SRJC Course Outlines

1/25/2021 6:04:25 AMDET 156 Course Outline as of Fall 2020

Inactive Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  DET 156Title:  COMMERCIAL TRUCK DRIVING  
Full Title:  California Commercial Truck Driving License Preparation
Last Reviewed:3/9/2015

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum2.00Lecture Scheduled2.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled35.00
Minimum2.00Lab Scheduled08 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total2.00 Contact Total35.00
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  70.00Total Student Learning Hours: 105.00 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 
Formerly: 

Catalog Description:
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 California commercial truck class "A" written license exam preparation. Includes driving techniques, air brake inspection and pre-trip inspection information. To complete the license requirements you must take the written exam and the driving test at the California DMV.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
Description: Untitled document
 California commercial truck class "A" written license exam preparation. Includes driving techniques, air brake inspection and pre-trip inspection information. To complete the license requirements you must take the written exam and the driving test at the California DMV.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
 Area:
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Both Certificate and Major Applicable



COURSE CONTENT

Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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1.  Pass an exam similar to the state license written exam
2.  Perform a pre-trip inspection on an air brake equipped truck
 

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Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
1. Explain the qualifications for the class "A" license
2. Explain safe driving techniques utilized in the operation of a truck
3. Perform air brake inspections on a truck
4. Demonstrate proper pre-trip inspection techniques on trucks and trailers

Topics and Scope
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1.DMV HANDBOOK SECTION 1: INTRODUCTION
a. Who Needs a CDL (Commercial Driving License)
b. Endorsements
c. CDL Exceptions
d. Special Certificates
e. How to Get a CDL
f. Commercial Driver License Tests
g. Medical Documentation
h. CDL Disqualifications
i. Other CDL Rules
 
2. DMV HANDBOOK SECTION 2: DRIVING SAFELY
a. Vehicle Inspection
b. Basic Control of Your Vehicle
c. Shifting Gears
d. Seeing
e. Communicating
f. Controlling Speed
g. Managing Space
h. Seeing Hazards
i. Distracted Driving
j. Aggressive Drivers/Road Rage
k. Driving at Night
l. Driving in Fog  
m. Driving in Winter  
n. Driving in Very Hot Weather  
o. Railroad-Highway Crossings  
p. Mountain Driving  
q. Driving Emergencies  
r. Antilock Braking Systems (ABS)  
s. Skid Control and Recovery  
t. Accident Procedures  
u. Fires  
v. Alcohol, Other Drugs, and Driving  
w. Hazardous Materials Rules for All Commercial Drivers
 
3. DMV HANDBOOK SECTION 3: TRANSPORTING CARGO SAFELY
a. Inspecting Cargo  
b. Weight and Balance
c. Securing Cargo  
d. Cargo Needing Special Attention  
      
4. DMV HANDBOOK SECTION 5: AIR BRAKES  
a.The Parts of an Air Brake System
b. Dual Air Brakes  
c. Inspecting Air Brake Systems  
d. Using Air Brakes  
      
5. DMV HANDBOOK SECTION 6: COMBINATION VEHICLES
a. Driving Combination Vehicles Safely  
b. Combination Vehicle Air Brakes  
c. Antilock Brake Systems  
d. Coupling and Uncoupling  
e. Inspecting a Combination Vehicle  
      
6. DMV HANDBOOK SECTION 7: DOUBLES AND TRIPLES  
a. Pulling Double/Triple Trailers  
b. Coupling and Uncoupling  
c. Inspecting Doubles and Triples  
d. Doubles, Triples Air Brake Check  
      
7. DMV HANDBOOK SECTION 8: TANK VEHICLES  
 a. Inspecting Tank Vehicles  
 b. Driving Tank Vehicles  
 c. Safe Driving Rules   
 
8. DMV HANDBOOK SECTION 11: PRE-TRIP VEHICLE INSPECTION TEST
a. All Vehicles  
b. External Inspection (All Vehicles)  
c. Trailer  
d. Taking the CDL Pre-Trip Inspection Test

Assignments:
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1. Reading- 20 to 40 pages a week
2. Pre-trip inspection on truck and trailer
3. Air brake inspection
4. 2 to 5 tests
5. Final exam similar to state DMV test

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
0 - 0%
None
This is a degree applicable course but assessment tools based on writing are not included because skill demonstrations are more appropriate for this course.
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
0 - 0%
None
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
30 - 50%
Pre-trip inspection, Air brake inspection
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
50 - 70%
2 to 5 tests and final exam
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 0%
None


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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California Commercial Driver handbook, Dept of motor vehicles, 2014.
Heavy Duty Truck Systems, Bennett, 2011. ( 350 of 1267 pages)
Instructor prepared materials

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