Look around you…
Careers in transportation are found in a variety of places. Everything we use is transported by roadway, railway, airway, or waterway. Within transportation, there are a variety of careers. The level of education required varies from high school graduate to a bachelor’s degree. After successfully completing high school, some students enter directly into the workforce. Some positions, such as a mechanic, may only require on-the-job or technical training. Other careers, such as maintenance director, recruiter, safety specialist, and marketing representative, require an associate’s degree. A bachelor’s degree may be required for a position as a safety or account manager.
What it takes.
Careers in transportation
Truck and Trailer Sales
CAREER SPOTLIGHT: DIESEL MECHANIC
Because of their efficiency and durability, diesel engines have become the standard in powering our nation’s trucks and buses. Other heavy vehicles and mobile equipment, including bulldozers and cranes, also are powered by diesel engines, as are many commercial boats, passenger vehicles, pickups, and other work trucks. Diesel service technicians who service and repair these engines are commonly known as diesel mechanics.
Courses to take in high school.
Tuscaloosa City School Students
Tuscaloosa Career and Technology Academy (TCTA)
Maintenance and Light Repair A (570071)
Maintenance and Light Repair B (570072)
Maintenance and Light Repair C (570073)
Maintenance and Light Repair D (570074)
Tuscaloosa County Schools System
*Note: Tuscaloosa County students may take courses at TCTA if their desired course is not available at their home school.