Materials Management and Distribution
1,008 hours, 35 credits, 2 terms, 8 months
Maximum class size: 15
The Materials Management and Distribution diploma program prepares students for a variety of positions in business and industry. The program provides instruction in receiving, storing, sorting, packing, shipping, freight handling and controlling of products and materials using computers and electronic devices. In addition, students will be introduced to a variety of industrial lift trucks and materials handling equipment.
General Entrance Requirements
The student should be able to lift up to 70 pounds, walk, stand for extended periods, bend, squat and go up/down ladders. In addition, the ability to read, do basic math, follow instructions, use equipment and computers, the ability to get along with others and to be a team player is also required.
Instructional equipment includes, but is not limited to, hand-trucks and dollies, industrial lift trucks (manual and powered), storage racks and pallet loads, steel shelving, scales, carton sealing equipment, stretch wrap and banding equipment, rolling safety ladders, carton cutting tools, pry bars, calculators, computer systems and electronic devices used for bar codes, scanning, automatic identification and tracking of products and materials.
This program prepares students for employment in a variety of entry-level positions in both the manufacturing and service industries. Some of the positions available to graduates of this program are: material handlers/dock workers, physical distribution specialists, transportation technicians, order processing clerks, order selectors, shipping & receiving agents, production & inventory control technicians, purchasing assistants and materials handling equipment operators. Retail and wholesale stores, distribution centers, manufacturers, transportation companies, public warehousing services, hospitals, universities, U.S. Dept. of Defense supply depot and agencies of the federal and state government are in need of skilled materials management & distribution workers.