Curriculum and Outcomes

Bachelor of Applied Science inTransportation and Logistics Management

Bachelor of Applied Science Degree

90-120 CREDITS

Program Mission: The Bachelor of Applied Science in Transportation and Logistics Management prepares students to work as managers within companies that provide transportation or logistics services, warehousing, fleet maintenance, vehicle procurement or upgrades, transportation and logistics analyses, or sales and account management of logistics services. Graduates may also work as managers of individual proprietorships or small companies involved in transportation vehicle and equipment sales, service, or ancillary industries such as component manufacturing, or inventory control.

Graduates of the Bachelor of Applied Science in Transportation and Logistics Management program will:

  • be prepared for a range of management positions in the transportation and logistics management industries
  • master the tools, techniques, and technologies associated with the management of goods movement, inventory maintenance, fleet management, commercial vehicle procurement and disposal, and/or production management
  • identify important business processes, economic factors, and considerations in operating or managing a business or team/section within a business
  • communicate a broad range of technical knowledge of transportation and logistics management
  • understand and apply the business processes, economic factors, and personnel considerations to operate or manage a business, or team/section within a commercial entity
  • demonstrate critical thinking, teamwork, communication, intercultural appreciation, and technical and information literacy skills

Lake Washington Institute of Technology does not offer every course each quarter. It is the student's responsibility to consult the class schedule and work out an individual schedule with a counselor or adviser.

Program Prerequisites

Completion of requirements for an earned Applied Associate Degree, AAS-T, Direct Transfer Associate Degree or equivalent from a regionally accredited institution in an appropriate transportation, business administration, management or operations-related program or its equivalent with an overall minimum 2.0 GPA in all coursework.

Admission to the program may occur when any 15 credits of the following can be documented: 5 college-level credits in each: English Composition, Quantitative Reasoning, Social Science, and Humanities. 10 credits must have been earned in Natural Sciences, with 5 of those in a lab science course, all with a minimum grade of 2.0 in each course.

This program includes a “Bridge” quarter, such that remaining pre-requisites defined above may be taken post program admittance, but prior to admittance to the junior year of the program. The bridge may consist of 0-30 credits.

Note: if BUS&201, ENGL&235 and/or MATH 246 were taken previously, they should not be re-taken. Alternative courses, with advisor permission, may be substituted to maintain the graduation requirement of 90 credits minimum for the upper division.


Academic Bridge: 0-30 credits

  • Communications - ENGL&101 or equivalent) - 5 credits
  • Quantitative/Symbolic Reasoning - any college-level math class with Intermediate Algebra as a prerequisite - 5 credits
  • Humanities - 5 credits
  • Social Sciences - 5 credits
  • Natural Sciences – ENVS& 101 and CHEM& 121 recommended - 10 credits

Admission Dates: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Program Requirements

BUS& 201 Business Law 5
ECON 310 Business Economics 5
ENGL& 235 Technical Writing 5
MATH 246 Business Statistics 5
PHIL 305 Professional Ethics 5
PSYC 324 Psychology of Organizations 5
TLM 301 Topics in Transportation & Logistics Management 5
TLM 304 Domestic/ International Trade and Freight Ops 5
TLM 398 1st Year Project/Internship 5

Select one focus area:

Transportation Focus - 45 CREDITS

BUS 301 Managerial Accounting 5
TLM 303 International Transportation & Border Security 5
TLM 305 Legal Concepts for Transportation/Logistics Mgmt 5
TLM 306 Quality Management for the Firm 5
TLM 307 Enterprise Resource Planning and Management 5
TLM 404 Warranty Administration and Customer Relations 5
TLM 421 Vehicle Maintenance Management 5
TLM 422 Vehicle Fleet Risk and Asset Management 5
TLM 444 Capstone Project in Transportation Management 5

Logistics Focus - 45 CREDITS

BUS 301 Mangerial Accounting 5
TLM 302 Airport and Seaport Operations 5
TLM 303 International Transportation & Border Security 5
TLM 305 Legal Concepts for Transportation/Logistics Mgmt 5
TLM 306 Quality Management for the Firm 5
TLM 307 Enterprise Resource Planning and Management 5
TLM 414 Warehousing and Distribution Center Management 5
TLM 415 Supply Chain Management and Technologies 5
TLM 445 Capstone Project in Logistics Management 5
Total Program Credits90-120