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ENTRY LEVEL DRIVER

OVERVIEW

LICENSES

SPECIALIZED

WEB BASED

Entry Level Driver

Overview

 

Course Description

 

The PTDI-certified Truck Driver Training course at Central Tech utilizes classroom instruction, range (see map) and road driving, and practical application of skills used in highway driving. Our ratio of only two students per truck allows each student to develop proficient driving skills. The course is 23 training days long, Monday through Friday. (For additional information, see Entry Level Driver Training, Curriculum.)

 

Upon graduation students will possess a Commercial Drivers License (Class A) with a thorough working knowledge of commercial vehicle operations, air brake systems, safety practices, and DOT rules and regulations.  Upon successful completion and if all requirements are met, each student will receive a certificate of completion from Central Tech Truck Driver Training and a PTDI seal of attainment indicating completion of all standards.

 

Total Program Hours:  Approximately 210

 

 

Web Based

 

Web based Professional Truck Driver Training Program

 

Take your first step toward a lucrative career as a Professional Truck Driver.  Offered as an option to our regular on-site entry level training, our Web based program is designed to provide you flexibility in training. It is a simple two-phase process.

 

Phase-one: successfully complete the Web based classroom portion of the Central Tech Professional Truck Driver Training program.

 

Phase-two: 18 day on-site training to complete the behind-the-wheel driving experience.

 

This two-phase training experience is convenient, saves you money, and works with your schedule.  Phase-one, Web based training (WBT) allows you up to 8 weeks to complete the classroom portion of training.  By making this academic section fit your schedule, you will have the ability to continue life as usual while gaining knowledge that will help you along your path to a new career.  During this time, you will have access to one of our experienced instructors via email or phone.

 

For phase-two, you will come to our facility, complete a proctored test with a passing score of 80%, then complete 18 training days focused on developing your CDL driving skills.  You must maintain a minimum of 80% in academics and skills to complete the training.  After successful completion you will be allowed to test at our facility for your Class A license.

 

Entrance Requirements

 

To participate in the Web Based Professional Truck Driver program be aware you must meet the following entrance requirements

 

Must be 21 years of age or older.

Possess a valid driver’s license

Have a good driving record.

Have no alcohol/drug-related offenses within the past five years.

Meet minimum DOT physical requirements.

Complete a formal application

 

 

Course Description

 

Phase-One

Web based Course Curriculum

 

The Tractor Trailer Driver Handbook/Workbook and Tractor Trailer Driver Web Based Training (WBT) bundle is the ideal driver training program. The handbook/workbook features color photographs and illustrations as well as technical content that stress the importance of developing the skills, traits, and behaviors that characterize true professionals. The WBT features animations and interactivity that promote a high level of retention. Use these products together for an optimized learning experience that addresses differing learning styles. Upon acceptance, students will receive the workbook as well as an access code to log into the WBT course from any web enabled computer. Using these products together ensures that the most qualified drivers are on the road and prepares you for behind-the-wheel training at our facility.

 

Phase-Two

Behind-the-wheel Training

 

After successfully completing the online training, maintaining an 80% average, you will be eligible for the Driving Experience.  You must:

 

Possess Oklahoma CDL permit

Pass proctored academic test with grade sufficient to maintain your 80% academic average

Have current DOT physical card

 

Driving skills

 

The Central Tech Truck Driver Training course utilizes range and road driving as well as practical application of skills used in highway driving.  Our eighteen-day program meets Monday – Friday, 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  You will have two night driving sessions.  You will have hands on experience: Coupling and uncoupling, various backing and docking maneuvers, Proper shifting techniques, Space and speed management, as well as all safety practices

 

 

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System Specs:

Intel® Pentium® II 450MHz or faster processor (or equivalent)

128MB of RAM

Microsoft® Windows Vista®, Microsoft Windows XP SP2

Graphics adapter with Minimum 1024 x 768 display resolution, 32 bit depth

Minimum Display Resolution 1024 x 768

Broadband Internet Connection

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Popup blocking software disabled

 

Tuition

Phase-One

Web based Curriculum

 

$500 for bundle

$2500 for Behind-the-wheel Training Tuition

 

Cash, check, money order, VISA, MasterCard, and Discover accepted

 

To Enroll

Call or email

1-800-458-7825

or 1-918-352-7315

Ask for Wendy.

email:  Wendy.Davis@centraltech.edu

Licenses

 

Haz-Mat Endorsement (Oklahoma residents)

As of January 31, 2005, all first-time CDL applicants wishing to obtain the Hazardous Materials endorsement will be required to undergo a Transportation Safety Administration (TSA) background check and fingerprinting prior to receiving a Haz-Mat endorsement. For a list of disqualifying criminal offenses, click here.

