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Reddaway Heavy Truck Driving Academy Certificate of Achievement (CA)

About the Program

The Reddaway Heavy Truck Driving Academy Certificate of Achievement can provide the skills necessary for an apprentice to qualify as trained entry-level truck drivers, as well as for career advancement. The Reddaway Truck Driving Academy is a 7-week apprenticeship program that trains employees using classroom instruction, range and road driving, and practical application of skills used in the operation of a tractor/trailer. Students completing the program will have a hazmat endorsement and be eligible to sit for the Class A Commercial Driver’s License. Students will also receive training in the Smith Safety System by certified instructors and forklift operation. This program includes a work experience component.

Career Opportunities

Truck driver.

Program Outcomes

  • Explain state and federal rules that regulate the different types of commercial motor vehicles.
  • Recognize the need for defensive driving skills to prevent fatalities, injuries, and property damage.
  • Define defensive driving and state the 5 Smith System Safety Keys.

Required Core: (17.5 Units)

Course Number Course Title Units
APRT 51 Reddaway Heavy Truck Driving Academy 9
APRT 52 Reddaway Heavy Truck Driving Test Preparation .5
APRT 94 Occupational Work Experience - Reddaway Heavy Truck Driving Apprenticeship 8

Total Units: 17.5