Supply and Logistics Technician - Training Program
Start your career in Supply & Logistics

Career training for a job in supply & logistics

In this hands-on supply and logistics job training program, you learn the skills needed for materials, freight and shipping management. This 6-7 month program teaches the concepts of ERP – Enterprise Resource Planning –  and related systems and how they are used in everything from manufacturing to marketing. You will also learn about purchasing, freight claims, and contracts along with inventory control, the transportation of domestic and international import and export of freight.  You will gain the skills you need to get OSHA and forklift certifications. Once you graduate, we’ll help you find a job in the industry.


What you’ll learn in the Supply and Logistics Technician  job training program:

  • Supply and Logistics Management
  • Trade-specific mathematics
  • Concepts of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)
  • Transportation of freight forwarding
  • Freight Claims & Contracts
  • Introduction to Purchasing
  • Inventory Control and Management
  • Manufacturing and Distribution
  • Industry Certifications – OSHA and Forklift
  • Job preparation, including interview and resume skills

Say yes to CET Supply and Logistics Technician!

New career in 6-7 months?* yes!
Job Placement Assistance? yes!
Support Services? yes!
Financial Aid Assistance for those who qualify? yes!
Tools, books and uniforms included in tuition**? yes!

*Average program length based on attendance ** Subject to change without notice.


FAQ about the Supply and Logistics  training program:

Where do the supply and logistics tech classes take place?
Train to be a supply and logistics technician on CET’s campus in Watsonville, CA. In addition to the classroom learning, you’ll work on hands-on projects such as freight claims filing, purchase order processing, and stock level management.
How long does it take to finish this logistics training program?
With 30 hours a week of attendance, students usually finish the 720 hour program in 6-7 months.
When does the next class start?
Right now! CET’s open enrollment means once your application is completed you can start the next day.
After taking the supply and logistics course, what types of jobs can I find?
When you are trained in supply and logistics, you’re qualified for a variety of jobs in the field, including:
  • Cargo & Freight Agents
  • Shipping & Receiving & Traffic Clerks
  • Procurement Clerks
  • Production, Planning and Expediting Clerks
  • Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators
  • Freight Forwarders
  • Stock Clerks – Stockroom, Warehouse or Storage Yard
How soon after graduation will I start working in the field?
Every student’s experience is different, but according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the field has a bright outlook with higher than average job growth. To see what the job outlook is like for the supply chain industry where you live, go to and plug in your state in the section for “Wages and Employment Trends.” And with CET’s job placement assistance, you will always have ready help to find the right job.
What can I expect to make in the area of supply and logistics?
The Bureau of Labor Statistics shared this information (see below) about what people can make as a shipping clerk. Remember that this is only an average- depending on where you live, the wages can be higher or lower. To see how much receiving clerks earn in your region, go to and plug in your state in the section for “Wages and Employment Trends.” Wages & Employment Trends* for Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks.
Median wages 2017 $15.29 hourly, $31,810 annual
Employment 2016 681,000 employees
Projected job openings 2016-2026 67,200

*Data as of August 2018. For additional information, including details on associated occupations, national and state wage and employment statistics, go to

How much does it cost and how can I pay for the supply and logistics technician job training program?
It costs $11,486, including books, project supplies, and tools. If you qualify for financial aid, payments can be as low as $50 per month.
What if I didn’t graduate from high school or don’t have my GED?
At CET you may have options without them. Be sure to tell the Admissions Department so they can guide you through the eligibility process.
How big are the supply and logistics management classes?
Class size is approximately 20-25 students and varies by the type of program.
Do you provide any certificates recognized by employers?
This class provides you the knowledge and practice to prepare you for tests through the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and prepares you for forklift certification testing.
What do I need to get started? Are there any prerequisite math classes I need?
No. There are no prerequisites. If you need it, you'll get basic skills instruction that includes vocational English and math. Additional one on one tutoring is available if needed.
CET is national, but what about the graduation and job placement rates for Supply and Logistics Technician at my CET location?
Good question! When you’re making decisions about your future, it’s important to be as informed as possible. To see statistics about CET’s program performance, click on the CET location below to access the Federal Student Right to Know and State Program Performance Fact Sheets.*. Remember- we’re here to help. Contact your local CET Admissions Department for additional information or assistance. The Supply and Logistics Technician job training program is offered at the following locations:

*Sources are listed to provide additional information on related jobs, specialties, and/or industry. Links to non-CET sites are provided for your convenience and do not constitute an endorsement.