Saturday – November 01, 2014

 

Truck Driving

Technical Diploma
School of Technology and Applied Sciences
Oak Creek Campus
Program Code: 30-458-1


For Information:

Oak Creek Campus, 414-571-4500


Overview
After completing this 10-week Truck Driving program, you will enter an industry in need of qualified workers. Graduates are prepared for entry-level positions as local or over-the-road truck drivers with skills and knowledge related to safety, maintenance and operation of tractor-trailer and heavy trucks. The curriculum focuses on developing the student's backing and driving abilities through classroom, lab, range and roadway experiences; online resources also assist with developing skills. Students have the opportunity to attain Class A or B CDL (Commercial Driver's License) as a result of their training.

 

Career Outlook – Currently the need for qualified truck drivers remains high in Wisconsin. The demand for truck drivers is expected to continually increase due to the retirement of current drivers and the increased need for freight-carrying services. Long-term drivers interested in running their own business can become independent owner-operators of their trucks.

 

Program Learning Outcomes — Employers expect graduates to:

  • Drive a commercial vehicle safely
  • Demonstrate knowledge of U.S. laws and regulations pertaining to the operation of a commercial vehicle
  • Maintain and complete records properly
  • Demonstrate the ability to plan trips and routes including managing cargo
  • Inspect the vehicle to ensure safe operation
  • Communicate effectively with peers, customers and supervisors
  • Obtain a Commercial Driver's License

 

Preparation for Admission — The following are required for admission to the program:

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Age 18 years or older
  • Valid driver's license (Class D)
  • Acceptable driving record
  • Department of Transportation medical exam and drug test


Attaining your CDL learner's permit by passing the written test prior to applying for this program is recommended; candidates providing a copy of the permit will have preferred status for the program. The Wisconsin Department of Transportation Motor Vehicles Division administers the test. A free study guide is available; the DOT charges a fee to take the test.

 

Possible Careers:
Local Truck Driver
Over-the-Road Truck Driver
Owner Operator of Trucking Business

 

Related Programs:
Automotive Maintenance Technician
Diesel and Powertrain Servicing

 

Start Dates: Call 414-571-4500

Curriculum effective 2014-15.

TEN-WEEK TERM

Credits

TRCKDR-341

Truck Driver 1 ‡

4

TRCKDR-342

Truck Driver 2 ‡

3

TRCKDR-343

Truck Driver 3 ‡

3

TRCKDR-344

Truck Driver 4 ‡

3

TOTAL CREDITS: 13

 

 

‡ Prerequisites required:

Must be admitted to the Truck Driver (30-458-1) program.

Prerequisite for TRCKDR-341: Completion of or currently enrolled in TRCKDR-342, TRCKDR-343 and TRCKDR-344

Prerequisite for TRCKDR-342: Completion of or currently enrolled in TRCKDR-341, TRCKDR-343 and TRCKDR-344

Prerequisite for TRCKDR-343: Completion of or currently enrolled in TRCKDR-341, TRCKDR-342 and TRCKDR-344

Prerequisite for TRCKDR-344: Completion of or currently enrolled in TRCKDR-341, TRCKDR-342 and TRCKDR-343

Program curriculum requirements are subject to change.

 

For class times and locations or to register online, visit INFOnline.

Page updated April 2014.