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What type of job can I expect to obtain after I complete the Associate of Science in International Logistics and Transportation?

What is the difference between an intermediate certificate and an associate degree?

How do I register for the basic or intermediate certificate or the associate of science degree?

Are the classes offered online?

What is a hybrid class?

Where do in-class meetings and discussions take place?

Will the certificate prepare me to work in transportation and logistics pursuant to the border region only?

Is this program for full or part-time students?

Can I start the program any time during the year?

Can I sign up for the program if I don’t live in San Diego county?

Can I meet the professors in person if I have questions or require additional assistance?

What are tuition fees?

Who is eligible to apply for the program?

Who can I contact for questions about the program?

 

Question: What type of job can I expect to obtain after I complete the Associate of Science in International Logistics and Transportation?
Answer: This academic program prepares students for careers in cross-border and international trade related industries with upward mobility paths leading to prestige and income. Specific career paths may include:

PARTS AND COMPONENTS MANAGER
FREIGHT FORWARDER
STORAGE MANAGER
PROCUREMENT MANAGER
WAREHOUSING AND MATERIALS MANAGER
TRANSPORTATION MANAGER
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MANAGER
LOGISTICIAN
DISTRIBUTION MANAGER
GLOBAL LOGISTICS MANAGER

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Question: What is the difference between an intermediate certificate and an associate degree?
Answer: To obtain an associate degree candidates must complete all Southwestern College general education and transfer requirements requirements, plus one additional classes specific to logistics and transportation.
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Question: How do I register for the associate of science degree?
Answer: Go to http://www.swccd.edu/3rdLevel/index.asp?L2=77 All new and returning students must submit an application and be admitted to the college before registering for classes. For students without Internet access, computer terminal are available on all Southwestern College campuses.
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Question: Are the classes offered online?
Answer: Most of the classes related to the International Logistics and Transportation program will be offered online, but not all general education requirements may be available online.
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Question: What is is a hybrid class?
Answer: A hybrid class is mostly on-line, but has one or more in class meetings and discussions?
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Question: Where do in-class meetings and discussions take place?
Answer: All in class meetings and discussions take place at Southwestern College Otay Mesa Campus, 8100 Gigantic St., San Diego, CA 92154 or Southwestern College 900 Otay Lakes Road, Chula Vista, CA 91910
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Question: Will the certificate prepare me to work in transportation and logistics pursuant to the border region only?
Answer: The program focuses on logistics and transportation issues along the San Diego-Tijuana border region, but the knowledge and skills acquired throughout the curriculum also prepares students for careers at the national and/or international level.
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Question: Is this program for full or part-time students?
Answer: The program is designed for the working individual, part-time or full time student.
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Question: Can I start the program any time during the year?
Answer: You can start the program in the Fall, Spring or Summer semester. Please see www.swccd.edu for specific application dates pursuant to each semester.
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Question: Can I sign up for the program if I don’t live in San Diego county?
Answer: Yes, this certificate program is for anyone, however, higher fees are applicable for non-California residents.
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Question: Can I meet the professors in person if I have questions or require additional assistance?
Answer: Yes, professors are available to help you by appointment.
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Question: What are tuition fees?
Answer: California Community College fees are $26 per unit for residents but may increase slightly over time. Please refer to http://www.swccd.edu/Search/search.asp?q=tuition&image.x=28&image.y=7 forcurrent fees.
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Question: Who is Eligible to apply for the program?
Answer: High School Graduates, persons who have obtained their GED, or persons over the age of 18 may apply for the program. Foreign students are eligible for admission.
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Question: Who can I contact for questions about the program?
Answer: For further information regarding program requirements or for academic counseling, please contact:
Maria Elena Solis, Academic Counselor
619.216.6750. extension 4420

Felipe Ballon, Academic Counselor
619.216.6750 extension 4421

For students seeking further information regarding internships, or for businesses looking to obtain an intern, please contact: Barbara Sedgwick-Billimoria, email: barbara@sandiegocitd.org

For international business assistance or customized training, please contact:
Gustavo Guerrero, International Trade Specialist (619) 482-6392 gguerrero@swccd.edu

For all other questions and inquiries, regarding Southwestern College International Logistics and Transportation Certificate/A.S. Degree Program, please contact:
Phone: 619-482-6393
Email: barbara@sandiegocitd.org
Website: www.swccd.edu

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