Make the world move
The 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.
Need a hard copy? See the 23-24 Transportation, Distribution and Logistics Career Cluster Packet (PDF).
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The Automotive program of study teaches CTE learners how to repair and refinish automobiles and service various types of vehicles. CTE learners 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.
Note: This pathway is only available at specific campuses.
|Level||GHS pathway||SGHS pathway||GRCTC|
8P200, 8P205 DC
8P200, 8P205 DC
8P300, 8P305 DC
Practicum in Transportation Systems - Outdoor Power
Note: Level 3 and 4 classes are advanced CTE courses.
|Occupations||Median wage||Annual openings||% Growth|
|Automotive Body and Related Repairers||$40,144||1,456||25%|
|Automotive Service Technician and Mechanics||$38,459||5,557||18%|
- ASE Entry-Level Automobile
- Brakes (BR)
- Electronic/Electrical Systems (EE)
- Engine Performance (EP)
- Engine Repair (ER)
- Heating and Air Conditioning (AC)
- Manual DriveTrain and Axles (MD)
- Service Technology
- Suspension and Steering (SS)
- ASE Entry-Level Collision
- Non-Structural Analysis and Damage Repair (SR)
- Painting and Refinishing (PR)
- Structural Analysis and Damage Repair
- ASE Refrigerant Recovery and Recycling
- Principals of Small Engine Technology
- Small Engine Technology
Below is a list of potential career certifications for a student interested in this program of study.
*Additional industry-based certification information is available on the TEA CTE website.
For more information on post-secondary options for this program of study, visit the TXCTE website.
Expanded learning opportunities
One of the best ways to acquire experience in your chosen career is by engaging in exploration activities, work-based learning, or by joining a Career and Technical Student Organization (CTSO).
- Join in SkillsUSA
- Join the Automotive Service Association
Work-based learning activities
- Work at a local automotive repair or body shop
Endorsement: Business & Industry
See course descriptions and additional information on the course descriptions page.