For the first time ever Bakersfield College students have the chance to participate in a warehouse management business administration course.
Starting next Tuesday the course will focus on maximizing value in the modern warehouse, relationships in the supply chain, management systems, and safety.
The BC faculty member that wrote the course, Gary Blackburn, says Kern County is extremely important in the distribution world.
"The reason that this class is so important is because after agriculture and after oil distribution is the third-largest industry in Kern County and people have seen all the distribution centers have gone up in the last several years and Bakersfield is the midway point between Northern California and Southern California 40 million consumers," said Blackburn.
Blackburn said that BC isn't stopping with the warehouse course. There are going to be three more logistics classes. Class two will be operation management and lean principles. Class three will be supply chain management and purchasing and contracting. And class four will be transportation management.
If you're interested in the course, or any future course, you can visit the Bakersfield College website to apply or enroll.