Certified Warehousing and Distribution Specialist

Program Overview

The Certified Warehousing and Distribution Specialist Certificate of Credit provides instruction that will allow graduates to function safely and effectively in the warehouse environment. Topics include workforce skills, warehousing and distribution processes, technology skills, and representative warehousing skills.

Entrance Requirements

Admissions Requirements
  • Must be 16 years of age
  • Completion of high school or GED and submission of official transcript required to apply
  • Achievement of minimum program admission scores in Reading, English, and Math
  • Transfer of previous post secondary credits will be determined by the registrar
  • Student Performance/Graduation Requirements: Students must maintain a 2.0 grade point average and complete all required courses to graduate


Course Overview

Contact Hours
Credit Hours
Curriculum (9 hours)
Occupational Courses (9 hours)
Provides an introduction to the warehousing environment. Topics include distribution centers, business principles, plant safety, career success, work ethics, and managing change.
Provides an overview of the core and workforce skills needed to succeed in the warehousing industry. Topics include powered industrial trucks, processing hazardous materials, palletizing, protecting materials nad merchandise, waste recovery, containment, communication, team work, problem solving, image and interviewing.
Provides information on the warehousing and distribution processes used in the warehousing environment. Topics include key warehousing functions, measuring productivity, computational skills, and tools for excellence.
Provides an overview and study of the technology used in the warehousing environment. Topics include data applications, scanners and data entry machines, handling systems, automation, and inventory management. A warehousing simulation and comprehensive assessment is also a part of this course.
This course discusses mathematical concepts used in warehousing and distribution. It also focuses on powered material handling equipment and safety requirements. Units in the course include math and measurements, use of calculators, operation of powered industrial trucks, and
warehousing simulations.