Central Texas College (CTC) recently announced the addition of a new Logistics and Global Supply Chain Management program to its curriculum. The new program, which is included in the Business Administration department, leads to an Associate of Applied Science degree in Logistics and Global Supply Chain Management or students can earn a Global Supply Chain Specialist Level I Certificate of Completion.

Some of the new online courses are Introduction to Business Logistics, Introduction to Materials Handling, Domestic and International Transportation Management, Warehouse and Distribution Center Management and Principles of Purchasing. The new logistics courses will prepare students for careers in transportation, warehousing, distribution, inventory control, purchasing and international logistics. Classes for the new Logistics program are currently offered only online but plans include offering a blended format combining both classroom and online studies.

The courses in the 60-credit hour degree program will provide applicable training to new and emerging occupations such as logistics analysts, logistics engineers, logistics managers, customs brokers and billing and posting clerks. Both a capstone supply chain management course-based international business simulation and an internship at an approved logistics management work site will assess the learning outcomes for the degree program.

The Level I certificate is an 18 to 19-credit hour program and will provide students with the knowledge and abilities to apply technical skills for an entry-level position. The learning outcomes for the certificate program will be assessed by an internship at an approved logistics work site. All courses in the certificate program will apply to the degree program should a student desire to enter the Logistics associate degree program.

Classes in the new Logistics program will begin with the fall semester and the next available start date is October 22. For more information about the Logistics classes, contact the CTC Business Administration department at 254-526-1248.