Commercial Driver License (CDL)
This is an entry-level tractor-trailer driver course. The primary goal of the program is to train the student driver to obtain a Commercial Driver license. Supervised training is used as a reliable way of teaching the special skills required to safely and legally operate various types of tractor -trailer combinations (van trailer, tanker, doubles, and triples). The curriculum incorporates general theories of tractor-trailer operation including proper maintenance, pre-trip inspections, daily log requirements, professional tractor-trailer maneuvers (basic skills) and field trips (driving the rig) throughout the Four Corners area. Graduates are employable as professional over-the-road drivers, drivers for local companies, or establish their own trucking company. The CDL is a one-semester technical certificate.
Heavy Equipment Operator
The purpose of a one-semester certificate program in Heavy Equipment Operator is to prepare students to operate and maintain heavy equipment for professional work in the construction industry. The students will receive classroom instruction and gain hands-on experience. A construction equipment operator drives and controls construction equipment, such as forklifts, backhoes, front end loaders, excavators, motor graders, and dozers. A heavy equipment operator assists in construction of structures, bridges, roads, and buildings.
|Estimated Cost of Attendance||$16,420/academic year|
|Tuition and Fees||$2,360|
|Housing and Meals||$7,360|
|Books and Supplies||$2,600|
CDL/Heavy Equipment Operator – 33 Credits
|HEOP 1110||Maintenance Equipment||3|
|HEOP 1115||Forklift Operation||2|
|HEOP 1120||Backhoe Operation||2|
|HEOP 1125||Front End Loader Operation||2|
|HEOP 1130||Excavator Operation||2|
|HEOP 1135||Motor Grader Operation||2|
|HEOP 1140||Dozer Operation||2|
|CDL 100||General Knowledge||6|
|CDL 101||Pre-Trip and Backing Skills||3|
|CDL 102||Defensive Driving and Safe Practices||3|
|CDL 103||Driving Skills, Rules and Regulations||6|
|Total Required Credit Hours||33|
** Please check course descriptions for the appropriate prerequisite course(s).
Collins Woody, CDL Instructor