Distribution and Logistics Management

Course Information

Next Available Start Date: August 10, 2018

Length: 10 months (900 Clock Hours)

Schedule: Monday – Friday; 8AM – 2PM

Estimated Cost for FL Resident: (Tuition, books, & fees) $3200

Basic Skill Levels: TABE Test Scores: 9th grade in Reading, Math, and Language

Course Overview

Program Description:

This program prepares students for employment in the distribution and logistics management field. It encompasses the entire supply chain: Designing new products, forecasting, procuring raw materials, manufacturing, distribution, transportation, warehousing and inventory, marketing and promoting, import and export, and reverse logistics. Students learn import and export procedures and product distribution which includes electrical, wholesale items, plumbing, plastic, HVAC and textiles. Students also learn operational procedures, industry related computer programs, including automated inventory and control operations. Students are engaged in the entire process from the selection, reception and distribution of product or merchandise.

Every product and company has a chain of supplies and distribution. Careers are available with companies such as: Amazon, Apple, Coca-Cola, FedEx, Hillsborough County Public Schools, NAPA Auto Parts, Pepin Distribution, Port Tampa Bay, ProLogistix, Publix, RESA Power, UPS, and Walmart.

The course includes a five-week internship to learn valuable skills in the field. Students will be prepared to take the Global Logistics Associate (GLA) Certification Test*.

*As of April 2017, APICS (the organization which offers the GLA Certification Test) has temporarily suspended the GLA program. APICS estimates they will resume offering the GLA Certification test in November 2017.


Please explore the links below to access information on employment prospects, estimated salaries, and more career information.

Gainful Employment and Career Information

Occupational Outlook Handbook

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Course Description

Financial Aid Available

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: What computer-related skills are covered?

A: Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, and Access 

Q: Will the program specifically help me run my own business or enter into a partnership?

A: Yes, it could but may require significant start-up funds for equipment.

Q: Classroom attendance is required?

A: Absolutely!

Q: Is job placement available upon graduation?

A: Advisory committee representatives and teachers provide students with guidance and recommendations. The five-week internship near the end of the program helps students make contacts in the industry and gain work experience.



Information on this form is for Florida Department of Education reporting requirements ONLY. This information WILL NOT be used to determine program eligibility or admission. Courses and programs are offered as part of the adult education program of Hillsborough County Schools under the direction of the School Board of Hillsborough County.

No person shall, on the basis of sex, race, color, national origin or handicap, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity under the direction of the local education agency.




                                                                                  National Technical Honor Society.           Council on Occupational Education.            Hillsborough County Public Schools.         sacs.      Hillsborough Technical Colleges.

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