The field of transportation includes subjects like automotive repair, aviation, truck driving, freight, and many other related areas of automotives. There are several accredited schools and colleges that can provide you with the choice to obtain a certificate, associates, bachelors, master's degree, or license, in the transportation industry.
With an accredited educational program you can receive the education necessary for employment working with cars, airplanes, boats, trucks, trains, and other forms of transportation. You can learn about map reading, managing log books, turning, shifting, inspections, driving, and much more. Graduates can find themselves employed as mechanics, truck drivers, train operators, couriers, and other transportation professionals.
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There are several programs that offer Commercial Driver's License (CDL) training. Vocational training programs provide students with the skills and knowledge needed to be a commercial truck driver, pass examinations, and obtain their CDL. With specialized programs and courses designed for commercial driver's license training students will have the opportunity to acquire a career as a truck driver. Areas of study may include map reading, managing log books, turning, shifting, mechanics
, inspections, trip planning, backing, coupling and uncoupling a trailer, road driving, and more. The Professional Truck Driver Institute (PTDI) is an organization that provides some schools with certification instead of accreditation for their programs.
Accredited vocational schools and other educational facilities offer training in transportation to students looking to obtain certificates or degrees in the field. With an education in the field of transportation graduates can train to work as CDL drivers, fleet drivers, conductors, delivery drivers, truck drivers, couriers, and more. An education in transportation can be helpful to a variety of professionals, not just those who work directly in the industry. Coursework may vary greatly depending on ones specific career goals, but may include railroad planning and design, transportation engineering
, traffic safety, transportation systems, logistics, distribution systems, and much more.
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Full accreditation is awarded to educational programs that meet certain criteria, and although accreditation is important not all programs are required to carry it. Agencies like the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC
) are approved to accredit a variety of educational facilities.
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of interest to learn about career options available in transportation. Contact several accredited educational programs and request more information about obtaining a certificate or degree.PETAP Articles Relating to This Profession:Qualities of Successful Transportation Professionals