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

SECTION ONE: HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATION – 150 Hrs.
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: OSHA 10 – 10 Hrs.
This section will prepare students with the necessary information and education to receive their OSHA 10 Hour Construction Card.

SECTION THREE: CLASSROOM INSTRUCTION – 80 Hrs.
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 FOUR: DRIVING RANGE – 80 Hrs.
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 skill level.

SECTION FIVE: ROAD TRAINING – 40 Hrs.

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: 360 Hrs.
FULL TUITION: $9,995.00

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.

Full Time – 10 Weeks
Heavy Equipment: Monday-Friday, 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
CDL Classroom: Monday-Friday, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Yard & Road: Monday-Friday, 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Start Date Expected Graduation Date Holidays
February 17, 2020 April 24, 2020 None
March 2, 2020 May 8, 2020 None
March 16, 2020 May 22, 2020 None
March 30, 2020 June 5, 2020 Memorial Day
July 6, 2020 September 8, 2020 Labor Day
July 20, 2020 September 28, 2020 Labor Day
August 3, 2020 October 12, 2020 Labor Day
August 17, 2020 October 26, 2020 Labor Day
August 31, 2020 November 9, 2020 Labor Day
September 14, 2020 November 20, 2020 None