Logistics Pathway is designed to equip the student with the skills necessary to be successful in improving efficiency and profitability within the supply chain. Potential occupations include: Freight Broker, Logistics Coordinator, Load Planner, International Coordinator, Cargo Agent, Freight Forwarder, Receiving Manager, Traffic Manager, Shipping Coordinator, Transportation Supervisor, Warehouse Supervisor, Fleet Manager, Loader Operator, Shipping and Receiving Operator or Shipper, among others.

Possible job titles associated with logistics include:

  • Load Planner
  • Logistics Coordinator
  • Intermodal Dispatcher
  • Shipping Clerk
  • Supervisor
  • International Coordinator
  • Shipping and Receiving Operator
Supply Chain Management
  • Curriculum & Costs
  • These courses are not eligible for financial aid unless the student is enrolled in an eligible program. Please see an advisor to determine financial aid eligibility.

  • Prior Learning
  • Credit for Prior Learning

    Experience Pays! You've Been There... You've Done That... Let's See If You Can Get Credit For It!

    Credit for prior learning gives you opportunities to earn credit for college-level knowledge that you have already acquired. This may be the result of work or volunteer experiences, certifications, apprenticeships, military training, extensive self-instruction, or professional development. Credit for Prior Learning affords you the opportunity to accelerate the completion of your educational goals.

    For more information or to request Credit for Prior Learning see our Credit for Prior Learning page.

    Logistics Courses that may have Credit for Prior Learning options:

    Course # Course Title Challenge Exam
    (Demonstration)
    Challenge Exam
    (Standard)
    CLEP Credential Portfolio
    10-182-115Lean PrinciplesYes
    Lean Belt with Verification
    10-182-119Problem Solving Using A-3 FormatYes
    Lean Belt with Verification
    10-182-130Global LogisticsYes
    CLTD or CSCP Certificate from APICS
    10-182-134The Role of LogisticsYes
    CLTD or CSCP Certification from APICS
    10-182-135Transportation ManagementYes
    CLTD or CSCP Certification from APICS
    10-182-136WarehousingYes
    CLTD or CSCP Certification from APICS
  • Requirements
  • Requirements for Online Students

    Chromebooks are not compatible with some testing features within Schoology (our Learning Management System). Southwest Tech recommends not to use Chromebooks for classes.

    • Cable/broadband/DSL internet with a minimum speed of 1.5Mbps. You can test your local internet speed at www.speedtest.net. Run this test from the location you will be working from.

      Higher bandwidth and speed will greatly assist you in your online learning environment, so where possible, a faster internet speed is recommended. Cable internet tend to be faster than DSL or 4G wireless, although DSL or 4G wireless may also work depending on other factors. Your computer, other software (such as anti spyware), other users on the system, and system configurations can all influence your ultimate line speed. Many instructors use videos as a part of their instruction, as well as synchronous meeting times (Skype, Adobe Connect, etc). Having an acceptable internet connection speed will be important to your success.

    • Convenient access to a computer that has one of the following current versions of Internet Browsers:
      • Microsoft Internet Explorer
      • Mozilla Firefox
      • Google Chrome
      • Safari
      Call 608.822.2302 for verification of other browsers.
    • An active e-mail account (all Southwest Tech students are issued a free email account)
    • Word processing software (Microsoft Word is the recommended word processing software at Southwest Wisconsin Technical College). Free Microsoft Office software is available to all Southwest Tech students at http://products.office.com/en-us/student
    • Availability of 10-15 hours per week for each 3-credit course
    • Self-motivation and self-discipline
  • Career Pathway
  • Related Degrees & Certificates

    Credits earned in the Logistics Pathway Certificate may be applied toward the one-year Supply Chain Assistant Technical Diploma and the two-year Supply Chain Management Associate Degree.