The Make it in Washington project focuses funding resources to provide education, training, and strategic consulting opportunities for manufacturers in Washington’s most rural counties. The project offers manufacturers numerous options to improve their staff, expand productivity, plan for critical staff retirements, and improve their business’ profitability by providing connections and network, strategic consulting, supply chain identification and management training to enable manufacturers to compete for business that currently goes overseas.
The Washington State Workforce Training and Education Coordinating Board, Innovate Washington, Made in Washington, the Department of Commerce, the Center of Excellence for Global Trade and Supply Chain Management at Highline College, and Washington State University.
MiiW scholarships are available to both incumbent and potential employees for online training and industry certification required for a successful manufacturing operation. Courses are offered through Highline College, Shoreline Community College, and Washington State University’s Global Initiative Program.
For courses at Highline and Shoreline, the Center of Excellence for Global Trade & Supply Chain Management at Highline College is the point of contact for both manufacturers and workers.
The Center is one of ten flagship institutions that builds and sustains Washington’s competitive advantage through statewide leadership. The Center focuses on a targeted industry that drives the State’s economy and is built upon a reputation for fast, flexible, quality education and training programs.
Make it in Washington
Here is a “pathway” model that organizes curricula into series of stackable, integrated credentials within international business, supply chain management, logistics, and transportation. This approach gives students the opportunity to move from short-term certificates to associate degrees and, ultimately, to baccalaureate and higher-level studies within their chosen career paths, continually increasing their earning power as they upgrade at every level. Today’s Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) degrees are taking this approach one step further, providing a predictable, efficient path to a bachelor’s degree for students who hold professional-technical associate degrees.
Global Trade & Logistics
- 19 credit Certificate of Completion
- 58 credit Certificate of Proficiency
- 97 credit Associate of Applied Science
- 180 credit Bachelor of Applied Science
Shoreline Community College
Purchasing & Supply Chain Management
- 12 credit Certificate (Supplier Relations & Logistics)
- 14 credit Certificate (Purchasing & Contract Mgt.)
- 26 credit Certificate in Purchasing & Supply Chain Mgt.
- 51 credit Certificate of Proficiency
- 90 credit Associate of Applied Arts & Sciences
Highline College’s Course Descriptions
International Trade & Logistics certificate (19 credits) consists of these classes.
BUSN 188 Importing/Exporting 5 credits
Study of the history and importance of importing and exporting to global business; this course is a skill building course for those new to international trade which includes the logistics of importing and exporting, international transportation and customs procedures, major concepts and terminology. After completion of the course, students have the option of taking the International Import-Export Institute (IIEI) Certified Exporter Exam.
BUSN 105 Introduction to Logistics 5 credits
Study of the functions and characteristics of transportation companies, air, railroad, sea, truck carriers; advantages and limitations of each form of transportation; major aspects of international transportation, import and export; the role of these transportation companies to the U.S. and world economies; domestic and international cargo documentation including classification, pricing and settlement methods, tariffs and regulations, payment options, Incoterms and laws and regulations; and exploration of employment opportunities.
BUSN 106 Freight Forwarding 4 credits
Focuses on the internal operations of the freight forwarder and the role it plays in the global supply chain, specifically how it interfaces with client companies. This course provides a strong understanding of the strategic management of a freight forwarder, particularly as a company offering a range of services supporting the global supply chain. Elements of an integrated service provider, responsibilities and obligations of the forwarder, invoicing, and both mutual interests and conflict of interests with the client company are explored. Includes in depth coverage of Incoterms and how they are used in international transactions.
BUSN 205 International Business 5 credits
This course explores and analyzes the business and social impact of globalization and the inter-relationships among geography, culture, government and economics as they relate to the major business functions in a global marketplace. Specific focus on the winners and losers of globalization with an in-depth look at issues such as access to education, political systems, resources and markets, human rights, child labor, poverty and other development factors that affect international trade policy and the ability of all countries to participate in the global economy.
Shoreline’s Course Descriptions
Purchasing & Contract Management short-term certificate (14 credits) consists of Business 141, 203, and 245.
Supplier relations & Logistics short-term certificate (12 credits) consists of Business 142, 143, and 144.
