C. Basic Transportation Entrepreneurship
Why Basic Transportation Entrepreneurship?This one-year (28(29) credit) program is designed to develop the necessary skills for persons seeking employment in entry-level commercial driving positions. Also, for people seeking to become self-employed in the commercial freight industry. Miles Community College has not made a determination as to whether this program meets the education requirements for licensure in states other than Montana.
Upon completion of this program, graduates will be able to:
|First Year - Fall Semester     16 Credits||Credits|
HEO 123HEO 123 - Commercial Transportation Basics
The study of the operation, maintenance and basic components of the semi-truck and trailer. Students will study and apply Federal Hours of Service (HOS) record keeping as well as proper use of electronic logging devices. Topics include but are not limited to: driving skills, backing skills, maintaining log books, road/weather conditions and safety practices for the professional driver. Basic semi repair and preventative maintenance practices will be discussed and implemented. Students will also be given opportunities to drive in adverse road and weather conditions with emergency road hazards and equipment failures through the use of MCC’s tractor/trailer simulator. At the conclusion of this course, students are prepared to sit for the written CDL licensure examination. This course will meet the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) Entry-Level Driver Training (ELDT) requirements. Co-requisite HEO 124 Commercial Transportation Basics Lab. Students will be required to be enrolled in an MCC contracted random drug and alcohol testing pool. Students must possess a current, valid Montana driver’s license with an acceptable driving record; be at least 18 years of age; possess a current Medical Examiner’s Certificate (DOT physical) prior to entry in to the course; and possess a valid CDL permit prior to being allowed to drive MCC’s semi on public roadways. This course has an embedded lab.
|Commercial Transportation Basics||4|
HEO 124HEO 124 - Commercial Transportation Basics Lab
Students will utilize the MCC truck driving simulator as well as MCC’s truck and trailer to practice pre-trip safety inspections, driving skills, backing skills with mirrors, utilizing a spotter for blind spots while backing up, and other over the road skill requirements such as field trouble shooting and repair of a tractor trailer unit. At the conclusion of the course, students may use the MCC truck to complete the driver’s portion of the CDL examination. Co-requisite HEO 123 Commercial Transportation Basics. An additional fee is required. Students will be required to be enrolled in an MCC contracted random drug and alcohol testing pool. Students must possess a current, valid Montana driver’s license with an acceptable driving record; be at least 18 years of age; possess a current Medical Examiner’s Certificate (DOT physical) prior to entry in to the course; and possess a valid CDL permit prior to being allowed to drive MCC’s semi on public roadways. This course will meet the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) Entry-Level Driver Training (ELDT) requirements.
|Commercial Transportation Basics Lab||8|
HEO 125HEO 125 - Commercial Transportation of Hazardous Materials
The study of the transportation of hazardous materials including; basic introductory and operational requirements, reporting crashes and releases, tunnels and railroad-highway grade crossing requirements, loading and unloading of materials, bulk packages, operating emergency equipment, emergency response procedures, engine fueling, tire check, routes and route planning, and hazardous materials safety permits (HMSP). This course will meet the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) Entry-Level Driver Training (ELDT) Hazardous Material Endorsement requirements.
|Commercial Transportation of Hazardous Materials||3|
|Directed Elective||Electives||1||First Year - Spring Semester     12(13) Credits||Credits|
CAPP 120CAPP 120 - Introduction to Computers
This course emphasizes the practical aspects of today's computing environment. Instruction includes the basic computer architecture and operation, hardware, operating systems, network communication, ethical issues associated with computers, and aspects of integrated software with an emphasis on business applications.
|Introduction to Computers||3|
COLS 102COLS 102 - Career Development and Interpersonal Skills
This course prepares students for the habits and attitudes needed to perform effectively in the job market by developing interpersonal and transferable non-cognitive skills needed to be successful in various career fields. In this course, students create a working resume and cover letter and will develop interviewing and networking skills. Topics covered include career exploration, effective communication, teamwork, time management, creative thinking, professionalism, and conflict resolution.
|Career Development and Interpersonal Skills||1|
|Written Communication Elective||3|
Please refer to the the Current Catalog for specific program details.