covers core competency areas, as defined by MSSC’s industry-led, nationally validated skills standards for higher skilled, frontline material handling workers across all supply chain facilities: factories, warehouses, distribution centers and transporters. Individuals are assessed for two credentials: the foundational-level Certified Logistics Associate (CLA) certificate and mid-level Certified Logistics Technician (CLT) Certification. CLA is a prerequisite for CLT. These MSSC assessments address the need for employability and academic skills as well as technical skills assessments. The critical work functions and their related key activities are described below:

CERTIFIED LOGISTICS ASSOCIATE (CLA) CERTIFIED LOGISTICS TECHNICIAN (CLT)
1. Global supply chain logistics life cycle 1. Product receiving
2. Logistics environment 2. Product storage
3. Material handling equipment 3. Order processing
4. Safety principles 4. Packaging and shipment
5. Safe material handling and equipment operation 5. Inventory control
6. Quality control principles 6. Safe handling of hazmat materials
7. Workplace communications 7. Evaluation of transportation modes
8. Teamwork and workplace behavior to solve problems 8. Dispatch and tracking
9. Using computers 9. Measurements and metric conversions

Both the CLA and CLT assessments are offered online at a cost of $43 per assessment and a one-time registration fee of $60, each assessment contains about 80-90 multiple-choice questions (paper tests are available in special circumstances).  Individuals are allowed 90-120 minutes to complete each assessment.  Students must create a profile and take each assessment at one of the many MSSC-Authorized Assessment Centers, ACC is an Authorized Assessment Center. MSSC provides assessment scores as soon as the individual completes an assessment showing whether an individual met the “cut” scores for passing.  This immediate feedback includes a diagnostic report for the individual showing how he or she scored on the key work activities within both CLA and CLT.  This information is intended for self-improvement and is provided to all test-takers whether they pass or not.

For more information please visit the Manufacturing Skills Standards Council (MSSC) Website