Intermediate Certificate

Goals of the Intermediate Certificate

Southwestern College International Logistics and Transportation Intermediate Certificate is for the individual seeking additional education pursuant to logistics and transportation that can be used in a managerial capacity. Courses in bookkeeping, business communications and project management lay the foundation for further work-related responsibilities and income.

Program Description

Prepares students to work in industries affected by, but not limited to, cross-border and international trade. Develops skills that can be utilized internationally, including planning operations, transporting goods, inventory and warehousing, and supply chain management.

Degree/Certificate Options

Consult with a counselor to develop a Student Education Plan (SEP), which lists the courses necessary to achieve your academic goal.

Required Coursework

ACCT 7. Basic Business Bookkeeping
3 units
Introduction to the theory, practice, and methods of bookkeeping with primary emphasis on sole proprietorship and payroll accounting. Emphasis on the complete bookkeeping cycle including the use of special journals, general and subsidiary ledgers, worksheets, and financial statements.


ACCT 101. Principles of Accounting I
4 units
Explores what financial accounting is, why it is important, and how it is used by investors and creditors to make decisions. Covers the recording and reporting of business transactions, the application of generally accepted accounting principles, the classified financial statements, and statement analysis.

BUS 142. Business Ethics—Corporate and Personal
1 unit
Introduces the student to the study of business and personal ethics and provides a framework to identify, analyze, and understand how members of the business community make ethical decisions and deal with ethical issues.

BUS 177. Principles of International Business
3 units
Surveys the nature and dimension of international business, environmental frameworks, international trade policies, international alliances, international financial markets, various forms of foreign involvement in international trade and discussion of the role of the multinational corporation in world trade.

CIS 133. Advanced Microcomputer Spreadsheet Software
1 unit
Covers intermediate and advanced spreadsheet software concepts and techniques. Includes advanced capabilities of the spreadsheet software. The software package is Excel.

GEOG 145.Introduction to Mapping and Geographic Information Science (GIS)
3 units
Provides an introduction to GIS and spatial analysis. Introduces both concepts and applications within the students field of interest. Includes training in industry leading software. For working professionals or students with a baccalaureate degree whom are unable to take GEOG150.

LEGL 256. International Law for Business
3 units
Provides a basic explanation of the laws governing international trade, licensing, intellectual property, importing, exporting, investment, and economic integration. Emphasizes and analyzes the legal, political, business, and ethical issues regarding international business and litigation.

BUS 290-293. Work Experience in Business I-V
2–4 units
Applies principles and skills acquired in business occupational majors to on-the-job assignments. In addition to the one unit weekly class activity, one unit of credit is granted for each 60 hours of volunteer or 75 hours of paid work activity. The job supervisor and the instructor will evaluate each student’s job performance. (Repeatable—not to exceed four units per level.)

Plus the courses required for the Logistics and Transportation- Basic Certificate (22 units)