Transportation is vital to our society's proper functioning, providing mobility of people, goods, and services. It enables people to access job markets and participate in recreational,
cultural, educational, and social activities. It adds value to products by moving them to their destinations in time for their use. The transportation field also is a major contributor to
the economy, as a consumer of resources and as a supplier of jobs. IT is fundamental to transportation.
Transportation functions in a very complex environment which, at the beginning of the 21st Century, is characterized by constant change in the technological, regulatory and legal frameworks. Transportation professionals must not only be able to meet the technological challenges of new systems, they must also be capable of fitting these systems into the social, economic, and physical environments in a manner that improves the quality of life for all.
This certificate will prepare candidates to help integrate their value chain through value added IT services. It is appropriate for any specific type of transportation (e.g., railroad, airlines, trucking, shipping, etc.) looking for opportunities to leverage IT from the front office marketing to customers to the support of its complex equipment and infrastructure.
Description of the 4 courses are:
The certificate starts with the business imperatives of companies operating in this sector, and their approach to creating an IT strategic plan and project roadmap intended to create worthwhile business value. The unique challenges of regulatory compliance, state secrets, security, massive data sets, super-computing, telecommunications to extreme locations etc. are addressed.
The certificate then deals with the technologies involved in the transportation technical systems for building, maintaining, and scheduling.
The third course deals with the business functions that support finding, development & production, such as Finance, HR, Production Accounting, Legal, Tax, Treasury etc.
The fourth and final course deals with best-practice execution, in terms of organizational governance, marketing, sourcing & vendor management, portfolio & project management, and service delivery.