Warehouse Associate

Are you interested in a career at one of the many warehouse/distribution centers in Guilford County and the Piedmont Triad area? This class can be your starting point.

Warehouses can be large or small, many require some ability to lift and move boxes and materials.  Some require physical labor. And in others the process is automated. All warehouse jobs require accuracy and attention to detail. Understanding the requirements for receiving, packing, picking, and shipping materials efficiently will be taught, as well as training to safely operate a forklift.

Students will earn the National Safety Council (NSC) Forklift Operator Certificate of Completion, and the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) 10-hour certification. Upon successful completion, students should qualify for employment in a distribution-type warehouse environment.

This 115 hour hands-on training includes:

  • Supply chain management
  • Warehouse processes
  • Material handling equipment
  • Forklift driving
  • Inventory management
  • Excel 2019, technology in the warehouse
    and more.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Course registration fee is $201 (includes OSHA-10 certification).
  • Book cost is approximately $225
  • Total cost is $426

Course Name Dates Days Hours Campus Room Register
LOG-3400-Q2 Warehouse Associate 9/5/23 -12/14/23 T, Th 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Cameron 213 Register Now

  • Good Computer Skills
  • E-mail and access to a computer with Internet
  • Fluent in English (speaking, reading, writing)
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Must be at least 18 years old to operate forklift

Yes. In order to be successful in the Occupational Training program, students need to have good computer skills. If you are a beginner on the computer, you should take a course first to strengthen your computer skills before registering for an Occupational Training course. (Contact the Occupational Training Office at 336-334-4822 Ext. 53108.)

Individuals also should know that as an Occupational Training student, you will need to have access to a computer outside of class in order to complete required coursework. Computers used outside of class would need to be internet connected and also have compatible software to what is used in class (e.g. Microsoft® Word, Excel, and, PowerPoint 2019, etc.) If you do not have a home computer, you should plan to visit a GTCC open lab to complete required course work.

The below checklist provides information regarding the minimum computer skills needed in order to register for a Occupational Training course. Potential students should thoroughly evaluate their computer skills using this checklist.

Good Computer Skills Self-Assessment

  1. You should be able to turn a computer on and off
    • Do you know the difference in an operating system versus an application software?
      (i.e. Windows® 10 versus Microsoft® Office 2019)
  2. Do you know how to use the computer desktop?
    • Do you know how to make a folder on the desktop?
    • Do you know how to save information on the desktop?
    • Do you know how to retrieve information from the desktop?
  3. Do you know how to use the internet?
    • Can you bookmark a website?
    • Can you Google search/research information on the internet?
  4. Do you have a personal or GTCC/school issued email account?
    • Can you access your personal email from a computer other than your home computer?
    • Can you send internet links via email?
    • Can you send an attachment in an email?
  5. Do you know how to create, save and use a basic Microsoft® Word document?
    • Can you use word processing software
    • Can you type at least 25-30 words per minute?
  6. Are you familiar with Microsoft® Excel?
    • Can you use spreadsheet software
  7. Are you familiar with Microsoft® PowerPoint?
    • Can you use presentation software

You may be eligible for scholarship money. Click on the link below to learn if you might meet the applicant requirements. Scholarship have time sensitive application deadlines. 

In addition, the NCWorks Career Center may be able to assist through the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) program. For more information call NCWorks Greensboro: 336-297-9444 or NCWorks High Point: 336-882-4141.

Workforce Training Scholarships

You may register online.

Or you may register in person.  When registering in person, completed the Continuing Education Registration Form (PDF) and bring it with your payment (check, cash, credit card, or money order), to one of the GTCC Campuses: 

  • Greensboro, 3505 E. Wendover Ave., Continuing Education Center, 9:00 am-3:00 pm Monday-Thursday.
  • High Point, 901 S. Main St, High Point, H1 building, 9:00 am-4:00 pm Monday-Thursday. 

Students must purchase books and supplies prior to the first day of class. Required books and supplies are:

ISBN 9798891211384 Practical Warehousing A Training Program, Warehousing Education & Research Council,  approximately $217.00 at Cameron GTCC Bookstore

ISBN 9789970001804  Lift Truck Operator Participant Workbook, National Safety Council, approximately $8.00 at Cameron GTCC Bookstore

Students who successfully complete the Warehouse Associate class will receive an Award of Completion.  

Requirements for successful completion:

  • Attendance: Must be in class 90% of class hours.
  • Coursework: Achieve 80% on coursework.

If you enter after the second day of class, you will not receive credit for taking the class.

Additionally, time absent will be counted against you; students can only miss 12 hours of class total and pass the class. 

The college will make a 100% refund of registration fees if you officially withdraw from class before the first meeting. Also if the class is canceled or full, GTCC will make a full refund.

The college will refund 75% of the registration fee (of tuition only) if you officially withdraw from the class on the first day of class or before the class reaches the census date. The census date varies from class to class. Non-attendance is not a basis for a refund.