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Sheridan Technical College

Commercial Vehicle Driving and Truck/Bus Technology

COMMERCIAL VEHICLE DRIVING

320 hours | WEST CAMPUS ONLY! The Commercial Vehicle Driving program will prepare students for entry-level employment as a professional local or over-the-road (OTR) truck driver. Upon successful completion of the program, which includes 1,000 miles of local and highway driving, Commercial Vehicle Driving students will receive a technical certificate, and will be able to test at our facility for the Class “A” Commercial Driver’s License (CDL). Commercial Vehicle Driving is a job preparatory program that instructs students in:

  • Proper loading and securing of cargo
  • Double clutching and shifting techniques of 9, 10, and 13 speed transmissions
  • Pre-Trip/Road inspection
  • Coupling and uncoupling
  • Maneuvering
  • Backing of large tractor trailers, truck controls and systems
  • Employability skills

Commercial Vehicle Driving students will be instructed daily as they maneuver around our multidirectional driving range for approximately the first half of the program. They will practice concepts previously covered in the classroom and the basic procedures needed to safely operate large tractor trailers prior to being taken on the road. The remaining portion of the Commercial Vehicle Driving program will be spent on driving on all different types of highways. Although the main emphasis will be on driving, time will be spent each week in the classroom learning trip planning, defensive driving, logbooks, special rigs, and extreme weather driving techniques. For more information on program cost, schedule, content, and admission requirements, see the program flyer 

COMMERCIAL VEHICLE DRIVING CLASS B

150 hours | WEST CAMPUS ONLY! The Commercial Class “B” Driving program will prepare students for entry-level employment as a professional local truck driver. Upon successful completion of the program, which includes 200 miles of local and highway driving, Commercial Class “B” Driving students will receive a technical certificate, and will be able to test at our facility for their Class “B” Commercial Drivers License (CDL). Commercial Class “B” Driving is a job preparatory program that instructs students in: Proper loading and securing of cargo

  • Pre-Trip/Road inspection
  • Maneuvering
  • Backing
  • Employability skills

Commercial Class “B” Driving students will be instructed daily as they maneuver around our multidirectional driving range for approximately the first half of the program. They will practice concepts previously covered in the classroom and the basic procedures needed to safely operate large 24 ft. trucks prior to being taken on the road. The remaining portion of the Commercial Class “B” Driving program will be spent on driving on all different types of highways. Although the main emphasis will be on driving, time will be spent each week in the classroom learning defensive driving and extreme weather driving techniques. For more information on program cost, schedule, content, and admission requirements, see the program flyer 

Diesel Maintenance Technician

750 hours | WEST CAMPUS ONLY!   The Diesel Maintenance Technician program will teach students the skills necessary to properly maintain and repair the heavy diesel commercial vehicles that carry products and passengers across our nation’s highways. The students will learn to maintain and repair commercial vehicles according to the strict Federal Department of Transportation (DOT) guidelines. Students will learn safe and efficient work practices. Students will gain the skills necessary to repair air brake systems, electrical systems, steering and suspension systems, preventative maintenance and more. Upon program completion, students will receive a technical certificate as well as supplemental certificates in brake adjustments and DOT annual inspections. The course will also prepare the student for successful entry in the industry whether it is working for a large truck or bus fleet, a dealership or a local repair shop or mobile service. The course will include training in preventative maintenance and repair, HVAC systems, steering and suspensions systems, drive lines, medium and heavy duty brake systems, communication, record keeping, leadership, human relations and employability skills. For more information on program cost, schedule, content, and admission requirements, see the program flyer .

Global Logistics and Supply Chain Technology

From sourcing materials to distribution and transportation, a supply chain is the critical connection between clients and businesses. Members of the supply chain manage the entire life cycle of a product, which includes how a product is acquired, distributed, allocated, and delivered.

In an ever-expanding global marketplace, supply chain management is one of the fastest-growing professions. In 2016, more than 3,000 supply chain jobs were posted in South Florida. Entry-and mid-level supply chain personnel who can operate at the highest level of effectiveness are needed around the world.

This program offers a sequence of courses that provides coherent and rigorous content aligned with challenging academic standards and relevant technical knowledge and skills needed to prepare for further education and careers in the Transportation, Distribution and Logistics career cluster; provides technical skill proficiency, and includes competency-based applied learning that contributes to the academic knowledge, higher-order reasoning and problem-solving skills, work attitudes, general employability skills, technical skills, and occupation-specific skills, and knowledge of all aspects of the Transportation, Distribution and Logistics career cluster.

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