Central Community College CDL Training

Introduction to Central Community College

Central Community College uses U.S. Department of Transportation guidelines for training and licensing truck drivers. Program graduates will receive 12 college credits, awarded a professional truck driver training certificate, and complete all tests for to obtain a CDL.

It includes 240 hours of combined instruction and driving time with a minimum of 50 of these hours being hands-on driving time on the school range, city streets, highways and interstate.

What Courses Does CCC Offer?

  • Basic Operations Class A - Basic operations are designed to introduce students to the working components of tractor-trailer and basic maneuvers. Students will learn to control the motion of the vehicle and ensure that it is in proper operating condition and correctly coupled to trailers. (6 credits)
  • Non-Vehicle Activities-Class A - Responsibilities of a tractor/trailer driver: cargo handling and documentation, hours of service, accident procedures, health and safety, trip planning, and public and employer relations. (3 credits)
  • Basic Operations-Class B CDL - Basic operations for a Class B CDL are designed to introduce students to the basic maneuvers of heavy, single vehicles in excess of 26,000 pounds (gross vehicle weight rating). Students will learn to drive a class B vehicle, control the motion of the vehicle, and ensure that it is in proper operating condition. (2 credits)
  • Advanced Operating Practices - Advanced operations are designed to enable students to increase proficiency in the basic highway traffic maneuvers of lane changing, passing, merging, turning, and parking. (2 credits)
  • Defensive Driving - Combine principles of defensive driving with the technical skills of the professional truck driver to enable truckers to meet the difficult task of safely operating vehicle. (.5 credit)
  • NE Department of Motor Vehicles Third Party Examination - Third Party Examination of student’s performance driving a pre-determined and CMV-approved route. Behind the wheel performance. (.5 credit)

Admission Requirements

  • Be at least 18 years of age.
  • Be able to pass a Department of Transportation physical examination and drug screen.
  • Be able to obtain a CDL learner’s permit.
  • Have a current driver’s license with no more than three moving violations in the past three years.
  • Have no DUI charges in the past five years and no more than one ever.
  • Have no more than one chargeable accident in the past year.

Central Community College Location

  • Central Community College location

    Central Community College
    550 S Technical Blvd
    Hastings, NE 68901
    402-461-2550

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