• Transportation, Distribution and Logistics Courses

     

     

    PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

     

    This Career Cluster exposes students to careers and businesses involved in the planning, management, and movement of people, materials, and products by road, air, rail and water. It also includes related professional and technical support services such as infrastructure planning and management, logistic services, and the maintenance of mobile equipment and facilities.

     

    Transportation, distribution and logistics is a critical sector of the United States economy. Almost 10 million people are employed in transportation or transportation-related occupations. High-growth industry and career specialties offer high-tech, high-wage opportunities. 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 paid, entry-level occupations that can provide career advancement opportunities.

     

    WHAT IS A CTE CONCENTRATOR?

     

    A concentrator is a student who has earned four or more technical credits in a Career Cluster, at least one of which is a completer course.  The student may earn all four credits from foundation courses or three from foundation and one from enhancement course for the Career Cluster.

     

    WHAT IS A COMPLETER COURSE?

     

    A completer course is the second or third level in a series that builds upon skills acquired in the previous course. The * beside the course(s) name indicates a completer course.



    SAMPLE OCCUPATIONS RELATING TO THIS CAREER CLUSTER

     

    • Air traffic controller
    • Airline pilot
    • Auto or auto body mechanic
    • Automotive Technician
    • Cargo and freight agent
    • Electrician
    • Engineer: Aerospace, flight, railway, industrial health and safety, marine
    • Fleet manager
    • Flight Attendant
    • Health and safety manager
    • Industrial equipment mechanic
    • Logistician
    • Logistics Manager
    • Longshore worker
    • Marketing manager
    • Operations technician
    • Pilot
    • Railroad safety inspector
    • Sales representative
    • Ship, tugboat or ferry pilot
    • Shipping and receiving supervisor
    • Storage and distribution managers
    • Transportation manager
    • Truck Driver
    • Urban or regional planner
    • Vehicle and system inspector
    • Warehouse Manager



    INTRODUCTION TO AUTOMOTIVE SERVICE

    Course Number: IT11

    Prerequisite: Math I

     

    This course introduces automotive safety, basic automotive terminology, system & component identification, knowledge and introductory skills in hand tools, shop equipment, basic servicing, and use of service information. Also careers and various job opportunities in the automotive repair industry will be discussed. As part of the NATEF accreditation, topics are aligned to the Maintenance and Light Repair (MLR) requirements. English language arts are reinforced. Work-based learning strategies appropriate for this course include job shadowing.

     

    AUTOMOTIVE SERVICE I

    Course Number: IT16

    Prerequisite: Introduction to Automotive Service

     

    This course develops automotive knowledge and skills in performing scheduled automotive maintenance, servicing and basic testing of brakes, electrical systems, drivetrain, engine, HVAC and steering & suspension systems, emphasizing hands-on experience. As part of the NATEF accreditation, topics are aligned to the Maintenance and Light Repair (MLR) requirements. English language arts are reinforced. Work-based learning strategies appropriate for this course include job shadowing.

     

    AUTOMOTIVE SERVICE II*

    (COMPLETER COURSE)

    Course Number:  IT17

    Prerequisite: Automotive Service I

     

    This course builds on the knowledge and skills introduced in automotive servicing I and develops advanced knowledge and skills in vehicle system repair and/or replacement of components in the brakes, electrical systems, drivetrain, engine, HVAC and steering & suspension systems, emphasizing hands-on experience. As part of the NATEF accreditation, topics are aligned to the Maintenance and Light Repair (MLR) requirements. English language arts are reinforced. Work-based learning strategies appropriate for this course include job shadowing. Work-based learning strategies appropriate for this course include apprenticeship, cooperative education, entrepreneurship, internship, and job shadowing. This course helps prepare students for the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification in Maintenance and Light Repair (MLR- G1).

     

    AUTOMOTIVE SERVICE III

    Course Number:  IT18

    Prerequisite: Automotive Service II

     

    This course builds on the skills and knowledge introduced in Automotive Service I & II. Building advanced automotive skills and knowledge in vehicle servicing, testing, repair, and diagnosis of brakes, electrical systems, drivetrain, engine, HVAC and steering & suspension systems, while emphasizing hands-on experience. As part of the NATEF accreditation, topics are aligned to the Maintenance and Light Repair (MLR) requirements. English language arts and mathematics are reinforced. Work-based learning strategies appropriate for this course include apprenticeship, cooperative education, entrepreneurship, internship, and job shadowing. This course helps prepare students for the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification in Maintenance and Light Repair (MLR- G1).

     

    MARKETING

    Course Number: MM51

    Prerequisite: None

     

    In this course, students develop an understanding of the processes involved from the creation to the consumption of products/services. Students develop an understanding and skills in the areas of distribution, marketing-information management, market planning, pricing, product/service management, promotion, and selling. Students develop an understanding of marketing functions applications and impact on business operations.

     

    ENTREPRENEURSHIP I

    Course Number: ME11

    Prerequisite: MM51 Marketing

    OR BF05 Personal Finance OR BF10

    Principles of Business and Finance

     

    In this course students evaluate the concepts of going into business for themselves and working for or operating a small business. Emphasis is on the exploration of feasible ideas of products/services, research procedures, business financing, marketing strategies, and access to resources for starting a small business. Students develop components of a business plan and evaluate startup requirements.

     

    STRATEGIC MARKETING HONORS

    Course Number: MU92

    Prerequisite: MM51 Suggested

     

    This fast-paced course challenges students by combining into one course the concepts taught in the Marketing and Marketing Management courses. The curriculum, activities, and resources utilized in this course are written at the freshman college level. The Strategic Marketing course focuses on the impact of marketing on society, procedures used in buying behavior, procedures to manage marketing information, procedures to develop and manage products, pricing procedures, promotion, marketing channels, supply chain management, retail operations, and global marketing.

     

    CTE ADVANCED STUDIES

    Course Number: CS95

    Prerequisite: Two technical credits in one Career Cluster

     

    This culminating course is for juniors and seniors who have earned two technical credits, one of which is a completer course, in one Career Cluster.

    The Advanced Studies course must augment the content of the completer course and prepare students for success in transitioning to postsecondary education and future careers. Students work under the guidance of a teacher with expertise in the content of the completer course in collaboration with community members, business representatives, and other school-based personnel. The four parts of the course include writing a research paper, producing a product, developing a portfolio, and delivering a presentation. Students demonstrate their abilities to use 21st century skills.

     

    Multiple Enhancement courses offered:

    • CC45 Career Management
    • BM10 Microsoft Word & PowerPoint

    (Standard & Honors Level Offered)

    • BM20 Microsoft Excel & Access Honors
    • BF10 Principles of Business and Finance
    • BF05 Personal Finance
    • CS97 CTE Internship



     

     

Last Modified on April 19, 2018