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Behind Every Business, Materials Move.

The Community College of Aurora (CCA) offers certificates in Warehouse Operations, Inventory Management, and Purchasing and Procurement. These certificates provide students with real-world skills in the areas of logistics.

This program is cohort-based and can be completed in two back-to-back semesters. All classes will meet every Tuesday and Thursday nights. The program is offered on the CCA Lowry campus. 

This program will include occasional field trips to companies in the Logistics field – field trips are optional, but will greatly enhance your understanding of the industry. The program also includes industry panel discussions and a Logistics-specific career fair at the end of the coursework. Career planning and preparation are also embedded in the program.

Program Certificate Overview

Logistics Certificate: Warehouse Operations - 16 Credits

The process controls, inspections, automation handling, picking, receiving, storing and management systems involved in today’s modern warehouses are more sophisticated than ever. Initial and incumbent workers now require an equally formal education to understand and advance their career in this arena of logistics. This program will prepare you to work in warehouse operations. A few job title examples are warehouse operator, floor manager, and logistics technician. You will learn warehouse functions, logistics management, process controls, and inventory tracking. Upon completion, you will know MS Excel, customer service, problem-solving, and recognizing efficiencies. The cost of this program includes industry exams. Three SCPro industry certification exams in Customer Service Operations, Transportation Operations, and Warehousing Operations are included.

Program Level Outcome

Statements which articulate, in measurable terms, what students should know and be able to demonstrate as a result of and at the conclusion of a program. PLOs communicate program goals explicitly and foster transfer of responsibility for learning from faculty to students.

A student who obtains this certificate from the Community College of Aurora will demonstrate the following abilities:

  • Understand MS Excel at an intermediate level
  • Recognize the importance of customer service as it applies to the industry
  • Understand the economic impact of transportation
  • Understand transportation regulations and technology
  • Recognize the purpose of warehouse design and functionality
  • Know inventory control systems

Logistics Certificate: Inventory Management - 16 Credits

Embedded within logistics management and process flow is the mastery of company inventory. This program will prepare you to work in the area of inventory management. A few job title examples are demand planner, inventory control analyst, and inventory business operator. You will learn inventory tracking and scheduling, inventory reporting, real-time product positioning, process controls, and inventory software. Upon completion, you will know MS Excel, customer service, problem-solving, recognizing changes to demand flow, and anticipating inventory needs. The cost of this program includes industry exams. Three SCPro industry certification exams in Customer Service Operations, Inventory Management, and Demand Planning are included.

Program Level Outcome

Statements which articulate, in measurable terms, what students should know and be able to demonstrate as a result of and at the conclusion of a program. PLOs communicate program goals explicitly and foster transfer of responsibility for learning from faculty to students.

A student who obtains this certificate from the Community College of Aurora will demonstrate the following abilities:

  • Understand MS Excel at an intermediate level
  • Recognize the importance of customer service as it applies to the industry
  • Understand the interaction between demand management and order management
  • Know the principles of inventory management and forecasting
  • Understand inventory performance measurements 

Logistics Certificate: Purchasing and Procurement - 16 Credits

Purchasing is the transaction of buying items. Procurement is the strategic thinking of collective purchasing activity. Discount buying, forecasting, domestic and international trading terms, and collective purchasing with other businesses are examples of the more calculated approach to this supply chain operation. This program will prepare you to work in the area of purchasing and procurement. A few job title examples are purchasing agent, contracts manager, buying agent, and government procurement officer. You will learn contract writing, planning and forecasting purchases, preparing purchase orders, maintaining records, and negotiation techniques. Upon completion, you will know MS Excel, customer service, problem-solving, bid writing, and legal aspects of the field. The cost of this program includes industry exams. Two SCPro industry certification exams in Customer Service Operations and Supply Management & Procurement are included.

Program Level Outcome

Statements which articulate, in measurable terms, what students should know and be able to demonstrate as a result of and at the conclusion of a program. PLOs communicate program goals explicitly and foster transfer of responsibility for learning from faculty to students.

A student who obtains this certificate from the Community College of Aurora will demonstrate the following abilities:

  • Understand MS Excel at an intermediate level
  • Recognize the importance of customer service as it applies to the industry
  • Understand the concept of strategic sourcing
  • Be able to identify and evaluate suppliers
  • Understand the process of negotiation and contracting

Have questions?

Contact Bobby Pace, Dean of Academic Affairs for Concurrent Enrollment, at (303) 360-4940 or bobby.pace@ccaurora.edu.

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