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C. Basic Transportation Entrepreneurship

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:

  • Be registered under FMCSA’s Entry-Level Driver Training (ELDT) mandates;
  • Attempt all DMV tests related to receiving your Commercial Driver’s License (CDL)
  • Develop a basic understanding in, but not limited to:
    • Basic truck operations;
    • Hours of service rules and regulations;
    • Close proximity driving and backing;
    • Routing and trip planning;
    • Compliance Safety and Accountability (CSA);
  • Develop a basic understanding in
    • Writing
    • Workplace Communication and/or
    • Computers and/or
    • Oxy Acetylene or Electric Arc Welding and/or
    • Business and/or
    • Agriculture and/or
    • Automotive and/or
    • Wildlife

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C.A.S EntrepreneurshipC.A.S Automotive TechC. CDL



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Total Credits for Program Completion: 28(29)

  First Year - Fall Semester     16 Credits Credits
Commercial Transportation Basics4
Commercial Transportation Basics Lab8
Commercial Transportation of Hazardous Materials3
OR
Directed Elective Electives(3)
Directed Elective Electives1
  First Year - Spring Semester     12(13) Credits Credits
Introduction to Computers3
OR
Directed Elective Electives(3)
Career Development and Interpersonal Skills1
OR
Directed Elective Electives(2)
Directed Elective Electives5
Written Communication Elective3

Please refer to the the Current Catalog for specific program details.