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CF to Add Logistics and Supply Chain Management Programs

Oct. 7, 2013

The College of Central Florida has added two logistics and supply chain management programs, which will begin spring 2014.

Students can earn an Advanced Technical Certificate, which is 15 credits, or a specialization in the Bachelor of Applied Science in Business and Organizational Management program, which is 120 credits.

“The logistics and supply chain industry is growing in our community and throughout the state,” said Dr. Stacy Dickson, CF dean of Public Service. “The programs will provide much needed training opportunities for high wage, high demand careers and demonstrate our commitment to offering relevant career training.”

An estimated 869 jobs are open annually throughout the state in the logistical and supply chain workforce, according to the Florida Research and Economic Information Database Application. In Marion County, 63 jobs were open when CF began planning for the program and opportunities have grown through R+L Carriers Inc., an international transportation and logistics company that opened in Ocala in the spring, and through FedEx, which has plans to build a facility in Ocala.

The Advanced Technical Certificate in Logistics and Supply Chain Management is a sequence of five courses providing intensive study for individuals who already hold an associate degree. Courses in the program are Logistics Systems Management, International Logistics and Transportation, Warehouse Management, Supply Chain Management, and Strategic Management and Decision Making.

The Logistics and Supply Chain Management Specialization of the Bachelor of Applied Science in Business and Organizational Management program will develop knowledge, skills and abilities that help students to understand management, finance and budgets in the supply chain industry. Students must have an Associate in Arts, Associate in Science or Associate in Applied Science in an appropriate field. The courses will include those in the certificate program, as well as more specialized courses, a capstone course and internship.

For information about the programs, contact Bonnie Hays, haysb@cf.edu or 352-854-2322, ext. 1855.

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