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Logistics & Supply Chain

Whether you are looking to enter the workforce for the first time or upgrade your skillset for career advancement, we have programs for you.

Click on the course titles below to view schedule and information.

The APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional certification program brings your company’s entire end-to-end supply chain into perspective. From manufacturing companies to service providers, supply chain effectiveness in the global economy is increasingly critical for business and professional success. Customer expectations are high—with the APICS CSCP certification, you can ensure that your company not only meets them, but exceeds them.

The program consists of 40 hours of instruction that is divided into three modules:

  • Supply Chain Strategy and Design,
  • Supply Chain Planning and Execution, and
  • Supply Chain Improvement and Best Practices.

To obtain the CSCP, each participant will have to sit for a formal exam. Upon successful completion, APICS will issue the CSCP certification.

Textbooks and a one-year license to the CSCP computer learning system included.

Feb. 18–May 19 (13 Sessions)
Tu 6:00–9:00 pm (No class 3/3)

Tuition: $2,350
Instructor: Peter J. Blok, PhD

The Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC) credentialing system leading to a Certified Logistics Technician (CLT) certification covers core competency areas for frontline material-handling workers across all supply chain facilities: factories, warehouses, distribution centers and transporters. Topics will include global supply chain logistics life cycle, material-handling equipment, safety, quality control, order processing, inventory control, and more. Individuals are assessed for two credentials: the foundational-level Certified Logistics Associate (CLA) certificate and mid-level Certified Logistics Technician (CLT) certification. CLA is a prerequisite for CLT.

All course materials, access to online learning system, and exam fees are included.

HYBRID: Feb. 1 – March 21
CLASSROOM: Saturday 9:00 am – 3:30 pm (30 min lunch) Feb 1, 15, 22, 29, March 14, March 21
ONLINE: W 6:00–9:00 pm Feb 4, 6, 11, 13, 18, 20, 25, 27, March 10, 12, 17, 19

Tuition: $2,950
Instructor: Marilyn Getinger

The purpose of the Certified Production Technician (CPT) certification program is to raise the level of performance of production technicians both to assist the individuals in finding higher-wage jobs
and to help employers ensure their workforce increases the company’s productivity and competitiveness.

The CPT program consists of four individual certificate assessments:

  • Module 1: Safety
  • Module 2: Quality Practices and Measurement
  • Module 3: Manufacturing Processes and Production–FALL 2020
  • Module 4: Maintenance Awareness–FALL 2020

Candidates must earn all four certificates to receive the Full CPT certification.

Module 1: Safety

The first module in the Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC) CPT program provides an overview of the safety protocols required by OSHA and needed to work on the line with minimal risk of injury.

Students will learn how to

  • work in a safe and productive manufacturing workplace;
  • perform safety and environmental inspections;
  • perform emergency drills and participate in emergency teams;
  • identify unsafe conditions and take corrective action;
  • provide safety orientation for all employees;
  • train personnel to use equipment safely;
  • suggest processes and procedures that support safety of work environment;
  • fulfill safety and health requirements for maintenance, installation, and repair;
  • monitor safe equipment and operator performance; and
  • utilize effective, safety-enhancing workplace practices.

Tuition includes course materials, access to online learning system, and exam fee as well as MSSC candidate one-time required registration fee per student.

HYBRID: April 18 – May 9
CLASSROOM:  Saturday 9:00 – 3:30 (30 min lunch) April 18, 25, May 9
ONLINE:  Tues/Thurs 6:00 – 9:00 pm April 21, 23, 28, 30, May 5, 7

Tuition: $1,050
Instructor: Marilyn Getinger

Module 2: Quality Practices and Measurement

The Quality Practices and Measurement module focuses on continuous improvement concepts and how they relate to a quality management system. It is an introduction to a quality management system and its components including corrective/preventive actions; control of document and quality records; internal auditing of processes; and control of non-conforming product.

Students will learn how to:

  • participate in periodic internal quality audit activities,
  • check calibration of gages and other data collection equipment,
  • suggest continuous improvements,
  • inspect materials and product/process at all stages to ensure they meet specifications,
  • document the results of quality tests,
  • communicate quality problems,
  • take corrective actions to restore or maintain quality,
  • record process outcomes and trends,
  • identify fundamentals of blueprint reading, and
  • use common measurement systems and precision measurement tools.

Tuition includes course materials, access to online learning system, and exam fee.

HYBRID: May 23 – June 13
CLASSROOM:  Saturday 9:00 – 3:30 May 23, June 6, June 13
ONLINE:  Tues/Thurs 6:00 – 9:30 pm May 26, 28, June 2, 4 9, 11

Tuition: $990
Instructor: Marilyn Getinger

How to Register

  • Online
  • Via Phone at 732-987-2255
  • In Person at Lake House, 555 Lakewood Avenue, Lakewood, NJ 08701
  • Mail to: Center for Professional Studies,
    900 Lakewood Avenue, Lakewood, NJ 08701

Registrations will close 48 hours prior to the course start date. No late registrations will be accepted.

Payment Options

The university accepts cash, checks, money orders, and cashier’s checks. Checks must be made out to Georgian Court University.

Cash: Cash is accepted in person only at Lake House, 555 Lakewood Avenue, Lakewood, NJ 08701

Checks: Checks should be made payable to Georgian Court University and include your name and student ID (if available). A $55 fee will apply for all returned checks.

Online: Payments by electronic check and debit/credit card are done online through Self- Service. All debit/credit card payments will be charged a convenience fee of 2.75%. There is no fee for an electronic check. We do not accept debit/credit card payments on site.

Employer Sponsorship: Employers may send us a purchase order or voucher stating their intent to pay for the student’s course along with a completed Employer Sponsorship form, which is available online at georgian.edu/cps or in this book.

Cancellations and Refunds

Cancellations: The Center for Professional Studies at GCU reserves the right to cancel, reschedule, or combine program events that are below the minimum participant requirement. Should a cancellation occur, staff will contact the participant about the cancellation or about any alternative program event(s). You may elect to transfer your registration to a combined or alternate program. If you are unavailable to attend the alternate program or the program is cancelled, all tuition and fees will be refunded via check.

Refunds: Refund and withdrawal requests must be received 10 or more days before the beginning of a class to receive a 100% refund. With less notice, no refund will be provided. Please note that some courses do incur a nonrefundable registration fee as noted in the course details.

Inclement Weather and Emergency Closings

Please check georgian.edu, official Georgian Court social media channels, or local news sources to check for cancellations due to inclement weather. Cancelled classes are made up by adding on an additional session after the last scheduled class, based on instructor and classroom availability.

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