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Specific Duties in the Warehouse

Course Code: LWTP 0103
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 a detailed understanding of the various duties of a warehouse person and the specific job requirements of each position. The course is designed to help students make an informed decision as to the particular job they would be most suited to in a warehouse environment. Students will have the opportunity to earn an Occupational Health and Safety Certificate.

Course Content

  1. The roles and responsibilities of the shipper.
  2. The roles and responsibilities of the receiver.
  3. The roles and responsibilities of the order picker.
  4. The function and methods of inventory control.
  5. The importance of good customer service.
  6. Methods of pricing and payment.
  7. Understanding and using warehouse forms.
  8. Interest survey and specific job selection.
  9. Safety in the workplace.

Methods of Instruction

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

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 Occupational Health and Safety Certificate will be awarded on successful completion of a written examination.

Learning Outcomes

  • Students will become familiar with the different job descriptions in a warehouse setting and know in detail the duties and responsibilities of the warehouse person from delivery of goods to the site to the shipping of merchandise to customers.
  • Students will be aware of their particular strengths and interests and will be able to understand in what position they would best fit in the warehouse environment. Students will display a knowledge of workplace safety requirements and earn the Occupational Health and Safety Certificate.

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.


If your course prerequisites indicate that you need an assessment, please see our Assessment page for more information.