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)
  • SALLIE MAE CAREER TRAINING SMART OPTION STUDENT LOAN®
  • PAYMENT PLAN
  • 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 – 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
April 1, 2020 July 15, 2020 Memorial Day; Independence Day
April 13, 2020 July 29, 2020 Memorial Day, Independence Day
October 26, 2020 February 10, 2020 Thanksgiving, November 27th, Christmas Eve, Christmas, New Years Day