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ADVANCED TRANSPORTATION

TRANSPORTATION

People with careers in this vital industry work to ensure our freight and passenger railroads, airlines, barge lines and ground transportation systems are running as safely and efficiently as possible.

Career Details

Skills

Students in Advanced Transportation are trained in the following subject areas:

  • Transportation Service Worker—Emphasizing freight and passenger railroads, airlines, barge lines, and ground transportation systems
  • Computer Operations—Keyboarding skill development, word processing, spreadsheet, and database applications
  • Office Communications—Filing, Microsoft PowerPoint, and Access, office etiquette
  • Business/Consumer Math—Microsoft Excel and 10-key calculator
  • Job Search Skills—Resume and interview preparation

Career Options

Career choices can vary from selling tickets for the airlines and railroads to working on a train as a conductor or attendant. You may also pursue opportunities such as airline flight attendant, railroad car and track repair, or even a deckhand on a Mississippi River barge. The career opportunities in this industry are plentiful and in high demand.

Requirements

Before entering the program, students must:

  • Comply with state requirements that may involve a criminal background check and completion of a training program meeting federal content requirements.
  • Have a clean criminal record and background check, meaning you can’t have been convicted of a drug or pharmacy-related felony within the last 5 years.
  • Complete six months’ full-time work experience in addition to training.
  • Meet age requirements that vary by state.
  • Have good hearing and vision.
  • Pass a physical examination.
  • Complete the core curriculum with passing scores on all written and performance tests.
  • Meet basic academic requirements in math and reading.
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Complete the core curriculum with passing scores on all written and performance tests.
  • Meet basic academic requirements in math and reading.
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Complete the core curriculum with passing scores on all written and performance tests.
  • Have strong math and reading skills.
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Complete the core curriculum with passing scores on all written and performance tests.
  • Meet basic academic requirements in math and reading.
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Complete the core curriculum with passing scores on all written and performance tests.
  • Have strong math and reading skills.
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Complete the core curriculum with passing scores on all written and performance tests.
  • Have strong math and reading skills.
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Complete the core curriculum with passing scores on all written and performance tests.
  • Meet basic academic requirements in math and reading.
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Complete the core curriculum with passing scores on all written and performance tests.
  • Meet basic academic requirements in math and reading.
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Register with the state regulatory authority.
  • Complete the core curriculum with passing scores on all written and performance tests.
  • Have strong math and reading skills.
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Be at least 18 or 21 years old. (varies by state)
  • Complete the core curriculum with passing scores on all written and performance tests.
  • Meet basic academic requirements in math and reading.
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Have a clean criminal record. (varies by state)
  • Provide two references (e.g., career technical training instructor and work-based learning supervisor).
  • Complete the core curriculum with passing scores on all written and performance tests.
  • Meet basic academic requirements in math and reading.
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Complete the core curriculum with passing scores on all written and performance tests.
  • Meet basic academic requirements in math and reading.
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Have a valid driver’s license or no barriers to receiving a license while enrolled.
  • Have a clean driving record.
  • Be at least 17½ years old.
  • Complete a Job Corps basic career technical training program.
  • Meet basic academic requirements in math and reading.
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Have a positive attendance and progress record.
  • Have a positive behavior record with no major incidents in the past 90 days.
  • Have health clearance from the Job Corps center where they received basic training.
  • Pass an entrance exam.
  • Complete a successful phone, in-person, or videoconference interview.

Credentials

As a Job Corps student, you will have the opportunity to earn credentials in your training area that may lead to greater employment opportunities, higher wages, and promotions.

Students who complete a program in the Transportation training area can earn nationally recognized credentials and/or state licensure. Credentials such as these show that students have the skills and knowledge to work in transportation, logistics, and customer service.

Advanced Transportation Numbers to Know

$43K

National average earning potential for this career

18+

Months to complete career training program

Expectations

While on the job, you will be expected to display the following traits at all times:


Attention to detail
Concern for others
Cooperation
Dependability
Initiative
Integrity
Attention to detail
Focus
Physical strength
Steady hands and fingers
Attention to detail
Dependability
Integrity
Organizational skills
Physical strength
Problem-solving skills
Attention to detail
Dependability
Integrity
Problem-solving skills
Attention to detail
Dependability
Integrity
Physical endurance
Steady hands and fingers
Attention to detail
Dependability
Integrity
Physical endurance
Teamwork
Attention to detail
Concern for others
Cooperation
Dependability
Independence
Integrity
Attention to detail
Concern for others
Cooperation
Dependability
Integrity
Attention to detail
Concern for others
Dependability
Integrity
Self-control
Communication skills
Honesty
Organizational skills
Persistence
Physical strength
Quick decision-making skills
Attention to detail
Concern for others
Dependability
Integrity
Professionalism
Teamwork
Attention to detail
Cooperation
Dependability
Integrity
Attention to detail
Commitment to safety
Communication skills
Concern for rules
Organizational skills
Professionalism


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