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Transportation Systems Engineering

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Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics Curriculum
Planning, management, and movement of people, materials, and goods by road, pipeline, air, rail and water and related professional and technical support services such as transportation infrastructure planning and management, logistics services, mobile equipment and facility maintenance.
Transportation Operations
Air & Space Transportation
  • Transportation Mangers- air
  • Airplane pilots/ copilots
  • Commercial pilots
  • Flight Engineers
  • Flight Attendants
  • Dispatchers - air
  • Traffic Managers
  • Air Traffic Controllers
  • Aircraft cargo handling supervisors
  • Airfield Operations specialists
  • Other airline operations and support jobs
  • Rail Transportation
  • Transportation managers - rail
  • Dispatchers - rail
  • Traffic managers
  • Locomotive engineers
  • Locomotive firers
  • Railyard conductors and yardmasters
  • Railroad brake, signal and switch operators (including train crew members and yard workers
  • Railyard engineers, and dinkey operators
  • Other railyard and terminal operations and support jobs
  • Water Transportation
  • Transportation managers - water
  • Dispatchers - water
  • Traffic managers
  • Captains
  • Mates
  • Pilots of water vessels
  • Sailors and marine oilers
  • Able seamen
  • Ordinary seamen
  • Ship and boat captains
  • Ship engineers
  • Motorboat operators
  • Bridge and lock tenders
  • Other port/harbor/waterway/marina operations and support jobs
  • Road Transportation
  • Transportation managers - road
  • Dispatchers - Truck/bus/taxi, traffic managers
  • Truck drivers - heavy
  • Truck drivers - tractor-trailer
  • Truck drivers - light or delivery services
  • Bus drivers - transit and intercity
  • Bus drivers - school
  • Taxi drivers and chauffeurs
  • Truck/bus/taxi terminal operations and support jobs
  • Transit systems
  • Transportation managers - mass transit
  • Dispatchers - bus
  • Traffic managers Dispatchers - rail
  • Traffic managers
  • Bus drivers - transit and intercity
  • Subway and streetcar operators
  • Other terminal operations and support jobs
  • Logistics Planning and Management Services
  • Logisticians
  • Logistics managers
  • Logistics Engineers
  • Logistics analysts
  • Logistics consultants
  • International logistics
  • Warehousing and Distribution Center Operations
  • Warehouse managers
  • Storage and distribution managers
  • Industrial and packaging engineers
  • Traffic, shipping and receiving clerks
  • Production planning, expediting clerks
  • First-line supervisors/managers of helpers
  • Laborers and material movers
  • First-lane supervisors/managers of transportation and material-moving machine and vehicle operators
  • Laborers and freight,stock,and material movers
  • Car, truck and ship loaders
  • Packers and packagers
  • Other packaging/packing/material handling and moving jobs
  • Facility and Mobile Equipment Maintenance
    Facility
  • Facility maintenance managers and engineers
  • Industrial equipment mechanics
  • Industrial electricians
  • Electrical/electronic technicians
  • Other facility/terminal maintenance jobs
  • Mobile Equipment : General
  • Mobile equipment maintenance managers - Electrical and electronic installers and repairers - transportation equipment
  • Mobile heavy equipment mechanics
  • Mobile Equipment : Air & Space
  • Aerospace engineering and operations technicians
  • Aircraft mechanics and service technicians
  • Airframe mechanics
  • Power plant mechanics
  • Aircraft engine specialists
  • Aircraft body and bonded structure repairers
  • Mobile Equipment : Water
  • Motorboat mechanics
  • Ship mechanics and repairers
  • Motorboat mechanics
  • Automotive & Truck mechanics and body repairers
  • Mobile Equipment : Rail
  • Rail car repairers
  • Signal and track switch repairers
  • Rail locomotive and car mechanics and repairers
  • Mobile Equipment : Road
  • Electronic equipment installers and repairers - motor vehicles
  • Automotive body and related repairers
  • Automotive glass installers and repairers
  • Automotive service technicians and mechanics
  • Automotive master mechanics
  • Automotive specialty technicians
  • Bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists
  • Motorcycle mechanics
  • Bicycle repairers
  • Tire repairers and changers
  • Transportation Systems & Infrastructure Planning, Management, and Regulation
    General - Intermodal
  • Urban and regional planners
  • Civil Engineers
  • Engineering technicians
  • Surveying and mapping technicians
  • Government service executives
  • Environmental compliance inspectors
  • Air & Space
  • Air traffic controllers
  • Aviation inspectors
  • Road
  • Traffic engineers
  • Traffic technicians
  • Motor vehicle inspectors
  • Freight inspectors
  • Rail
  • Railroad inspectors
  • Water
  • Marine cargo inspectors
  • Vessel traffic control specialists
  • Transit
  • Public transportation inspectors
  • Other
  • Other government agency managers
  • Regulators
  • Inspectors, other federal/state/local transportation agency jobs
  • Health, Safety and Environmental Management
  • Health and safety managers
  • Industrial health and safety engineers
  • Environmental scientists and specialists
  • Environmental science and protection technicians
  • Environmental managers and engineers
  • Environmental compliance inspectors
  • Safety analysts
  • Sales and Service
  • Marketing managers
  • Sales managers
  • Sales representatives - transportation/logistics services
  • Reservation, travel and transportation agents/clerks
  • Cargo and freight agents
  • Customer service managers
  • Customer service representatives
  • Customer order and billing clerks
  • Cashiers, counter and rental clerks