UT’s online transportation technology degree prepares students to move it nationally

August 14, 2012 | Features, UToday
By Bob Mackowiak

The transportation and warehousing industry is larger than the agriculture and utilities industries combined, and it continues to show steady growth. Almost everything that somebody buys, eats, wears, drives, does or uses — from picking up a gallon of milk at a local grocery store to going with friends on a Las Vegas vacation — requires transportation.

To succeed in this fast-growing field requires information, and that information now can be obtained in a manner that requires very little transportation: through the online intermodal transportation technology associate degree offered by The University of Toledo College of Business and Innovation.

“The transportation industry is all about service, and UT’s online delivery of content for the intermodal transportation technology degree is all about convenience,” said Emily Creamer, academic adviser in the College of Business and Innovation.

The transportation courses offered for this degree cover topics such as all available transportation in the marketplace; regulatory issues within the industry; experience using current technology used within the industry; understanding the process of the raw materials to the finished product; delivery of the product to the consumer; and the perspective of this field from the logistics side.

“This is an exciting field to enter because the United States’ extensive and sophisticated transportation system makes a high degree of freight movement and personal mobility possible. As a result, career opportunities in this field are plentiful,” said Dr. Terribeth Gordon-Moore, senior associate dean for undergraduate programs and administration in the UT College of Business and Innovation. “This program will help prepare students for a variety of entry-level positions within the transportation fields, including truck, air, water and rail.”

Benefits of pursuing the intermodal transportation technology degree online from The University of Toledo include:

• Learning from world-class tenured faculty;

• Networking with other motivated students from around the world;

• Gaining the knowledge and credentials you need for 21st century careers; and

• Receiving support services from Learning Ventures, a UT department dedicated to customer service for online students;

For more information, contact Creamer at emily.creamer@utoledo.edu or 419.530.2087, or the College of Business and Innovation Office of Student Retention and Academic Success at COBIadvising@utoledo.edu.

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