Transportation Technology

The Transportation Technology program helps prepare students for the complexity of transportation system management within their industry as well as how to integrate with other transportation systems. The curriculum has several concentrations for students to select from: management technology, information technology, aviation technology, maritime technology, railway technology and roadway technology.

-         The management technology concentration provides a specialized distance learning education and training for the student having an interest in management and wishing to pursue a career in the transportation industry. This unique online, distance learning and life-experience curriculum provides students with more than the traditional classroom setting. The program is designed to support a lifelong learning philosophy of continuing education and laddered degree options from a certificate of achievement for specific skill sets to a master's degree in transportation studies. In addition to formal academic credit, the program is designed to accept related credit equivalency from any academic, vocational, or industry training program. This includes documented lifelong learning skills, test-out exams, industry recognized certifications, and/or continuing education units (CEU's).

-          Information Technology: currently in development

-         The aviation technology concentration is designed for the student who has an interest in aviation or wishes to pursue a career in the aviation industry. Students will complete a flight operations phase containing pilot flight and ground training. The program consists of 62 credit hours: 42 hours of Mountwest Community & Technical College courses plus 20 aviation hours awarded by FAA licenses.

-         The maritime technology concentration provides training for becoming a captain, deckhand or engineer who works on a vessel. These employees operate and maintain civilian-owned deep-sea merchant ships, tugboats, towboats, ferries, barges, offshore supply vessels, cruise ships and other waterborne crafts.

-         The railway technology concentration provides the basic skills for entry into a railroad employee career path. Most railroad transportation workers begin as laborers, brake operators, or conductors after they complete training on signals, timetables, operating rules, and related subjects. Although new employees may be hired as conductors, seniority determines whether an employee may hold a conductor position full-time. Employers almost always fill engineer positions with workers who have experience in other railroad-operating occupations.

-         The roadway technology concentration provides the basic skills for entry into a highway transportation career path. Options within this program include supervisory training, mechanic training, transportation and warehousing skills, dispatcher skills, as well as incorporating information technology skills that use Global Positioning Systems (GPS) and Geographic Information Systems (GIS).

For more information contact:

Dr. Kristy Wood at 304-710-3396 or email

Dr. Randall Jones at 304-710-3405 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).