Air Cargo Professionals
The air cargo professional embodies the historical role of the forwarder facilitating the movement of goods among multiple stakeholders. By enrolling in one of several degrees, you may help position yourself to be an innovator among your peers and to help lead your company.
Our educational services focus on you, the air cargo professional. We enable development of critical thinking to better understand the competitive forces on your customers. We provide knowledge to assess global factors that influence your customers; while also providing management and business know-how to operate your organization more efficiently. Air cargo professionals will learn through our degree programs to balance efficiency with risk management.
The Airforwarders Association (AfA) and APU have an agreement to provide their constituents with information on educational opportunities. For further information, please contact Brandon Fried, Executive Director, AfA.
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Featured Degree Programs
- Transportation and Logistics Management
- Business Administration
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About the Airforwarders Association
The Airforwarders Association, with a full membership of 415 organizations, provides lobbying, training and information services to the air forwarding community, including indirect air carriers, cargo airlines and affiliated businesses located throughout the global transportation community.
Why Choose APU?
Academic Quality meets Affordable Tuition
American Public University (APU) is a distinguished leader providing quality and affordable online education to motivated students worldwide. APU is a member of the regionally accredited American Public University System. Here’s why more than 100,000 students make us their school of choice today.
- No application fees
- Textbooks are provided at no cost to all undergraduate students earning academic credit
- Affordable tuition that is 20 percent less than the average four-year public university’s in-state rates according to the College Board’s 2010-2011 study
- Save time and money by transferring previous education and training credits
- Financial aid and military benefits accepted
- Nationally recognized for quality online education and effective practices
- Experienced faculty who are respected practitioners in their field of study
- 96% of APU seniors say they are satisfied or very satisfied with their education
- 97% of APU seniors say they would recommend APU to friends and colleagues
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Dr. Oliver Hedgepeth welcomes you to the T&LM Program at American Public University.
William O. Hedgepeth
Ph.D.: Old Dominion University
For 28 years, William O. Hedgepeth was with the Department of Defense, employed as a civilian operations research analyst. He shuttled among the Pentagon, Crystal City, Fort Monroe, Fort Leavenworth, Fort Lee, and Fort Belvoir while conducting cost and operational effectiveness analyses, developing computer models, and artificial intelligence applications for logistics and combat systems. After his career in the DOD, William worked for GRCI, which eventually merged with ATT. While there, he was a senior scientist for Army logistics program developments. Read more...
M.S.: University of Maryland University College
John Krop joined the American Public University System (APUS) faculty as an Adjunct Instructor within the Department of Transportation & Logistics Management. He earned a B.A. in Sociology/Psychology from the University of Portland; and a M.S. in Procurement and Contract Management from the University of Maryland University College and a M.P.A. in Public Administration Management from the University of Colorado. Read more...
Brenda S. Rector
M.S.: Jackson State University
Professor Brenda Rector is an instructor in the Transportation and Logistics and Retail Management areas. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Aviation Electronics and a Master of Science in Hazardous Material Mgt. both from Jackson State University. She is the co-owner and co-president of an Emergency Management training business and has taught at Jackson State University and in the field. Read more...
Prior Learning and Transfer Credit Assessment
If you're coming to APU from a previous institution, check to see what credits transfer towards a degree with us. Undergraduate students at the associate level can carry over up to 46 semester hours of transfer credit, bachelors level students can bring over up to 91 semester hours, and certificate level students can transfer up to 3 semester hours. Get more information on transferring undergraduate credit by visiting our page on undergraduate - general guidelines.
Graduate students transferring in at the masters level can carry over up to 15 semester hours, and for certificate level students up to 3 semester hours can be carried over. For more information on transferring credit from the graduate level to our institution visit our page on graduate - general guidelines.
American Public University (APU) recognizes that all learning does not necessarily take place in a classroom. However, earning academic credit for this non-traditional learning can be challenging. APU is pleased to announce its Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) portfolio program designed to provide students the opportunity to seek credit for learning. Examples of prior learning include knowledge acquired on the job, in military or corporate training programs, running a business, working with a volunteer organization, or pursuing a hobby.
Please Note: Academic credit is awarded for college-level learning which can be documented, not merely for experience.
Interested students should take this quick PLA self- assessment quiz to assist in determining if the PLA program is right for them. Please e-mail the self-assessment quiz to firstname.lastname@example.org to begin the application process.
Learn more about the PLA program at APU.
Transportation & Logistics Management Course Benefits at APU
As global logistics evolves into a more demanding, sophisticated and complex process, the outsourcing of mission-critical supply chain functions become common place and in consequence the traditional freight forwarder roles of the past are facing extinction. Knowing how to move freight between suppliers and customers is no longer enough. Bottom line is the Freight Forwarder of yesterday will not be able to compete with the Freight Logistics Provider of today unless he finds a way to equip himself with the knowledge and skills required to add value in the supply chain.
Our TLM program here at APU, instructed by faculty scholars with real-world subject matter expertise, encompasses the principles of management, economics, finances, and other issues related to global air, maritime, logistics and transportation systems. Presented in a business context, the undergraduate and graduate programs address the cutting edge processes, companies and standards associated with transportation and logistics management.