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The SHSM–Transportation provides students with a strong foundation for a wide variety of careers in the transportation sector. This program appeals to students whose focus is on the service, repair, and modification of vehicles and vehicle systems to the organization and management of transportation services and mass-transit systems. The SHSM–Transportation enables students to build a foundation of sector-focused knowledge and skills before graduating and entering apprenticeship training, college, university, or the workplace.

The Transportation SHSM is currently offered at Dundas Valley, Glendale, Nora Frances Henderson, Orchard Park, Sherwood, Sir Allan MacNab and Sir Winston Churchill.

Bundles of Grade 11 and 12 Courses

  • Four sector-specific courses such as Transportation Technology, Computer Science, and Manufacturing
  • Three other required courses: English, Math and Business or Science
  • Two Cooperative Education credits related to a placement in the transportation sector
    • Coop placements could include working at places like automotive service centres, car dealerships, and auto body repair shops

Speak to your guidance counsellor or SHSM subject teachers for specific pathway courses for your school


Apprenticeship Training
Grades 11-12

Grades 11-12

Grades 11-12

Grades 11-12

Major Credits
One credit may be substituted with a cooperative education credit (additional to the 2 required co-op credits)
Including at least one Gr. 11 and one Gr. 12 credit
Including at least one Gr. 11 and one Gr. 12 credit
Including at least one Gr. 11 and one Gr. 12 credit
Including at least one Gr. 11 and one Gr. 12 credit
English including a CLA 1 1 1 1
Mathematics including a CLA 1 1 1 1
Business Studies or Science including a CLA
May be substituted with 1 cooperative education credit (additional to the 2 required co-op credits)
1 1 1 1
Cooperative Education 2 2 2 2
Total number of credits 9 9 9 9


Four (4) compulsory

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Level C – includes automated external defibrillation (AED) health and safety – basic Standard First Aid Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) – generic (i.e., not site- specific) instruction


Three (3) electives from the list below

air brakes basic electrical safety computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing (CAD/CAM) customer service
Drive Clean environmental spills ergonomics fall protection
filling propane and motor fuel tanks fire safety and fire extinguisher use introduction to logistics ladder safety training
leadership skills lockout/tagging original equipment manufacturer’s training ozone-depletion prevention
Pleasure Craft Operator portfolio development project management sector-specific regulations and legislation
sector-specific vehicle operation and safety specialized skills training program/competition (e.g., Skills Canada provincial level) vehicle lift safety Working at Heights

Experiential Learning Opportunities

  • Participating in a local or provincial skills competition
  • Touring an automobile dealership, specialized transportation business or municipal transportation department office.
  • Attendance at a transportation sector trade show, conference or job fair.
  • Job shadowing, job twinning or short term work experience with an industry professional

Reach Ahead Examples

  • Talks with industry professionals
  • Interviewing a college or university student or apprentice
  • Visits to post-secondary institutions and apprenticeship training facilities
  • Participation in a dual credit program at Mohawk College

Occupations in the Transportation Sector

The following table provides examples of occupations in the arts and culture sector, with corresponding National Occupational Classification (NOC) codes, sorted according to the type of postsecondary education or training the occupations would normally require.

Apprenticeship Training


  • Alignment and Brakes Technician 7321
  • Auto Body Repairer 7322
  • Automotive Painter – Motor Vehicle Repair 7322
  • Automotive Service Technician 7321
  • Marine Engine Mechanic 7311
  • Motorcycle Technician 7334
  • Parts Technician 1472
  • Recreation Vehicle Service Technician 7383
  • Small Engine Mechanic 7335
  • Transmission Technician 7321
  • Truck and Coach Technician 7321
  • Truck and Transport Vehicle Mechanic 7321
  • Air Pilot 2271
  • Industrial Designer 2252
  • Industrial Engineering Technician 2233
  • Marine Engine Technician 7436
  • Mechanical Engineering Technologist 2232
  • Navigation Officer – Water Transport 2273
  • Quality Control Assembly Inspector –
  • Automotive/Marine Engines 9486
  • Supervisors, Motor Transport, and Other Ground Transit Operators 7222



  • Aerospace Engineer 2146
  • Automotive Engineer 2132
  • Industrial Designer 2252
  • Urban Planner 2153
  • Aircraft Assembler and Aircraft Assembly Inspector 9481
  • Airport Ramp Attendant 7437
  • Automobile Salesperson 6421
  • Automotive Mechanical Installers and Servicers
  • 7443
  • Boat Assembler and Inspector 9491
  • Boat Operator 7436
  • Bus Driver, Subway Operator, and Other Transit
  • Operator 7412
  • Car Lot Attendant 6683
  • Delivery and Courier Service Drivers 7414
  • Heavy Equipment Operators (except Crane) 7421
  • Railway Track Maintenance Worker 7432
  • Service Station Attendant 6621
Updated on Tuesday, September 12, 2023.
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