A 12-week tractor-trailer, competency-based, driver training program that focuses on both classroom work and in-vehicle training time. After hours of driving time, labs, lecture, and range time, participants master a wide range of driver competencies to become safe, comfortable, confident drivers. When trainees have mastered driver competencies and earned their CDL’s they can begin working in the industry, often having lined-up jobs before finishing the course.
Training topics include trip planning, maintaining daily logs, handling cargo, cargo documentation,
employer relations, and public relations. The course prepares students for their written and practical
tests. The College can provide tutoring time in the on-campus Learning Center for those who may
need extra help in reading or test-taking.  Students who complete the CDL-A training earn a certificate of course completion and receive assistance in job-seeking skills and job placement. Even though the course is currently non-credit, participants are graded on attendance, understanding regulations, keeping log books, pre-trip inspection, range skills, and road skills.