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2015-2016 Course Catalog 
2015-2016 Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Commercial Vehicle

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Commercial Vehicle Operator Program

The Transportation Institute Commercial Vehicle Operator program is one of approximately 80 in the U.S. that have been certified by the Professional Truck Drivers Institute of America. The 240-hour, noncredit program uses the U.S. Department of Transportation Model Curriculum. Students may complete the program in the daytime in six weeks or during the evening in 12 weeks.

The Institute provides customized programs and services to individuals and companies, including remediation and evaluation services, advanced driver programs, Defensive Driving Courses (DDC), driver/dispatcher relationships and driver retention programs. It also offers a Train the Trainer Program that allows transportation carriers to train their driver finishers, ensuring a higher success rate with their student program and online web-based course for DOT-mandated entry-level driver certification.

For more information about the Commercial Vehicle Operator program, please visit our website at www.dmacc.edu/truckdrivingschools.


  1. Placement with companies prior to beginning of training.
  2. Extensive in-truck training with two-students-per-instructor ratio.
  3. Student loan availability for students who qualify.
  4. Graduation with a Commercial Drivers License (CDL).
  5. Earning potential of $25,000-$40,000 the first year.
  6. Excellent career opportunities within the industry.
Required Courses Contact Hours  
Basic Operations 81.75  
Safe Operational Practices 44.50  
Advanced Operating Procedures 38.00  
Vehicle Maintenance 16.75  
Non-Vehicle Activities 59.00  

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