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.

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Students with good attention to detail who enjoy a fast-paced, hands-on, physical work place 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 selections, 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 business for qualified students. Logistics and Materials Management students are members of the largest student organization in the world, SkillsUSA, an association of marketing students, which provides an opportunity for participation in personal development activities, travel and competitive events.


  • Understand written information in work-related documents
  • Possess the ability to arrange items or actions in specific order or pattern
  • Be able to stand and work for long periods of time
  • Perform mental math calculations
  • Be trustworthy

For information on this occupation’s description, required knowledge, job tasks and related job titles, state/national wages and employment trends, visit the U.S. Dept. of Labor’s site for this career field.


GACTC graduates can get a jump start on post-secondary education by taking advantage of the various articulation and/or dual enrollment opportunities. Review the college credit opportunities for the Logistics and Material Management program.


  • MSSC Certified Logistics Associate
  • Certified Logistics Technician
  • National Safety Council OSHA Lift Truck Operator
  • OSHA 10
  • Certified First Aid