Transportation SHSM

Sector profile

Transportation is essential to our everyday life. Different modes of transportation include air, rail, road, water, cable, pipeline and space. Career options range from the service, repair, and modification of vehicles and vehicle systems to the organization and management of transportation services and mass-transit systems.

Program requirements

In the Transportation major, students will take 8 credits in grade 11 and 12:

  • 4 Transportation major credits
  • 1 Math credit (Grade 11 or 12)
  • 1 English credit (Grade 11 or 12)
  • 1 Science or Business Studies Credit (Grade 11 or 12)
  • 2 co-operative education credits to gain workplace experience that helps you refine, extend and practice your Transportation knowledge and skills

Additionally, students will have opportunities for

  • Experiential learning, career exploration and reach-ahead activities in Transportation
  • Certifications and training programs in arts and culture, including:
    • 3 compulsory certifications: Standard First Aid, WHMIS (generic), CPR (Level C) with AED, Health & Safety (basic)
    • 3 additional certifications and/or training courses as specified in the sector-specific guide

Developing essential skills and work habits required in the transportation sector as detailed in the Ontario Skills Passport.

Future career paths

For Transportation majors, possible career paths include:

  • Apprenticeship – auto body repairer, automotive service technician, motorcycle technician, truck and coach technician
  • College – automobile production manager, industrial designer, small engine mechanic, transportation manager
  • University – aerospace engineer, automotive engineer, electrical engineer, mechanical engineer
  • Entry level workplace – pilot, aircraft assembler, airline sales and service agent, bus driver, transit operator, small business manager

Get more information

Call the guidance department at the following schools that offer the Transportation SHSM program:

  • Holy Trinity High School – 613-591-9955
  • Lester B. Pearson High School – 613-741-4525
  • St. Francis Xavier High School – 613-822-7900
  • St. Matthew High School – 613-837-3161
  • St. Patrick High School – 613-733-0501
  • St. Paul High School – 613-820-9705