Printed on 7/17/2024

Truck Driving - Apprenticeship

50-458-1 Apprenticeship (A) Full Time 4.6 Credits Not Financial Aid Eligible Location*: Appleton

*If general education courses are required, they may be available at multiple locations.

There is a strong demand for professional truck drivers, and this apprenticeship program can get you started in an exciting career on the road. As a professional truck driver, you’re responsible for the safe, efficient delivery of goods between locations. This apprenticeship training program requires you to first be employed so you can get the most out of on-the-job learning with related CDL instruction at FVTC. In the Truck Driving Apprenticeship, you'll get behind-the-wheel training on how to maneuver trucks into tight parking spaces, through narrow alleys and up to loading platforms. You'll develop backing and driving skills through driving range and roadway experiences. You'll learn about truck driving theory through our online training course. When completed, you'll have the skills, knowledge and certifications you need to earn your Class A commercial driver's license (CDL).


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Course list for reference only. Current students please refer to your individualized program plan or see your advisor.
**Outside effort hours are an estimate based on state standards, and may vary from person to person.

    Occupational Supportive (4.6 Credits)

    Course Title
    Course Number
    Instructional Hours
    Outside Effort Hours**
    Prior Learning Credit Eligibility
  • Entry-Level Driver Training CDL Theory

    • Instructional Hours: 24
    • Outside Effort Hours: 0
    • Course Number: 47458406
    • Credits: 0.60

    This course covers Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) information, basic operation, vehicle review, and operating guidelines for Class A and Class B commercial combination motor vehicles. Additional topics include safe operating procedures and advanced operating practices. This course meets the mandated Entry-Level Driver Training (ELDT) requirements in accordance to Title 49 Part 380 of the Code of Federal Regulations.

  • Partnership-Class A CDL-Manual Transmission

    • Instructional Hours: 160
    • Outside Effort Hours: 0
    • Course Number: 47458455
    • Credits: 4.00

    Focuses on specific training for new hires with minimal or no driving experience with a manual transmission class A commercial vehicle. Upon completion of the Entry Level Driver Training and CDL test the driver will be ready to accompany a company's road trainer for further company-specific training. Included with the class is a workshop on FVTC’s skid pad.


Expected Competencies

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