Transportation Management

Choose a fast moving career with a high return on investment

 

Become a leader in the field of moving products, people, and priorities across town or across the nation.

Get ready for a fast moving career! At Minnesota State College Southeast in Winona, you can earn an Associate of Applied Science degree in Transportation Management in 2 years or less.

Hands-on truck driver training is just the beginning. After you earn your commercial driver's license (CDL), you will progress to coursework related to dispatch, fleet management, business, and accounting. And if you already have a CDL and driving experience, Credit for Prior Learning may be an option.

People who work in this career field can expect to have high-level responsibilities. In a typical work day, you may:

  • Request, coordinate, and monitor movement of products
  • Choose transportation routes with the highest return on investment
  • Review work orders and arrange maintenance activities
  • Set schedules to determine work operations

If you're ready to start a career in a dynamic, fast paced work environment, consider a degree in Transportation Management. Full-time and part-time tracks available in this program -- you can enroll anytime.

Apply now for admission to Minnesota State College Southeast in Winona!

Major Offerings

  • Transportation Management (AAS) View Classes
    Winona - 60 cr

Outcomes & Opportunities

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Understand business principles critical to the management of transportation fleets and workers.
  • Learn the keys to business dynamics, ethics, and operations used every day across the industry.
  • Obtain a Commercial Driver's License.
  • Develop the communication skills needed to effectively correspond with professionals across the business hierarchy.

Placement & Costs

Program Job Placement: TBD
Estimated Program Costs (PDF)

Career Opportunities

  • Logistics and Transportation Manager
  • Supply Chain Manager
  • Load Planning and Scheduling
  • Fleet Operations Manager
  • Driver Safety and Training
  • Scheduling Manager

Transfer Credits

Expand your opportunities. Learn how your credits can transfer to other colleges and universities.

College Articulated Transfer Agreements: Specific agreements between MSC Southeast and other institutions to accept transfer credits.
Minnesota Transfer: Transfer information provided by Minnesota State colleges and universities, Minnesota private colleges, and the University of Minnesota.
Transferology: A nationwide network to assist students in determining which courses will transfer.

Highlights & Instructors

Program Highlights

  • Hands-on training combines the rigors of Commercial Driver's License (CDL) curriculum with business and accounting concepts critical to managing people and fleets.
  • Opportunity to offer credit for prior learning (CPL) to students who currently hold a CDL and have existing experience in the field of truck driving.
  • Online options for students looking to complete the degree while working full-time in the truck driving industry.
  • Perfect educational option for professional truck drivers interested in moving out of the cab and into the office.

Instructors

  • Jill Halverson (Accounting) has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Accounting and a Master's in Business Administration, both from Winona State University. She has expertise in the areas of public, private, tax, auditing, and non-profit accounting.
  • Tom Gierok (Truck Driving) dreamed of being a truck driver his entire life. His dream came true. Tom drove truck for ten years before becoming an instructor at Minnesota State College Southeast. He continues to be active in industry and drives over-the-road from time to time.
  • Paul Foster (Truck Driving) has over 20 years of truck driving instruction experience, having taught at Lake Superior College in Duluth, Minnesota, and now at MSC Southeast. Along with teaching, Paul is a Third Party Road Test Examiner for the State of Minnesota. While in Duluth, Paul was involved with many different truck driving programs throughout the years. Paul is married and has one son who lives in Eden Prairie, Minnesota.

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