Professional Driver Training - AAS or Certificate

Professional Driver Training Truck

Learn

• Learn rules and regulations of the road
• Practice skills in a simulator
• Drive tractor /trailer on the road
• Obtain CDL Endorsements
H Endorsement – Transport Hazardous Materials
N Endorsement – Transport Liquid or Gaseous Materials
P Endorsement – Operate Vehicle Designed to Transport 16 or more people
S Endorsement – Operate a School Bus for 16 or more people
T Endorsement – Tow Double or Triple trailers

Program Outcomes:

• Students will maneuver a vehicle in assorted scenarios.
• Students will obtain the commercial driver’s license.
• Students will demonstrate proficiency using “Driver duty status records.”
• Students will demonstrate standard safety practices.
• Students will prepare a roundtrip cross-country plan.

E-F Truck Driving Simulator

E-F Truck Driving Simulator

Our new EF-Truck driving simulator has been designed and engineered to meet the training needs of trucking fleets and truck driver training schools. This simulator offers a realistic truck cab, a comprehensive driver training program, and lifelike visuals. In addition, it offers a full motion platform with 2 degrees of freedom (DOF), which pitches and rolls the entire cab to simulate the movement of the truck driving down the road. All of which combines to produce an immersive training environment for your truck drivers.
Truck Cab
OEM components for the steering wheel and column, pedals, gearbox, and seat.
Dashboard
LCD display provides an accurate simulation of real gauges and indicator lights.
Full Motion Base
Unique 2-axes motion platform enables accurate representation of the pitch and roll associated with driving a semi-truck or bus.
Sound
5.1 speakers and subwoofer, headphones.
Display
Three large LCD display monitors with sturdy steel support stands.
System Platform
Powerful computer components are utilized to process the simulation software, and game quality video cards are used to deliver the lifelike graphics for a realistic driving experience.

Faculty

The Professional Driver Training faculty are professionals who have been employed in private and public sectors of business. They continue to participate in professional development and scholarly activity to enhance their knowledge and to serve as role models for life long learning.

Richard Rasmussen
John Gaking III

Richard Rasmussen
701-766-2377
richard.rasmussen@littlehoop.edu

John Gaking III
701-766-1140
john.gaking.iii@littlehoop.edu

 

Courses of Essential Studies

Course # Course Name Offered
Credits
ENGL 100 Student Success FA,SP
1
ENGL 105 Technical Communications* FA
3
ENGL 161 Dakota Language I FA,SP,SU
3
COMM 110 Fundamentals of Public Speaking FA,SP
3
DS 110 Dakota Thought, Philosophy, & Culture*** FA,SP,SU
3
  ND:FA or ND:HUM  
3
  ND:SS  
3
CSCI 101 Introduction to Computers FA,SP
3
MATH 102 Intermediate Algebra FA,SP,SU
3
  ND:LABSC  
4
HPER101-104 Physical Education Activity FA,SP,SU
1
HPER 217 Personal & Community Health FA,SP
2
  TOTAL  
32
     
  *or Higher    
  ***Alternate Summer Rotation  

 

Core Classes

Course # Course Name Offered
Credits
CDL 101 CDL Permit FA,SP,SU
1
CDL 200 State & Federal Regulations FA,SP,SU 1
CDL 230 Trip Planning FA,SP,SU
3
CDL 240 Operation of Commercial Vehicle/Lab FA,SP,SU
3
CDL 250 OTR - Simulator Training/Lab 1 FA,SP,SU
3
CDL 251 OTR - Simulator Training/Lab 2 FA,SP,SU
3
  Program Electives (Choose from below)  
18
  TOTAL  
31

 

Program Electives

Course # Course Name Offered
Credits
CDL 102 Load Securement FA-EV
2
CDL 110 Introduction to Electronic Logs FA,SP,SU

2

CDL 115 Hazardous Materials SP
3
CDL 117 Doubles and Triples/Tanker SP-OD
1
CDL 118 Operation Lifesaver FA-EV
3
BUSN 170 Entrepreneurship SP-OD
3
BUSN 120 Fundamentals of Business FA-EV
3
CDL 220 Safety Operation Fundamentals SP-OD
3
CDL 225 Forklift Operations FA-EV
3
CDL 255 Bus Driving FA,SP
3
CDL 260 OSHA 10/30 Hour Course SP-OD
3
     
  EV=Even Year    
  OD=Odd Year    

 

Degree Program Total Credits.....63

Professional Driver Training Course Descriptions