Wednesday – January 16, 2019

Transportation–Logistics (2017-2018)

Technical Diploma
School of Technology and Applied Sciences / Marketing, Sales & Service Career Cluster

Oak Creek Campus
Program Code: 30-182-2


For Information: 414-297-6395
Oak Creek Campus, 414-571-4500

Overview — This two-semester program is geared toward providing in-demand skills to enter the transportation and logistics industry.

Important aptitudes for success include attention to detail, effective interpersonal skills, and the ability to work as a member of a team.

Blended Format — This program is offered in a blended format that is 50% online and 50% classroom at the Oak Creek Campus.

Career Pathway –  After earning this technical diploma, your credits can be applied to completing the Supply Chain Management associate degree. Contact an MATC advisor for information.

Career Outlook — Employment opportunities are expected to grow because supply and distribution systems have become increasingly complex, and important, in today's 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.

View gainful employment data about this program


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


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

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

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

Related Programs
Supply Chain Management
Supply Management
Truck Driving
Marketing Management


Start Date: August/January

Curriculum effective 2017-18. 

Current MATC students should consult their Academic Program Plan for specific curriculum requirements. 
( ) = Semester Order for Full-Time Students.







(1)  COMPSW-106

Introduction to MS Office


    (or) Select three credits from the following one-credit classes:
COMPSW-101  Computer Essentials
COMPSW-102  Introduction to Google Apps
COMPSW-103  Intermediate Google Apps ‡
COMPSW-137  MS Excel - Part 1
COMPSW-138  MS Excel - Part 2 ‡
COMPSW-139  MS Excel - Part 3 ‡


(1)  LOGMGT-146

Operations Management




(1)  LOGMGT-164

Supply Chain Management




(1)  MKTG-107

Customer Service Management






(2)  LOGMGT-190





(2)  LOGMGT-184

International Logistics - Transportation and Documentation





(2)  MKTG-185

Negotiation Skills for Business





‡ Prerequisite required.

Program curriculum requirements are subject to change.

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

Current MATC students should consult their Academic Program Plan for specific curriculum requirements.


Page updated April 2017.