Transportation Courses and Certificates

A certificate program in transportation can prepare you for a career designing transportation systems or developing related policies. Read on to learn more about these programs and the courses they commonly offer. Schools offering Logistics & Transportation Management degrees can also be found in these popular choices.

What You Need To Know

As it pertains to transportation certificates, the main focus in education stems toward either transportation engineering or transportation planning. Both require taking courses on infrastructural design and structures, just with emphasis on different facets depending on the chosen path. Choosing a school for this path should be contigent on the schools' accreditation and resources as it pertains to transportation design or policies.

Certificates GLA (Global Logistics Associate), CTL (Certified Tranportation and Logistics), DLP (Distinguished Logistics Professional), PLS (Professional Design in Logistics and Supply), or an Associate's in Engineering.
Courses Traffic design, Development, Planning, Transportation Safety, and Highway Design.
Schools North American Transportation Management Institute, Polk State Corporate College, Goodwill Industries Inc.

Sources: American Society of Transportation and Logistics, North American Transportation Management Institute

What Transportation Certificate Programs Are Available?

Transportation certificate programs can focus in either transportation engineering or in transportation planning. If you're interested in designing transportation systems you may prefer an engineering program, while planning programs focus on policy and public administration of transportation systems and networks. Some interdisciplinary certificate programs feature a mix of engineering and planning courses.

Certificates are available at both the undergraduate and graduate level and usually take a year or less to complete. Some graduate certificate programs are designed to be taken alongside broader master's degree programs. You may be expected to have some work history or educational experience before enrolling. If you work in the railroad field, you may find transportation certificates that focus specifically on management of railway systems.

What Courses Will I Take?

Through engineering-focused transportation certificate programs, you can take courses in transportation safety, highway design, environmental issues, civil engineering, pavement design and traffic flow. You might also take courses traffic design, development and planning through some engineering programs.

Certificate programs in transportation planning can offer you courses in land management, sustainability, financial concerns, economics, policy and planning for freight deliveries. In specialized railroad certificate programs you may take courses in railway management, railway infrastructure or project management.

How Can I Choose a School?

Because there are multiple transportation certificate programs available, you should review your professional goals as well as the curriculum of a prospective school before enrolling in a program. You should be sure that the school offers appropriate testing and design facilities if you're pursuing an engineering certificate. If you're interested in transportation planning, you can look for programs that are focused on particular areas such as policy-making or sustainable design.

Distance education options are available through some programs and could help you increase the flexibility of your academic schedule to fit around personal or professional obligations. If you're a working professional, online courses can help you advance your education while maintaining your job. You might also prefer online programs if your preferred school is too far away to physically attend.

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