College of Western Idaho's (CWI) Transportation Management degree incorporates portions of CWI's Professional Truck Driving program and the College's associate degree in Business. This degree combines the training and attainment of a CDL (Commercial Drivers License) with business courses, which allows students the chance to earn an associate degree in Transportation Management then transfer to a four-year university to study business with a focus on serving in the transportation industry. Through an existing articulation agreement with Boise State University, transfer students are able to continue their education and pursue a Bachelor of Science degree in Business.
The industry has identified a need for an advanced education option for its workforce to better prepare for the changing demands of the shipping and transportation industry. The program was designed to help fill that void.
In addition to new transportation professionals and professional truck drivers, this degree will provide opportunities for current workers to enter into the program and upgrade their skills. The incumbent workforce will also have the opportunity to train for higher-paying and higher skilled jobs within the transportation industry.
By combining the Professional Truck Driving and Business programs, students will be required to major in both Transportation Management and Professional Truck Driving. Advising with a Professional Truck Driving advisor prior to enrolling in courses is critical to accommodate students' goals.
The Associate of Science degree in Transportation Management creates opportunities for students to combine business education with the certificate offered in Professional Truck Driving. The program is designed to allow students to work towards a Bachelor of Science degree in Business.
Why This Program
- Learn important aspects of business related to the transportation industry
- Transfer easily to a bachelor's degree
- Utilize your transportation experience, while upgrading skills and expanding advancement opportunities
- Train for higher-paying, higher-skilled jobs within the transportation industry
- Access a wide variety of transportation industry jobs
- Prepare for advancement opportunities in related fields.
This course will provide skills needed for overall knowledge and understanding of many aspects of the transportation industry. Opportunities and financial security are limitless. Demand is high for well qualified individuals in the transportation industry.
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Important Dates for Credit Programs
|Spring 2017||Summer 2017||Fall 2017|
|Registration Open||November 14||April 10||April 10|
|Financial Aid Priority Date||December 5||May 15||July 10|
|Admission Deadline||December 30||May 19||August 4|
|Last Day to Register||January 13||June 2||August 18|
|Tuition and Fees Due||January 13||June 2||August 18|
|Classes Begin||January 17*||June 5*||August 21|
|*Some classes begin before or after this date. See the class schedule for more information.|
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Due to the nature of combining Academic Transfer and Professional Technical Education curriculum, students will be required to double major in both Transportation Management and Professional Truck Driving. Advising with a Professional Truck Driving advisor prior to enrolling in courses is critical to accommodate students' goals.
Age requirement for this degree varies depending on job criteria.
Connecting With Ideas
Connecting With Ideas (CWID 101) is the first semester student success course designed to help CWI students become engaged members of the academic community and cultivate habits for lifelong achievement and success. Each semester, students can select from a variety of themes. More information about next semesters CWID 101 themes
Look beyond your degree at CWI and plan for continuing your education by working closely with CWI advising and representatives of your intended transfer school. Planning before you transfer can save you time and money. Visit Transfer Information for more information or contact One Stop Student Services.
Financial Aid Available
Did you know that as a student in this program you may be eligible for financial aid? Through grants, scholarships, and loans, more than 60 percent of first-time, full-time CWI students receive some form of financial assistance. To learn more about financial aid options and whether you may be eligible, visit Financial Aid.
Tuition and Fees
Tuition for a full-time CWI student averages half the cost of a state university and a third of the cost of a private college. Tuition and fees vary based on program and residence. Visit Tuition and Fees for more information.
In addition to new transportation professionals and professional truck drivers, this degree will provide opportunities for current workers to come into the program and upgrade their skills as well as allowing incumbent workforce to train for higher-paying, higher skilled jobs within the transportation industry. This industry is consistently in high demand for talented, knowledgeable individuals. Careers related to transportation management provide independence for responsible candidates in a fast-paced atmosphere.
In addition to commercial driving, following are options for career paths:
· Transportation logistics
· Driver manager
· Customer service
· Safety and compliance
· Director of driver services
· Terminal manager
· Driver recruiting
- Driver manager
- Customer Service
- Driver Services
- Commercial Driver