PA Dept of Education | CIP Code 52.0203
Logistics and Materials Management is a three-year program designed to prepare individuals for entry level employment in this industry. Students will learn and perform logistical functions associated with receiving, storing, shipping goods, and the various systems and record keeping for supply chain management.
Students with good attention to detail who enjoy a fast-paced, hands-on, physical workplace would be successful in this program. The curriculum provides instruction in the use of powered material handling equipment, and OSHA safety and ergonomics. Supply chain management, automated inventory control systems, purchasing, receiving, order selection, packaging, and shipping methods are presented. Academic subjects include business mathematics and communications. The course includes job retention skills and customer relations.
This program provides the opportunity for career development and a cooperative education experience during the senior year at industry related businesses for qualified students. Logistics and Materials Management students are members of the largest student organization in the world, DECA, an association of marketing students, which provides an opportunity for participation in personal development activities, travel, and competitive events.
Occupational Profile: For information on this occupation’s description, required knowledge, job tasks and related job titles, state and national wages, and employment trends, visit the U.S. Dept. of Labor’s site for this career field at: http://online.onetcenter.org/link/summary/11-3071.02