Transportation is a critical sector of the United States economy. Almost 10 million people are employed in transportation or transportation-related occupations. This industry sector represents over 11 percent of the gross domestic product and is among the fastest growing of all sectors. There will be a growing number of career opportunities in a variety of professional and technical occupations, as well as high-wage, entry-level occupations that can provide career advancement opportunities.
This career cluster prepares students for careers involving automotive repair, automotive collision repair, and aviation. Automotive careers require you to have a strong mechanical ability. The nation’s dependence on automobiles means the job demand will remain strong in the automotive fields. Aviation programs prepare students for a range of possible aviation careers, such as pilots, aircraft engineers, air traffic control specialists, aircraft mechanics, or airline statisticians.
Programs of Study
- Level 1: Introduction to Collision Repair
- Level 2: Collision Repair: Non-Structural1 -or- Collision Repair: Painting & Refinishing
- Level 3: Collision Repair: Non-Structural1 -or- Collision Repair: Painting & Refinishing
- Level 4: Collision Repair: Non-Structural1 -or- Collision Repair: Painting & Refinishing -or- Collision Repair: Damage Analysis, Estimating and Customer Service
1May be taught for up to 3 credits. Implementation options vary; contact the career cluster consultant for more information.
- Transportation Program of Study Justifications
- ACT Resources for Transportation
- Transportation Equipment List
- Transportation Resource List