Purchasing & Supply Chain Management certificate(26 credits) is awarded upon completion of the two short-term certificates listed above.
BUS 141 Purchasing and Supply Management 5 credits
Introduction to the basic principles of purchasing and supply chain management with emphasis on understanding the purchasing and supply processes, organizational concepts, policy, relationships, and tools and techniques including cost/price analysis, and value analysis.
BUS 142 Sourcing and Supplier Relations 5 credits
Sourcing concepts, methods and techniques used to manage an organization’s supply base are discussed. Emphasis is on strategic sourcing, including supplier selection, development and evaluation, supplier quality, and global sourcing.
BUS 143 Material Management 4 credits
An examination of the processes of production planning, master scheduling, MRP systems, forecasting, demand management, warehouse management and widely used manufacturing processes. Contents reflect the basics of supply chain management defined by APICS: The Educational society for resource management.
BUS 144 Logistics and Transportation 3 credits
Emphasis is placed on industrial logistics and transportation. Topics include understanding and balancing logistic factors to achieve optimal performance at the lowest possible total cost. Topics include transportation modes, pricing and comparative analysis, regulatory restrictions scheduling, insuring, protecting, warehousing and shipping industrial and retail products.
BUS 203 Contract Development and Management 4 credits
The contract planning process, development, management and legal issues related to business agreements are examined. Emphasis is placed on contract development, pricing arrangements, & the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC); includes creating solicitation documents, contract clauses, and evaluation and award criteria.
BUS 245 e-Procurement 5 credits
Business-to-business procurement strategies, options, methods, and solutions used to automate procurement, supplier management, and other supply chain activities are examined.
Highline College announces a new Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) degree in Global Trade and Logistics.
This flowchart shows the pathway from the short-term certificates at Highline College and Shoreline Community College through the new BAS program. The certificates and degrees are “stackable.” meaning that the BAS degree is built upon the coursework in the short-term certificates and Associate of Applied Science degrees. The new BAS is designed to help students who have earned an Associate of Applied Science degree achieve a high-quality bachelor’s-level credential more quickly and efficiently than was previously possible.
Who Qualifies for MiiW Scholarships?
Current employees of participating manufacturers and unemployed workers who reside in one of the following targeted counties in the state of Washington:
Adams, Asotin, Benton, Chelan, Clallam, Clark, Columbia, Cowlitz, Douglas, Franklin, Ferry, Garfield, Grant, Grays Harbor, Island, Jefferson, Kittitas, Klickitat, Lewis, Mason, Okanogan, Pacific, Pend Oreille, Skagit, Skamania, Stevens, Thurston, Wahkiakum, Walla Walla, Whitman, and Yakima.
Canvas (online course management system)
All courses are managed and presented using Canvas Learning Management System. Logging into Canvas will provide all the materials you need for courses, including syllabi, lessons, calendars, course communications, grade books, course files, and access to other media. Textbooks are not included.
When you registered online for a class, your Canvas account is automatically created, providing access to all individual courses for which you are registered. You will login to Canvas using your Highline or Shoreline network ID and password. Access to individual classes may not be available until the first day of class for each quarter. For an online tutorial on the Canvas system, visit this website.
There is no application fee for either college.
Tuition for Washington State residents
Please note that tuition rates change every year upon authorization from the legislature and the State Board of Community and Technical Colleges. The rates on the table below are effective from Fall Quarter 2013 through Summer Quarter 2014.
|$/credit||$/course||Total Certificate||MiiW Scholarship|
|Highline||$106.84||$427.36/4 credits||$2243.64/18 credits||Waived|
|Shoreline||$104.46||$313.38/3 credits||$1142.22/12 credits;
The MiiA scholarship does not pay for textbooks.
Admission and Registration Deadline
Before applying to Highline or Shoreline, please email or send the employer/employee letter of agreement and either the educational plan for Highline College or Shoreline Community College to Dr. Meg Ryan, Director, Center of Excellence for Global Trade & Supply Chain Management at Highline College, P.O. Box 98000, Des Moines, WA 98198-9800.
How to apply:
Make it in Washington Facilitator
Meg Ryan, Director
Center of Excellence for Global Trade & Supply Chain Management
2400 South 240th Street
Des Moines, WA 98198-9800