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Automated Facilities & Logistics Technician

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Program Description

Students learn about complex automated manufacturing and distribution systems used in modern facilities; how these facilities fit into the larger supply chain field; the role of the consumer in supply chain management; equipment used in automated systems; and good work habits and related ethical concepts in manufacturing and distribution environments. Topics include understanding the technological changes in automated facilities, the role of the automated facility technician, troubleshooting and maintenance of complex electromechanical systems, OSHA standards for safety, timeliness, attitude, communication with supervisors and co-workers, work relationships, stress and emotions, and handling ethical dilemmas.

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this Continuing Education Workforce Certificate, students will be able to:

1. prepare to obtain the Certified Logistics Associate and Certified Production Technician Certifications from the Manufacturing Skill Standards Council, plus OHSA-10;

2. describe the global supply chain logistics life cycle​;

3. identify common material handling equipment within the logistics environment and related safety principles;

4. perform and monitor the manufacturing and/or distribution processes according to customer requirements;

5. perform preventative maintenance and routine repair of automated equipment;

6. utilize professional communications and effective teamwork; and

​7. obtain employment in a manufacturing or distribution center.​

CCBC Pathway

Technology and Engineering Pathway - Pathways are designed to help you meet your academic and career goals by aligning related courses and programs.  Pathway students participate in a variety of activities that help explore career opportunities in their field of study.  You can meet with a CCBC advisor who help align — or realign — your educational plan with the Pathway that best supports you and your goals.

Program Credentials

CCBC Credential: Students will be awarded a Continuing Education Workforce Certificate and will have access to a Continuing Education academic record (transcript) 

External Credential: Students will have the opportunity to demonstrate proficiency by testing for three nationally recognized certifications: 

OSHA- 10 Hour General Industry, Occupation Safety and Health Administration, https://www.osha.gov/

Certified Logistics Associate, Manufacturing Skill Standards Council

Certified Production Technician, Manufacturing Skill Standards Council


Course costs include fees for MSSC tests to be taken one time.

Financial Aid and Payment Options

We offer financial aid by packaging public and private funding options to those who qualify, in select Continuing Education courses and programs. Additional opportunities for financial support include partial payment options through Nelnet Business Solutions and tuition waivers for those who qualify. Resources outside of CCBC may also be available through employer/sponsor paid tuition,  the Department of Rehabilitation Services (DORS), and your local office of workforce development.

Length of Training

8 - 12 months

Orientation Session- Mandatory

Mandatory orientation.

Program Requirements

High School Diploma or GED

Minimum age of 18

Students must pass basic mathematics and reading assessments.

Application Process

To apply, go to www.ccbcmd.edu/apply and complete the CCBC Non-Credit Workforce Certificate application.

Provisional Entry – Prospective students must attend an orientation session and pass a basic math assessment test and a basic reading assessment test.

Prior Learning Assessment

This program has potential options for waiving select courses based on: previous coursework or articulated coursework from an approved curriculum, successful completion of a CCBC placement or challenge exam, and demonstrated portfolio and/or prior occupational learning. A maximum of 80 program hours may be earned from prior learning.

Program Course Sequence


Course Number

Course Title



Textbook Information

(approximate cost, subject to change)




Automated Facilities Technician- Part 1​


Book provided in class; cost is built into tuition




Automated Facilities Technician- Part 2​


Book provided in class; cost is built into tuition






Automated Facilities Technician- Part 3


Book provided in class; cost is built into tuition





Automated Facilities Technician- Part 4


Book provided in class; cost is built into tuition






Automated Facilities Technician- Part 5


Book provided in class; cost is built into tuition






Automated Facilities Technician- Part 6


Book provided in class; cost is built into tuition





Automated Facilities Technician- Part 7​​


Book provided in class; cost is built into tuition




Course Series Totals:





T-$2359 F-$5495

Additional Information

Skills for Success:

Detailed-oriented, dependability, self-control, ability to follow safety rules, ability to follow directions, cooperation, integrity, persistence, manual dexterity, mechanical aptitude, mathematical aptitude.

Career Opportunities:

Students can find careers in automated warehouses, distribution centers, and manufacturing facilities. Job titles can include automated technician, electrical technician, and industrial maintenance technician.

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Program Contact Information

Program Coordinator:  Larry Kovacs | lkovacs@ccbcmd.edu | 443-849-4171 | Catonsville | BESS 100K

Administrative Assistant:  Denise Bellamy | dbellamy@ccbcmd.edu | 443-840-4712  | Catonsville BESS 100

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