> CDL - Professional Truck Driving

Description

HEOP - CDL only

This program is taught by certified instructors and includes classroom and behind-the-wheel training. Tuition is inclusive and includes, but is not limited to, Department of Transportation (DOT) physical, temporary commercial driver license (CDL) learner permit, CDL, truck usage, and fuel. The process for obtaining a CDL is primarily established by the Utah Department of Motor Vehicles, Driver License Division. Professional Truck Driving students receive approximately two weeks of classroom and lab training to prepare them for the test to obtain a temporary student driver permit. This test is administered by the Driver License Division at their Brigham City location. Upon successfully passing the test and obtaining a Department of Transportation (DOT) physical, a "learner permit" is issued by the Driver License Division and students are then eligible to participate in "over-the-road" training.

The next portion of training consists of a minimum of 135 hours in the classroom, 60 hours in the lab, and 45 hours of behind the wheel training. Upon successful completion of the training program, students must pass an over-the-road driving test to obtain a license. The driving test may be taken with any "third-party tester." For the convenience of the students, Bridgerland Applied Technology College has a "third-party tester" on staff.

Upon successfully passing this driving test, students may obtain a complete CDL from the state of Utah Driver License Division.

Train with State-of-the-Art Equipment! Students can get their first taste of the open road before ever leaving the classroom. The TransSim VS Training Simulator was paid for with a $99,900 USDA Rural Business Enterprise Development Grant, and comes fully loaded with three large simulation screens and everything from both standard and automatic transmission to adjustable seat and mirrors.

The simulator comes with tools to improve both the quality and safety training of the CDL Certification Program. The program also features a number of simulated driving situations that spontaneously challenge the students with conditions like fog, slick roads, blown tires, and sudden lane changes, all designed to teach students to react well when such scenarios suddenly occur in real life.

Even though the simulator is a much safer way to train and prepare students, the College also requires extensive practice in the parking lot "driving range" before getting out on the road.

Quick Facts:

Location(s)

West Campus (Logan)

Estimated Tuition & Fees:

$2,715 - this is an estimate. Course fees may vary.

Duration:

10 wks (day) or 20 wks (night)

Estimated Monthly Payment:

$1,357.50 up front with two monthly payments of $678.75.

Pell Grant Eligible:

No

Estimated Books and Supplies:

$87 - Cost varies by specialization and/or electives chosen. Click here for books and supplies details (ISBN/edition).

Availability:

See the current class schedule in the 'Downloads' section at the bottom of this page.

High School Students: Not Available

Adult Students: Monday - Friday, 8 am to 2:30 pm or 6 pm to 9 pm

Classes begin approximately every 5 weeks. See the Downloads section on this page for the class schedule.

Special Requirements:

Individuals must hold a current driver license and be at least 18 years old to register. Students must have a high school diploma or GED.

Outcome Data:

Reported Annually to the Accrediting Agency Council on Occupational Education
Heavy Equipment Operator/CDL Program
Completion: 95%
Job Placement: 74%
Licensure: 100%
License required - Utah Department of Public Safety
Withdrawal: 5%

Outcome statistics are compiled annually based upon Training Outcome surveys conducted with students post-graduation. Data is gathered through coordination with the student, faculty, Student Services Office personnel, and licensing agencies.



Employment Outlook

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment for truck drivers is projected to grow faster than average from 2010-2020. As the economy grows, the demand for goods will increase, and more truck drivers will be needed to keep supply chains moving. Those who have the necessary experience and qualifications should be able to find jobs. The majority of truck drivers are employed in general freight trucking. Duties may include: drive long distances, load and unload cargo, follow traffic laws, keep logs, inspect after long trips, and keep truck in clean, working order.

Online/E-learning Components

This specialization is delivered face-to-face and may contain online components.

Specializations

Required hours

CDLC - Commercial Driver's License 300 hrs See Breakdown

What others are saying

"It is clear the instructors are serious about putting well-trained drivers on the road. I really liked their ‘get it right’ attitude. I am very satisfied with my training at BATC."

-Graduate

July 22, 2014