One of the key deliverables of the Logistcs Engineering Technology project is creating a new academic pathway and associates degree in Logistics Engineering Technology. After completing and analyzing the results of Compression Planning with Storyboarding and the industry survey, the LET project teamed mapped the desired knowledge and competencies to preexisting coursework at the college. This mapping process led to the identification of the core coursework and curriculum of an Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) in Logistics Engineering Technology. The faculty found that a large majority of the knowledge and competencies desired for the role of a Logistics Engineering Technician could be met through a multi-disciplinary approach with leverage preexisting courses at the college.
A.A.S. LET Curriculum
Columbus State officially launched the Logistics Engineering Technology, AAS degree in Autumn 2018. The curriculum is continually being reviewed and updated based upon active participation of the Supply Chain Management Industry Advisory Committee.
New Course Development
The curriculum mapping process also led to the identification of the need to create two new courses to help address both the industrial engineering and electro-mechanical engineering technology competencies.
ENGT 1200 Intro Industrial /Systems Engineering (3 credits)
This course is an introduction to the basic principles of Industrial Engineering and
the efficiencies derived from their application in a host of industries.
Lecture: 3 hours
ENGT 1300 Intro Electric Motors, Controls, & PLCs (4 credits)
This course is designed to provide a general overview of electric motors, motor controls,
and rudimentary PLC programming for non-Electro-Mechanical majors.
Lecture: 3 hours - Lab: 3 hours
Columbus State also has an articulation agreement and advising plan with Ohio University's Bachelor of Science Technical Operations Management (BSTOM). One of the only four-year degrees in this field, the program can be completed entirely online. The BSTOM focuses on "designing and controlling the technical process and transformation methods of an organization to be the most efficient and effective in meeting customer requirements".
Columbus State has expanded its preexisting articulation agreement to include the LET program and has created advising plans to Franklin University's B.S. in Logistics Management and B.S. in Operations & Supply Chain Management.
- Logistics Management at Franklin University
- Operations & Supply Chain Management at Franklin University
College Credit Plus
Columbus State actively partners with area high schools to promote logistics and supply chain management at the high school level. Through the College Credit Plus program, or dual credit initiative, high school students can earn college credit by enrolling in Columbus State courses through their high school. The LET program helped to facilitate CCP at various high schools including Eastland Fairfield, Metro Institute of Technology Early College High School, Westerville City Schools, Hi-Point Career Academy at Marysville Early College High School, and Delaware City Schools to teach college-level course at the high school level.
The LET project team has also developed a list of recommended coursework to help ensure that high school students are successful in the A.A.S. LET degree at Columbus State. LET Recommended HS Coursework