Transportation, Distribution & Logistics

This cluster includes careers in the planning, management, and movement of people, materials, and goods by road, pipeline, air, rail, and water and related professional and technical support services, such as transportation infrastructure planning and management, logistics services, mobile equipment, and facility maintenance.

Programs

Aviation/Drone

Let your career take off! This program provides students with basic knowledge of aviation. Successful completion of this two-year program enables students to be eligible for an FAA approved pilot’s certificate as either a private pilot or remote pilot. Students will be exposed to the operation of single engine airplanes and drones and will learn about aviation history, airplanes, drones, engines, aircraft systems, instruments, meteorology, flight environment, communications, aircraft performance, human factors, and the principles of flight.

Navigation and cross-country flying, along with flight planning will prepare students for logging of actual flight time in single engine aircraft at a local airport. There are opportunities to log flight time in quadcopter drones to capture photos and videos for editing into projects.

Students will be prepared for the FAA private pilot knowledge exam or remote pilot exam. Academic instruction in NYS Common Core English language arts, mathematics, and science is integrated into the curriculum. Students can earn credits for English, math and science. A career plan will be created to plan a path to an aviation career. To be accepted into this program, students will have to meet FAA medical standards, be vetted by the TSA, and be proficient in English language. Students will be subject to drug testing.

Drone

College Credit Opportunities:

Students have the potential to earn 4-5 college credits through articulation agreements with Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Dutchess Community College. Additional articulation agreements are always being pursued.

CAREER OPPOrTUNITIES

1. Commercial Pilot
2. Air Traffic Controller
3. Corporate Pilot
4. Flight Instructor
5. Drone Aerial Inspection (Power Lines, Roofs, Bridges)
6. Drone Engineering (Site Planning, Elevation Mapping)
7. Drone Photography & Videography

Auto Collision Technology

Students in this program become immersed in the full spectrum of repairing, restoring, and rebuilding damaged auto bodies. Through their hands-on work, they learn the techniques of complete auto collision repair, including sheet metal work and frame repair; painting and refinishing; exterior and interior trim and glass; and mechanical and electrical adjustments and repairs. Students also practice the art of customizing, an increasingly popular aspect of the trade, as well as learn how to estimate repair costs and manage their own repair shop.

Entry-level jobs are available for an auto body technician who works at improving skills and developing such specialties as auto body detailing, insurance adjusting, antique car restoration, and business management.

Auto collision student buffs an automotive fender

Academics & Certificates:

Academic instruction in NYS Common Core English language arts, mathematics, and science is integrated into the curriculum. Students can earn credits for English, math, and science. Students also have the potential to take the I-Car Platinum Certification Program.

College Credit Opportunities:

Students have the potential to earn 3 college credits through an articulation agreement with SUNY Delhi. Additional articulation agreements are always being pursued.

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Automotive Technology

Certified by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation, Inc. (NATEF), this program provides an excellent foundation for students to either attend automotive college or directly enter the automotive industry. The program is designed for students who have little or no knowledge/experience in the automotive field, but who are eager to learn. The course covers safety; automotive tools and fasteners; seals and bearings; and basic engine design, construction, and principles. Instruction is concentrated in the four major NATEF areas: Steering and Suspension, Brakes, Electrical and Electronic, and Engine Performance. The Automotive Technology program also participates in the Automotive Youth Educational System (AYES) program, a dynamic partnership among participating automotive manufacturers, participating local dealers, and selected local high schools/career and technical schools.

Students observe the underside of an automobile with their instructor

Academics & Certificates:

Upon successful completion of all requirements, students also have the potential to receive certifications from the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE student certification) and the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF). Academic instruction in NYS Common Core English language arts, mathematics, and science is integrated into the curriculum. Students can earn credits for English, math, and science.

College Credit Opportunities:

Students have the potential to earn 3-12 college credits through an articulation agreement with University of Northwestern Ohio. Additional articulation agreements are always being pursued.

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Motorcycle/Outdoor Power/Turf Management

Students obtain basic knowledge and skills to enter the small engine repair field. Basic theory and hands-on training will provide the necessary background for students to become sought-after small engine technicians. Instruction includes the repair and service of motorcycles, mopeds, ATVs, scooters, marine engines, lawn mowers, chain saws, and snow blowers. Course content includes general service, theory, troubleshooting, diagnosis, and repair of engines, transmissions, electrical, fuel, and suspension brake systems. In addition to the focus on power equipment, there is also an introduction to the field of turf management.

Two students work on a small engine part

ACADEMICS & CERTIFICATES:

Upon successfully meeting course requirements, students have the potential to test for Equipment & Engine Training Council (EETC) Certification. Academic instruction in NYS Common Core English language arts, mathematics, and science is integrated into the curriculum. Students can earn credits for English, math, and science.

COLLEGE CREDIT OPPORTUNITIES:

Students have the potential to earn 3-9 college credits through an articulation agreement with SUNY Cobleskill. Additional articulation agreements are always being pursued.

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