Maritime Center of Excellence


Maritime Center of Excellence

The Port of Long Beach’s Maritime Center of Excellence at Long Beach City College is a program that provides professional development for individuals who want to develop or enhance their knowledge and skills in the supply chain/logistics sector.

These short-term and highly intensive classes have content aligned to industry-specific occupations, such as:  

  • Logistics Specialist
  • Dispatcher
  • Logistics Manager
  • Transportation Supervisor

To learn more about the Maritime Center of Excellence training programs, please attend one of our upcoming information sessions.

Register for Introduction to Logistics (FP)

This program provides job placement services and the content has been designed by industry professionals who know what skills and knowledge are needed to work in the industry and should enhance your existing skillset, no matter your experience in the industry, as well as your marketability. To further enhance your skillsets, customer service for logistics/supply chain modules are embedded into most classes, as are professional networking components and “resume refresh” modules. Some classes also include, at no additional cost, the opportunity to test and earn an industry-recognized credential offered by the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals.


1. I’d like more information on the MCOE program.

For more information call (562) 938-3248 or email us at

2. When are the start and end dates for classes?


Class Start Date End Date Class Days Times
Introduction to Logistics September 13, 2022 December 22, 2022 Weekly – Tue, Thu 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
*Classes will be held virtually via Zoom

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*The schedule is subject to change depending on instructor availability and class registration minimums.

3. How much are MCOE classes?


Class Full Cost
International Transportation & US Customs $2,230
Introduction to Logistics $3,000
Dispatching for Logistics $3,200
Intermediate Logistics $2,868
Intermediate Transportation Operations $2,868

If you cannot afford the registration costs, there are several options for you to obtain funding. Please see question #5.

4. What are my options if I cannot afford the registration costs?

There are several funding options for the MCOE courses.*

Fee waivers and scholarships are only available to students who reside in the state of California.

5. What are my options if I am an out-of-state student?

Scholarships, WIB funding, and reduced-cost fee waivers are not available to out-of-state students.

6. I still have additional questions.

Please call or email Workforce Development at or call (562) 938-3248

Press Release
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Port of LB Maritime Center at LBCC Recognized by U.S. Dept. of Transportation

The Port of Long Beach Maritime Center of Excellence at Long Beach City College received the designation as a 2021 Center of Excellence for Domestic Maritime Workforce Training and Education (CoE) from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD). LBCC is one of 27 community colleges and training institutions nationwide that prepare students for careers in the maritime industry.