Import/Export Specialist

Import/Export Specialist

Degree Type

10-credit Technical Diploma

Program Code


Time to Degree

1 year

Start Date

August / January

How You'll Learn




Numerous global trade rules and regulations exist for the import and export of products, and these must be followed in order to be compliant. Learn U.S. import and export regulations, and develop a foundation on the customs import compliance process, export management, and the cultural, political, economic, legal and financial issues surrounding international business.

Deadlines To Know*

Fall 2021 Start

  • Submit application by August 2, 2021
  • Complete checklist items by August 9, 2021

Spring 2022 Start

  • Submit application by January 3, 2022
  • Complete checklist items by January 10, 2022

Summer 2021 Start

  • This program cannot be started in summer.

* Application deadlines are subject to change based on program demand.

Tuition Costs

The cost of your degree depends on a number of factors, including where you live, how your program is delivered, how long it takes to finish your program and the financial aid you receive. Explore current tuition and fees.

Additional Estimated Costs

  • Any laptop

How To Apply

  • Apply online at no cost! Enter our APPLYFREE promo code.*
  • Submit official high school transcript.

* The promo code is not valid for refund on a previously submitted app fee.

Questions? Visit the Admissions page or contact the Office of Admissions | 262.691.5200.


Program Details

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If you enjoy coordinating processes and have an interest in how goods are shipped out of and into the country, a career in the import-export area may be right for you. The main responsibility of those working in this field is to ensure shipments adhere to customs regulations.

  • Trade Compliance Analyst
  • Import/Export Specialist

$27,600 – $38,700 annually

Salary range estimates based on wages for related occupations in Waukesha County as reported by Economic Modeling Specialists International (EMSI). Individual wages may vary based on experience, industry, location and specific job requirements.

Check the WCTC Graduate Success Report to view our graduates’ entry wages.

As a program student, you are eligible to receive:

  • Financial aid loans
  • Scholarships
  • Other forms of assistance

Learn more about financial aid.

What Makes This Program Unique?


Participate in detailed discussion of topics including ECCN determination, restricted party screening, AES filing, certificates of origin, tariff classification, valuation and country of origin.


Explore real-world examples of how companies manage compliance with import/export regulations.

Import/Export Specialist

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