Business Logistics Management Diploma (BL12)  Diploma

Program Description:

The Business Logistics diploma program is a sequence of courses that are designed to prepare students for employment in the field of business logistics. The program combines core educational courses with specific occupational courses in the areas of customer service, supervision, supply chain management and logistics which are designed to provide an overview of the process from product idea conception to the delivery of the product to the consumer.

Entrance date: Each semester

Program admission requirements:

Minimum Test Scores

Writing 236 Reading Comprehension 55
Algebra 237 Algebra 41

High School diploma or equivalent required for admission.

Credits required for graduation: 48

Beginning Spring 2022 (January 2022), ALL FIRST TIME college students will be required to take the College Success (COLL 1020) course.

Basic Skills Courses 9 credits
ENGL 1010

Emphasizes the development and improvement of written and oral communication abilities. Topics include analysis of writing, applied grammar and writing skills, editing and proofreading skills, research skills, and oral communication skills.

MATH 1013

Emphasizes concepts and operations which are applied to the study of algebra. Topics include basic mathematical concepts, basic algebraic concepts, and intermediate algebraic concepts.

PSYC 1010

Presents basic concepts within the field of psychology and their application to everyday human behavior, thinking, and emotion. Emphasis is placed on students understanding basic psychological principles and their application within the context of family, work and social interactions. Topics include an overview of psychology as a science, the nervous and sensory systems, learning and memory, motivation and emotion, intelligence, lifespan development, personality, psychological disorders and their treatment, stress and health, and social relations.

Occupational Courses 39 credits
COMP 1000

Introduces the fundamental concepts, terminology, and operations necessary to use computers. Emphasis is placed on basic functions and familiarity with computer use. Topics include an introduction to computer terminology, the Windows environment, Internet and email, word processing software, spreadsheet software, database software, and presentation software.

MGMT 1105L

Provides a general knowledge of the human relations aspects of the senior-subordinate workplace environment. Topics include employee relations principles, problem solving and decision making, leadership techniques to develop employee morale, human values and attitudes, organizational communications, interpersonal communications, and employee conflict.

MGMT 1115L

This course familiarizes the student with the principles and techniques of sound leadership practices. Topics include: Characteristics of Effective Leadership Styles, History of Leadership, Leadership Models, The Relationship of Power and Leadership, Team Leadership, The Role of Leadership in Effecting Change.

MGMT 1120L

This course is designed to provide the student with an overview of the functions of business in the market system. The student will gain an understanding of the numerous decisions that must be made by managers and owners of businesses. Topics include: the market system, the role of supply and demand, financial management, legal issues in business, employee relations, ethics, and marketing.

MGMT 2130L

Addresses the challenges of improving the performance and career potential of employees, while benefiting the student in their own preparation for success in the workplace. The focus is on both training and career and personal development. Shows the student how to recognize when training and development is needed and how to plan, design, and deliver an effective program of training for employees. Opportunities are provided for the student to develop their own career plans, assess their work-related skills, and practice a variety of skills desired by employers. Topics include: developing a philosophy of training; having systems approach to training and development; the context of training; conducting a needs analysis; critical success factors for employees: learning principles; designing and implementing training plans; conducting and evaluating training; human resource development and careers; personal career development planning; and applications in interpersonal relationships and communication.

MGMT 2205L

This course focuses on supervision in the service sector with special emphasis on team building, quality management, and developing a customer focus. The challenge of providing world-class customer service is addressed through sections on principles of service industry supervision, career development, problem solving, stress management, and conflict resolution. Topics include: principles of service industry supervision, team building, customer service operations, TQM in a service environment, business software applications, communication in the service sector, introduction to information systems, selling principles and sales management, retail management, and legal issues in the service sector.

MGMT 2410L

This course focuses on the impact of change on the workplace and the personal responsibility involved in responding to change in any circumstance. Specific emphasis will be made on the role of change in the field of career management. Specific topics that will be covered are change management, problem solving skills, personal image, and career management.

SCMA 1000

Provides a general knowledge of Supply Chain Management (SCM) and the associated functions necessary for delivery goods and services to customers. The course will focus on what employees and managers must do to ensure an effective Supply Chain exists in their organization. Topics include: Introduction to SCM, E-Commerce, Material Management, Information Technology, Measuring SCM performance, Purchasing and Distribution, and Research and Case Studies.

SCMA 1015
Corequisite: SCMA 1000

Provides a general knowledge of E-Commerce (EC) and how it is being conducted and managed as well as assessing its major opportunities, limitations, issues, and risks. The course will focus on the impact EC has on a significant portion of the world, affecting businesses, supply chains, professions, and people. EC is more than just buying and selling, and students will learn it is also about electronically communicating, collaborating, sharing of information by businesses, and discovering information.

SCMA 1020
Corequisite: SCMA 1000

Provides a general knowledge of the resources available to find SCM material on the World Wide Web and through technical publications on the subject. Students will also be assigned SCM case Studies for evaluation and presentation to the class. The course will focus on what the students ability to find the information necessary to complete case Studies.

LOGI 1000

Provides a general knowledge of current management practices in logistics management. The focuses of the course will be on planning, organizing, and controlling of these activities, key elements for successful management in any organization. The course will also introduce student to Transport, Inventory, and Location strategies, Customer Service Goals and Organization and Control.

LOGI 1015

This course will introduce students to Materials Management and Purchasing fundamentals by learning the purchasing cycle, establishing material requirements, selecting suppliers, price determination, planning production process, master scheduling, material requirements, and forecasting material demands and inventory levels. This course is designed to build on the student's knowledge of supply chains and how effective purchasing and material management improves supply chain performance.

LOGI 1030

The core of product lifecycle management is the creation, preservation and storage of data relating to an organizations products and activities to ensure its available for daily operations. Students will learn that effective product lifecycle management is an essential tool for coping with the demanding global competition and ever-shortening product and component life cycles.

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Program Chair

Chair of Business Logistics Management
Manufacturing Technology Building, Room 103

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