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​​​​​​​​​BUSINESS AND COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY CAREER PATHWAYS

At Los Angeles Harbor College, you can prepare for an entry-level job in your field of study and get the experience you need while you complete your degree.  We've made it easy for you by aligning some of our most popular Career Education (CE) courses into sequenced career pathways.  Just choose one of the Business and Technology career pathway certificates below, and you can start making progress on your degree goals while ensuring you have the skills to get and keep the future job of your dreams. Industry-recognized digital badges, workplace readiness, internships, and job placement assistance are available to support career pathway(s) in business and technology.

Want a good paying job that is in high demand?                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   The Business and Technology Industry Sectors provide excellent long-term career opportunities.                                      

Along with some good career goals, educational planning can help you select the courses you need to land that first career-changing job.  At Los Angeles Harbor College, you can prepare for an entry-level job in your field of study and get the experience you need while you complete your degree.  We've made it easy for you by aligning some of our most popular Career Education (CE) courses into sequenced career pathways.  Just choose one of the career pathway certificates below, and you can start making progress on your degree goals while ensuring you have the skills to get and keep the future job of your dreams. Industry-recognized digital badges, workplace readiness, internships, and job placement assistance are available to support career pathway(s) in business and technology.                                                                                                                                                                                   

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DID YOU KNOW?

                                                                                             "People with career and technical educations are actually slightly more likely to be employed than their counterparts with academic credentials,                                                                                                   the U.S. Department of Education reports, and significantly more likely to be working in their fields of study."

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/updates/decades-pushing-bachelors-degrees-u-s-needs-tradespeople/​

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BUSINESS AND FINANCE INDUSTRY SECTOR

 
Business Administration Career Pathway                                                                                                                      

The Business Administration Career Pathway helps students navigate from entry-level jobs to a well-paid, in-demand career as a business professional.   The sequence of courses allows for an individual to get the right skills at the right time in order to get, retain, and advance in their field of study while they complete their degree in business administration or a related subject area.
Business Information Worker (BIW I) 

BIW I Job Titles:   Office Clerk, Receptionist, or Customer Service Representative

The Business Information Worker Stages I, II, and III are part of consistent statewide pathway designed with faculty and industry involvement to prepare students for in-demand jobs.  Based on conversations with industry, courses have been sequenced to teach a consistent set of business, office and professional skills that are recognized as in-demand in every industry sector state-wide.                                                                                                                         

According to 2012 labor market information, which covers a ten-year period (2010-2020), there are more than 15,000 positions for office clerks, receptionists, and/or customer service representatives in Los Angeles.  These Stage 1, entry-level positions do not require actual job experience and make good launching point for a career in business. The median entry-level office worker salary ranges from $31,359 – $40,730.  Hourly wages can vary widely depending on a number of factors, including: industry/sector, company size, location, years of experience, and level of education. By earning a Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification, job applicants can demonstrate the skills needed to get the most out of office work. Holding a MOS certification can earn an entry-level business employee as much as $16,000 a year more than their uncertified peers .

BIW I: Certificate of Achievement - Course Requirements          
Dept. Name / #Course DescriptionUnitsSequence
BUS 032Business Communications3  YR1, FALL
CAOT 001Computer Keyboarding and Document Applications 13  YR1, FALL
CAOT 067Microsoft Outlook for the Office2  YR1, SPRING
CAOT 084Microcomputing Office Application: Word Processing3  YR1, FALL
CAOT 085Microcomputing Office Application: Spreadsheets3 YR1, SPRING
CAOT 092Computer Windows Applications2 YR1, SPRING
CO INFO 001Principles of Business Computing Systems3  YR1, FALL
MGMT 033Personnel Management3 YR1, SPRING
CAOT 047Applied Office Practice2 YR1, SPRING
 TOTAL24 

 

Business Information Worker (BIW II) 

BIW II Job Titles:   Administrative Assistant, Secretary

As a Business Information Worker Stage II you will be trusted with carrying out office tasks for one or many individuals within a department. Administrative assistants have secretarial duties, such as accounting, data entry, billing, inventory, record-keeping, and sales, so strong typing skills (including 10-key) and familiarity with Microsoft Office programs are very important.  The Business Information Worker II (BIW II) Certificate of Achievement builds on the BIW I foundations and provides students with additional skills in PowerPoint, QuickBooks, records management, and collaboration software. This secondary stage in the BIW pathway increases students' value and opportunities in multiple occupations, including but not limited to: office, business, and executive administrative support, office supervision/coordination, small business support, retail sales, and customer service.  Students completing this stage of the BIW pathway will be equipped to take multiple Microsoft Office Specialist credential exams and become a QuickBooks certified user.

