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Class B CDL Training in Grand Prarie, TX

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS:

Applicants must meet all the following requirements before being admitted into the truck driving program at the MT Training Center: The applicant must schedule an interview with the admissions office and submit a completed application. Applicants must be a United States citizen or have proof of current permanent residency. Successful completion of the Department of Transportation physical examination (long form required); successful completion of a Department of Transportation drug screening; must possess a valid; Texas driver’s license prior to enrollment; free of any outstanding tickets and/or warrants; provide the MT Training Center with a copy of your High school diploma, GED, or successfully pass the written Learner’s Permit section of the Class B CDL exam; Complete an Admissions Application; must be at least 18 years of age (Limited to intrastate driving) / 21 years of age for interstate driver; must be able to read and write English; must be able to perform simple arithmetic; no felony convictions involving illegal drugs in a passenger bus or commercial vehicle, and no DWI (driving while intoxicated) violations within the last 3 years. All applicants must also be in good health and cannot possess any of the following for safety measures: no loss of limb that has not been waived, no impairment of hand, finger, arm foot, or leg that interferes with driving; no diabetes requiring insulin for control; no heart problems; no respiratory dysfunction; no high blood pressure; no rheumatic arthritic, orthopedic, muscular, neuromuscular, or vascular problems that would affect control of a motor vehicle; no epilepsy; no conditions likely to cause loss of consciousness; no mental, nervous, organic, or functional disease, or psychiatric disorder likely to interfere with vehicle control, and no addiction to drugs or alcohol. The applicant must possess vision of 20/40 or better in each eye (cannot be color blind) and have good hearing. Individuals who do not meet the DPS weight requirements may be required to complete a sleep apnea test. All students will be notified concerning his/her acceptance after review. Once the student has been accepted they will be subject to the school’s refund and cancellation policy. Class size is limited based upon space availability. MT Training Center does not discriminate regarding race, color, nationality, national origin, religion, creed. age, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, disability, or marital status. Applicants who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents may qualify. See “Special Requirements for non-citizens, non-residents”.

TUITION AND FEES:

Tuition: $ 4290.00

Registration : $ 100.00

Drug Test Fee: $ 48.00

DOT Physical Fee: $ 68.00

Commercial Learner’s Permit Fee: $ 25.00

License Fee (subject to change per DPS): $ 61.00

MVR: $ 8.00

Total Cost: $ 4,600.00

CLASS SCHEDULES:

Day classes are scheduled Monday through Friday from 7:30 AM – 3:30 PM, as indicated below. Classes will receive various breaks throughout the day (see schedule below) with a half hour lunch beginning at 11:30 a.m. Upon completion of the program, the student will be issued a Certificate of Completion through MT Training Center. Upon successfully completing all written and driving examinations, the student will receive a Class B Commercial Driver’s License through the Texas Department of Public Safety.

Enrollment into the program begins every Monday.

Day Schedule Monday – Friday

Period 1 07:30 a.m. – 08:50 a.m. Break 08:50 a.m. – 09:00 a.m.

Period 2 09:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Lunch 11:30 a.m. – 12:00 a.m.

Period 3 12:00 a.m. – 01:50 p.m. Break 01:50 a.m. – 02:00 p.m.

Period 4 02:00 p.m. – 03:30 p.m.

Evening Schedule Monday - Friday

Period 1 04:00 p.m. – 05:50 p.m. Break 05:50 p.m. – 06:00 p.m.

Period 2 06:00 p.m. – 07:50 p.m. Break 07:50 p.m. – 08:00 p.m.

Period 3 08:00 p.m. – 09:00 p.m.

PROGRAM AND SUBJECT DESCRIPTIONS

Total Clock Hours: 237

Length: 6 Weeks (Day Classes)

10 Weeks (Evening Classes)

Ratios: 20:1 (students/instructor)

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS:

The successful student will have completed 80% of clock hours at a 2.0 G.P.A. or higher. The student will also be able to drive with proficiency a straight-truck and pass the written and driving portions of the program.. (Written and driving exams at the Texas DPS does not determine student completion of this program).

OBJECTIVE:

The Class B CDL Training Program is designed to provide the student with the skills and competencies necessary to perform entry-level driving skills and maneuvers. Through hands-on experience the student will be able to safely operate a Class B vehicle, non-combination vehicle with airbrakes. Students will also learn how to complete necessary paperwork required to operate a Class B vehicle, as well as be educated on the regulations that govern this profession. The graduate will qualify for employment as Class B driver with air brakes.

The Class B CDL Training Program offers a total of 240 hours of student instruction, which includes classroom and lab (Lab includes, but is not limited to simulations, observations, behind the wheel and range driving). Note: Behind the wheel instruction is conducted with groups of students per driving shift.

Subject Number Course Name Lecture Hours Lab Hours Credit Hours
TTBO-100 Basic Operations 28 88 7.0
TTBO-200 Safe Operating Practices 12 35 3.0
TTBO-300 Advanced Operating Practices 16 9 2.0
TTBO-400 Systems and Malfunctions 6 0 .5
TTBO-500 Non-Vehicle Activities 38 0 4.0
TTBO-600 Human Trafficking 5 0 .5
Total Hours: 105 132 17

SUBJECT DESCRIPTIONS

TTBO-100 Basic Operations: The student will learn how to properly operate the control systems of a tractor and trailer, coupling and uncoupling, as well as proper procedures for shifting and backing maneuvers.

Prerequisites: None.

28/88/0 Clock Hours: 116 Quarter Credit Hours: 7.0

TTBO-200 Safe Operating Practices: The student will master visual methods for visual searches of traffic including night driving, realize the effects of rain, snow, and ice, and how to handle difficult situations.

Prerequisites: Learner’s Permit.

12/3 5/0 Clock Hours: 47 Quarter Credit Hours: 3.0

TTBO-300 Advanced Operating Practices: The student will learn advanced methods of operating a tractor and trailer, as well as road speed, space management extreme driving conditions, hours of service, hazardous awareness, and sliding 5 th wheel and tandem axles.

Prerequisites: Learner’s Permit.

16/9/0 Clock Hours: 25 Quarter Credit Hours: 2.0

TTBO-400 Systems and Malfunctions: The student will learn vehicle systems, methods and processes of vehicle inspections, how to properly recognize truck / trailer malfunctions, as well as how to report any malfunctions.

Prerequisites: Learner’s Permit.

6/0/0 Clock Hours: 6 Quarter Credit Hours: 0.5

TTBO-500 Non-Vehicle Activities: The student will learn how to properly fill out cargo documentation and will learn how to carefully handle cargo, as well as how to keep track of service log sheets. The students will also learn how to perform first aid, environmental issues, alcohol and drug awareness while operating a vehicle, as well as learn accident procedures and how to handle hazardous materials.

Prerequisites: Learner’s Permit

38/0/0 Clock Hours: 38 Quarter Credit Hours: 4.0

TTBO-600 Human Trafficking: The student will learn basic information regarding human trafficking as well as current statistics. The student will learn facts about major types of human trafficking, be able to identify potential situations of trafficking and learn when and how to report suspected trafficking.

Prerequisite: None

5/0/0 Clock Hours: 5 Quarter Credit Hours: 0.5

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