Transportation, Distribution & Logistics

Miami-Dade Career and Technical Education (CTE) Law K-8, middle school, and high school programs of study integrate rigorous academic study with technical and soft work skills in specific career pathways of the career cluster Transportation, Distribution & Logistics.


Career Exploration in Middle School

At the middle school level, students are introduced to CTE programs in Engineering & Technology Education courses, which are designed to pique their interest in learning about architecture, construction and manufacturing technology. Middle school students have the opportunity to participate in Technology Student Association (TSA) leadership training and competitions. Courses are aligned to Florida state-approved "Integrated Technology Studies" curriculum frameworks; and to further study in high school and post-secondary CTE programs. Emphasis of instruction is placed on hands-on activities and project-based learning.

Career Preparatory in High School

High school students begin study of CTE Transportation, Distribution & Logistics programs in the ninth grade, which provides them an opportunity to concentrate their efforts in a law and public safety security career pathway. Trasnportation programs consist of more courses, participation in FFA, achievement of industry certification, and work-based learning opportunities.

  • Automotive Collision Repair and Refinishing
  • Automotive Service Technology
  • Automotive Technology -Advanced
    Toyota T-TEN
  • Automotive Service Technology-Advanced
    Honda PACT
  • Commercial Vehicle Driving
  • Heavy Equipment Operation
  • Medium and Heavy Duty Truck and Bus Technician

Florida Dept. Of Education Curriculum & Other Resources


High Schools with Transportation CTE Programs

  • George T. Baker Aviation Technical College
  • D. A. Dorsey Technical College
  • Lindsey Hopkins Technical College
  • Miami Lakes Ed. Center and Technical College
  • Robert Morgan Ed. Center and Technical College
  • South Dade Technical College

Industry Certification

Usually achieved during senior year with online exam and sometimes with demonstration of skills (may also be age and experiential hours requirements.)

  • ASE Entry-level - Auto: Automobile Service Technology (AS) (NIASE078)

  • ASE Entry-level - Auto: Brakes (BR) (NIASE079)

  • ASE Entry-level - Auto: Electrical/Electronic Systems (EE) (NIASE080)

  • ASE Entry-level - Auto: Engine Repair (ER) (NIASE082)

  • ASE Entry-level - Collision: Painting and Refinishing (PR) (NIASE088)

*Middle and high school               

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(Not all certifications listed above are offered at all schools listed)


Work-Based Learning


Career and Technical Ed. Student Organization


High school and post-secondary student participation.

Average Salaries

Aircraft Mechanic $33.16 $32.76
Automotive Body Repairer $24.41 $23.99
Bus and Truck Diesel Engine Mechanic $20.80 $20.36
Cargo and Freight Agents $21.60 $21.40
Commercial Pilots $47.85 $60.80
First-Line Supervisors of Transportation $28.51 $27.03
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers $19.15 $20.74
Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics $25.14 $25.04
Training and Development Specialists $31.54 $29.14
Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers $51.58 $46.81



Florida Career Cluster Information


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