Employment of administrative assistants is projected to grow three (3) percent from 2014 to 2024.  Although this job growth is not significant, the foundational skills that are practiced in these types of administrative positions are required for future advancement in business and technology careers. The average wage for an entry-level Administrative Assistant is approximately $16.63 per hour.

BIW II: Certificate of Achievement - Courses Required(BIW I Pre-Requisite):         
Dept. Name / #Course DescriptionUnitsSequence
CAOT 048Customer Service3 YR2, SPRING 
CAOT 033Records Management2 YR2, FALL
CAOT 078Microcomputer Accounting Application for the Electronic Office: QuickBooks3 YR2, FALL
CAOT 086Microcomputing Office Application: Databases3 YR2, SPRING
CAOT 087Excel Concepts for Business Applications3 YR2, SPRING
CAOT 110Microcomputer Office Applications: Presentation Design2 YR2, SPRING
CAOT 047Applied Office Practice2 YR2, SPRING
 TOTAL18 


Business Information Worker (BIW III)   Coming Fall 2018

BIW III Job Titles:  Analysis

Global Trade and Logistics Worker (GTL II)  

GTL II Job Titles: Import-Export Clerk       

Some business information workers prepare import/export documents in accordance with established procedures and guidelines. They check shipping invoices for accuracy, calculate the value of duties and tariffs due on transported goods. All clerks have a strong familiarity with standard trade concepts, practices, and procedures usually within a particular field or sector of the economy.  The more opportunities a clerk takes to expand their industry knowledge, on-the-job administrative skills, and business acumen the more supervisory career opportunities will be available. 

Salaries for individuals with the title Import/Export Clerk vary depending on a number of factors including industry, company size, location, years of experience and level of education, and industry certification. The median Import/Export Clerk salary in Los Angeles, CA is $44,105.  The skills gained in the GTL II sequence of courses will provide an overview of the knowledge needed to pass the Certified Global Professionals (CGBP) exam.  CGBP credentials demonstrate that a candidate has at least 2-years of knowledge in international trade.  Along with education, credentials can often be the primary factor in employment and advancement.

Global Trade Certificate of Achievement – Courses Required          (Recommend: Microsoft Office Proficiency or completion of BIW I)
Dept. Name / #Course DescriptionUnitsSequence
BUS 001Introduction to Business3Yr 1, FALL
BUS 032Business Communications3Yr 1, FALL
INT BUS 001International Trade3Yr 1, FALL
INT BUS 006International Marketing 13Yr 1, FALL
INT BUS 022International Management3Yr 1, SPRING
INT BUS 601Introduction to Global Trade and Logistics3Yr 1, SPRING
    
 TOTAL18 

 

Los Angeles Harbor College is a member of the California Community College Pro-GTL Regional Consortium and the Transportation Workforce Institute.  Experiential exercises, simulations, and related resources can be found in the Career Education Skills Lab (GC 102).  Faculty:  Please contact Michael Caress at 310-233-4042 or careerpathways@lahc.edu to set-up an appointment to review the labs usage and content. 
 

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY INDUSTRY SECTOR

Information Technology Technician Career Pathway

The IT Technician Career Pathway(s) helps students navigate from entry-level jobs to a well-paid, in-demand career as Network Technicians.   The sequence of courses allows for an individual to get the right skills at the right time in order to get, retain, and advance in their field of study while they complete certificates and a degree.  

HARDWARE (CISCO I, II)

Network Technician (CISCO I)  

CCENT Job Titles:   CISCO Certified Entry Networking Technician           

The CISCO Certified Entry Networking Technician (CCENT) accreditation is an entry-level certification that validates the holder's ability to install and maintain a branch network of a small enterprise, including day-to-day operations and troubleshooting. CCENT holders are also trained in basic network security. CCENT covers basic networking knowledge and skills, general networking theory, routing and switching basics, and an introduction to advanced networking technologies. Certified technician holders are expected to be familiar with a wide range of networking environments from home offices to small businesses.  CCENT certification can serve as a springboard for a network technician to obtain higher certifications. CCENT is a general certification that builds the pre-requisites needed to secure Cisco Certified Networking Associate (CCNA) accreditation.  This certified entry-networking technician training can prepare you to meet or exceed the competencies that all entry-level networking technicians possess.

