Premier Driver Development Program, Option 1

PREMIER DRIVER DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM/OPTION 1 CLASS A/EXTERNSHIP (600 hours)
  • APPROVED FOR GI BILL® BENEFITS FOR ELIGIBLE VETERANS
  • COUNTY TRAINING GRANTS (WIOA, BVR, BWC, TAA)
  • REVOLVING LOAN
  • SALLIE MAE CAREER TRAINING SMART OPTION STUDENT LOAN®
  • PAYMENT PLAN
  • EDUCATIONAL LOAN SOURCE
  • PELL GRANT
  • DIRECT LOANS

CLASSROOM INSTRUCTION – 120 Hrs.
Classroom Instruction introduces 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, HAZWOPER, CDL Prep.

YARD INSTRUCTION – 112 Hrs.
Yard instruction gives students experience operating a tractor- trailer. Driving Range instruction consists of how to couple and uncouple tractor-trailer combination units, perform vehicle inspections, and practice various backing maneuvers.

ROAD TRAINING – 48 Hrs.
On road instruction introduces the students to various traffic situations and 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.

EXTERNSHIP – 280 Hrs.
Students will work under the employ of a truck driving company in order to apply the knowledge gained throughout school-based instruction. This portion of training is designed to give the student practical over-the-road driving experience and gain on-the-job training experience.
*Student must qualify for externship portion of training.

TOTAL PROGRAM HOURS: 600 Hrs.
FULL TUITION: $9,995.00

PROGRAM OBJECTIVES: This program is designed for individuals who have no previous tractor- trailer experience and want an extensive training program that focuses on safe driving habits and skill development. This program includes classroom instruction designed to help students pass the CDL Knowledge test. This course prepares students for the CDL Skills Test and entry-level employment as a tractor-trailer driver. Students are also able to gain on –the-job experience within the program.


Full Time – 15 Weeks – Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Start Date Midpoint Date Expected Graduation Date Holidays
06/10/2019 08/20/2019 09/25/2019 Independence Day, July 5th
06/24/2019 06/10/2019 10/09/2019 Independence Day, July 5th
07/08/2019 08/30/2019 10/22/2019
07/29/2019 09/23/2019 11/12/2019 Labor Day
08/12/2019 10/07/2019 11/26/2019 Labor Day
08/19/2019 10/14/2019 12/05/2019 Labor Day
09/09/2019 11/04/2019 12/31/2019
09/30/2019 11/26/2019 01/24/2020 Veterans Day
10/14/2019 12/11/2019 02/06/2020 Veterans Day, Thanksgiving, Nov 29th
10/21/2019 12/18/2019 02/13/2020 Veterans Day, Thanksgiving, Nov 29th
11/12/2019 01/15/2020 03/06/2020 Thanksgiving, Nov 29th, Dec 24th, Christmas, New Year’s Day
12/02/2020 02/03/2020 03/24/2020 Thanksgiving, Nov 29th, Dec 24th, Christmas, New Year’s Day, MLK

 

Part Time – 22.5 Weeks – Mon., Wed., Thurs. 5:30 – 9:30 PM; Saturday 7:30 AM – 6:00 PM

Start Date Midpoint Date Expected Graduation Date Holidays
08/19/2019 12/05/2019 01/24/2020 Labor Day, Veterans Day, Nov 27th, Thanksgiving, Nov 30th
10/21/2019 12/05/2019 03/30/2020 Veterans Day, Nov 27th, Thanksgiving, Nov 30th
11/04/2019 02/21/2020 04/10/2020 Veterans Day, Nov 27th, Thanksgiving, Nov 30th, Christmas, New Years, MLK