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


8-Week Courses


Companies involved in global business must comply with rules and regulations for importing and exporting products. Learn about key logistics concepts and U.S. trade regulations that focus on export controls and import processes.

Deadlines To Know*

Fall 2024 Start

  • Application Opens: September 1, 2023
  • Application Deadline: August 5, 2024

Spring 2024 Start

  • Application Opens: April 1, 2023
  • Application Deadline: January 8, 2024

Summer 2024 Start

  • This program cannot be started in summer.

* Submit all checklist items by the application deadline. Apply early; 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

Questions on the application process? Visit the Admissions page or contact an Enrollment Counselor.


Program Details

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How did your smart phone get through the global supply chain and into your pocket? If you are curious about how products travel around the globe through international trade, a career in Import/Export Logistics and Compliance may be right for you. Professionals in this field decode the complex global network of logistics and international trade regulations.

  • Trade Compliance Analyst
  • Import/Export Specialist

This program is open to qualified high school applicants. Learn more >

$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.

This program does not qualify for financial aid.


What Makes This Program Unique?


Participate in detailed discussion of topics including modes of transportation, Incoterms® rules, freight documents, ECCN determination, restricted party screening, AES filing, tariff classification, valuation and country of origin.


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


Enjoy networking opportunities with local companies involved in global logistics and trade compliance.

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