Class A Overview

This skills-oriented program offers a professional truck driving curriculum for the purpose of qualifying students for entry level positions as drivers in over-the-road or local driving vehicles. The curriculum consists of classroom, range skills and over-the-road instruction to acquire the fundamentals for operating trucks and tractor trailers.

Instruction will be provided by professional instructors with a number of years experience in the trucking industry. They presently hold a valid Department of Transportation (DOT) physical and Class A, Commercial Driver's License (CDL). The instructors will emphasize the importance of safety along with the skills required for the student to obtain a commercial driver's license.

The Class A training will encompass 210 hours (30 days) of training and will be offered in a weekday or a weekend setting. The weekday option will be offered in a 7.5 week timeframe, Monday through Thursday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The weekend option has a duration of 15 weeks; thus, Saturday and Sunday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

The training will be broken down into the following 3 courses:

  • Customized Training for Commercial Driver�s License I (28 hours - 4 days), classroom
  • Customized Training for Commercial Driver�s License II (98 hours - 14 days), range skills and over-the-road
  • Customized Training for Commercial Driver�s License III (84 hours - 12 days), range skills and over-the-road

The student will be required to have the following documentation by the end of week 5 for the weekday class and the end of week 10 for the weekend class:

  • a current DOT Physical - which must be valid during the length of the training period
  • a negative Drug Screen from approved laboratory - less than 60 days old
  • a Class A, Commercial Drivers License permit - which must be valid during the length of the training period

If the student does not have this documentation, s/he will be withdrawn from the training program and reentry will require restarting from the beginning of the series. No refunds will be given.

Additionally, students will be subject to random drug and alcohol testing.