Employment as a networking technician can be found in almost any business environment.  According to the Occupational Outlook Handbook of the Bureau of Labor Statistics, job growth for network technicians, including entry-level, is expected to grow by over 20 percent between 2008 and 2018. Job prospects in this field are projected to be even more numerous over the next decade to follow. Depending on the precise job title of a CCENT holder, the salary associated with this certification is between $30,000 and $70,000 per year.  Salaries are influenced by several factors, including: industry, company size, location, educational level, and number of years of experience. Certifications and complementary job skills may also impact salary.  To become CCENT certified, a prospective holder must pass the Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 1 exam (640-822 ICND1).

CISCO NETWORKING ACADEMY - CCCENT TRAINING(CIS 001 Pre-Requisite):  
Course DescriptionCourse DescriptionUnits Sequence
CIS 070CISCO NETWORKING ACADEMY 13 YR1, FALL
CIS 071CISCO NETWORKING ACADEMY 23 YR1, SPRING
TOTAL 6 

 

Network Associate (CISCO II)   Coming Fall 2018

CCNA Job Titles:   CISCO Certified Networking Associate                        

After completion of the CCNET certification, holders have an opportunity to enroll in Cisco Certified Networking Associate (CCNA) courses. CISCO redesigned the CCNA program in 2013 to offer the certification in various subspecialties related to networking. For example, the CCNA Cloud certification focuses on the skills required for cloud networking, while the CCNA Wireless certification validates an individual's competence in wireless local area networks (WLANs). CCNA certificates are available in the following ten areas: cloud, collaboration, cybersecurity operations, data center, design, industrial/IoT, routing and switching, security, service provider, and wireless.  A CCNA routing and switching certification covers the fundamentals of enterprise networking, including:  LAN switching, IP addressing, routing, sub- netting, and more. It assesses an individual's ability to deploy, configure, manage, and troubleshoot enterprise networks.

Employment as a networking technician can be found in almost any business environment.  According to the Occupational Outlook Handbook of the Bureau of Labor Statistics, job growth for network technicians, including entry-level, is expected to grow by over 20 percent between 2008 and 2018. Job prospects in this field are projected to be even more numerous over the next decade to follow. Depending on the precise job title of a CCNA holder, the salary associated with this certification is between $30,000 and $70,000 per year. Certifications and complementary job skills may also impact salary. This training requires hands-on experience, and is a prerequisite CISCO professional level certifications. CCNA candidates must pass two exams to become certified. CCENT and CCNA classes are transferable to the CSU system.

CISCO NETWORKING ACADEMY - CCNA TRAINING CIS 001/CIS 070/CIS 071 Pre-Requisites)   
Dept. Name / #Course DescriptionUnitsSequence
CIS 073CISCO NETWORKING ACADEMY 33 YR2, FALL
CIS 074CISCO NETWORKING ACADEMY 43 YR 2, SPRING
 TOTAL6 

 

SOFTWARE (ITTP I, II, III)

The IT Technician Career Pathway Stages I, I, III represents IT skill sets in demand by businesses throughout the state.  These skills were identified based upon interviews with IT contractors, equipment suppliers, various IT departments, and cross-referenced with CE Faculty, advisory groups and other Labor Market Information. This 3 stage program is an effective balance of training, certifications and experience to develop IT professionals without a 4-year degree.

Computer Retail Sales and Support (ITTP I)  

IT Job Titles:   Computer Retail Sales                                                          

Getting that entry-level job in computer support or network information technology doesn't always require a 4-year degree.  Take the first step into the world of information communications by working in sales and support of computers, handheld devices, networking services or cell phones. The main responsibility of a computer retail sales and support specialist is sales and customer service. Doing the job well requires up-to-date technical knowledge, the ability to demonstrate product features, answer questions and resolve store problems, and effective communication skills.  Early employment in the IT field provides students with beneficial work experiences and industry relationships that put them well on their way to an IT career with excellent long-term salary potential.  

The average pay for individuals with a job title of Retail Sales Specialist is $12.29 per hour. The highest paying skills in computer retail sales requires specialized IT knowledge, Technical Sales, and Merchandising. Employment of retail sales specialists is projected to grow 7 percent from 2014 to 2024.  Average job growth and regular turn-over means that there are a large number of job openings in which to gain related work experience. By earning a CompTIA certification, individuals demonstrate that they have the kind of skills and dedication needed for a career in the field. By completing a sequence of seven (7) for-credit courses, students gain the knowledge and skills needed to pass industry certification; meet the requisites for the next-level of IT training, and become qualified to work in computer retail sales. 

