Automotive Parts/Inventory/Warehousing

Contact Us

South Campus

Jeff Lovin
Instructor
253.680.7497
jlovin@bates.ctc.edu

Jim Field
Career Advisor
253.680.7410
jfield@bates.ctc.edu

Location South Campus

Hours Mon-Fri, 7:45 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Automotive Parts/Inventory/WarehousingInstruction takes place in a warehouse environment and in a fully-operational vehicle parts and accessories store open to the general public, giving students the opportunity to gain hands on experience in inventory merchandise, wholesale and retail customers and working with vehicle parts vendors. Employment opportunities may include inventory and stock specialist, vehicle parts counter person, warehouse and distribution specialist, inventory clerk, shipping and receiving clerk, shipping documentation specialist, stock merchandiser, procurement specialist, counter and accessories sales, parts managers, materials movement worker, forklift operator, order puller and loading dock worker.

Students can earn a Certificate of Competency or a Certificate of Training in Inventory/Stock Specialist, Vehicle Parts Counter Person, or Warehouse/Distribution Specialist.

Program Length: Four quarters (approximate)

Certificate of Competency: 65 Credits

Required Coursework Credits
VPM 101 Applied Math 4
VPM 106 Material Movement 2
VPM 107 Storage and Distribution 5
VPM 108 Shipping and Receiving 5
VPM 109 Introduction to Vehicle Parts Merchandising 5
VPM 110 Principles of Inventory Control 5
VPM 112 Stock/Product Order 4
VPM 115 Principles of Salesmanship 5
VPM 116 Retail Point of Sale 3
VPM 119 Principles of Management 5
VPM 120 Employment Preparation 3
VPM 121 Retail Applications* 3
VPM 122 Warehouse Applications* 3
VPM 123 Stock Merchandising 3
VPM 124 Automotive Parts Systems 4
VPM 125 Product Research Systems 4
VPM 126 Returns, Exchanges, and POs 2

Certificate of Training: 17 Credits

INVENTORY/STOCK SPECIALIST

REQUIRED COURSEWORK Credits
VPM 109 Introduction to Vehicle Parts Merchandising 5
VPM 110 Principles of Inventory Control 5
VPM 112 Stock/Product Order 4
VPM 123 Stock Merchandising 3

Certificate of Training: 29 Credits

VEHICLE PARTS COUNTER PERSON

REQUIRED COURSEWORK Credits
VPM 109 Introduction to Vehicle Parts Merchandising 5
VPM 116 Retail Point of Sale 3
VPM 119 Principles of Management 5
VPM 120 Employment Preparation 3
VPM 120 Employment Preparation 3
VPM 121 Retail Applications* 4
VPM 124 Automotive Parts Systems 4
VPM 125 Product Research Systems 2
VPM 126 Returns, Exchanges, and POs 2

Certificate of Training: 24 Credits

WAREHOUSE/DISTRIBUTION SPECIALIST

REQUIRED COURSEWORK Credits
VPM 101 Applied Math 4
VPM 106 Material Movement 2
VPM 107 Storage and Distribution 5
VPM 108 Shipping and Receiving 5
VPM 109 Introduction to Vehicle Parts Merchandising 5
VPM 122 Warehouse Applications* 3

*These courses may be substituted with a work-based learning component.