Jun 14, 2024  
2019-2020 SLCC General Catalog 

Professional Truck Driving: CA (Competency-Based)(CTE)

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Certificate of Achievement | 270 Clock Hours

SAT Instruction Division
Meadowbrook Campus
C 110
General Information 801-957-7522
Program Information 801-957-3354
Program Website
Academic and Career Advising

Program Faculty
Assistant Professors − Bill Tovar, Kenneth Medell

Program Description
This intensive program is designed to prepare students for an entry level truck driving position as a Class “A” CDL driver. The program has three courses with units of study that cover basic and advanced operating practices, defensive driving, inspections, life skills and essential activities such as trip planning, map reading, hours of service, cargo handling and an employment workshop.

Career Opportunities
For state and national occupation information, visit http://onlinelonetcenter.org/find and enter the following O*Net codes:

  • 53-3032.00 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer
  • 53-3032.02 Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers
  • 53-3021.00 Bus Drivers, transit, and Inter-city
  • 53-3022.00 Bus Drivers, School

Estimated Cost for Students
Please visit the program website for up-to-date cost information.

Estimated Time to Completion
270 Clock Hours

Program Entry Requirements
Students must demonstrate basic education skills as assessed by the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE).

  • TABE Reading 6.5
  • TABE Math 4.5
  • CDL Learner’s Permit (Class A)
  • Motor Vehicle Report (MVR)
  • No DUI’s within past two years
  • DOT medical card
  • Drug Test

Licensure Information
The Professional Truck Driver program is designed to prepare students to apply for a Commercial Driver License (CDL) through the Utah Department of Public Safety.  To obtain a CDL in Utah, students are required to meet certain requirements beyond graduation from this program of study.

Licensure requirements vary state to state.  In order to obtain a CDL in another state, students must satisfy that state’s licensure requirements.  We recommend that students who are planning to move out of Utah research licensure requirements in other states.  Here is one suggested website: License Finder sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor. 

If you have difficulty finding the licensure requirements for your state, please contact your academic advisor, or SLCC’s state authorization coordinator for help.

Program Student Learning Outcomes Related College-Wide Student Learning Outcomes
  1 - Acquire substantive knowledge
2 - Communicate effectively
3 - Develop quantitative literacies
4 - Think critically & creatively
5 - Become a community engaged learner
6 - Work in professional & constructive manner
7 - Develop computer & information literacy

Successfully pass the Commercial Driver License Skills Tests, obtain a Commercial Driver License (CDL) and find employment in the trucking industry.

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Required Courses (270 Clock Hours)

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