Truck Driving and Transportation Training

Truck Driving and Transportation Training – 16-Week Certificate Course Descriptions

Award: Certificate
Academic Year: 2017–2018

General Education course

Semester 1

TDT101 Interpersonal Relations *

3 credits—This course covers personal and work safety and health, also included in the course are written and oral communication skills. Instruction is provided in employment seeking skills, cover letters, resumes, thank you letters, letters of application, personal record keeping and desirable work attitude.

Lecture Hours: 48

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

TDT115 Transportation Industry and Driver Regulations *

4 credits—This course is an introduction to the surface transportation network and the trucking industry. Employment opportunities, company and driver regulations by the Department of Transportation and other Federal and State agencies will be covered.

Lecture Hours: 32 Lab Hours: 64

2016–2017 Course Cost: $942.00

TDT118 Driving Range I *

6 credits—This course provides students with opportunities for hands-on experience in basic maneuvers using simulators, trucks and trailers. Proper techniques are taught in engine starting and shut down, clutching, shifting, cornering, and backing. Emphasis is given to proper safety and technical practices.

Lecture Hours: 16 Lab Hours: 160

Co-requisite(s): TDT115

2016–2017 Course Cost: $1800.00

TDT125 Driving Range II **

3 credits—This course prepares students with more opportunity for additional behind the wheel training in operating trucks in a rural and city setting, including nighttime driving skills and knowledge in managing emergencies, accidents, first aid, CPR and Department of Transportation regulations on transporting hazardous materials. Students will prepare for a Class A Commercial Driver's License with all endorsements.

Lecture Hours: 0 Lab Hours: 96

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of D in TDT115.

2016–2017 Course Cost: $1448.50

TDT938 Truck Transportation On-the-Job Training **

3 credits—Students enrolled in this course will have the opportunity to gain on-the-job experience in the Motor Carrier industry. Students will learn the responsibilities of driving, cargo handling, vehicle maintenance, safety department, and dispatch of equipment to customers. Students will have an opportunity to learn the skills necessary to succeed in the transportation field. Coordination and guidance will be provided by instructors.

Lecture Hours: 0 Co-op Hours: 192

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of D in TDT100, TDT115, and TDT118.

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

Program Contacts

Department Secretary

Dianne Lellig
Butler Hall 131
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Student Success Specialist

De'Carlos Anderson
Butler Hall 122
319-296-2329 ext.1228
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Program Advisor

Ron Bohle
Regional Transportation Training Center 124
319-296-4286 ext.1285
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Dave Grunklee
Butler Hall 131A
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