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Undergraduate Certificate in Manufacturing & Logistics

Undergraduate Certificate in Manufacturing & Logistics

This certificate program provides an understanding of the relationships between the process and product requirements of a manufacturing activity in order to analyze design and develop the concepts needed to assemble integrated systems.  The focus is on distribution, warehousing and material handling.  This 12-hour program consists of three required courses and one chosen elective course. Each course, except AMS 163 and AMS 301, is also offered on line as a sequence of three 1-hour modules.) 

Current WKU Students

New Students

Minimum requirements for acceptance into an undergraduate certificate program are:

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent
  • Application and Fee: Students seeking a certificate program must submit an online application with Undergraduate Admissions.  The completed form must be submitted along with a one-time application fee of $45.00 (non-refundable).
  • Transcript Record: Graduates/Transfers of accredited institutions other than WKU must submit an official transcript from that institution.

Admission Process for New Students

Starting your certificate program can be completed by following the steps below. Please note: These steps should be completed ONLY by those who wish to earn the certificate as a stand-alone credential. If you plan to earn an associate degree or bachelor's, please follow the application process for that degree and submit the certificate program form to your advisor

  • Apply for admission 
  • Submit Required Materials:
    • Beginning Freshmen: An official high school transcript (no faxed transcripts accepted) and ACT or SAT scores. Students over the age of 21 may substitute the ACCUPLACER for ACT/SAT
    • Transfer Students: Send your official transcripts from each college attended to Undergraduate Admissions. You may request electronic transcripts through the National Student Clearinghouse. This speeds up the admissions process considerably. If your school is not listed with the Clearinghouse, please contact them directly to see if they have another process in place for electronic submissions or request that an official copy be sent by mail. Transfer students with fewer than 24 semester hours of college credit earned, must also submit high school transcript and ACT or SAT scores.

To apply to WKU and earn this certificate:

Complete the WKU Domestic and International Undergraduate Application

Under Planned Course of Study Section, if you are not enrolling in any other program, choose:

  1. Category of Study >>> Certificate
  2. Planned Course of Study >>> Manufacturing & Logistics
  3. Primary Location >>>&nbspWeb (online)

Admission Application Deadlines

Kentucky and Out-of-State Residents

  • Fall Semester: 
  • Spring Semester: January 1
  • Summer Term: May 1

International Students

  • Fall Semester: April 1
  • Spring Semester: September 1
  • Summer Term: March 1

This program requires 9 hours from the required courses and a 3 hour elective:

(Each course is 3 credit hours.)

Required Courses (9 hours)

Course Number Course Title
AMS 356  Systems Design and Operation
AMS 394  Lean Systems
AMS 396 Intro to Supply Chain Management

List of Electives (Choose one):

Course Number Course Title

AMS 163

Architectural Graphics

AMS 205

CADD for Manufacturing
AMS 301 Intro to Food Science & Technology
AMS 310 Ergonomics and Safety
AMS 342 Manufacturing Operations
AMS 352 Food Processing: Unit Operations
AMS 371 Quality Assurance
AMS 390 Project Management
AMS 430 Technology Management

Department Contact

Department of Architectural & Manufacturing Sciences
Email: bryan.reaka@wku.edu
Phone: (270) 745-7032

WKU Online

Phone: (270) 745-5173
Email: learn.online@wku.edu
Toll-Free: 888-4WKUWEB / 888-495-8932


For more information about the cost of the program, average time to complete the program, and other important information, please visit this website.

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 Last Modified 8/22/19