Commercial Vehicle Driving (CDL Class A)

Mission Statement

The primary mission of the Commercial Vehicle Driving program is to provide quality educational training designed to meet the current and future needs of the class A truck driving industry. Toward this end the following guidelines are established: assist students to choose, prepare for, enter, and be gainfully employed in the trucking field; offer a program which emphasizes sound fundamentals while responding to the needs of this particular industry; and provide courses to meet current and specific needs of the student and this industry.

Occupational Outlook

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Curriculum Framework 

Program Outlook

The Commercial Vehicle Driving program provides students with the technical knowledge and skills for employment as semi-tractor/trailer and heavy duty truck drivers in the Commercial Vehicle Driving industry. Instruction includes a combination of classroom theory and practical experience. The program also provides supplemental training for persons previously or currently employed in Commercial Vehicle Driving occupations.

Program Content

  • Rules & Regulations
  • Introduction to Equipment
  • Defensive Driving
  • Preventative Maintenance and Inspection
  • Commercial Drivers License Information
  • Accident Reporting Procedures
  • Testing and Licensing the Commercial Driver
  • Employability Skills and Safety

Length of Program

The average length of the program is 320 hours, approximately 13 weeks, for adults attending full time. Actual time in class is dependent upon enrollment status, whether you enroll as a full-time or part-time student, and the length of time the student requires to achieve competencies. This program contains several occupational completion points designed to prepare students for various entry level jobs within this occupational area.

Entrance Requirements

  • Application
    • •Interview by Guidance Counselor
    • •Must be at least 21 years old
    • •Health Examination
    • •Drug Test
  • Fees:
    • ID $5.00
    • Application fee $15.00
    • Material fee $950.00
    • Tuition $819.20
    • Books $0.00
    • Miscellaneous fees
      • Physical & Drug Test $70.00
      • Gloves & Flashlight $5.00
      • Tire Gauge $7.00
  • Approximate total $1871.20

Entrance Dates

Day and evening classes begin approximately every six weeks. Please call (305) 557-1100 to obtain information on starting dates.

Career Opportunities

Road Drivers, Local Drivers, Independent Lines Drivers, Major National Haulers, Moving Industry Drivers, Straight Truck Drivers.

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