 

Central Tech continues to encourage students to obtain the Hazardous Materials endorsement because we feel that it will increase employment opportunities. It is recommended that all Oklahoma residents wishing to obtain the Hazardous Materials endorsement and planning to attend Central Tech Truck Driver Training complete the following steps before the first day of class:

 

1.Go to www.hazprints.com and complete the information requested, obtain a confirmation number, and pay $86.50 with a credit card (VISA or MasterCard). If you do not pay with credit card, a money order made payable to Integrated Biometric Technology will be required. To view a list of the types of questions asked, click here.

 

NOTE:  On the application, where it requests your CDL license number, use your current Oklahoma driver's license number.

 

2.Go to one of the following fingerprinting collection sites.

 

Monday - Friday, Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. This is a walk-in location.

UES Enrollment Center

1407 South Council Rd.

Oklahoma City, OK 73128

405-717-7265

Note: GPS will take you to 1423 S. Council; this is correct location. Sign in parking lot reads "Tiny Storage Plus RV & Boat." Immediately outside address of 1407, sign overhanging reads "TWIC-HAZPRINTS-STATE PRINTING."

 

Monday - Thursday, Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and 1:00p.m - 5:00pm.

UES Enrollment Center

111 S 147th East Avenue, Ste. I

Tulsa, OK 74116

918-488-0500

All applicants must have one Primary and one Secondary form of identification at fingerprinting collection sites.

 

Click here to find other locations across the state of Oklahoma.

 

Primary

1. U.S. Passport

2. Certificate of Naturalization (INS Form N-550 or N-570)

3. Unexpired foreign passport with I-551 stamp or attached INS Form I-94 indicating unexpired employment authorization.

4. Driver's license or ID card issued by a state, provided it contains a photograph or information such as name, address, date of birth, gender, height, and eye color.

5. U.S. Military/Retire ID Card

6. Military dependent's ID card

7. ID card issued by federal, state, or local government agencies or entities, provided it contains a photograph or information such as name, address, date of birth, gender, height, and eye color.

8. Certificate of U.S. Citizenship (INS Form N-560 or N-561

9. Permanent Resident Card or Alien Registration Receipt Card with photograph (INS Form I-151 or I-551)

 

Secondary

1. Voter's registration card

2. U.S. Coast Guard Merchant Marine Card

3. U.S. social security card issued by the Social Security Administration (other than a card stating it is not valid for employment)

4. Original or certified copy of a birth certificate issued by a state, county, municipal authority or outlying possession of the United States bearing an official seal

5. US Citizen ID Card

6. Certificate of Birth Abroad issued by the Department of State (Form FS-545 or Form DS-1350)

7.Native American tribal document

8. U.S. Military Discharge papers DD214

9. Civil Marriage Certificate

10. U.S. Adoption Papers

 

 

Once TSA completes the security threat assessment, the applicant will be notified of the results by US Mail. Oklahoma Department of Public Safety will be notified whether the applicant may obtain or renew a hazardous materials endorsement.

 

Licenses - TWIC

 

TWIC - Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC™)

 

The Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) is a vital security measure that will ensure individuals who pose a threat do not gain unescorted access to secure areas of the nation's maritime transportation system.

 

TWIC was established by Congress through the Maritime Transportation Security Act (MTSA) and is administered by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and U.S. Coast Guard.  TWICs are tamper-resistant biometric credentials that will be issued to workers who require unescorted access to secure areas of ports, vessels, outer continental shelf facilities and all credentialed merchant mariners.  It is anticipated that more than 1 million workers including longshoremen, truckers, port employees and others will be required to obtain a TWIC.

 

To obtain a TWIC, an individual must provide biographic and biometric information such as fingerprints, sit for a digital photograph and successfully pass a security threat assessment conducted by TSA.  Pre-enrollment is recommended as it is designed to save the applicant time by enabling them to provide their biographical information and make an appointment for in-person enrollment.

 

For more information, click here.

Specialized Training

 

Central Tech Transportation & Safety Education has developed customized training for trucking companies based upon their specialized needs. These programs can include but are not limited to the following:

 

Refresher Course

Driver Evaluations

Class B Training

Hours of Service

Air Brakes Systems

Hazardous Materials

Pre-Trip Inspection

Train-the-Trainer

Training offered at Central Tech for experienced drivers can be modified to meet the training needs of the carrier.

 

School Bus Driver Certification

 

Central Tech Transportation & Safety Education also offers school bus courses for public schools and individuals:

 

Classes will be held during summer months only.

 

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