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Transportation, Distribution & Logistics - Coursework and Careers

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The Transportation, Distribution and Logistics cluster emphasizes the planning, management, and movement of people, materials, and products by road, air, rail, and water. It also includes related professional and technical support services such as infrastructure planning and management, logistic services, and the maintenance of mobile equipment and facilities.

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Career Pathways Career Choices Tips for Successful Planning
  • Transportation Operations
  • Logistics Planning and Management Services
  • Warehousing and Distribution Center Operations
  • Facilities and Mobile Equipment Maintenance
  • Transportation Systems/Infrastructure
  • Planning, Management and Regulation
  • Health, Safety and Environmental Management
  • Sales and Services
  • Pilot
  • Automotive Technician
  • Logistics Manager
  • Flight Attendant
  • Warehouse Manager
  • Truck Driver
  • Take placement testing at MCC in March/April of Junior year.
  • Take ACT/SAT in spring semester of junior year of high school.
  • Meet annually with high school guidance counselor or MCC academic advisor or call (815) 479-7565.

 

Suggested Coursework

Grade English/
Language Arts
Mathematics Science Social Science Career Related
Electives
Fresh.
  • English I
  • Honors English I
  • Algebra I
  • Honors Algebra I
  • Honors Geometry
  • Biology
  • Honors Biology
  • Issues of the 21st Century
  • AP Human Geography
  • World Language I
  • Intro to Business
  • Computer Literacy
  • Graphics
  • Metals
  • Woods
  • Power Mechanic
  • Honors Intro to Engineering & Design
Soph.
  • English II
  • Honors English II
  • Geometry
  • Honors Geometry
  • Algebra II
  • Honors Algebra II
  • Earth Science
  • Chemistry
  • Honors Chemistry
  • AP Physics I
  • AP Environmental Science
  • Foundations of Ancient Empires
  • Development of the Modern World
  • AP World History
Any of the above plus:
  • World Language II
  • Business Mgmt.
  • Accounting I
  • honors Principles of Engineering
  • Manufacturing Occupations I
  • Graphics Occupations I
  • Woods Occupations I
  • Autos Occupations I
Jr.
  • English III
  • Honors American Studies - English
  • AP Lang. & Comp.
  • Algebra II
  • Honors Algebra II
  • Honors Pre-Calculus
  • Intermediate Algebra
  • College Algebra with Trigonometry
  • Action Chemistry
  • Action Physics
  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Physics
  • Forensics
  • AP Biology
  • AP Chemistry
  • AP Physics II
  • US History
  • Honors American Studies - US History
  • AP US History
Any of the above plus:
  • World Language III
  • Intro to Psychology
  • AP Psychology
  • Accounting II
  • Sociology
  • Global Issues
  • Manufacturing Occupations II
  • Graphics Occupations II
  • Honors Engineering Design & Development
  • Autos Occupations II
  • Woods Occupations II
Sr.
  • English IV + ½ Eng. Elective
  • Honors Cultural Studies - Eng.
  • AP Lit. & Comp.
  • AP Calculus AB
  • AP Calculus BC
  • Transition to College Math
  • AP Statistics
Any of the above
  • Govt. & Citizenship
  • AP Govt. & Comp. Govt.
  • Honors Cultural Studies - Govt.
Any of the above plus:
  • World Language IV
  • AP World Language
  • Seminar in Industrial Tech

 

Career Planning

Type of Degree Degree Names
Certificate

Career and Technical Education Certificates

Associate's

Career and Technical Education Associate Degrees

Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degrees are designed to prepare students for immediate employment.

Transfer Associate Degrees

Transfer degrees are designed to provide students with a strong general education foundation and prerequisite coursework for continued study at a four-year college or university.

 

Sample academic plans are provided for use by students who have decided on a major but not on an intended transfer school.

 

For students who have decided on a transfer school, transfer guides are provided, showing how courses apply to specific majors at many in-state and out-of-state colleges and universities.

Bachelor's

Transportation, Distribution and Logistics

A few examples of baccalaureate majors related to this Career Cluster include the following:

  • Aviation
  • Automotive Technology
  • Operations and Supply Management
  • Transportation and Logistics Management
  • Occupational and Environmental Safety

There are many Illinois colleges and universities that offer programs related to these areas of study. To see a full list, please refer to the Illinois Board of Higher Education (IBHE) website.