LANSING COMMUNITY COLLEGE

                               CURRICULAR GUIDE

Truck Driver Training
Certificate of Completion

Curriculum Code: 0262  (Effective Fall 2000 - Summer 2001)

A truck driver operates a commercial vehicle which weighs over 10,000 pounds
and is used in either intrastate or interstate travel.  A person must be able
to safely operate a large displacement vehicle in all traffic conditions. 
Truck drivers also need to maintain records which are required by state and
federal regulations and employers.  Before beginning the program, students
must pass a physical and eye exam as well as have a good driving record. 
Students are subject to drug and alcohol testing as required by the Department
of Transportation.  There is limited enrollment, so there may be a short
waiting period before starting the program.  Upon successfully completing the
program, a student will receive a certificate of completion from the college
and be qualified for a class "A" Commercial Drivers License (CDL).

This is a selective admission program.  In order to be considered as a
candidate for this program, students must meet basic admission requirements
beyond those required for admission to the college.  The courses for this
program are open only to students officially admitted to the Truck Driver
Training Program.

PREREQUISITES
Students should see the "Course Descriptions" section of this catalog or the
Course Schedule for course prerequisite information.  Basic skills assessment
and advising information may be found on page 8 of this catalog.

INFORMATION
The admission and/or graduation requirements for this program may change each
academic year.  The program requirements below apply only to those students
who have been admitted to the program for the 2000/2001 academic year. For the
most recent and complete information, interested students should contact
Lansing Community College, Truck Driver Training Program, 2417 25th Street,
Augusta, MI 49012, telephone number (616) 731-4125.

REQUIREMENTS FOR ADMISSION TO THE TRUCK DRIVER TRAINING PROGRAM

Curriculum Code: 0718

In order to be considered as a candidate for this program, an applicant must
meet the following admission requirements:

a. Submit to the Truck Driver Training Program a completed Selective
   Admissions Application, a completed Truck Driver Training Application, and
   a $100 deposit or letter from a sponsoring agency or approved company
   indicating financial responsibility for applicable tuition and fees.  (This
   deposit is refunded upon cancellation if the College is notified at least
   18 days prior to the class starting date.)

b. Have a valid driver's license.  A Commercial License is not necessary while
   attending school, but will be required prior to being hired for work. Have
   an acceptable driving record. All driving records are checked through the
   Secretary of State and reviewed individually. The school will apply for
   each applicant's Motor Vehicle Record which takes 10-14 days to receive.

c. Must be eligible for a "Temporary Instruction Permit" (T.I.P.).  The State
   of Michigan requires all truck drivers to have a Commercial Driver's
   License.  Any person learning to drive a tractor-trailer unit (such as
   those operated by Lansing Community College) must be in possession of a
   T.I.P. or "Temporary Instruction Permit".  WE WILL PREPARE STUDENTS TO
   OBTAIN THEIR "T.I.P." DURING THE FIRST WEEK OF CLASS.  Written tests will
   be administered by Secretary of State personnel in the L.C.C. classroom.
   Persons shall be considered ineligible for a T.I.P. if they:
      -- Fail to pass the written examination.
      -- Have been charged in the 24 months immediately preceding application
         with a total of 12 or more points.
      -- Have had their license suspended or revoked in the 36 months
         immediately preceding application unless that suspension or
         revocation was due to a revocation by temporary medical condition,
         failure to appear for re-exam or failure to appear in court for a
         traffic violation, an unsatisfied judgement or a no-fault insurance
         violation.
      -- Have been convicted of a 6 point violation or an impaired driving
         charge (4 points) in the 24 months immediately preceding application.
      Applicants residing outside the State of Michigan must supply a copy of
      their own driving record from the State in which they are licensed and
      must possess a T.I.P. from their licensing State.

   d. Be able to read, write and speak the English language.  A high school
      diploma is not required, but students must be able to compute simple
      fractions and know general math for correct log book tabulation.

   e. Be able to pass the Department of Transportation (D.O.T.) physical
      examination.  The physical form and card can be obtained from the LCC
      Truck Driver Training Program.  PLEASE NOTE:  THE TDT PROGRAM MUST
      RECEIVE THE APPLICANT'S COMPLETED D.O.T. PHYSICAL FORM SIGNED BY A
      PHYSICIAN BEFORE ACCEPTANCE INTO THE PROGRAM.  The fee for the physical
      exam is the applicant's responsibility.

   f. Be at least 18 years old. Those persons between the ages of 18 & 21
      should realize job opportunities are limited for persons in this age
      bracket, and they will more than likely experience difficulty in
      obtaining employment. Graduates must be 21 years of age to drive outside
      the State of Michigan.

   g. Be able to appear for 200 hours of instruction during the five weeks of
      training.  Classes begin at 8:00 a.m. (Monday through Friday) and
      students are expected to be on time.  Any student missing more than two
      days of class will be dismissed.

   h. Students are subject to drug and alcohol testing as required by D.O.T.
      regulations.

   i. The Truck Driver Training Program is a short streamlined program.  Any
      previous driving experience along with some mechanical aptitude is
      beneficial to a student.  APPLICANTS SHOULD KNOW HOW TO SHIFT A STRAIGHT
      STICK TRANSMISSION AND USE A CLUTCH PRIOR TO ATTENDING.

TRUCK DRIVER TRAINING PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

Curriculum Code :  10262

REQUIREMENTS                                                  TOTAL: 9 CREDITS
CODE        TITLE                                                 CREDIT HOURS
TDTP 110    Truck Driver Training I                                          3
TDTP 111    Truck Driver Training II                                         3
TDTP 112    Truck Driver Training III                                        3

            MINIMUM TOTAL                                                    9

NOTE:
1.    The Program provides 140 hours in range and highway driving and 60 hours
      in classroom instruction situations.  Range training includes an over-
      the-road trip of over 1,000 miles, permitting the students to gain over-
      the-road experience.