Logistics & Inventory Systems, Associate of Science

The systematic design and management of the many ways you connect to and the world

Everything you drink, eat, and wear is delivered to you from somewhere else—sometimes half a world away. Logistics is the systematic design and management of the many ways you connect to and the world. A degree in logistics and inventory systems provides you with the tools and skills you need to understand the way the world moves, ships, stores, and delivers goods. An Associate degree in logistics from Ancilla is the best way to launch your career in this fast growing field.

Ancilla College’s location, literally surrounded by transportation and distribution centers, is in the road, rail, and shipping nexus of the Crossroads of America. Today, logistics employs more than 250,000 Hoosiers, with 75,000 more in logistics-related careers with regional manufacturers. Overall, Indiana’s logistics employment rate in storage and warehousing is already 60 percent higher than the national average and that trend is likely to continue.

Why Logistics & Inventory Systems?

In the Logistics and Inventory Systems program you will learn to apply logistics concepts and analytically sound principles to the flow of goods in a supply chain.  You will solve and professionally communicate technical solutions and results. Your courses and experiences will also help you build a base from which you can continue your education and develop workplace skills in the field.

Suggested Schedule of Classes

Usual first semester courses

  • Computer Literacy
  • Writing I
  • Freshman Seminar
  • Statistics
  • Infrastructures

Usual second semester courses

  • Public Speaking
  • Writing II
  • Religion, Ethics or Philosophy course
  • General Psychology
  • Business Law

Usual third semester courses

  • Literature Course
  • Laboratory Science Course
  • Introduction to Sociology
  • Financial Accounting
  • Logistics & Supply Chain Management

Usual fourth semester courses

  • Art, Music or Spanish language course
  • Economics, History or Political Science course
  • Laboratory Science Course
  • Logistics & Transportation Systems
  • Principles of Management

Concentration Requirements: 18 credit hours

General Education Requirements: 44 credit hours


Logistics Certificate

The Logistics certificate is designed to provide a broad background in general education and a basic foundation in the area of logistics and inventory systems.  This certificate is part of a pathway program leading to the associate degree.

The primary goals for the Logistics certificate is to apply foundational logistics concepts and sound analytical principles to efficiently and effectively advance logistics and supply chain management capabilities, provide opportunities to solve and professionally communicate technical solutions and results, and to understand the need to pursue lifelong learning in the field.

Suggested classes for Logistics certificate Semester I

  • Financial Accounting
  •  Infrastructure
  • Logistics & Transportation Systems
  • Logistics & Supply Chain Management
  • Principles of Management

Suggested classes for Logistics certificate Semester II

  • Writing I
  • Public Speaking
  • Microeconomics
  • General Psychology
  • College Algebra

Total Credits Required for Certificate – 30-31 credits

This program is endorsed by Conexus Indiana and the North Central Regional Logistics Council. Read more here.


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What are my career options with this program?

Warehouse & shipping management

Customer service and fulfillment

Retail sales, planning and management

Transportation analyst

Distribution center or transportation dispatcher

Shipping and receiving service and management

Inventory and materials processes