Manufacturing and Logistics, Certificate

Enrollment into this certificate is by Departmental Permission only.

In this 18-credit Manufacturing and Logistics certificate, you will explore the exciting fields of modern manufacturing, warehousing and distribution, and be introduced to the concepts of logistics and supply chain and their relationship to local and global economies. 

You will learn the basic principles and practices of a safe and productive manufacturing environment, as well as the principles of planning, production, and product distribution. Elements to be covered include understanding the product life cycle from conception through distribution. Other topics include inventory control, protective packaging, and customer service. Students will learn various aspects of warehouse operations management, including bar coding, radio frequency identification (RFID), Kanban, Just-In-Time (JIT) manufacturing, inventory replenishments, and use of third-party logistics. 

Learn the effective process planning that goes into product distribution and transportation, as well as management techniques including analysis of warehouse locations, operations, and management. Classroom instruction combines hands-on use and operation of logistics equipment — knowledge that is essential to success in the logistics field.

Admission Requirements

Students entering a direct enroll certificate program in Manufacturing and Logistics (18 credits) must take the CollegeSuccess assessment if they have not successfully taken 6 college credits, including college-level English or math. The CollegeSuccess is used for assessment purposes only and not for determining prerequisites for program enrollment. Students who do not meet these minimum standards may be conditionally enrolled at the discretion of the Manufacturing Management Program Director. Students who have completed the equivalent of MATH 097 and ENG 101 are more likely to find success in these certificate programs. Students not meeting the recommended CollegeSuccess levels are encouraged to take tutorials in English, math and computer literacy before starting course work in a certificate program.

Graduation Requirements

Students must complete all the graduation requirements as stated in the catalog and maintain a GPA of 2.3 in the coursework.

First Semester

BMM 100Introduction to Manufacturing


BMM 126Introduction to Materials and Logistics Management


Second Semester

BMM 125Manufacturing Logistics


BMM 221Warehouse and Distribution Center Management


Third Semester

BMM 225Transportation Traffic and Contract Management


BMM 227Lean Supply Chain and Management


Total Credit Hours: 18