Logistics and Warehousing

Logistics and Warehousing Associate Certificate (CLA)


This 30-hour certificate is an introduction to the logistics career field and is intended to provide a solid foundation for all individuals pursuing employment in the transportation, distribution and logistics industry. Students will study the planning, management and movement of people, materials and products by road, air, rail, pipeline, and water. This course is designed as an introduction to the activities associated with transportation, warehousing/distribution/material handling, and inventory management. Additional information includes industry history, legal and regulatory issues, documentation requirements, safety and security concerns. Students will be eligible to test for the nationally recognized certification as a Certified Logistics Associate (CLA). Course Pre-requisite: None

Topics include:


Global Supply Chain Logistics

  • Elements of Global Supply Chain Logistics Life Cycle
  • Roles and Responsibilities within Supply Chain Logistics
  • Impact on Company Viability and Profitability
  • Cost Effectiveness and Productivity Enhancement


The Logistics Environment

  • Concept of Warehousing
  • Security Requirements in the Logistics Environment
  • Environment Impact of Logistics Environment
  • Physical Layout of the Logistics Environment


Material Handling Equipment

  • Types of Equipment
  • Movement in a Warehouse
  • Manual/Powered Industrial Trucks
  •  Automation in the Warehouse


Safety Principles

  • Principal Federal Safety Organizations & Requirements
  • Keeping a Safe, Clean and Orderly Work Environment
  • Preventive and Emergency Safety Procedures


Safe Material Handling and Equipment Operation

  • Basic Safe Material Handling Practices
  • Protective Equipment
  • Safety Checks
  • Maintenance


Quality Control Principles

  • Quality Control, Item Tracking, and Audits
  • Quality Control Systems
  • Front-line Workers and Quality Control
  • Non-Conforming Materials


Teamwork and Workplace Behavior to Solve Problems

Using Computers

Certified Logistics Associate (CLA) Exam


For more information, call (864) 646-1700 or toll free 866-269-5677, Ext 1700

(within the 864 area code) or e-mail conted@tctc.edu

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Contact Us

Corporate & Community Education
(864) 646-1700
Toll-free (within the 864 Area Code) at 1-866-269-5677, ext. 1700

Office Hours:

Pendleton Campus
Monday through Thursday: 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Saturday: Hours vary weekly

Anderson Campus
Monday through Thursday: 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Saturday: Hours vary weekly

Easley Campus
Monday through Thursday: 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Saturday: Hours vary weekly

You may also register online by going to www.tctc.edu/learn