The path to a successful transportation career begins with careful planning to gain the right skills. Learn more about the skills needed for a career in transportation and find transportation programs and training options.

Programs

Get Started

If you’re just getting started you can learn about majors in transportation.  Select any major to find related careers, schools that offer the major, related majors, and information about preparing for college.

Enroll

Minnesota State offers a variety of transportation programs.  Both online and in-person options are available.  Find schools that offer programs in each of the follow areas:

You can also use the Campus & Program search to find all transportation programs at Minnesota State colleges and universities.  Select the "Search Programs" button and check Transportation and Distribution program categories from the dropdown list.  You will be able to FILTER RESULTS by the type of Degree/Award and Location.  Use the MAP view to find programs near you.

Short-term courses

You can also find short-term continuing education courses in transportation at many Minnesota State colleges.  Find courses to help you get your commercial driver's license (CDL), become a certified vehicle inspector, and more.  To search for transportation, select the category "Transporation and Distribution" in the Continuing Education Advanced Search.

Other Types of Training

Certifications are credentials showing that you have mastered a specific skill or technology.  Having a certification can make you more competitive in the job market.  The CareerOneStop Certification Finder will help you find certifications for transportation occupations.  Either select "Transportation and Material Moving" from the List of Occupations or "Transportation and Warehousing" in the List of Industries to find transportation certifications.

Apprenticeships help you learn a specific trade while you are on-the-job.  Search for apprenticeships in Minnesota or learn more about how an apprenticeship can help you start a rewarding career. 

Financial Aid 101
Learn about applying for financial aid.  

Transportation Scholarships (Minnesota State Transportation Center of Excellence)
Find links to scholarships in automotive technology, aviation, autobody collision and repair, diesel, marine & powersport, auto engineering, and truck driving.

Scholarship Websites (CAREERwise)
Do you need help paying for college?  Find resources that will help you locate a scholarship.  

Vouchers and Training Funds
You may qualify for state or federal dislocated worker training funds. To find out if you qualify, contact a counselor at CareerForce online or at any of the 49 CareerForce locations in Minnesota.

Regional Careers in Demand

Learn more about what it takes to live and work in each Minnesota region.

Minnesota Regions

Industries

Each of these industries offers high pay, in-demand careers. Research career options, learn about the skills and training needed, and find jobs.

GPS LifePlan

GPS LifePlan helps students set goals and design plans for their future success.

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