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What is Logistics & Warehouse Management?

Logistics & Warehouse Management students will receive training in the technical and "hands on" aspects of operating a warehouse. Instruction will center on "inventory control", which is a plan for supply needs; control of goods received; efficient accessible storage; and proper distribution of materials. Effective record keeping is stressed. Additional activities will include: materials organization; inspection of goods and accounting for warehouse merchandise; receiving and shipping practices; and the use of power equipment such as forklifts, electric pallet jacks, rollers, and conveyor belts for loading, unloading, or placement of packaged merchandise in warehouse or storage areas. Students will receive actual training in "live" work situations. Students' experiences will be comprised of working in a warehouse area that stores in excess of $100,000 of stock merchandise a year and will become familiar with handling merchandise that ranges in weight from one ounce to three tons. The program also offers use of Radio Frequency (RF) barcode scanners to track materials throughout the warehouse.

For more information on the opportunities available through this program, please refer to the "College Credits" and "Industry Certifications" links to the left. Watch this video to find out what this program is all about, from the students themselves!


Program Objectives 

  1. Complete PA Deptartment of Education POS (Program of Study)
  2. Complete NOCTI Competencies
  3. Obtain Industry Certifications (OSHA 10 Safety)
  4. Industry Visit (Level 1)
  5. Post-Secondary Visit (Level 2)
  6. Complete Internship                                                                                                                                                                      

Level 1 

Certification: OSHA 10 Safety

  • Safety and Ergonomics
  • Receiving
  • Stocking
  • Picking
  • Packing
  • Shipping
  • Inventory Management
  • Material Handling Equipment
  • International Shipping


  • 100s: Safety and Ergonomics
  • 200s: Inventory Management
  • 400s: Receiving Operations
  • 500s: Stocking Operations
  • 600s: Order Selection
  • 700s: Packing Operations
  • 800s: Shipping and Transportation Options
  • 900s: Material Handling Equipment


Level 2

  • Economics
  • Marketing
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Purchasing
  • Management
  • Environmental Concerns
  • Industry Trends
  • Employability Skills


  • 300s: Procurement Operations
  • 800s: Shipping and Transportation Operations
  • 1000s: Industry Trends and Technology
  • 1100s: Logistics and Supply Chain Management
  • 1200s: Marketing
  • 1300s: Economics
  • 1400s: Management

OPTION: Cooperative Education (Ryder Logistics and True Temper DC)



Is it for You?

Students interested in this field should be willing to do physical "hands-on" work and should be comfortable working in a small group or team. Working conditions of warehouse personnel vary greatly and may be performed indoors or outdoors. Depending on the type of employer and the material worked with, warehouse personnel may be exposed to dust, dirt, oil, chemicals, noise, or vibration. Some may have to work around furnaces, where temperatures are high, or in refrigerated storage areas. Hazards include: cuts and bruises from crowbars, hammers, and other hand tools, and injuries from falling objects. Warehouse personnel generally work a five-day, forty-hour week, although shift work may be necessary for individuals working in businesses that operate more than eight hours per day. Successful professionals in this field typically possess the following skills:

  • The ability to work well with others.
  • The ability to keep efficient and accurate records.
  • The ability to master basic math computations.
  • The ability to multi-task.
  • Communication and customer service skills.


What's Next


Potential Career Pathways

* Salaries listed are PA state averages taken from and are accurate as of 2020.

Laborers & Freight, Stock, and Material Movers ($27,910)

Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks ($36,650)

Forklift Operator ($35,930)

First-Line Supervisors of Transportation & Material-Moving Machine & Vehicle Operators ($61,600)

Supply Chain Managers ($94,560)

Logistics Analyst (74,750)

...and many more

Post-Secondary Studies

*Some employment options may require additional study.

HACC: Warehouse Equipment Moving Specialist Certificate