Harford Community College (HCC) was awarded funding from Maryland State Department of Education’s Division of Career and College Readiness in the amount of $96,535 to support the development of a Transportation, Logistics and Cargo Security pathway curriculum.
The announcement and establishment of the program comes at a critical time as the global supply chain continues to experience challenges and as the industry seeks to hire more skilled workers. In fact, according to Susquehanna Workforce Network’s Local Plan, warehousing and storage jobs in the region are expected to grow annually by 2% through 2026.
The pathway program at HCC will offer students three options for study:
- A noncredit program preparing students for the Manufacturing Skill Standards Council Certified Logistics Technician and Certified Logistics Associate credentials
- A Logistics and Supply Chain Management Credit Certificate
- A Transportation, Logistics and Supply Chain Management AAS degree that can stack on the Credit Certificate.
According to a Harford Community College press release:
Harford Community College will work closely with subject matter experts to develop curriculum aligned with industry standards covering the following topics: Transportation and Logistics, Supply Chain Management, Production and Operations Management, Product Lifecycle Management, Freight Operations, and Transportation Safety and Security. The Credit Certificate and AAS degree will include business management and general studies courses.
Development of this pathway will have partnership support from the Container Store Distribution Center in Aberdeen, the Harford County Office of Community and Economic Development, and Beacon Staffing. Additionally, representatives from Harford Community College will work with Harford County Public Schools partners to provide dual enrollment opportunities for its students.