CDL Truck Driving Bridge
Career Field: Technical
Adult Career Pathway: Class A Commercial Truck Driver
Prepares Students to:
- Take a certification/other exam: CDL permit test
- Get a job: Class A truck driver with no extra endorsements
- Enter post-secondary/training course: Truck Driving program at local community college
Target Student Population: TABE score of 8.0 or above on reading, 6.0 or above in math, Healthy and able to pass DOT physical, Shown interest in the career field and seriousness based off of attendance in grant partner workshops
Duration of Course: 5 hrs/session, 4 sessions/week, 2 weeks/course = 40 total instructional hours
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Course Description: The course covers sections 1, 2, 3 & 5 of the MN CDL manual to allow them to take their permit test. The course does not cover extra endorsements like tanker or hazardous materials. The course only prepares for the Class A license; it does not prepare for school bus driving. There is no direct math instruction either.
Curriculum Description: The curriculum is laid out daily with lesson plans and worksheets for each day. All links and materials should be included. The only thing not included is specific Northstar information.
Textbook(s): None except the MN CDL manual
Primary Online Sources of Course Material:
- Minnesota Commercial Driver’s Manual: https://dps.mn.gov/divisions/dvs/forms-documents/Documents/CDLManual.pdf
- For free practice tests: https://www.cristcdl.com/
Supplies and Equipment: Laptops or chromebooks, projector with speakers for youtube videos, big paper, markers
Program Costs: Only what it costs to print materials
Individual Student Fees: None; the CDL permit test is free the first 3 times a person attempts each section.
Instructor Qualifications: Read the manual and study it beforehand.
Curriculum Author: Linnea Lebens, Duluth Adult Education and some materials from George Schooley, St. Paul ABE
Year Created: 2018
Duluth Adult Education