PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATIONS AVAILABLE
TO UH LOGISTICS TECHNOLOGY GRADS
Degrees from Supply Chain and Logistics Program Recognized by American
Society of Transportation and Logistics
HOUSTON, Feb. 6, 2007 – Logistics is the second largest
employment sector in the United States, and for 30 years, the University
of Houston has prepared students for careers in this ever-growing
field. Graduating students from the UH Supply Chain and Logistics
Technology program now will be even better equipped to enter the
workforce as their degrees can earn professional certifications
from the American Society of Transportation and Logistics (ASTL).
Students graduating with bachelor’s degrees in supply chain
and logistics technology are now eligible to earn the Certified
in Transportation and Logistics (CTL) designation from ASTL, which
is considered the transportation industry’s equivalent of
accounting’s Certified Public Accountant title.
“An ASTL certification is recognized throughout the industry,”
said Dan Cassler, program manager for UH’s Supply Chain and
Logistics program. “Receiving both a UH supply chain and logistics
degree and a certification is a value-added bonus for our students.
It sets them apart from other logistics graduates, and many companies
offer greater compensation to workers with an ASTL certification.”
To be eligible for the CTL certification, UH students must complete
the required logistics technology curriculum, as well as the course,
Principles of Macroeconomics. To receive the certification, graduating
students must join ASTL and present their transcripts. Usually,
three years of professional experience and the successful completion
of a comprehensive exam must accompany a bachelor’s degree
for a CTL certification. For UH supply chain and logistics graduates,
however, the experience and exam requirements will be waived.
UH’s Supply Chain and Logistics Technology program is part
of the College of Technology. In addition to a bachelor’s
degree, the program also offers master’s degree in technology
project management with a specialization in logistics. Graduates
from the program can apply their knowledge and skills toward careers
in sales, supply chain analysis, operations, international and domestic
logistics, warehouse management, transportation management and inventory
“Students are our raison d'etre,” said William Fitzgibbon,
dean of the College of Technology. “It is important that we
be held accountable for providing programs that meet the highest
standards of the industries that they support.”
For more information about the Logistics and Supply Chain Technology
program, visit http://www.tech.uh.edu/Programs/Logistics_Technology/
or contact Cassler at 713-743-1330.
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