Automotive Pathway

    Transportation plays a crucial role in our society because moving people and goods is central to everything America does. As the Transportation industry sector continues to expand significantly, it will provide employment opportunities for years to come in a vast range of transportation-related occupations. It will also continue to adapt to changing technology and repair techniques as vehicle components and systems become increasingly sophisticated. Examples include developments in rocket technology, super-capacity jet airplanes, hybrid and hydrogen fuel-cell technology affecting automobiles, and diesel trucks that run on bio-diesel or other alternative fuels. This industry also plays an important part in education through financial and in-kind support for training and educating the current and future workforce.

    The Transportation industry sector features three career pathways that provide opportunities from entry-level jobs requiring high school diplomas to progressive careers requiring advanced degrees. These pathways emphasize real-world, occupationally relevant experiences of significant scope and depth in Aviation and Aerospace Transportation Services, which includes maintaining aircraft, operating airports, and designing and flying various types of aircraft; Collision Repair and Refinishing, which includes painting, repairing, and refinishing vehicles; and Vehicle Maintenance, Service, and Repair, which includes maintaining, servicing, and repairing light-, medium-, and heavy-duty vehicles.


    (with high school diploma)
    Mechanic’s Assistant
    Lube Technician
    Parts and Sales Counter Clerk
    Automotive Body and Paint Repairer
    Tire Repairers and Changers
    Service Station Attendants
    Bus Driver, School
    Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators
    Truck Driver, Light or Delivery Service
    Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs
    Flight Attendant
    Aircraft Detailer
    Ground Support Crew

    (with AA or AS degree or certificate)
    Bus and Truck Mechanics
    Automotive Master Mechanic
    Diesel Engine Specialist
    Motorcycle Mechanics
    Auto Glass Installer
    Service Writer
    Licensed Smog Technician
    Avionics Technicians
    Airframe and Power Plant Technician
    Aircraft Mechanics/Service Technicians
    Air Traffic Controllers
    Commercial Pilots
    Ship Engineers
    Ship and Boat Captains
    (with BS or BA degree)
    Ship Engineers
    Airline Pilots, Copilots
    Flight Engineers
    Insurance Claims Adjuster
    Shop Manager
    Fleet Manager
    Parts and Service Manager
    Automotive Corp. Service Representative