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MJC offers training courses in warehousing logistics, forklifts
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MODESTO — Warehousing and distribution facilities are growing at a rapid rate in the Stanislaus and San Joaquin County area, and these industries seek workers who have the skills to hit the ground running. In response to this growing demand, Modesto Junior College’s Workforce Development and Community Education are offering training for entry-level positions in warehousing.

 Students can prepare for Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC) Certification Level I or Level 2. Successful students earn the nationally recognized MSSC Certificate for Certified Logistics Associate (CLA) or Certified Logistics Technician (CLT) Certificate. Course competencies include warehousing operations, information technology, inventory control systems, powered industrial equipment, order processing, evaluation of transportation modes, measurements and metric conversions, and safety. 

The CLA and CLT training will be held Wednesdays, February 26, and March 5, 12, and 19, from 7 to 10 p.m. in Sierra Hall, Room 114, on West Campus. Online work outside of class is required for the CLA/CLT course. The course cost is $460 for either CLA or CLT training and the registration deadline is January 31. CLA certification is required before CLT enrollment.

A Scan Guns and Inventory Control Systems training course is being offered with a choice of two dates: Saturday, March 1, from 8 a.m. to noon, or Saturday, March 22 from 8 a.m. to noon. These classes are also held in Sierra Hall, Room 114, on West Campus and the cost is $150.

Students will learn inventory control in a simulated warehouse environment, including scan gun operations, inventory turnover, physical inventory compared to cycle counting, negative inventory, auto ordering, movement of product on the floor and relationships to product shipped.

The Lift Truck & Safety Training provides practical hands-on experience with sit-down, narrow-isle forklifts and other material handling equipment. The class will include classroom instruction and examination of OSHA 1910.178 regulations for powered industrial trucks. Successful students will receive a Powered Industrial Equipment Training Completion Card.

 The Lift Truck & Safety course will be offered on two dates: Saturday, March 8, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. or on Saturday, March 15, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Both classes will be taught in Sierra Hall, Room 206, on West Campus and the cost is $230.

To register for any of these trainings visit For more information contact Norma Gallardo, program specialist with MJC Workforce Development, at (209) 575-6595 or