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Transportation

Careers in the Transportation pathway are a good fit for those who want to ensure that everyone and everything gets to the right place, on time, and within budget.

Programs in Transportation prepare students for success in careers involved in the planning, management, and movement of people, materials, and products by road, air, rail, and water. Students take core classes to prepare to study transportation in college.

Transportation Certifications Available

  • ASE – End of Program Brakes
  • ASE – End of Program Electrical
  • ASE – End of Program Engine Repair
  • ASE – End of Program Steering and Suspension
  • ASE Painting & Refinishing
  • ASE Structural Analysis and Damage Repair
  • ASE Non-Structural Analysis and Damage Repair
  • MAST – Brakes
  • MAST – Electrical
  • MAST – Engine Repair 
  • MAST – Steering and Suspension
  • Navistar Diesel
  • FAA - Private Pilot License
  • I-CAR
  • OSHA 10 Hour General Industry
  • Snap On Multimeter NC3
  • Sterling Safety and Environmental
  • AC Delco – Electrical
  • AC Delco – Engine Repair
  • AC Delco – Steering and Suspension

Pathways

Auto Body Repair

In the Auto Body Repair Program, students learn how to identify parts of an automobile as well as methods for repairing collision damage to vehicles. Once students learn the theories, they will be able to put that knowledge to work in the auto lab by repairing damaged vehicles.

Aviation

In the Aviation and Pilot pathway, students will learn about engineering practices, problem-solving, and the innovations and technological developments that have made today’s aviation and aerospace industries possible. Students will gain historical perspective, starting from the earliest flying machines and leading to the wide variety of modern aircraft and the integral role they play in making today’s world work.  The pathway is designed to give students a clear understanding of career opportunities in aviation and aerospace and the critical issues affecting the aviation system. Students will gain the experience through flight simulation and necessary knowledge to pursue the FAA Private Pilot's license. 

Automotive Technology

In the Automotive Technology program, students learn the basics of computer diagnosis for automotive repair as well as traditional tool usage for the entire repair process: evaluating, repairing, and maintaining vehicles. As students progress through the program, they will gain the skills necessary to earn nationally recognized certification, secure entry-level employment, or enroll in an automotive technology program in college.

Diesel Technology

In the Diesel Technology Program, students receive a comprehensive overview of the diesel industry, learn safety methods, and develop maintenance, repair, and replacement skills. Students will be introduced to processes and procedures for maintaining, servicing, and repairing heavy-duty engines and other systems in a diesel truck. By the end of the program, students will understand the important role that medium- and heavy-duty trucks play in our transportation system and how they are necessary for the movement of goods and supplies.

Schools with Transportation Programs

Learn More

Contact cluster manager Chad Downie at cgdownie@cps.edu for more information.