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SMC|Academic Programs|Business Department|Logistics Program

Logistics Program

Programs in logistics prepare students to for careers that entail managing the movement of raw materials, energy, finished products, money, people, satellites, information, etc. Logistics includes supply chain management, operations management, demand management, packaging and materials handling, transportation management, distribution center management, inventory management, procurement and supply scheduling, warehousing, and systems controls.
  • Associate in Arts Degree in Logistics/Supply Chain Management
  • Certificate of Achievement in Logistics/Supply Chain Management
  • Department Certificate in Business Logistics
You must apply for A.A. degrees and Certificates of Achievement at the Admissions office.​

​​​All department certificates under 18 units are to be submitted to the Business office located in B220. Please complete the top half of the application and attach a copy of your transcript. You may log into Corsair Connect to download a copy of your unofficial transcript. Please highlight or underline the courses required for the certificate on your transcript. All required courses must have a letter grade of C or higher. Courses listed as “In Progress” are not valid.

You may drop off the application at the Business office during normal hours of operation from 8am to 5pm Monday through Friday. You may also mail your application to the following address:
SMC Business Dept.
Attn: Joy Tucker
1900 Pico Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Please note, your certificate will be mailed to the address listed on your application.  Please allow up to 3 weeks to receive your certificate.

Degree and Certificate Requirements  (PDF)

Students interested in a Bachelor of Science in Global Logistics and Supply Chain Management should review the articulation agreement with California State University, Dominguez Hill.

Business Transfer Student (PDF)

Logistics Courses:

BUS 80, Principles of Logistics
3 units
Transfer: CSU
• Prerequisite: None.
This course provides an overview of how firms use distribution intermediaries to gain a competitive advantage in local and global markets through the integration of logistics and supply chain management. The management of the physical flow of products and information throughout the entire supply chain is examined, including physical distribution, transportation, warehousing, customer service, materials management, third-party and global logistics, systems planning, and operations and management of the supply chain.

BUS 81, Transportation Management 3 units
Transfer: CSU
• Prerequisite: None.
The class provides an overview of the alternative modes, systems, rates, services, and regulations in global transportation. Transportation systems and providers will be examined including ocean, air, and surface carriers, as well as intermodal and special carriers.

BUS 82, Supply Chain Management 3 units
Transfer: CSU
• Prerequisite: None.
This course is an overview of the entire supply chain and its key elements. Students are exposed to concepts, models, and terminology used in demand planning, inventory planning, material planning, distribution planning, fulfillment planning, and related components of a supply chain are examined.

BUS 83, Operations Management 3 units
Transfer: CSU
• Prerequisite: None.
Introduces concepts and techniques related to the design, planning, control, and improvement of manufacturing and service operations. The course examines operations and the coordination of product development, process management, and supply chain management. Students are exposed to topics in the areas of process analysis, materials management, production scheduling, quality management, and product design.