Computer Sales and Support Certificate of Achievement:
Dept. Name / #Course DescriptionUnitsSequence
BUS 001Introduction to Business3YR 1, SPRING
CAOT 048Customer Service3YR 1, SPRING
BUS 032Business Communications3YR 1, SPRING
CO INFO 001Principles of Business Computer Systems3YR 1, SPRING
CO INFO 008Microcomputer Applications3YR 1, FALL
CO INFO 050Introduction to Computer Hardware3YR 1, FALL
CO INFO 051Computer Operating Systems3YR 1, FALL
    
 TOTAL:21 

 

Help Desk Technician (ITTC II)   Coming Spring 2018

IT Job Titles:   Help Desk Technician                                                                

Help desk technicians are needed by virtually every company that produces or uses sophisticated computer equipment. When either customers or colleagues run into technical problems, the help desk technician identifies, troubleshoots, and resolves the issue. They are often expected to update mobile devices, networks, and related software; and typically field calls or emails from end users who are having trouble with some aspect of a sophisticated system. By listening to a description of the problem and accessing information about the specific system or application the user is trying to operate, the technician attempts to guide the user in resolving the problem. It is essential for help desk technicians to have a friendly phone disposition, along with advanced technology skills.  Access to computer support is important for maintaining productivity and customers, so Help Desk Technicians often work varying schedules often.

A Help Desk Technician earns an average wage of $15.94 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career. A skill in Help Desk / Desktop Support (Tier 2) is associated with high pay for this job. Employment of computer support specialists is projected to grow 12 percent from 2014 to 2024, faster than the average for all occupations. More support services will be needed as the economy adapts to technology advanced and user mobility. Although some IT positions require a 4-year degree, many Help Desk positions are available for those with training, and industry certification such as A+ or MCSE.             

Computer Help Desk Technician Skills Certificate:
Dept. Name / #Course DescriptionUnitsSequence
CO INFO 014Introduction to Computer Communications3YR 2, FALL
CO INFO 009Network Systems Manager 3 - 6YR 2, FALL
CO INFO 003Operating Systems3YR 2, FALL
CO INFO 052Introduction to Computer and Information Security 3YR 1, SPRING
    
 TOTAL:12 - 15 

 

                     

IT Technician (ITTC III)   Coming Fall 2018

IT Job Titles:   Information Technology Technician                                                                                                    

Information technology (IT) support specialist is a generalist position devoted to all aspects of computer set-up, installation, troubleshooting, service, upgrades, and maintenance. The position can also include handling how computers connect to each other or the rest of the network; printing, both locally and on the network; and auxiliary devices such as tablets, PDAs, and smartphones. Technicians must be knowledgeable in all aspects of computer support, diligent, and analytical; they also must possess outstanding communication skills. This specialist is not only a technical worker but often deals directly with the customer, offering advice, training, solutions, and guidance. The position is employed in many types of companies as internal support for computers and networks, and many companies also hire contractors as IT support.

Information Technology (IT) Support Specialist earns an average salary of $45,691 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career.  Employment of computer and information technology sector is projected to grow 12 percent, and are expected to add about 488,500 new jobs to the economy between 2014 to 2024. This growth is in part due to a greater emphasis on cloud computing, the collection and storage of big data, more everyday items becoming connected to the Internet in what is commonly referred to as the "Internet of things," and the continued demand for mobile computing. Advancing beyond basic Help Desk/User Support requires greater technical knowledge and specialization, as there are different directions of employment growth the advanced courses offered in this IT Technician Career Pathway teach the advanced concepts in security, database management, programming, and virtualization.

 

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DID YOU KNOW? 


                                                        Officials from the Port of Los Angeles, California State University Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) and Los Angeles Harbor College (LAHC) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)                                                             to enhance global logistics curricula, transfer opportunities and internships that will better prepare interested students for careers in port operations and logistics.

