The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics says material handling and logistics is one of America’s fastest growing industries— reporting that the employment of logisticians is expected to grow 26 percent from 2010 to 2020. 

What is logistics technology?

Logistics is the industry that gets everything where it needs to go. How does your meal travel from the farm to the grocery store? How does your new computer go from the factory to your doorstep? How do online retailers pack and ship your order? The answer is simple: logistics.

Why is logistics important?

Every company employs logistics experts. The industry may not be in the spotlight, but it’s one of the world’s biggest and most important. Organizations need logistics experts for transportation, shipping, distribution, warehousing, and cargo handling.

Which industries employ logisticians?

Logistic professionals are everywhere! From humanitarian and military efforts to business, the techniques of logistic technology are being deployed in every industry.

Possible career paths may include:

  • transportation, storage, and distribution managers
  • production, planning, and expediting clerk
  • shipping, receiving, and traffic clerk
  • cargo and freight agent
  • industrial truck and tractor operator

Where can I study logistics?

Today finding a great job requires more than a high school diploma. North Lake College offers both certificate and associate degree options for aspiring logisticians. These courses train students for the real world with a supportive classroom environment and knowledgeable, experienced faculty.

“These professors have provided a program that is, in all respective terms, flawless,” says student John Srb. “They provide quality knowledge that can actually be applied in the workplace.”

Logistics Technology Certificate

Eleven courses fulfill North Lake’s Logistics Technology Certificate. This comprehensive foundation specializes in:

  • Business Logistics
  • International Logistics and Global Supply Chain Management
  • Transportation and Traffic Management
  • Storage, Warehouse and Distribution Center Management
  • Inventory Control and Management
  • Storage and Distribution Logistics

Associate Degree in Logistics Technology 

Managing the flow of money, material and information can be a complex task! NLC’s Associate of Applied Sciences (AAS) degree in Logistics Technology includes two years of training in the complexity, risk, and sheer volume of trade. Business, economics, math, and management classes supplement foundational logistics courses.

Pursuing a Bachelor or Master Degree 

As the Logistics industry becomes more and more complex, many companies seek employees with Bachelor or Master’s degrees in business, finance, logistics and supply chain management.

Students interested in continuing their education will find it easy to transfer to a four-year institution. In fact, NLC’s Logistics Technology graduates may transfer up to 61-62 credit hours of their AAS degree to any Texas public college or university offering Bachelor of Applied Arts and Science (BAAS) degrees with logistics concentrations.

Can I earn my degree online?

Students who lack the time or transportation to attend classes on campus may instead earn their certificate or degree 100 percent online. North Lake College has even had truck drivers take their classes online while sitting in their cab, and U.S. Army lieutenants learn while stationed overseas.

How do I register for classes? 

North Lake College has 8 Steps of Enrollment for new students. To view these steps online visit

To view the class schedule visit www.northlakecollege.edu/schedule

Will I find work after graduation?

Trained for employment in one of America’s fastest-growing industries, North Lake graduates secure work in a variety of exciting career fields throughout the DFW metroplex—one of the largest points of distribution and logistics in the U.S.  From inventory analysts to warehouse leaders, they are critical in today’s economy and the economy of tomorrow.

To see the industry’s full occupational outlook visit www.bit.ly/LogisticsOutlook.