Offered at North Campus
Indian Hills Community College offers eight six-week programs and two weekend programs to train drivers each year. Students must have a valid driver’s license and a good driving record. Applicants must be at least 18 years old.
The day classes meet Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. over a six-week period, for a total of 10 college credits. The weekend classes meet from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday for nine weekends, also for 10 college credits.
The North Campus driving range consists of several miles of hard-surface pavement. Over-the-road trips are conducted during the last four weeks of the program.
The training program emphasizes one-on-one instruction by professionals who have many years of experience. Students learn with modern trucks and trailers. Students successfully completing the program are awarded a certificate and will have the practical driving and operational skills necessary to safely and efficiently operate commercial motor vehicles as entry-level drivers. Under federal law, students under 21 years of age are restricted to drive in the state in which they reside.
Students must have completed a DOT physical/drug screen before the start of the course, or within the first two weeks of class.
To enroll, complete an application and attend any required academic orientation.
Program Learning Outcomes
- Interpret and apply knowledge of US Department of Transportation regulations to obtain a Commercial Driver’s License class A permit and license.
- Demonstrate competencies of basic maneuvers in operating a combination vehicle, including backing skills.
- Identify potential safety concerns or issues when performing a pre-trip inspection and citing safety hazards while performing the road trip.
- Demonstrate driving proficiency of basic skills in road training to obtain a Commercial Driver’s License Class A.
Program Total: 10 Credits