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Logistics and Distribution

Location: CTEC

Program Description

Supply chain logistics is a rapidly growing industry in the greater Bakersfield area. With our close proximity to I-5 and the ports in Los Angeles and Long Beach, Kern County is quickly becoming home to numerous distribution centers that offer employees many opportunities to move up the career ladder. Additionally, the agricultural industry has a strong need for employees that have a foundation in logistics and distribution.


The Logistics & Distribution program provides students with the essential knowledge, skills, and experiences related to career opportunities in warehousing, distribution, logistics, and transportation. Students will learn and work in authentic environments using industry-standard equipment and procedures, as well as have opportunities to obtain information through a variety of work-based learning opportunities.


This program will launch in August of 2020 and will be housed at the CTEC campus. Students will run a 10,000 square foot training warehouse that will allow them to learn all aspects of the industry in a realistic working environment. Get a head start on your career today and enroll in the Logistics & Distribution program at CTEC. 


Logistics & Distribution students learn:

  • Overview of logistics
  • Warehouse safety procedures
  • Shipping and receiving operations
  • Proper loading & stocking
  • Transportation systems
  • Inventory control
  • Automated systems
  • Warehouse design 
  • Leadership skills
  • Career exploration within the industry
  • Career readiness skills

Professional Certification opportunities

Certifications offered to students completing the Logistics & Distribution program include:

  • Forklift Operation Certification including
    • 4 Wheel 
    • 3 Wheel 
    • Narrow Aisle Reach
    • Stand-up 
    • Order Picker
  • SP/2 Safety Certification


Logistics & Distribution students should have average or better math skills.

High School credit available

Students earn 15 units of elective credit each semester toward their high school graduation.

College prep course. Meets area "G" approval for UC admission.

Bakersfield college credit available

We are currently working with Bakersfield College to offer college credit in this course.

Career Pathways and Related Occupations

This is a career awareness class that instructs students on the basics necessary for entry-level employment.  Successful Logistics & Distribution students often pursue careers in the following:

  • Forklift Driver
  • Stock Clerk
  • Logistics Coordinator
  • Warehouse Manager
  • Distribution Manager
  • Shipping/Receiving Clerk
  • Routing/Scheduling Clerk
  • Warehouse Associate
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