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Logistics & Industry Academy

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  • Learn from certified OSHA Trainers
  • Gain hands-on experience in safety, measurement, forklift, and logistics.
  • Opportunity to find employment in manufacturing, supply chain, and other industries
  • Improve safety standards & customer service in the workplace


  • OSHA 10 - General Industry Certification:  This course provides training for entry-level workers on the recognition, avoidance, abatement, and prevention of safety and health hazards in workplaces, as well as information regarding workers' rights and employer responsibilities. Through this training, OSHA helps to ensure that workers have the knowledge they need to stay safe on the job. Students who successfully complete the OSHA 10-Hour General Industry course receive an OSHA 10-Hour General Industry card from the OSHA Training Institute (OTI)-a credential that holds value for a lifetime. TOPICS: *Introduction to OSHA *Machine Guarding *Walking-Working Surfaces *Industrial Hygiene *Emergency Actions Plans *Bloodborne Pathogens *Avoiding Electrocution Hazards *Ergonomics *Personal Protective Equipment *Safe Driving Practices *Hazard Communication *Preventing Workplace Violence *Materials Handling *Safety & Health Programs
  • OSHA Forklift Certification: According to OSHA standard 1910.178, employers are required to ensure that all forklift operators are properly trained and certified. To earn your certification, you must complete formal instruction, practical training and a performance evaluation. You can complete the OSHA Forklift certification to satisfy the formal instruction requirement for certification. This course covers all training topics required by OSHA, including operation instructions, warnings and precautions, steering and maneuvering, load capacity, inspections, maintenance and more. These are all formal instruction topics needed to earn a forklift license and safely operate Class I - Class VII forklifts.
  • NC3 Certification in Precision Measurement:  This 5-hour course meets the needs and expectations of modern industry in the global marketplace. Precision measurement instruments like tape and rule form the basis of quality in manufacturing and repair. Upon the end of this class, students who receive the NC3 certification have proven they know how to use the precision measurement tools to their full potential.
  • Certified Logistics Associate (CLA) Certification:  This course provides students with the foundational broad knowledge they will need to understand the world of supply chain and related core competencies. Learning materials include PDF textbook and e-learning modules. The course includes modules on: the global supply chain, the logistics environment, safety, safe equipment operation, material handling equipment, quality control, workplace communication, teamwork and problem solving and using computers. This course requires approximately 35 hours of instruction.
Upcoming Schedule and Registration Coming Soon

Summer Courses Begin June 2024 

  • 10-Hour Safety for General Industry, WIDX474  
  • OSHA Forklift Operator, WIDX475  
  • Tape & Rule Precision Measurement, WIDX142
  • Certified Logistics Associate (CLA), WIDX479 

Tier 2 Certifications:

  • Certified Logistics Technician (CLT): This course provides students with the mid-level technical knowledge needed to understand the world of supply chain logistics, product receiving, product storage, order processing, packaging and shipment, inventory control, safe handling of hazardous materials, evaluation of transportation modes, customs, dispatch and tracking operations. It is strongly recommends that individuals be at an 8th-grade math and 10th-grade reading level before taking course. Must complete WIDX479 Certified Logistics Associate (CLA) to take this course.
  • Certified Production Technician (CPT):  This course covers the fundamental and technical skills while providing students and incumbent workers with the knowledge and skills needed to prepare them for an advanced, high-performance manufacturing environment. Course align with MSSC Standards and help individuals enhance their foundational, core technical knowledge and skills for production work from entry-level to front-line supervisory level.  Modules include: Safety, Quality Practices & Measurement, Manufacturing Production & Processes, Maintenance Awareness, Green Production
Upcoming Schedule and Registration:

Summer Session, click on the class to register:

Tier 3 - Under Development and Coming Soon!

Audience:  Individuals who currently work or aspire to work as a forklift operator or work in a warehouse, supply chain, manufacturing, construction or similar work environment

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Physical Standards:

Metropolitan Community College complies with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act and its amendments. If a prospective student who is otherwise qualified requires a reasonable accommodation, he/she should contact the Disability Support Services office at Metropolitan Community College (MCC).
In order for students to be successful in the Logistics & Industrial Automation Training, they must be able to perform the following physical standards:
General Standard Specific Example
Ability to use senses
  • Visual acuity to identify, read, and understand directions on equipment and other documents required in forklift operation, such as safety and operator procedures.
  • Ability to see at a distance, and distinguish distance, colors, objects, and persons.
  • Ability to hear sounds and warning signals, which could lead to an emergency requiring some type of proactive or reactive response.
  • Ability to detect and tolerate smells that may unpleasant or indicate a possible danger.
Physical Ability
  • Ability to stand, walk, and sit for long periods.
  • Ability Use their hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools, or controls.
  • Ability to lift, move, carry, push, and pull at least 25 pounds.
  • Ability to bend and twist body, including crouching, kneeling, or reaching.
  • Must be able to extend neck to look up at far distances
Work Environment
  • May work in slippery or wet conditions
  • May work in daylight, sunlight, skylight, or overhead fluorescent light
For more information on this program or to speak with a MCC staff member, submit an inquiry form.