** This pathway is being updated to meet current industry standards and will not be offering any courses for the 2023-24 school year.

Stay tuned for more updates.**

The Road To Your Career

This sector is designed to provide a foundation in transportation services for all industrial technology education students in California. There are eight focus areas that fall under the Transportation sector, each with different career opportunities. The focus areas are On-Road; Off-Road; Stationary; Rail; Water/Sea; Air; Space; and Small Engines and Specialty Equipment. The pathways in the Transportation sector emphasize real-world, occupationally relevant experiences of significant scope and depth in three areas: Operations, Structural Repair and Refinishing, and Systems Diagnostics, Service, and Repair. The standards are designed to integrate academic and technical preparation and focus on career awareness, career exploration, and skill preparation in the three pathways. Integral components include classroom, laboratory, and hands-on contextual learning; project- and work-based instruction; and leadership development. The standards in this sector prepare students for continued training, postsecondary education, and entry to a career.

Career Pathways help students explore their talents and use their experiences in the classroom to help select career paths they’re passionate about.

Pathway Highlights

  • Students will learn entry-level job skills.

  • Work in an automotive shop with current industry equipment.

  • Explore career opportunities in the automotive industry.

  • Have fun working in groups.

  • Hands-on learning.

Valuable Training for Exciting Careers

Advance your college journey and get a head start on your career with the help of our academic instruction and industry insight. Potential career paths these programs help prepare you for include: 

  • Automotive Technician

  • Automotive Electrical Technician

UC A-G Credit:

All of the Transportation classes meet the A-G University of California's list of required courses for college admission.


Many of our CTE pathways offer industry recognized certifications that can be added to a student's portfolio. Certifications offered from the Transportation Industry Sector.


Students may work on a donated car for the Destruction Derby at the Stanislaus County Fair.

Ready to Enroll? See your counselor to sign up.

If you are interested in a CTE course that is not available at your high school you can submit a transfer request. click here.

If you are interested in any of the following pathways and want to know what high schools offer them click here:


To learn more about the CTE Standards click below

Here is more information about the Transportation Pathways available at each high school:


Modesto High School

Systems Diagnostics, Services, & Repair

automotive student

Automotive Technology