Program Overview

Logistics is the second largest employment sector in Texas

Program Director/Program Coordinator
Name John Rydlund
Title Program Director/Instructor
Room N-319
Program Area
Industrial & Applied Technology
Phone 409-944-1318
Email jrydlund@gc.edu
Student Success Coach/Advisor
Name Martin Crichlow
Ext 409-944-1401
Email mcrichlow@gc.edu

Are you interested in being part of the second largest employment sector in Texas? Logistics and supply chain management is the support system behind every commodity and offers job opportunities across a dozen specialty areas ranging from warehousing and transportation management to purchasing, inventory control and customer service.

Whether by land, air or sea, Houston and the Gulf Coast region offer an impressive array of logistical and distribution channels to move goods around the country and the world. Houston is also home to the No. 1 foreign trading port in the U.S. by tonnage and the largest container port on the Gulf Coast making this a capital of global trade.

The Galveston College Logistics program covers the foundational areas of logistics and supply chain and develops students’ ability to think critically and solve real-world problems. Students learn negotiation tactics and receive exposure to supply chain analytics, both desirable skills for employers. A two-year Associate of Applied Science degree and Basic, Intermediate and Advanced certificates are available.

Logistics Careers and Employment

Transportation – Traffic or Freight Manager, Dispatch Supervisor or Load Planners, Rail Operations & Planning Specialist Route Manager

Warehousing/Distribution – Supervisor Warehouse Combo, Inventory Specialist, Warehouse Supervisor, Dock Coordinator, Materials Manager

Manufacturing – Production Manager, Operations Supervisor or Logistics Engineer, Operations Manager, Quality Assurance Technician

Purchasing – Buyer Expediter, Customer Service Supervisor, Entry-Level Buyer

Degrees and Certificates

Degree Program:

  • Associate of Applied Science (AAS) – Logistics

Continuing Education (Career Certifications):

  • Certificate – Logistics Level I Certificate – Basic
  • Certificate – Logistics Level II Certificate – Intermediate
  • Certificate – Logistics Level III Certificate – Advanced

See the most recent college catalog for additional information and course descriptions

Program Outcomes
  • Graduates will be able to apply and interpret concepts and principles of materials management to include inventory control and forecasting activities.
  • Graduates will be able to understand and apply principles of distribution and total supply chain management.
  • Graduates will be able to understand and apply basic economic principles and concepts applicable to transportation and distribution.
  • Graduates will be able to understand and apply the concepts of export management processes and procedures.
  • Graduates will be able to describe the political-legal environment of various countries or regions.
Course Catalog Information

Employment Outlook

Jobs are available at almost every educational level; however, a degree can often make the difference when it comes to qualifying for leadership positions. Entry-level logistics managers with college degrees earn between $40,000 – $60,000 per year. Senior-level logistics managers can earn over $500,000 per year.