The Certificate in Public and Social Service Transportation evolved from a
demand for individuals who have knowledge and skills specific to transportation
administration. The certificate program will appeal to individuals currently
working or planning to work in public/nonprofit and social transportation services.
The Certificate in Public and Social Service Transportation is open to all
majors. The curriculum emphasizes the role transportation plays in the social
and economic health of a local community and Ohio in general. Transportation
services include those provided by local and state governments and services provided by
nonprofit corporations. Students will gain an understanding of transit
administration, decision-making, intersectorial and interorganizational
collaboration, organizational development, resource allocation, and
accountability within the context of developing and operating transit
Credit Hours Completed
Grade Point Average
- Junior standing or higher
- Complete Elements 1,2,3 and 5 of the Wright State CoreRequirements.
- Develop administration knowledge and skills needed to plan, organize, and implement transit services and programs.
- Learn how to fund and provide transportation in rural and urbanized settings.
- Learn administration principles to start up, expand, improve, and implement public and social service transportation systems.
- Understand the role transportation plays in the social and economic health of a community.
- Learn to analyze the effectiveness of programs and services and forecast future demand.
- Become familiar with transportation administration practices.
Students are required to complete 18 hours of coursework: 6 hours of required courses and 12 hours of electives selected
with the approval of the certificate program director. A transit internship is required but may be waived on a case-by-case
basis by the program director and replaced by an approved course from the electives.
Students seeking the Certificate in Public and Social Service Transportation should contact: the Chair of the Department of Urban Affairs and Geography, 225 Millett Hall, (937) 775-4451.
Required Courses (6 Credit Hours)
Transportation Principles (3 hrs)
Public and Human Service Transportation (3 hrs)|
Elective Courses (12 Credit Hours)
||Transit Internship (3 hrs)
||Community and Regional Planning (3 hrs)
Ethical Decision Making (3 hrs)|
Public Personnel (3hrs)|
Public Management Strategies (3 hrs)|
Financial Management in PUblic Organizations (3 hrs)|
Public Sector Labor Relations (3 hrs)|
| URS 4340
Fundraising and Grant Writing (3 hrs)|
||Administrative Law (3 hrs)
||Pubic Works (3 hrs)
Students must earn a grade of “C” or better for all courses required and elective
courses, and pass the internship, if required. To qualify for the Public and
Social Service Transportation Certificate students present a portfolio of their
work to the Public and Social Service Certificate committee. The portfolio will
contain one written paper from each of the required courses and evidence of
learning from elective courses. The committee will be comprised of the Director
of the certificate program and two additional members. These members may come
from the faculty or transportation agencies. In addition, students will be
eligible to receive a special certificate of achievement from the Ohio Department