CDL Skills / Heavy Equipment Training Program
CLASS A / HEAVY EQUIPMENT
360 CLOCK HOURS
- APPROVED FOR GI BILL® BENEFITS FOR ELIGIBLE VETERANS
- COUNTY TRAINING GRANTS (WIOA, BVR, BWC, TAA)
- SALLIE MAE CAREER TRAINING SMART OPTION STUDENT LOAN®
- DIRECT LOANS
- PAYMENT PLAN
- GLTDS LOAN
SECTION ONE: HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATION
Heavy Equipment Operation provides students with the basic skills and fundamentals needed to obtain an entry level position in the Heavy Equipment field. Students will receive NCCER Core Curriculum and Level One certifications. Modular credit will be applied for NCCER Levels Two and Three. Certifications will be granted on various pieces of heavy equipment.
SECTION TWO: CLASSROOM INSTRUCTION
Classroom Instruction consists of introducing students to the trucking industry, its regulations, laws, taxes, and standards. It covers a wide range of subjects to strengthen the student’s knowledge in truck driving techniques, maneuvers and safety awareness.
SECTION THREE: DRIVING RANGE
Driving Range instruction consists of teaching students how to properly maintain their equipment, couple and uncouple tractor-trailer combination units, perform vehicle inspections, practice various backing maneuvers to advance the students skilllevel.
SECTION FOUR: ROAD TRAINING
On road instruction introduces the students to various traffic situations and to various roadway systems to develop safe driving techniques. Students apply speed and space management, visual search, communication, shifting techniques, double clutching, progressive shifting, and defensive driving techniques to safely operate a tractor-trailer. A total of approximately 450 miles of on-road training is implemented to develop the students’ performance level.
TOTAL PROGRAM HOURS
PROGRAM OBJECTIVES: This program is designed for individuals who have no previous tractor-trailer experience and are seeking training to obtain a Class A CDL. It also includes training and certifications on the most frequently used heavy construction equipment. Training prepares students for the CDL Skills Test and entry-level employment as a tractor-trailer driver and/or heavy equipment operator. CDL *APPROVED FOR GI BILL® BENEFITS FOR ELIGIBLE VETERANS* *COUNTY TRAINING GRANTS (WIOA, BVR, BWC, TAA)* *SALLIE MAE CAREER TRAINING SMART OPTION STUDENT LOAN®* *DIRECT LOANS* *PAYMENT PLAN* *GLTDS LOAN* License #1309-1898 Updated 8/1/17