Commercial Truck Driving

TRK-095: Flagger Training, Credits = 0.8
Planning, traffic control, stopping distances, signs and sign placement, channelization and channelization devices, tapers, and rules of contact will be addressed. Course satisfies the state requirements to function as a flagger in the State of Washington.

TRK-101: CDL Training, Credits = 1 - 12
Designed to accommodate for students' work and/or class schedules. Provides instruction for individuals requiring the commercial driver's license. Provides training to gain Class A CDL and various endorsements. Prerequisites: Pass DOT physical and mandatory drug test; have a social security card and satisfactory driving record for past five years; 18 years of age or older; and instructor permission.

TRK-110: Truck Driver Training, Credits = 12
Entry-level lecture training for long haul truck driving jobs and commercial driving license testing. Topics include basics of trucking industry and trucking equipment: inspection of equipment, mechanical components, brake adjustment, preventative maintenance, servicing, defensive driving techniques, cargo loading, securing load, documentation, map reading, DOT log books, trip planning, accident and fire prevention, reporting, hazardous material transportation and documentation. Prerequisites: Pass DOT physical and mandatory drug test, have a social security card and have a satisfactory driving record for past five years.

TRK-120: Truck Driver Training Lab, Credits = 1 - 10
Laboratory training and experience for entry-level long haul truck drivers and commercial driving license testing. Graduates obtain Class A CDL License with endorsements for doubles and triples, tankers, hazardous material and no air brake restrictions. Behind-the-wheel practice includes backing techniques, proper cornering, up and down hill maneuvers, space and speed management, coupling/uncoupling, city and highway driving maneuvers. Co-requisite: TRK 110.

TRK-125: Bus Endorsement Training, Credits = 1
Laboratory training and experience for entry-level passenger and school bus drivers and Commercial Driver's License testing. Provides training to gain your passenger (P1) School Bus Endorsement. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.

TRK-191: Cooperative Work Experience, Credits = 1 - 18
Advanced on-the-job-training for entry-level long-haul truck driving jobs. Truck drivers in the advanced certificate program are on the road 50 to 70 hours (approximately half of which is driving time, and half of which is navigating time). Behind the wheel practice includes backing techniques, proper cornering, up and down hill maneuvers, space and speed management, coupling/uncoupling, city and highway driving maneuvers. Training on cargo loading, securement and documentation, map reading, DOT logbooks, trip planning, accident and fire prevention and reporting, hazardous material transportation and documentation. Prerequisites: TRK 110 and 120.

TRK-192: Cooperative Seminar, Credits = 2
Students explore issues related to their cooperative work experience focusing on effective workplace relationships and how self-knowledge, perception, attitudes, and behavior affect these relationships and job satisfaction. Students will also learn effective learning skills for workplace and educational success. These learning skills include memory, concentration, time management, textbook reading, and exam preparation. Human relations topics include group dynamics, employee and management roles, and conflict resolution. Co-requisite: TRK 191.

TRK-199: Special Topics, Credits = 1 - 10
Study and train to meet established local needs in the commercial truck industry, supplemental to courses currently offered.

TRK-297: Special Projects, Credits = 1 - 18
Project-oriented experiences in the area or applications not covered in the standard commercial truck driving curriculum. Prerequisite: Instructor permission, based on evaluation of student's education and work experience.