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General Principles of Warehousing

Course Code: LWTP 0102
Faculty: Child, Family & Community Studies
Credits: 3.0
Semester: 15
Learning Format: Lecture, Field Experience
Typically Offered: TBD. Contact Department Chair for more info.
course overview

To provide students with an overview of the theories and practices of warehousing and distribution centres. Students will be given an introduction to the general workings of warehouses, including the movement and storage of goods, tools and equipment used and the common security measures. This course also includes basic math for the warehouse. Both WHMIS and First Aid Level One certificates can be obtained in this section.

Course Content

  1. Familiarization with warehouse vocabulary.
  2. Job types and responsibilities in the warehouse and distribution centres.
  3. The different kinds of warehouses in which employment may be found.
  4. Warehouse tools and equipment, and the safe usage of the equipment.
  5. Warehouse security.
  6. Layout and movement of goods in a typical warehouse.
  7. The correct methods of goods storage.
  8. Math for the warehouse, including stock and shipping calculations.

Methods of Instruction

  • Instructor presentation
  • Videos
  • Overheads
  • Class discussion
  • Guest speakers
  • Site visits

Means of Assessment

  • A mastery model of ongoing evaluation will be used.
  • A student will have completed the course when he/she has demonstrated through satisfactory completion of exercises and assignments that the course objectives have been achieved.
  • Where formal tests are used mastery will be defined as a score of 70% or more.
  • The instructor in consultation with each student will monitor progress on a regular basis.
  • The student will be expected to maintain regular attendance and progress, actively participate in all activities, and complete all assignments as directed.
  • The First Aid Certificate will be awarded when the student can demonstrate practical competency to the instructor’s satisfaction.
  • WHMIS certificates will be awarded by successful completion of a written examination.

Learning Outcomes

  • Students to understand the purposes of warehousing, the various methods of goods storage and movement, the safety and security procedures to be observed, and basic math for the warehouse.
  • Students will have the opportunity to obtain certificates in WHMIS and First Aid.

course prerequisites

Instructor permission

curriculum guidelines

Course Guidelines for previous years are viewable by selecting the version desired. If you took this course and do not see a listing for the starting semester/year of the course, consider the previous version as the applicable version.

course schedule and availability
course transferability

Below shows how this course and its credits transfer within the BC transfer system. 

A course is considered university-transferable (UT) if it transfers to at least one of the five research universities in British Columbia: University of British Columbia; University of British Columbia-Okanagan; Simon Fraser University; University of Victoria; and the University of Northern British Columbia.

For more information on transfer visit the BC Transfer Guide and BCCAT websites.


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