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TRANSPORTATION, WAREHOUSING AND DISTRIBUTION INDUSTRY SECTOR AND BUSINESS AND FINANCE INDUSTRY SECTOR

International Business Career Pathway and Supply Chain Career Pathway

The Global Trade Career Pathway Stages I, II help students navigate from entry-level jobs to a well-paid, in-demand career as an International Business Professional.   The sequence of courses allows for an individual to get the right skills at the right time in order to get, retain, and advance in their field of study while they complete certificates and a degree.  Business professionals have a working knowledge of office equipment, software, and acumen.  It is highly recommended that all individuals assess their business information skills prior to enrolling this pathway.  Co-enrollment in BIW and GTL Career Pathways is an option for those individuals needing additional office and administrative skills while completing their degree.

Business Information Worker (BIW I, II)

BIW I Job Titles:   Office Clerk, Receptionist, or Customer Service Representative                                                                                                

A Business Information Worker is trusted with carrying out office tasks for one or many individuals within a department. Administrative assistants have secretarial duties, such as accounting, data entry, billing, inventory, record-keeping, and sales, so strong typing skills (including 10-key) and familiarity with Microsoft Office programs are very important. 

According to 2012 labor market information, which covers a ten-year period (2010-2020), there are more than 15,000 positions for office clerks, receptionists, and/or customer service representatives in Los Angeles that do not require actual job experience.  Clerks and other office staff dealing with import/ export procedures are included as part of the broad statistical labor market information offered by the Bureau of Labor.                                            

Global Trade and Logistics Worker (GTL I)  

GTL I Job Titles:   Warehouse Associate, Logistics Clerk                      

Warehouse Associates play a pivotal role in supply chain management by performing a variety of jobs in warehouse and distribution centers.  They generally work on the back-end of the organization performing tasks such as: loading and unloading materials; ensuring safety compliance by maintaining "working clean" conditions; verifying inventory computations compared to physical counts of stock, investigating discrepancies and adjusting errors in handling and packaging of products; labeling products correctly; band receiving, storing, moving items from the distribution center. Individuals with strong administrative skills are good candidates for office clerk positions in logistics or import/export. The knowledge gained in this sequence of courses is required to pass CGBP, APICS, MHI, and ISM and other industry certifications.

As of Dec. 2016, the average wage for a Warehouse Associate is $12.07 per hour, plus bonuses and occasionally profit sharing.  Additional upskilling in inventory management is also associated with higher rates of pay for this position, and a forklift certification will be expected. Import/Export Clerk salaries range from $38,815 to $51,474. Individuals who are interested in working in global trade and logistics often find that these entry-level jobs provide the stepping stones to a professional career in international business, logistics, and supply chain management.  

GTL I: Skills Certificate in Logistics - Course Requirements     (Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suites recommended)
Dept. Name / #Course DescriptionUnitsSequence
BUS 001Introduction to Business3 YR 1, SPRING
INT BUS 001International Business3 YR 1, SPRING
BUS 130Introduction to Supply Chain Management3 YR 1, FALL
CIS 001Principles of Business Computing Systems3 YR 1, FALL
CAOT 085Microcomputing Office Application: Spreadsheets3 YR 1, SPRING
CAOT 129Technology in Global Trade1 YR 1, FALL
BUS 060  Business Document Processing 1  YR 1, SPRING
 TOTAL17 

Los Angeles Harbor College is a member of the California Community College Pro-GTL Regional Consortium and the Transportation Workforce Institute.  Experiential exercises, simulations, and related resources can be found in the Career Education Skills Lab (GC 102).  Faculty:  Please contact Michael Caress at 310-233-4042 or careerpathways@lahc.edu to set-up an appointment to review the labs usage and content.                                     

Global Trade and Logistics Worker (GTL II)  

GTL II Job Titles: Import-Export Clerk                                        

Some business information workers prepare import/export documents in accordance with established procedures and guidelines. They check shipping invoices for accuracy, calculate the value of duties and tariffs due on transported goods. All clerks have a strong familiarity with standard trade concepts, practices, and procedures usually within a particular field or sector of the economy.  The more opportunities a clerk takes to expand their industry knowledge, on-the-job administrative skills, and business acumen the more supervisory career opportunities will be available. 

Salaries for individuals with the title Import/Export Clerk vary depending on a number of factors including industry, company size, location, years of experience and level of education, and industry certification. The median Import/Export Clerk salary in Los Angeles, CA is $44,105.  The skills gained in the GTL II sequence of courses will provide an overview of the knowledge needed to pass the Certified Global Professionals (CGBP) exam.  CGBP credentials demonstrate that a candidate has at least 2-years of knowledge in international trade.  Along with education, credentials can often be the primary factor in employment and advancement.

