Transportation
  • The Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics Career Cluster focuses on careers in planning, management, and movement of people, materials, and goods by road, pipeline, air, rail, and water. It also includes related professional support services such as transportation infrastructure planning and management, logistics services, mobile equipment and facility maintenance.


  • Automotive

    Available at Center for Career and Technology Education

    The Automotive program of study teaches CTE learners how to repair and refinish automobiles and service various types of vehicles. CTE learners may learn to collect payment for services or supplies and perform typical vehicle maintenance procedures such as lubrication, oil changes, installation of antifreeze, or replacement of accessories like wiper blades or tires.

    Successful completion of the Automotive program of study will fulfill requirements of the Business and Industry Endorsement.

    Collision Repair

    Collision Repair includes knowledge of the processes, technologies, and materials used in the reconstruction of vehicles. This course is designed to teach the concepts and theory of systems related to automotive collision repair and refinishing.

    Paint and Refinishing

    Paint and Refinishing includes knowledge of the processes, technologies, and materials used in the reconstruction of vehicles. This course is designed to teach the concepts and theory of systems related to automotive paint and refinishing.

    Automotive Technology I

    Automotive Technology I: Maintenance and Light Repair includes knowledge of the major automotive systems and the principles of diagnosing and servicing these systems. This course includes applicable safety and environmental rules and regulations. In Automotive Technology I: Maintenance and Light Repair, students will gain knowledge and skills in the repair, maintenance, and diagnosis of vehicle systems. This study will allow students to reinforce, apply, and transfer academic knowledge and skills to a variety of interesting and relevant activities, problems, and settings. The focus of this course is to teach safety, tool identification, proper tool use, and employability.

    Automotive Technology II

    Automotive Technology II: Automotive Service includes knowledge of the major automotive systems and the principles of diagnosing and servicing these systems. Automotive Technology II: Automotive Service includes applicable safety and environmental rules and regulations. In this course, students will gain knowledge and skills in the repair, maintenance, and diagnosis of vehicle systems. This study will allow students to reinforce, apply, and transfer academic knowledge and skills to a variety of interesting and relevant activities, problems, and settings. The focus of this course is to teach safety, tool identification, proper tool use, and employability.

     TEA Provided Document with Automotive Program Certification and Wage Information 

     


    Diesel and Heavy Equipment

    Available at Center for Career and Technology Education

    The Diesel and Heavy Equipment program of study teaches students to diagnose, repair, modify, or redo mechanical and hydraulic equipment on crane, bulldozer, grader, conveyor, construction equipment, bus, and truck diesel engines.

    Successful completion of the Diesel and Heavy Equipment program of study will fulfill requirements of the Business and Industry Endorsement.

    Diesel Equipment Technology I

    Diesel Equipment Technology I includes knowledge of the function and maintenance of diesel systems. Rapid advances in diesel technology have created new career opportunities and demands in the transportation industry. This course provides the knowledge, skills, and technologies required for employment in transportation systems.

    Diesel Equipment Technology II

    Diesel Equipment Technology II includes knowledge of the function, diagnosis, and service of diesel equipment systems. Rapid advances in diesel technology have created new career opportunities and demands in the transportation industry. This course provides the advanced knowledge, skills, and technologies required for employment in transportation systems.

     TEA Provided Document with Diesel and Heavy Equipment Certification and Wage Information 

     


    Drone (Unmanned Flight)

    Availabe at Center for Career and Technology Education, Franklin

    The Drone-Unmanned Flight regional program of study introduces CTE learners to the occupations and education opportunities related to operating or designing an unmanned aircraft using a ground-based controller and the systems of communications between the controller and the aircraft.

    Successful completion of the Drone (Unmanned Flight) program of study will fulfill requirements of the Business and Industry Endorsement or STEM Endorsement if the math and science requirements are met.

    Introduction to Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV)

    The Introduction to Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) Flight course is designed to prepare students for entry-level employment or continuing degrees in piloting UAV operations. This course is designed to instruct students in UAV flight navigation, industry laws and regulations, and safety regulations. Students are also exposed to mission planning procedures and environmental and human factors involved in the UAV industry.

    Introduction to Aerospace and Aviation

    The Introduction to Aerospace and Aviation course will provide the foundation for advanced exploration in the areas of professional pilot, aerospace engineering, and unmanned aircraft systems. Students will learn about the history of aviation, from Leonardo da Vinci’s ideas about flight to the Wright brothers and the space race. Along the way students will learn about the innovations and technological developments that have made today’s aviation and aerospace industries possible. The course includes engineering practices, the design process, aircraft structure, space vehicles past and present, and a look toward future space exploration.

    Digital Electronics

    Digital Electronics is the study of electronic circuits that are used to process and control digital signals. In contrast to analog electronics, where information is represented by a continuously varying voltage, digital signals are represented by two discreet voltages or logic levels. This distinction allows for greater signal speed and storage capabilities and has revolutionized the world of electronics. Digital electronics is the foundation of modern electronic devices such as cellular phones, digital audio players, laptop computers, digital cameras, and high-definition televisions. The primary focus of Digital Electronics is to expose students to the design process of combinational and sequential logic design, teamwork, communication methods, engineering standards, and technical documentation.

     Scientific Research and Design

    Scientific Research and Design is a broad-based course designed to allow districts and schools considerable flexibility to develop local curriculum to supplement any program of study or coherent sequence. The course has the components of any rigorous scientific or engineering program of study from the problem identification, investigation design, data collection, data analysis, formulation, and presentation of the conclusions. All of these components are integrated with the career and technical education emphasis of helping students gain entry-level employment in high-skill, high-wage jobs and/or continue their education.  Students must meet the 40% laboratory and fieldwork requirement. This course satisfies a high school science graduation requirement.

     TEA Provided Document with Drone (Unmanned Flight) Certification and Wage Information