Forklift, Logistics, Operations and Warehouse (FLOW)

by Contra Costa Community College District
In CCC’s Forklift, Logistics, Operations and Warehouse (FLOW) program, you can learn how to work with equipment like forklifts and pallet jacks by using them with your own hands. You can get industry-standard training in how to keep your workplace safe and efficient. You can visit warehouses and see how they run. You can even learn how to design a warehouse of your own. The entire program takes just eight weeks. And when you’re done, you’ll have forklift training, warehouse skills, six units of college credit and certificates in Occupational Safety and Health (OSHA 10,) professional development and handling hazardous materials (Hazmat). It’s okay if you’ve have never had a job. As long as you have a current driver’s license and can read at a seventh grade level, we’ve got you. We can get you up to speed on everything you need to know, like workplace standards, responsibility, stress management, career planning, teamwork and how to use a computer. (Most employers will require you to be a high school graduate, though, so if you don’t have a diploma, it’s a very good idea to be working on your GED.) You don’t have to buy any books or other materials for the FLOW program, and we might even be able to help you get financial aid or fee waivers. We can help in a lot of other ways, too. At CCC, instructors, staff, counselors, tutors, and fellow students all have your back. We even have a career center to help you find jobs, apply and prepare for interviews. In fact, many FLOW students leave our end-of-program hiring event with job offers. Our current industry partners include Amazon, Chevron, IGI Wax, Safeway, Kohana Coffee, Whole Foods, Williams Sonoma, Matson, Dreisbach, Express Pros, MTS Transportation, Surplus Services and Bay Area Beverage. They all help keep the program going, up-to-date and connected with job opportunities.
About Contra Costa Community College District
Since 1949, Contra Costa College (CCC) has provided exemplary educational services to hundreds of thousands of residents from the greater West County area. The college has superior faculty and staff members and a learning environment that maximizes the potential of students. Technology is available throughout the institution and connects students to the world to ensure a relevant exchange of ideas. The college is proud of its diverse student body and commitment to individual student success. Excellent programs such as the Center for Science Excellence, The Advocate newspaper, the green Automotive Services program, the Nursing program, and the Culinary Arts program are known throughout the state and the nation. A model of excellence, CCC prides itself on being one of the finest community colleges in the country.