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Technical Diploma
School of Technology and Applied Sciences
All campuses
Also offered entirely online

Program Code: 30-182-2

For Information:
Downtown Milwaukee Campus, 414-297-MATC or 414-297-4500

— This two-semester program is geared toward providing entry-level employment skills and competencies for jobs in the transportation and logistics industry. Important aptitudes for success include the ability to arrive at logical conclusions by relying upon facts and reason, effective interpersonal skills, and the ability to work as a member of a team.

Online Option – This program is offered entirely online or classes may be taken on campus.

Career Outlook
— Employment of logisticians has been forecast to grow 26% from 2010 through 2020. This growth will be driven by the important role logistics play, and by the fact that supply and distribution systems have become increasingly complex, in an increasingly global economy. Companies rely on logisticians to manage the movement of their products and supplies, and the performance of a company’s logistical and supply chain process is an important factor in profitability. Governments and the military also rely on logisticians, so employment opportunities in government and contracting firms will continue to grow.

Added Career Value – After completing this diploma program, the credits can be applied toward earning the Supply Chain Management associate degree. 


Program Learning Outcomes — Employers will expect graduates to be knowledgeable in the following areas:

  • Resolve problems concerning transportation, logistics systems, imports or exports, or customer issues
  • Collaborate with other departments to integrate logistics with business systems or processes, such as customer sales, order management, accounting, or shipping
  • Maintain metrics, reports, process documentation, customer service logs, or training or safety records.
  • Supervise the work of logistics specialists, planners, or schedulers
  • Direct inbound or outbound logistics operations, such as transportation or warehouse activities, safety performance, or logistics quality management
  • Direct or coordinate comprehensive logistical or reverse logistical functions for product life cycles, including acquisition, distribution, internal allocation, delivery, recycling, reuse, or final disposal of resources
  • Negotiate with suppliers or customers to improve supply chain efficiency or sustainability
  • Direct distribution center operation to ensure achievement of cost, productivity, accuracy, or timeliness objectives
  • Negotiate transportation rates or services                                           
  • Analyze the financial impact of proposed logistics changes, such as routing, shipping modes, product volumes or mixes, or carriers


Preparation for Admission — The following is required for admission to the program:

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Demonstration of proficiency in basic skills through a course placement assessment
  • Basic computer skills


Possible Careers:

Logistics Planner
Logistics Coordinator
Logistics Manager
Transportation Coordinator
Import/Export Coordinator


Related Programs:

Supply Chain Management
Supply Management
Truck Driving
Marketing Management
Fashion/Retail Marketing


Start Date: August/January

Curriculum effective 2014-15.






Supply Chain Management




Transportation Pricing 




Freight Claims ‡




Legal Environment of Business










International Logistics and Transportation Documentation










‡ Prerequisite required.

Program curriculum requirements are subject to change.

For class times and locations or to register online, visit INFOnline.


Page updated April 2014.