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Course Description

Important News! 

Before taking the CDL road test, driver trainees will now have to successfully complete a specific program of theory and behind-the-wheel instruction provided by a school or other entity on FMCSA's new Training Provider Registry (TPR). 

OCEWD’s Commercial Driving Training Program has been approved by FMCSA to be on the approved list of Training providers. This means that the curriculum, vehicles, facilities, instructors, and adherence to state regulations meet the stringent requirements required by the new Entry Level Driver Training Rule that takes effect on February 7, 2022.

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

This course prepares learners for the State of Hawaii Commercial Driver (CDL Class A) license test. Strong emphasis is placed on the Commercial Driving Manual, Virage VS 600 CDL simulator, Class A Vehicle Inspection, parking skills, and safe operation in preparation for the tests required to obtain your CDL Class A license which include the:

  • Air Brake Test
  • Vehicle Inspection Test
  • Basic Vehicle Control Skills Test
  • On-Road Driving Test

ADDITIONAL ON-LINE TRAINING: The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) requires entry-level driver training to cover all topics in the Class A “theory-based curriculum” consisting of these modules:

  • Basic Orientation
  •  Safe Operating Procedures
  • Advanced Operating Practices
  • Vehicle Systems and Reporting
  • Malfunctions
  • Non-Driving Activities

Students will be required to complete the modules and pass all the module quizzes with an overall competency of 80%.  This on-line portion of the course is self-paced and the student will be required to achieve the 80% competency in this module and all the other “Behind the Wheel” modules of the course within the 95 hour course schedule time allotment. If this is achieved the student will be scheduled for the road test at the CDL examination center.

Course Outline

Course prepares students with skills for the Commercial Drivers License Class A & B. Instructions include training on the CDL simulator, pre-trip inspection skills, on campus driving and parking practices, on the road driving and safety skills, and post-trip assessment.

Learner Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:

  • Successfully complete the Theory Based On-line curriculum.
  • Successfully complete a Class A Vehicle Inspection Test
  • Successfully demonstrate an air brake test
  • Demonstrate “Basic Vehicle Control Skills” which include:
    • Straight line backing
    • Offset back/right
    • Offset back/left
    • Parallel park (driver side)
    • Parallel park (conventional)
    • Alley dock
  • Demonstrate safe and responsible road skills in a variety of traffic situations

Notes

For information or assistance on:

  • On-line registration or general registration and payment call 455-0477 or email: ocewd@hawaii.edu
  • Financial assistance, program advising, or attending an information session, please complete the online inquiry form and an advisor will contact you.
    • For possible tuition assistance, please visit www.ocewd.org/hcp to learn more about the Hana Career Pathways grant program. 
  • Click here to learn more about financial assistance and student support resources.
  • For CDL curriculum or Custom / Corporate training questions, please contact:

Michael Scully
Workforce Development - Professor & Program Coordinator
mscully@hawaii.edu
808-455-0538

 

Prerequisites

1. Completed Leeward CC Urinalysis Consent Form.

2. Controlled Substances Test Results by Clinical Laboratories of Hawaii.

3. State of Hawaii CDL Type A License Permit.

 

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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Application

Name
Commercial Motor Vehicle Application
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Type
In-Person
Days
Th, F, Sa
Time
9:00AM to 2:00PM
Dates
Oct 27, 2022 to Dec 16, 2022
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
95.0
Delivery Options
In-person (Oahu)  
Course Fee(s)
Tuition non-credit $3,800.00 Click here to get more information
Section Notes

Class will be held every Thursday, Friday and Saturday (9am-2pm) from 10/27/2022-12/16/2022.

Participants must have their Commercial Driver License (CDL) Permit Class A at time of registration.

 

Type
In-Person
Days
M, T, W
Time
9:00AM to 2:00PM
Dates
Jan 09, 2023 to Mar 01, 2023
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
95.0
Delivery Options
In-person (Oahu)  
Course Fee(s)
Tuition non-credit $3,800.00 Click here to get more information
Section Notes

Class will be held every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday (9am - 2pm) 1/09/2023 - 3/1/2023.

Participants must have their Commercial Driver License (CDL) Permit Class A at time of registration.

 

Type
In-Person
Days
M, T, W
Time
9:00AM to 2:00PM
Dates
Jan 09, 2023 to Mar 01, 2023
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
95.0
Delivery Options
In-person (Oahu)  
Course Fee(s)
Tuition non-credit $3,800.00 Click here to get more information
Section Notes

Class will be held every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday (9am-2pm) 01/09/2023 - 03/01/2023.

Participants must have their Commercial Driver License (CDL) Permit Class A at time of registration.

 

Type
In-Person
Days
Th, F, Sa
Time
9:00AM to 2:00PM
Dates
Jan 12, 2023 to Mar 03, 2023
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
95.0
Delivery Options
In-person (Oahu)  
Course Fee(s)
Tuition non-credit $3,800.00 Click here to get more information
Section Notes

Class will be held every Thursday, Friday and Saturday (9am-2pm) 01/12/2023 - 03/03/2023.

Participants must have their Commercial Driver License (CDL) Permit Class A at time of registration.

 

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