Sep 30, 2023  
College Catalog & Student Handbook 2022-2023 
College Catalog & Student Handbook 2022-2023 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Commercial Driver Training > More Info

Truck Driving CDL, Certificate

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Offered at North Campus

Indian Hills Community College offers eight, six-week programs and two, nine-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.

Prior to first day of class, students must attend a scheduled orientation and obtain a:

  1. CDL permit
  2. DOT physical 
  3. Certified copy of your Motor Vehicle Report

To enroll, complete an application and attend any required academic orientation.

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate competencies of basic maneuvers in operating a combination vehicle, including backing skills.
  2. Identify potential safety concerns or issues when performing a pre-trip inspection and citing safety hazards while performing the road trip.
  3. Demonstrate driving proficiency of basic skills in road training to obtain a Commercial Driver’s License Class A.
Program Total: 10 Credits

Term I

Total: 10 Credits

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