• COMMERCIAL DRIVER’S LICENSE-CLASS A

     

    COURSE OBJECTIVE

    Students will obtain a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL)

     

    COURSE DESCRIPTION

    This 200-hour program prepares students to obtain their Commercial driver’s License and to work in the Commercial Driving Industry. Program instruction includes preparation from the Pennsylvania State Permit Test to final Skills Exams.

     

    COURSE TOPICS

    Permit Preparation

    Log Books and Documentation

    Trip Planning

    Pre-Trip Inspection

    Basic Controls

    Driving Without a Trailer

    Down Shiftin

    Straight Line Backing

    Parallel Parking

    Road Skills

     

    CLASS REQUIREMENTS

    Pennsylvania Driver’s License

    Clean Driving Record

    DOT Physical

    Drug Screening

    Pennsylvania State Criminal Background Check

     

    TEXTBOOKS

    PennDOT Commercial Driver’s Test Booklet, PennDOT, 2011

    Other Handouts and Materials From Industry Sources

     

     

    COOPERATING COMPANIES

    Frac Tech

    Schneider National

    Range Resources

    Werner Trucking

    Rockwater Energy Solutions

     

     

    SPECIALIZED SHOP EQUIPMENT

    Numerous Trucks and Trailers

    Box and Flat Bed Trailers

    Eaton 10 Speed

    International Automatic

    Super 10 Speed

     

     

    CERTIFICATION

    Pennsylvania Commercial Driver’s LicenseClass A

     

    POTENTIAL CAREERS

    Over The Road Driver

    Haz-Mat Driver

    Local Delivery Driver

    Oil and Gas Industry Driver

    Water Truck Hauler

    Tank Truck Driver

    School Bus Driver

     

     

    COMMERCIAL DRIVER SKILLS

    Mathematics

    Using mathematics to solve problems.

    Time Management

    Managing one's own time and the time of others.

    Active Listening

    Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

    Critical Thinking

    Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

    Judgment and Decision Making

    Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.

    Active Learning

    Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem solving and decision making.

    Management of Material Resources

    Obtaining and seeing to the appropriate use of equipment, facilities and material needed to do certain work.

    Quality Control Analysis

    Conducting tests and inspections of products, services or processes to evaluate quality or performance

     

    WAGES AND EMPLOYMENT TRENDS

    Median Wages (2008)

    $17.92 Hourly, $35,140 Annually

    Employment (2008)

    3,189,300 Employees

    Projected Growth (2008-2018)

    Slower Than Average (4%)

    Projected Need (2008-2018)

    291,000 Additional Employees

     

    PROGRAM COSTS

    Tuition:

    $5,860.50

     

    Books:

    $     31.00

     

    Other (Estimated):

    $   358.50

     

    Total Tuition, Books, Etc.

    $6,250.00