Truck Driving

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Truck Driving - Certificate

1) 1000 level (minimum) General Education courses required unless specified

Truck Driving - 20 credit Certificate
Gainful Employment Information

0 crs
Safe Driving Fundamentals
This course introduces students to the world of transportation (trucking), through lecture. It allows the student to develop an understanding of the needs and rewards of the trucking industry. It enables the student to understand the workings of driving and it prepares them for range and road operation of a tractor-trailer combination vehicle. (Prerequisite: None) (4 credits: 4 lecture/0 lab)

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4 cr
Proficiency Development
This course covers all aspects of operating a tractor-trailer in a confined area (Driving Range) (Backing Range). With supervised instruction, students will practice the skills learned in TRDR 1400 to the point of proficiency. The intent of this course is to prepare the student driver for solo operation. (Prerequisite: TRDR1400) (4 credits: 2 lecture/2 lab)

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4 cr
Advanced Driving
This course covers all areas of advanced driving including grade driving, city driving, highway and expressway driving. This class will be the final preparation for student drivers to actively seek employment in the transportation field. For the student to be eligible for a certificate he or she must pass a CDL road test to obtain their Class A license. (Prerequistes: TRDR 1400, 1405) (4 credits: 2 lecture/2 lab)

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4 cr
Employment Skills
This course is the gateway to employment in the trucking industry. It deals with money management, professional attitude and requirements as well as physical well-being. (Prerequisites: TRDR1400, 1405, 1410) (2 credits: 2 lecture/0 lab)

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2 cr
Under the supervision of a company trainer, this course will enable the student to apply the training he/she received at MSC-ST with the trucking company of his/her choice. The student will earn a salary during this internship(OJT). The successful completion of this course will enable the student to drive solo with the company of his/her choice. (Prerequisites: TRDR1400, 1405, 1410, 1415) (6 Credits: 0 lec/0 lab/6 OJT)

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6 cr
20 crs

Total Credit Requirement - 20

Estimated Costs for this Major

Approximate Tuition/Fees:$4,673
Minimum Tool Cost:N/A
Estimated Total:$4,798


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