Transportation, Distribution & Logistics

Transport-bigStudents pursuing classes in the Transportation, Distribution and Logistics Career Cluster will learn about careers and businesses involved in the planning, management and movement of people, materials and products by road, air, rail and water. It also includes related professional and technical services such as infrastructure planning and management, logistics, and maintenance of equipment and facilities.

This career cluster is organized into eight career pathways:

  • Facility and mobile equipment maintenance
  • Health, safety and environmental management
  • Logistics planning and management services
  • Sales and services
  • Transportation operations
  • Transportation systems and infrastructure
  • Planning, management and regulation
  • Warehousing and distribution center operations



*Check Prerequisite **Articulated Credit ***FHTC



(Gr 10-12) (One Trimester, ½ credit)

This course introduces students to accounting concepts, career options, and the accounting cycles of a proprietorship, partnership and a corporation. Students will complete accounting business simulations. This course is articulated through Butler Community College.


(Gr 10-12) (One Trimester, ½ credit)

Prerequisite: Accounting I

Students continue working with accounting concepts, career options and the accounting cycles of a corporation. Students will complete accounting business simulations. This course is articulated through Butler Community College. Dual credit is available through Flint Hills Technical College.


(Gr 9, 10) (One Trimester, ½ credit)

This course introduces students to the skills needed to be employable and successful in the workplace. The course also allows students to explore different career areas. Students examine current events to determine their impact on business and industry and legal and ethical behavior, acquire knowledge of safe and secure environmental controls to enhance productivity, and determine how resources should be managed to achieve company goals. As students learn about different types of business ownership, they interpret industry laws and regulations to ensure compliance, identify principles of business management, and analyze business practices to determine ethics and social responsibilities.


(Gr 11,12) (Two Trimesters, ½ credit each Trimester)

Prerequisite: Accounting I & Accounting II

Students will learn how businesses plan for and evaluate their operating, financing and investing decisions and how accounting systems gather and provide data to internal and external decision makers. This course covers all the learning objectives of traditional college-level financial and managerial accounting courses. Kansas State University, Wichita State University, Pittsburg State University, Emporia State University and Sterling College currently grant college credit for students passing the end-of-course qualifying exam.


(Gr 9-11) (One Trimester, ½ credit)

This course is designed to teach students how to use the computer as a business, academic and personal tool through the use of the Office Suite and web applications. This course serves as the introductory level course into the AV Communications Pathway.


(Gr 10-12) (One Trimester, ½ credit)

Students explore careers in travel and tourism, one of the world’s largest industries. Topics include: amusement and recreation, travel motivators, emerging trends, customer service, costs and pricing, marketing demands, geo-tourism, factors affecting the industry and the impact of technology.


(Gr 10-12) (One Trimester, ½ credit)

This course is an opportunity for students to develop their leadership potential. Students are introduced to leadership and have the opportunity to examine their views on leadership. They will also understand the rewards, risks and responsibilities of leadership.



(Gr 9-11) (One Trimester, ½ credit)

This course covers topics that include: e-mail and other forms of online communication, Internet research skills, legal/ethical issues and e-commerce. Students also learn WordPress, HTML and basic web page design principles.


(Gr 10-12) (One Trimester, ½ credit)

Prerequisite: Internet Communications I

This course allows students to practice HTML, WordPress skills while creating/maintaining the EHS website. This course may be repeated for credit.


(Gr 10-12) (One Trimester, ½ credit)

This course helps students understand and cope with personal, family and social challenges. It also addresses the needs and interests of individuals and family members as a way of strengthening the family unit. The course emphasizes goal-setting, decision-making, time management, balancing work and family, energy and stress management, and identification of alternative choices and coping strategies. This course also covers various issues that impact teenagers, including self-concept, family and peer relationships, substance abuse, personal loss, dating and teenage pregnancy, and violence.


(Gr 9-12) (One Trimester, ½ credit)

This course introduces students to the study of human behavior. Students explore the history of psychology, how the mind functions, developmental stages, and personality and intellect as they look at the contributions of significant psychologists.


(Gr 9-12) (Two Trimesters, ½ credit each trimester)

This course will focus on areas of physical science that apply directly to technology application and development. Topics covered include force, work, energy and power as well as mechanical advantage, efficiency, pressure and force transfer. This is a laboratory class and students are expected to apply basic mathematical principles to solve problems. This is the first course in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) sequence and is designed to give students background information needed for future STEM courses such as Robotics and Emerging Technologies. Successful completion of this class will count as a physical science credit. This course is articulated through FHTC.


(1 Credit Each Year)


This program provides hands-on training and work experience. Technical education courses include soft­ware programs, ten-key calculator/keypad, accounting, office technologies and procedures, business communication, keyboarding, supervision, transcription, Microsoft Office and records control.

Open to juniors and seniors.


Automotive Technology students gain knowledge and skills on the latest diagnostic and test equipment in the industry. Electronics, fuel injection and computerized systems are emphasized. Local companies hiring students include: John North Ford, Longbine Auto Plaza, Emporia Motors and Williams Automotive.

Open to juniors and seniors.


Students in transportation, distribution and logistics learn and practice skills that prepare them for diverse post-high school education and training opportunities, from apprenticeships and two-year college programs to four-year college and graduate programs.

CTE classes in this cluster will introduce you to a variety of interesting careers including:

  • Engineer: Aerospace, flight, railway, industrial health and safety, marine
  • Transportation manager
  • Air traffic controller
  • Airline pilot
  • Urban or regional planner
  • Logistician
  • Shipping and receiving supervisor
  • Storage and distribution managers
  • Operations technician
  • Industrial equipment mechanic
  • Electrician
  • Fleet manager
  • Auto or auto body mechanic
  • Vehicle and system inspector
  • Railroad safety inspector
  • Longshore worker
  • Ship, tugboat or ferry pilot
  • Cargo and freight agent
  • Health and safety manager
  • Marketing manager
  • Sales representative
  • Flight attendant