Last updated on September 26, 2019
We often expect packages to be delivered in a timely manner and sometimes get frustrated when they aren’t delivered on time. Have you ever wondered what the process is to get your package to you on time? Shipping and transporting goods from manufacturers to retailers to consumers is a big job. Not only is it a big job but there are plenty of job opportunities right here in Dallas. You can help with products on the move by studying Logistics at Dallas Community Colleges.
What Is Logistics?
The definition of logistics is, “the detailed coordination of a complex operation involving many people, facilities, or supplies.” That means you could work in warehouse and distribution center management; shipping and transportation companies; or trucking, storage and distribution centers.
Why Should I Study Logistics?
A logistics degree provides you with the basic knowledge and skill set to gather and transport manufactured goods from a business to a consumer. An associate degree in logistics is helpful if you want to work in transportation, in a warehouse or with the materials management division in a manufacturing business.
Where Can I Learn Logistics?
Dallas Community Colleges offers several options in Logistics for you to choose from:
At North Lake College, all of the following programs are offered.
- Advanced-Level Logistics Professional Certificate
- Foundation-Level Logistics Technician Certificate
- Logistics Technology Associate of Applied Science
The associate degree can be completed in two years as a full-time student, the foundation-level certificate in two semesters and the advanced-level certificate can be completed in one semester.
Interested in Logistics, Supply Chain Management and Manufacturing Technology? We have options for you! All the programs listed below are offered at Cedar Valley College.
- Inventory Control Technician Certificate
- Logistics Distribution Technician Certificate
- Production Process Technician Certificate
- Logistics, Supply, Chain Management, and Manufacturing Technology Associate of Applied Science degree
The associate degree can be completed in two years as a full-time student, the inventory control technician certificate in one semester, the logistics distribution technician certificate in one semester and the production process technician certificate can be completed in one semester.
Are There Jobs Available in the Dallas – Fort Worth Area?
Yes! In fact, did you know that logistics is a career that’s in demand? It’s true! According to the U.S. Department of Commerce and Bureau of Labor Statistics, logistics is one of America’s largest and fastest growing industries. Texas has the second-highest level of employment for Transportation and Material Moving Occupations in the U.S., with more than 852,610 workers in these positions statewide making a mean hourly wage of $18.58.
Additionally, Dallas – Fort Worth is one of the largest points of distribution in the United States, and jobs for transportation, storage and distribution managers are expected to grow by more than 20 percent by 2024. These factors make the Dallas metroplex a great place to start a career in logistics.
What Are Some Possible Career Options?
Combined with experience, an associate degree or certificate in logistics can lay the groundwork for management roles in the distribution, transportation and materials divisions of businesses. Some positions include:
•Inventory control analyst
More Information About Dallas Community Colleges
- Check out other Transportation, Distribution and Logistics degrees and certificates available through the college of DCCCD.
- Apply for admission at the colleges of DCCCD.
- Have questions about the program? Contact the Logistics department at North Lake or Cedar Valley colleges.