Training – Program & Courses



Warehouse Operations and Forklift Certification

The Warehouse Operations and Forklift Certification training program prepares you for entry-level work in the logistics industry. The program lasts 9 weeks and consists of four modules:

  • Module 1: Professional Development
  • Module 2: Basic Skills and Computer Literacy Training
  • Module 3: Warehouse Operations and HazMat Training – BUS 240
  • Module 4: Forklift Operations and Certification – DMECH 202 / OSHA Certification.

You are eligible for the program, if you meet the following requirements:

  • 18 and over
  • At least 6th grade reading and math skills
  • Punctual
  • Available from 9am – 5:30pm, Monday – Friday for 9 weeks
  • Have a willingness to work
  • Clean and sober

All classes are taught by experienced, credentialed instructors associated with the College of Alameda. Before you can begin module 1, you will need to register for the program, attend an orientation, and complete an assessment . See How to Apply for more details.



Office Administration for the Logistics Industry Certificate Program

The Office Administration for the Logistics Industry Certificate Program prepares you for administrative assistant jobs in the logistics industry, such as: traffic clerk, administrative assistant, shipping & receiving clerk, customer service, import/export coordinator etc. Upon completing the following courses at College of Alameda, you will have earned your certificate and 11 community college units:

  • BUS 247: Introduction to Logistics for the Nontraditional Office (1 unit)
  • BUS 220: Business Terminology in Logistics (2 units)
  • BUS 236: Records Management in Logistics (2 units)
  • CIS 1: Introduction to Computer Information systems (4 units)
  • MATH 250: Elementary Algebra (or higher, depending on assessment) (3 units)
  • *CIS 200: Computer Concepts & Applications or CIS 205 Computer Literacy or BUS 219 Computer Literacy
  • *Recommended preparation for this program.

All classes are held at the College of Alameda campus: 555 Ralph Appezzato Memorial Parkway, Alameda.
See How to Apply for more details.




Green Diesel Technician Program

This program introduces students to Green Diesel Technology and skills. This includes Periodic Smoke Inspection, Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Engine Service and Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) Technology Inspection and Service. The Green Diesel Technician program provides students training for the position of Entry Level PMI Technician. This course will provide a solid foundation in shop safety and usage of tools and shop equipment.

The students will learn how to perform complete Preventive Maintenance (PM) Service and Department of Transportation (DOT) Safety Inspection.

  • Courses include:
  • DMECH 248 – A/B Preventive Maintenance and Inspection
  • AUTOBODY 12 – Welding 6:00pm – 10:00pm
  • CDL – A Training – (Provided by the Northern California Teamsters Apprentice Training- off campus) at 1:00pm – 5:00pm or 6:00pm – 10:00pm at The Academy of Truck Driving.
  • Length of Program:
  • 12 weeks: Monday to at varying times between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

         DMECH 248 will meet Saturdays from 8:00am – 4:30pm. 

  • Requirements Necessary for Student Success:
  • Proficiency in math, reading, writing and basic computer skills
  • Mechanical aptitude and ability for problem solving
  • Commitment to life-long learning to keep pace with new technology
  • Good communication skills and basic business management
  • Stay sober and drug-free

Preventive Maintenance and Inspection and the Welding classes are held at The College of Alameda campus: 555 Ralph Appezzato Memorial Parkway, Alameda; the CDL Class if offered by the Northern California Teamsters Apprentice Training Trust – classes take place at an off campus location near the Oakland Airport.




Customized Training

If your employees need specific workplace training related to the logistics industry, contact us about ATLAS customized training. The benefits of an ATLAS customized training program include:

  • On-site customized training
  • Upgrade skills of current workforce based on your need
  • Expanded training offerings: technical, service, and supervisory

For more information, contact: The ATLAS program at 510-748-5251