Global Trade Certificate of Achievement – Courses Required          (Recommend: Microsoft Office Proficiency or completion of BIW I)
Dept. Name / #Course DescriptionUnitsSequence
BUS 001Introduction to Business3Yr 1, FALL
BUS 032Business Communications 3Yr 1, FALL
INT BUS 001International Business/ Trade3Yr 2, SPRING
INT BUS 006International Marketing 13Yr 2, SPRING
INT BUS 022International Management3Yr 2, SPRING
INT BUS 601Introduction to Global Trade and Logistics3Yr 1, FALL
    
 TOTAL18 

Los Angeles Harbor College is a member of the California Community College Pro-GTL Regional Consortium and the Transportation Workforce Institute.  Experiential exercises, simulations, and related resources can be found in the Career Education Skills Lab (GC 102).  Faculty:  Please contact Michael Caress at 310-233-4042 or careerpathways@lahc.edu to set-up an appointment to review the labs usage and content. ​

 

CAREER EDUCATION LAB AND ADULT EDUCATION​

ENTRY-LEVEL/ INCUMBENT WORKER TRAINING

Bringing Out the Best in Yourself at Work                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Certificate of Completion, Not for Credit               (Prerequisite: Current work experience or instructor waiver)

This 6-part series allows participants to learn and practice the inter/intrapersonal and cross-cultural skills needed to develop successful working relationships. As a widely accepted multicultural tool, Bringing out the Best in Yourself at Work has been translated into more than 10 different languages and is effectively taught in large and small companies all over the world.  The competencies learned in this program include:   communicate more effectively within and outside your organization, receive and provide effective feedback to others, prevent and resolve conflict before it become crisis, create highly productive and motivated teams, and turn leadership weaknesses into strengths.  Each attendee will receive a copy of Bringing Out the Best in Yourself at Work by Ginger Lapid-Bogda, and a Enneagram Workplace Toolkit.

Sessions Required for the Certificate of Completion:              (Non-Credit Training Option)
Dept. Name / #Course DescriptionHoursSequence
    
MODULE EQ / BEST 001Discovering Your Style4 Session 1
MODULE EQ / BEST 002Communicating Effectively4 Session 2
 MODULE EQ / BEST 003Giving Constructive Feedback4 Session 3
 MODULE EQ / BEST 004 Managing Conflict4 Session 4
 MODULE EQ / BEST 005Creating High-Performance Teams4 Session 5
 MODULE EQ / BEST 006Leveraging Your Leadership Style4 Session 6
 MODULE EQ / BEST 007Transforming Yourself4 Session 7
    
 TOTAL28 

 

TRANSPORTATION, WAREHOUSING AND DISTRIBUTION                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     These CE non-credit courses help students learn the entry-level job skills needed to thrive as Shipping Clerks/ Receiving Clerks/ Equipment Operators/ Material Handlers/ Warehouse Associates and related occupations.                                       

 

Fundamentals of Warehouse and Distribution                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Common Career Pathways:   Warehouse Worker; Warehouse Material Handler; Warehouse Manager                                                                                                        

These fundamental courses help students establish a basic foundation in transportation, warehousing and distribution.  Modules 1 – 28 available in English, and VESL.  These courses are ideal for students who need extra time to develop their soft and basic skills, and as a workplace supplement for students enrolled in traditional business courses.  Our CE Skills Lab also contains contextualized math, reading or critical thinking assignments that can be used as educational supplements for college students enrolled in traditional for-credit and non-credit courses. 

Sessions Required for the Certificate of Completion:              (Non-Credit Training Option)
Dept. Name / #Course DescriptionHoursSequence
MODULE FWD 1-11: Making a Successful Leap from Classroom to the Workplace  > MODULES 1 – 11: Business of Business; It's Your Career; Before you Interview; During the Interview; After the Interview; All About Communication; Not Safe at Work; Social Media in the Workplace; It's not Personal; No "I" in Team; and Advancing Your Career     33 Session 1
MODULE FWD 12 - 19: Warehouse Operations  > MODULES 12 – 20:   Fundamental Role of Warehousing and Distribution in the Supply Chain; Receiving; Storage Activities; Order Picking; Inventory Management; Shipping; Ergonomics; and Sustainability24 Session 2
MODULE FWD 20 - 28: Personal Performance  > MODULES 21 – 28:   Fundamental Role of Warehousing and Distribution in the Supply Chain; Warehouse Performance Measurement; Personal Performance Metrics; Performance in Conventional Warehouses; Performance in a Semi-Automated Environment; Performance in a Highly Automated Environment; Performance in a Cross-Docking Environment; Performance in a Direct-to-Customer Distribution Center; Overview of Material and Equipment Used in Warehousing and Distribution    24 Session 3
MODULE FWD 29 - 35: Material Handling  > MODULES 21 – 28:   Fundamental Role of Warehousing and Distribution in material handling, and physical logistics; Warehouse and Material Handling Logistics; Movement; Storage; Control; and Protection. 18 Session 4
    
