Friday – November 17, 2017

Truck Driving (2017-2018)

Technical Diploma
School of Technology and Applied Sciences / Transportation, Distribution & Logistics Career Cluster

Oak Creek Campus
Program Code: 30-458-1


For Information: 414-571-4500
 

Overview– After completing this eight-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 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 Wisconsin driver's license (Class D) and acceptable driving record
  • Department of Transportation medical exam and drug test
  • Valid Commercial Learners Permit (CLP) – For more information, see Wisconsin Commercial Driver's Manual at wisconsindmv.gov or at local DMV office.

 

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: August/October/January/March/May

Curriculum effective 2017-18. 

Current MATC students should consult their Academic Program Plan for specific curriculum requirements. 

EIGHT-WEEK TERM

Credits

   

TRCKDR-341

Truck Driver 1 ‡

3

   

TRCKDR-342

Truck Driver 2 ‡

4

   

TRCKDR-343

Truck Driver 3 ‡

3

   

TOTAL CREDITS: 10


‡ Prerequisites required:

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

Prerequisite for TRCKDR-342: Successful completion of TRCKDR-341 within the last six months.

Prerequisite for TRCKDR-343: Successful completion of TRCKDR-341 and TRCKDR-342 within the last six months.

Program curriculum requirements are subject to change.

 

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

Current MATC students should consult their Academic Program Plan for specific curriculum requirements.


Page updated March 2017.