Commercial Driver's License Courses

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CDL 101|Commercial Driver's License

5 Credits

This course provides an overview of the safety, mechanical components, control systems, and operation overview of the trucks. The basics of the safe operation of a commercial vehicle including defensive driving techniques, managing speed effectively, responding to road and weather conditions, and accident scene management. Also, federal DOT rules and regulations and CDL requirements are covered.

Prerequisite

Prerequisite: must be 18 years of age or older, valid Washington state driver's license, must have clean/clear DMV 5-year abstract, DOT physical, and valid CDL permit for Washington state.

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CDL 110|Range Operations and Maneuvers

1 Credit

Classroom instruction on such topics as safety, vehicle control, starting, shifting, proper cornering, straight backing, docking, and braking.

Prerequisite

Prerequisite: CDL 101 or concurrent enrollment.

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CDL 111|Range Operations and Maneuvers Lab

3 Credits

Students practice backing and maneuvering skills.

Prerequisite

Prerequisite: CDL 101 or concurrent enrollment.

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CDL 115|Backing Maneuvers

1 Credit

This course provides theory and practice of backing skills.

Prerequisite

Prerequisite: CDL 101 or concurrent enrollment.

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CDL 120|On Street Driving

1 Credit

On the street practice including space and speed management, up and down hills maneuvers, highway and city driving maneuvers, lane changes, and defensive driving.

Prerequisite

Prerequisite: CDL 101 with a 2.0 or better.

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CDL 130|Driving Proficiency

1 Credit

Students practice advanced backing and maneuvering skills such as 45 degree blind sight backing, 90 degree sight backing, 90 degree blind sight backing and S backing.

Prerequisite

Prerequisite: CDL 101 with a 2.0 or better.

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CDL 140|Transportation Customer Service Skills

2 Credits

This course helps identify the external and internal customers in the transportation industry and focuses on building effective customer service, public relations, listening, conflict resolution, and communication skills.

Prerequisite

Prerequisite: CDL 101 or concurrent enrollment.

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CDL 145|Preventive Maintenance

1 Credit

This course is intended to provide truck driving students with information on how to confirm proper operating levels, evaluate wear, identify symptoms, troubleshoot problems, and effectively communicate with maintenance operations.

Prerequisite

Prerequisite: CLD 101 or concurrent enrollment.

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CDL 150|Cooperative Work Experience

1 Credit

This course is intended to provide the student with on-the-job driving and navigating experience. Gain experience with cargo loading, securing loads and documentation, map reading, DOT logbooks, and trip planning.

Prerequisite

Prerequisite: CDL 101, 110, 111, 115, 120, 130, and 140 with a 2.0 or better.

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CDL 199|WA Construction Teamsters Apprenticeship

0 Credits