Import/Export Specialist

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IMPORT/EXPORT SPECIALIST

This program is designed to provide the students with a solid foundation of procedures in the Import/Export industry. Upon completion, the student is familiar with the documents needed to move merchandise via Air, Maritime, and Inland to its destination. The student will be able to complete a variety of tasks in the areas of freight forwarding procedures, cargo and traffic operations, interface with computer software specific to the field, merchandise data entry, tracking merchandise orders in and out of the United States and communicating with a variety of agencies to ensure safe logistical transportation of goods.

PROGRAM INFORMATION
Total Number of Quarter Credit Hours 41.5
Total Number of Clock Hours 610
Total Number of Quarters / Weeks / Months 3 / 30 / 7
Credential awarded Diploma

100%

Completion rate

89%

Job Placement rate

Course Code Course Description Clock Hours Credit Hours
CPT 032 Word Processing 60 3.5
CPT 033 Electronic Spreadsheets 50 3
CPT 038 Electronic Presentation Design 50 3
ICO 001 Introduction to Import and Export 40 3
ICO 008 Introduction to International Marketing 30 3
ICO 015 Freight Forwarder Operations (Exports) 50 3
ICO 016 Freight Forwarder Operations (Imports) 50 3
ICO 017 Warehousing and Exporting Documentation 50 3
ICO 018 Warehousing and Importing Documentation 40 3
ICO 019 Wholesale Operations and Documentation 60 4
ICO 031 Basic Management of Hazardous Materials 40 3
MAT 001 Business Math 40 3
SLS1401 Career and Professional Development 50 4

*The courses shown above may not be offered in the same order in which they are listed.
**Quarter Credit hour conversion 10 Lecture hours = 1 credit / 20 Lab hours = 1 credit

This course is an introduction to the concepts, features and commands of the most popular commercial Word Processing software. Students will learn how to create, format, edit, merge and print documents using basic capabilities of Word Processing software. Classes are conducted in a hands-on-lecture laboratory environment where a computer is assigned to each student. No previous computer training or experience is required. Laboratory is required.

This course is an introduction to the concepts, features, and commands of the most popular commercial Electronic Spreadsheets software. Students will learn to create, format, edit, link and print spreadsheets using basic capabilities of Electronic Spreadsheets software. Classes are conducted in a hands-on-lecture laboratory environment where a computer is assigned to each student. No previous computer training or experience is required. Laboratory is required.

This course is an introduction to one of the most popular Electronic Presentation software. Students will acquire the necessary skills to create professional presentations to convey ideas to others. Topics include, but are not limited to, establish the design of a presentation; display desired information on slides, display slides using an electronic slide show as well as editing the slides. Classes are conducted in a hands-on-lecture laboratory environment where a computer is assigned to each student. No previous computer training or experience is required. Laboratory is required.

This course is an introduction course to the Import-Export industry. It is designed to demonstrate the many facets that encompass a movement to and from the United States. The course is divided into three (3) areas; the basic documents used to move merchandise, coordination, and communication with different agencies to move the merchandise across international borders, and a study of economic geography and the importance it plays when moving merchandise around the world.

This course is designed to give students training in marketing products overseas as well as freight forwarding. Also, students will acquire some knowledge of economic geography, international logistics and economic facts. They will also learn about costing and pricing in the international market and how to administrate the marketing variables.

This course is designed to train students in the use of leading logistic software widely used in the industry to implement Export Operations at a Freight Forwarder location. Students will learn to enter data into a variety of documents used to move merchandise from the United States. They will be provided with “real-time movement” information for them to analyze the situation, enter the data, and track the movement from shipper/exporter to the consignee warehouse.

This course is designed to train students in the use of leading logistic software widely used in the industry to implement Import Operations at a Freight Forwarder location. Students will enter data into a variety of documents used to move merchandise into the United States. They will be provided with “real-time movement” information so that they can analyze the situation, enter the data and track the movement from Shipper/Exporter to Consignee warehouse. Prerequisite: ICO 015

This course is designed to give students a working knowledge as freight forwarders, using leading logistic software for warehouse exporting transactions. Students will learn how to navigate the software interface, how to use the warehouse inspector function, to understand the warehouse structure as well as how to create a pickup order, a warehouse receipt and use a commodity list. In addition, they will learn to move items in and out of the warehouse, create a cargo release, a quotation, and finally, air and ocean export transaction document.

This course is designed to provide students with a working knowledge of freight forwarders using leading logistics software for warehousing and import transactions. Students will learn how to navigate the software interface and how to bring merchandise into the United States as well as the coordination procedures with government and non-government agencies needed to assure a successful movement.
Prerequisite: ICO 017

This course is designed to provide students with an introductory knowledge of wholesale operations. They will learn how to create and use resale items in leading logistics software. Students will create a commerce quotation, a purchase, and sales order in the software. In addition, they will enter inventory items as assets, cost of goods sold (COGS), commissions and online payments. Students will be taught how to use the jobs screen, customize options and reports and how to use the software document designer to add a logo and custom fields.
Prerequisite: ICO 017 & ICO 018

This course is an introduction to the principles and regulations that govern the transportation of hazardous materials. The Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR) is issued by the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) and governs the transportation of hazardous materials in interstate, intrastate, and foreign commerce. Students will acquire a basic understanding of the HMR to be able to classify hazards, packing groups and general packing requirements such as labeling and marking, as well as storage and loading instructions. Knowledge of these procedures enables students to comply with the regulations and the law.

This course is designed to review basic math principles and its application in business. Students will use simple mathematical operations such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, calculation of percents, ratios proportions and other operations in order to be able to conduct business transactions.

This course is designed to help the student develop the necessary skills and knowledge needed to enter the current job market. This preparation will be accomplished by helping students improve their communication skills in a business environment, their resume writing skills as well as their job searching and job interviewing techniques.

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