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About the Transportation Industry Sector

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.

Impact of Transportation Industry Sector:

According to US statistics, Overall employment in transportation and material moving occupations is projected to grow 6 percent from 2021 to 2031, about as fast as the average for all occupations; this increase is expected to result in about 861,800 new jobs over the decade. In addition to new jobs from growth, opportunities arise from the need to replace workers who leave their occupations permanently. More than 1.9 million openings each year, on average, are projected to come from growth and replacement needs.

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.

UC A-G Credit:

All of the Information and Communication Technology classes meet the A-G University of California's list of required courses for college admission.

Certifications:

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.

Articulations:

CTE Transitions (formerly known as Articulation) program offers high school students the opportunity to jump-start college by earning college credit while still in high school. High school students have the opportunity to earn college credit and high school credit simultaneously for certain articulated courses with Modesto Junior College. These courses are governed by an agreement between Modesto Junior College and Modesto City Schools which ensures use of like curriculum and exams. Students earn college credit upon passing the end of course examination.

Activities:

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

How to Apply:

If a student is already enrolled at an MCS High School, they will need to let their counselor know that they would like to be a part of the Systems Diagnostics, Services, and Repair Pathway; and ballot for one or more of the pathway classes.

All 8th grade students will need to ballot for the Transportation Pathway classes that are offered at Modesto High School.

If a student is an 8th, 9th, or 10th grader attending a school in a different high school boundary in Modesto, you can request an intradistrict transfer from your home high school; or pursue open enrollment. If you’re an 8th, 9th, or 10th grader attending a school outside of Modesto City Schools, you can request an interdistrict transfer from your home high school’s district office. For more information on the IDT process; Open Enrollment; or for an IDT application, click here.

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

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

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Modesto High School

Systems Diagnostics, Services, & Repair

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Automotive Technology