The Transportation Technology program provides a specialized distance learning education and training for the student having an interest in management and wishing to pursue a career in the intermodal transportation industry. All forms of business and industry are tethered to a trade and transportation skilled workforce for their own success.
This unique set of online, distance learning and life-experience curriculum breaks the tether to the traditional classroom. It 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 an associate, bachelor's or 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 to include documented life-long learning skills, test-out exam, industry recognized certifications and/or continuing education units (CEUs).
What You'll Learn
The Intermodal Management concentration provides students with business and management skills, while brushing up general education skills and expanding their knowledge about the transportation industry through online or live courses. See the current advising sheet for more details.
Credits Required: 60 hours
Credential Earned: Associate of Applied Science
In addition to providing overall direction and supervision, the work of transportation managers may include scheduling transportation, providing safety and other training, providing service support and resolving logistical problems. These highly-skilled workers may be first-line managers who work directly with the employees they supervise, or may be higher up in the firm’s management structure, working as a middle manager. Occupations that satisfy this work value offer job security and good working conditions.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2009, 205,780 people across the U.S. were employed as first-line supervisors/managers of transportation. These individuals directly supervise and coordinate activities of transportation and material-moving machine and vehicle operators and helpers. Projected job openings in transportation management are an estimated 37,700 from 2008 to 2018.