 TOTAL99 

 

Warehouse Associate (WA)

Warehouse Associate (WA) Modules 1 – 32 are ideal for individuals who need to up-skill their technical know-how to get, retain, or advance in their career.  Our Career Education Skills Lab gives students the applied practice they need to support training. Each of our modules, exercises and simulations can be used as a workplace learning supplement for college students enrolled in traditional for-credit and non-credit courses. 

Shipping and Receiving Clerk                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Common Career Pathways: Shipping and Receiving Clerk; Warehouse Manager; Logistics Manager

Sessions Required for the Shipping and Receiving Certificate of Completion:              (Non-Credit Training Option)
Dept. Name / #Course DescriptionHoursSequence
    
MODULE WA/SR-1   Industry Sector Overview and Careers in Supply Chain Management             3 - 6 Session 1
MODULE WA/SR-2   Daily Office Maintenance: Timecard, Task, and Attendance Point System   3 - 6 Session 2
MODULE WA/SR-3   Warehouse Operations3 - 6 Session 3
MODULE WA/SR-4   Warehouse Distribution and Cross-Docking  3 - 6 Session 4
MODULE WA/SR-5   Warehouse Receiving Process and Procedures          3 - 6 Session 5
MODULE WA/SR-6   Conducting the Receiving and Documentary 3 - 6 Session 6
MODULE WA/SR-7   Receiving Process3 - 6 Session 7
MODULE WA/SR-8   Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)3 - 6 Session 8
MODULE WA/SR-9   Communication with Outside Vendors 3 - 6 Session 9
MODULE WA/SR-10   Storage Activities and Utilization     3 - 6 Session 10
MODULE WA/SR-11   Order Picking      3 - 6 Session 11
MODULE WA/SR-12   Operational and Inventory Controls3 - 6 Session 12
MODULE WA/SR-13   Inventory Management 3 - 6 Session 13
MODULE WA/SR-14   Order Fulfillment: Picking/Packing/Processing3 - 6 Session 14
MODULE WA/SR-15   Shipping and Transportation 3 - 6 Session 15
MODULE WA/SR-16   Hazmat and Special Handling 3 - 6 Session 16
MODULE WA/SR-17   Ergonomics3 - 6 Session 17
MODULE WA/SR-18   Technology Usage and Management Systems3 - 6 Session 18
MODULE WA/SR-19   Supply Chain and Logistics Management3 - 6 Session 19
MODULE WA/SR-20   Greening of Warehouse3 - 6 Session 20
    
    
 TOTAL RANGE OF HOURS60 - 120 

 

Forklift/ Equipment and Material Handler (EMH)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Common Career Pathway: Material Handler; Forklift Operator; Distribution Manager

This short-term continuing education course is designed to help students learn the entry-level, on-the-job skills needed to thrive in Shipping Clerk/ Receiving Clerk/ Equipment Operator/ Material Handler/ Warehouse Associate and related occupations.  Warehouse Associate Modules 21 – 32 are ideal for individuals who need to up-skill their technical know-how to get, retain, or advance in their career.  By successfully completing this training, students will have demonstrated key job competencies, gained a certificate of completion, and a technical report documenting skills at manipulating a forklift while adhering to proper procedures, guidelines, and safe –clean operations. Our Career Education Skills Lab gives students the applied practice they need to support training. Each of the CE Skills Labs modules, exercises and simulations can be used as a workplace learning supplement for college students enrolled in traditional for-credit and non-credit courses. ​By successfully completing this four week training, you will have demonstrated key job competencies, gained a certificate of completion, and secured proof of forklift certification along with a technical report documenting your skills at manipulating a forklift while adhering to proper procedures, guidelines, and safe –clean operations.                                                                                                                                

Sessions Required for the Material Handler Certificate of Completion:              (Non-Credit Training Option)
Dept. Name / #Course DescriptionHoursSequence
    
