WEST POINT – Northeast Community College in West Point will offer a 56-hour training course next month for those wishing to earn their CDL license.
CDL Training Course (TRDR 5100/19S & CRN #70138/60002) will meet in West Point and Norfolk. The 16-hour classroom training portion of the course will take place Thursday and Friday, June 13 and 14, from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. in Room 104 of the West Point Technical Center, 200 W. Washington Street. The 40-hour driving/testing lab will take place Monday through Friday, July 8-12, from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. in the Utility Line Building at Northeast Community College in Norfolk.
During this CDL training course, students will learn general CDL test information, safe driving practices, transporting cargo, air brakes, pre-trip inspection of truck and preparing for the Driving Skills exam.
Students must be 18 years of age and have a valid Nebraska driver’s license (21 years of age if driver’s license is from another state). Students are also cautioned that the physical requirements for a Class A Commercial Driver License (required for truck-tractor operators) must be consistent with the standards of the United States Department of Transportation. The required drug/alcohol testing (not included in course fee) includes pre-admittance, random, post-accident and reasonable suspicion testing.
Cost of the course is $730. Financial assistance is available through the Community College GAP Assistant Program for students meeting income guidelines. For more information, contact Amy Kaiser at (402) 844-7245.
Pre-registration is required. To register for this class, call Northeast Community College in West Point at (402) 372-2269.