About the Global Trade and Logistics Program

Move Products Across the Globe with a Career in Logistics

Imagine a career that could take you around the world. Global trade and logistics are about the movement of products and services across the globe to consumers. Santa Monica College is at the forefront of education and training in this fascinating career field. Programs in logistics prepare students for careers that entail managing the movement of raw materials, energy, finished products, money, people, satellites, information and more.

Global trade and logistics include supply chain management, operations management, packing, materials handling, transportation management, distribution center management, inventory management, procurement, warehousing, and systems controls. From cargo handler to sales executive, the range of possible career options is endless. At SMC, we offer NexusEdge and LinkedIn Learning. We are one of 11 colleges that make up the Pro-Global Trade & Logistics Consortia.

With on-campus and fully online program options, SMC offers a format that works for you.

Find the path that fits your personal needs and professional goals:

Degrees and Certificates

Associate in Science Degree Icon Associate in Science More information on the Associate in Science Degree

Get a foundation in general education, then gain the skills needed to excel in your desired field.

Completion of an Associate degree usually will not satisfy transfer major requirements. Meet with a counselor to develop an academic program best suited for you.

Estimated Timeline:
2+ years, 60 units

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Certificate of Achievement Icon Certificate of Achievement More information on the Certificate of Achievement

Gain the skills needed to excel in your desired field without completing general education requirements.

Estimated Timeline:
1+ years, 24+ units

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Certificate of Achievement Icon Department Certificate More information on the Department Certificate

Gain skills quickly with this short term program, then leverage them to get ahead in your career.

Estimated Timeline:
1 year or less, 18 units or less

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Associate in Science Degree - Logistics and Supply Chain Management Associates in Science Degree

24 units + General Education Requirements

Certificate of Achievement - Logistics/Supply Chain ManagementCertificate of Achievement

24 units This Degree is earnable completely online

This program provides students the opportunity to develop skills in the growing field of logistics and supply chain management. Students will learn about the flow and movement that organizations utilize to produce and deliver their products and services. Logistics and supply chain touches all aspects of a company’s operations—from the movement of raw materials, energy, goods, money, [people, satellites, information and an array of operational tools. Our logistics’ and supply chain management degree will prepare you for a career in the growing field of Global Trade and Logistics/Supply Chain. Our program partners with PRO-GTL to enhance education and business partnerships for optimal job opportunities.

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Department Certificate - Business LogisticsDepartment Certificate

12 units This Degree is earnable completely online

Our department certificate is a focused short-term version of the Certificate of Achievement designed to expose students to the various aspects of Logistics and Supply Chain Management and job opportunities.

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Certificate of Achievement - International BusinessCertificate of Achievement

24 units This Degree is earnable completely online

After successful completion of the International Business Certificate program, the student demonstrates the skills, knowledge, and training for entry-level positions in multinational companies and incorporates the global business perspective into their current assignment. The student's knowledge and skills will include the ability to analyze global business opportunities as well as interact with others from different cultures. Individuals are able to prepare basic international commercial and shipping documents as well as to understand the issues that are involved in a global business operation. To gain a competitive edge in today's emerging marketplace, companies need professionals who know how to streamline diverse, supply-side activities on a global scale. If your aim is to extend your professional influence to the international market, the International Business Department certificate can help. Our program consists of, hybrid, online and on-ground classes to optimize your time and energy for a degree at Santa Monica College.

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Department Certificate - International Business Department Certificate

12 units This Degree is earnable completely online

Our department certificate is a focused short-term version of the Certificate of Achievement designed to expose students to the various aspects of Internation Business and to enhance their global perspectives and competencies in the global business environment.

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Pro-GTL (Global Trade & Logistics) Regional Consortia

Pro-GTL (Global Trade & Logistics) Regional Consortia is a partnership with private industry and educators across 7 community colleges in Los Angeles and Orange Counties and Community Career Development (CCD) to promote career opportunities in global trade, e-commerce, and logistics and global entrepreneurship.

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