MODULE WA/EMH-21   Industry Sector Overview and Careers in Supply Chain Management             3 - 6 Session 1
MODULE WA/EMH-22   Daily Office Maintenance: Timecard, Task, and Attendance Point System   3 - 6 Session 2
MODULE WA/EMH-23   Warehouse Operations3 - 6 Session 3
MODULE WA/EMH-24   Warehouse Distribution and Cross-Docking  3 - 6 Session 4
MODULE WA/EMH-25   Warehouse Receiving Process and Procedures          3 - 6 Session 5
MODULE WA/EMH-26   Conducting the Receiving and Documentary 3 - 6 Session 6
MODULE WA/EMH-27   Receiving Process3 - 6 Session 7
MODULE WA/EMH-28   Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)3 - 6 Session 8
MODULE WA/EMH-2Communication with Outside Vendors 3 - 6 Session 9
MODULE WA/EMH-30   Storage Activities and Utilization     3 - 6 Session 10
MODULE WA/EMH-31   Order Picking      3 - 6 Session 11
MODULE WA/EMH-32   Operational and Inventory Controls3 - 6 Session 12
    
 TOTAL RANGE OF HOURS36 - 72 

 

MID-LEVEL/ INCUMBENT WORKER TRAINING

What Type of Leader are You?                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Certificate of Completion, Not for Credit                                  (Prerequisite: Bringing Out the Best in Yourself at Work

What Type of Leader Are You?  is a highly interactive, competency and feedback based program that elegantly intertwines Enneagram theory with industry-recognize leadership competencies.   In these 8-sessions, participants will learn to function as member of a small learning group to explore core leadership competencies, shares how competencies relate to personality type, and learn self-development approaches to enhancing their own capabilities.  At the end of each smaller group exercise, groups participate in larger group activities that illuminate the specific competency and the particular way leaders of each personality type uses their related strengths, development areas, and unique development paths. The competencies learned in this program include:  Leadership Profiling, Driving for Results, Striving for Self-Mastery, Thinking & Acting Strategically, Becoming an Excellent Communicator, Leading High-Performing Teams, Making Optimal Decisions, and Taking Charge of Change.  Each attendee will receive a copy of What Kind of Leader are You?, Ginger Lapid-Bogda, and a Leadership Competency ToolKit.

Sessions Required for the Certificate of Completion:              (Non-Credit Training Option)
Dept. Name / #Course DescriptionHoursSequence
    
MODULE EQ / LEAD 001What Type Are You?4 Session 1
MODULE EQ / LEAD 002Drive for Results4 Session 2
 MODULE EQ / LEAD 003Strive for Self-Mastery4 Session 3
 MODULE EQ / LEAD 004Know the Business: Think and Act Strategically4 Session 4
 MODULE EQ / LEAD 005Become an Excellent Communicator4 Session 5
 MODULE EQ / LEAD 006Lead High-Performing Teams4 Session 6
 MODULE EQ / LEAD 007Make Optimal Decisions4 Session 7
    
MODULE EQ / LEAD 008Take Charge of Change4 Session 8
MODULE EQ / LEAD 009Stretch Your Leadership Paradigms4 Session 9
    
 TOTAL36 

 

  

 TRANSPORTATION, WAREHOUSING AND DISTRIBUTION

CAREER EDUCATION SKILS LAB - GC102

Our Career Education Skills Lab gives students the applied practice they need to thrive in the Transportation, Warehousing and Distribution sector and its related business occupations.

SIMLOG FORKLIFT SIMULATOR

GLOBAL TRADE AND LOGISTICS: DIGITAL BADGES                                                                                                

> Supply Chain Management                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             > Global Management                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       > Global Banking and Finance                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          > International Sales and Marketing ​

SIMM SIMULATOR PROGRAMS                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     > Supply Chain Management

EXPERIENTIAL EXERCISES: WAREHOUSE ASSOCIATE                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               > Group Exercises: WA 1 – 32                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            > Individual Exercises: WA 1 - 32

EXPERIENTIAL EXERCISES: LOGISTICS CLERKS                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           > Group Exercises: LC 1 –                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   > Individual Exercises: LC 1 -                                                                               

Faculty can contact Michael Caress at careerpathways@lahc.edu to set-up an appointment to review the labs usage and content.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Michael Caress                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Office: 310-233-4042  

 

  
  
  
  
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