Columbus State Community College (CSCC) received two grants and they add up to over $1.4 million. Time to invest in a new degree program!
— Columbus State (@cscc_edu) July 14, 2017
The grants from the National Science Foundation (NSF) Advanced Technological Education (ATE) will fund the new multidisciplinary degree program in Logistics Engineering Technology (LET). Interested students can start this program as early as this fall.
According to a press release form CSCC, this program “has been developed over three years in partnership with more than 20 central Ohio employers to meet the region’s growing talent needs.”
One of the few programs of its kind in the country, the LET program at Columbus State will include courses in from the college’s Supply Chain Management, Information Technology, and Engineering Technology fields. The focus of the Logistics Engineering Technology degree program is on transportation and distribution automation.
“Coursework will include database fundamentals, networking and programming which will teach advanced computer and data analysis skills. An internship is embedded into the program to increase real-life problem-solving skills and employment opportunities,” said the press release.
This two-year associates degree program doesn’t have to stop after the two years. Columbus State will offer transfer pathways to other schools like Ohio University and Franklin University to continue learning about this field.
Ohio’s capital is within 500 miles of multiple national and international hubs. Between all those public transportation systems, rail lines, and airports, Columbus State students pursuing a LET degree will have plenty of job opportunities in what they’ve studied.