This program provides students with the comprehensive knowledge
and skill sets to prepare them for entry-level positions 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 Description: This program is designed to provide students with
a foundation of procedures used in the
Major topics include Introduction to Import-Export, Warehousing
& Exporting Documentation, Warehousing and Import Documentation, Freight
Forwarder Operations (Export) & (Imports), Wholesale Operations &
Documentation, Basic Management in Hazardous Materials, Supply Chain Management,
and Intro to International Marketing. Supporting courses include Principles
of Project Management, Electronic Spreadsheets, Electronic Presentation
Design, and Career & Professional development. Two distinct import-export
software programs will be taught to the students during their time at NPTI.
Both software’s are industry leaders and are well used throughout the import
This program is taught in two modalities:
100% online (Interactive Distance Learning – IDL) No Externship hours
are performed in this program.
This course is designed to provide students with an introduction to the concepts, principles and techniques in the field of supply chain management (SCM) with particular emphasis on the economic significance of distribution to business and the U.S. economy. Students will learn the interrelationship between logistics and other areas of business, noting how the SCM pipeline can significantly impact customer loyalty by adding value.
ICO 001 Introduction To Imports And Exports (Credits 3 - 40 Hours)
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 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.
CMD011 PRINCIPLES OF PROJECT MANAGEMENT (Credits 3 - 40 Hours)
Introduce participants in Principles of Project Management as a business tool, developing skills and abilities to solve problems, organize and present projects, ensuring that the proposal relates to an idea based on entrepreneurship.
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 does not handle, use, store, or dispose of any hazardous materials. The course is strictly for the preparation of hazardous material documentation.
This course is a continuation to Google Sheets. In this advanced course, students shall see concepts, features, and commands of the most popular commercial Google Sheets 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. Basic computer training or experience is required. Laboratory is required.
ICO 008 Introduction To International Marketing (Credits 3 - 30 Hours)
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 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 a continuation to Google Slides. In this advanced course, 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. Basic computer training or experience is required. Laboratory is required.
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 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
SLS1401 Career And Professional Development (Credits 4 - 50 Hours)
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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