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CTE- Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics

The high school CTE Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics Career Cluster focuses on careers in planning, management, and movement of people, materials, and goods by road, pipeline, air, rail, and water. It also includes related professional support services such as transportation infrastructure planning and management, logistics services, mobile equipment and facility maintenance.


The Automotive program of study teaches high school CTE learners how to repair and refinish automobiles and service various types of vehicles. CTE students may learn to collect payment for services or supplies and perform typical vehicle maintenance procedures such as lubrication, oil changes, installation of antifreeze, or replacement of accessories like wiper blades or tires.

Work-Based and Expanded Learning Opportunities in Automotive

High School CTE Automotive Certifications

Automotive Salary Information

Automotive Occupations
Average Salary
Automotive Body and Related Repairers
Automotive Service Technician and Mechanics

Aviation Maintenance

The Aviation Maintenance program of study introduces high school CTE students to the occupations and education opportunities related to inspecting aircraft, maintenance procedures, air navigational aids, air traffic controls, and communications equipment to ensure conformance with federal safety regulations.

Work-Based and Expanded Learning Opportunities in Aviation Maintenance

High School CTE Aviation Maintenance Certifications

Aviation Maintenance Salary Information

Aviation Maintenance Occupations
Average Salary
Aircraft Mechanics and Technicians
Avionics Technicians

Diesel and Heavy Equipment

The Diesel and Heavy Equipment program of study teaches high school CTE students to diagnose, repair, modify, or redo mechanical and hydraulic equipment on crane, bulldozer, grader, conveyor, construction equipment, bus, and truck diesel engines.

Work-Based and Expanded Learning Opportunities in Diesel and Heavy Equipment

High School CTE Diesel and Heavy Equipment Certifications

Diesel and Heavy Equipment Salary Information

Diesel and Heavy Equipment Occupations
Average Salary
Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists
Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines

Distribution and Logistics

The Distribution and Logistics program of study teaches high school CTE students how to plan, coordinate, and direct people and operational plans related to distributed goods and services. Students learn how to manage daily operations and logistics personnel.

Work-Based and Expanded Learning Opportunities in Distribution and Logistics

High School CTE Distribution and Logistics Certifications

Distribution and Logistics Salary Information

Distribution and Logistics Occupations
Average Salary
Supply Chain Managers
Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers
Purchasing Managers
Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products

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