Logistics and Transportation Management Program

Logistics and Transportation Management are disciplines concerned with the efficient and effective flow of materials through the supply chain system. Logistics and Transportation Management assume the “supply chain system” approach to the management of activities such as purchasing, material management, inventory management, operations, packaging, warehousing, transportation, and customer service.

The two-year program culminates with the internship (on-the-job training) in a logistics or transportation related position. The internship program provides students with the opportunity to gain valuable, real-world experience linking logistics and transportation theories and practices with the working world.

Potential Job Titles

  • Traffic Manager
  • Dispatching
  • Route Planner
  • Warehouse Manager
  • Operations Manager
  • Transportation Sales
  • Transportation Brokerage
  • Distribution
  • Inventory Clerk
  • Customer Service
  • Buyer

Course Schedule

Logistics and Transportation Management A.A.S. Degree

First Semester

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
MGT-260 Intro to Business Logistics
3.0
MGT-261 Principles of Transportation Management
3.0
BUS-102 Intro to Business
3.0
CSC-110 Intro to Computers
3.0
MGT-101 Principles of Management
3.0
 
Total Hours: 15.0

Second Semester

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
MGT-262 Principles of Purchasing and Logistics
3.0
MGT-263 Principles of Distribution and Warehouse Management
3.0
ENG-105 Composition I
3.0
BUS-161 Human Relations
3.0
OR
PSY-121 Psychology of Human Relations
BUS-185 Business Law I
3.0
 
Total Hours: 15.0

Third Semester

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
MGT-264 Demand Planning and Inventory Management
3.0
SPC-112 Public Speaking
3.0
PHI-145 Intro to Ethical Conflict
3.0
ECN-120 Principles of Macroeconomics
3.0
ACC-111 Intro to Accounting
3.0
SOC-110 Intro to Sociology
3.0
 
Total Hours: 18.0

Fourth Semester

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
MGT-265 International Transportation and Logistics
3.0
MGT-270 Operations Production Management
3.0
ECN-130 Principles of Microeconomics
3.0
XXX-XXX Math Elective*
3.0
BUS-932 Internship (On Campus Student)**
3.0
MGT-280 Capstone (Online Student)**
3.0
 
Total Hours: 15.0
Logistics and Transportation Management A.A.S. Degree Total Hours: 63.0

* Course maybe substituted with a related course from either A.A., A.S., or Approved General Education list for Applied Science and Technology

**On campus students are required to take BUS 932 and online students are required to take MGT 280

Instructors

Michael Herrington 515-574-1297 herrington@iowacentral.edu  
Dave Crimmins 515-574-1298 crimmins@iowacentral.edu