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Welcome to the Commercial Driver Institute U.S.A. Website
Our mission PDF Print E-mail
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Commercial Driver Institute U.S.A. is dedicated to providing quality instruction in the fields of Professional Truck Driving by fostering competence, professionalism, and safe practices that will create excellent Professional Truck Drivers.

 

Please take the time to download and read our:

School Catalog for 2013

Our School Performance Fact Sheet for our Professional Truck Driver program

Our latest Annual Report to the BPPE

Our state approval information

 

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Our Facilities PDF Print E-mail
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The Commercial Driver Institute U.S.A. is located at 322 New Harbour Way #21, Richmond CA 94801 where all didactic classes are held.

The campus is located seven blocks north of the John T. Knox freeway (I-580). The area of the institute is approximately 400 sq. ft. with an entrance into the administrative area and the classroom. Restrooms are available in the building. Instruction is provided in this primary classroom. Enrollment and admissions as well as all classroom study takes place at this site. All student records are kept at this site. The practical instruction takes place in the school’s truck trailer which is parked at 101 W. Cutting Blvd.

The facility and equipment used fully comply with all federal, state and local ordinances and regulations, including requirements for fire safety, building safety, handicapped access and health. The course is an intensive hands-on truck driving program. The inventory consists of one bus and one truck. The ratio of students to equipment is 2:1.

Libraries

The school does not have a library on campus but students have access to reference texts and materials useful in completing the program of study. Materials are to be used on campus and are available during normal class hours.

Office Hours

Business office hours are Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.  Class sessions vary and are described in the course information section that accompanies each program. The institute observes most major holidays and closes for a winter break between Christmas and New Year’s Day.  A complete listing is provided at the back of our catalog, which can be found on this page.

 

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Our Program PDF Print E-mail
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The Professional Truck Driver Course consists of 160 hours of instruction taught over a period of 5 weeks of both actual driving and observation time.

Professional Truck Driver Course will include in-depth study of DOT safety rules and regulations. All students must be prepared for vigorous study of the material and homework assignments. Students will be taught with various types of tractor/trailer/bus and truck combinations and will be given defensive driving techniques and skills, required for emergencies procedures during driving. All students will drive on the open road, on the freeway, highway and city traffic conditions. Heavy emphasis put on defensive driving skills, backing the trailer and emergency procedures. All graduates will receive a Diploma upon completion of our program. There are 3 modules that make up the program: Module 1 takes 40 hours. Module 2 takes 58 hours. Module 3 takes 62 hoursject.

 

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DISCLOSURE STATEMENTS PDF Print E-mail
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  • Commercial Driver Institute U.S.A. is a private postsecondary institute approved to operate by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education.
  • Any questions a student may have regarding this catalog that have not been satisfactorily answered by the institution may be directed to the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education at P.O. Box 980818, West Sacramento, CA 95798. www.bppe.ca.gov Phone: (916) 431-6959 Fax: (916) 263-1897.
  • As a prospective student, you are encouraged to review this catalog prior to signing an enrollment agreement. You are also encouraged to review the School Performance Fact Sheet, which must be provided to you prior to signing an enrollment agreement.
  • A student or any member of the public may file a complaint about this institution with the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education by calling (888-370-7589) or by completing a complaint form, which can be obtained on the Bureau’s Internet Web site (www.bppe.ca.gov).
  • Commercial Driver Institute U.S.A. does not have a pending petition in bankruptcy, and is not operating as a debtor in possession, has not filed a petition within the preceding five years, or has not had a petition in bankruptcy filed against it within the preceding five years that resulted in reorganization under Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code (11 U.S.C. Sec. 1101 et seq.).
  • Commercial Driver Institute U.S.A. students are required to speak English when an instructional setting necessitates the use of English for educational or communication purposes. All classes are taught in English. Commercial Driver Institute U.S.A. does not offer English as a Second Language.
  • This institution is not approved by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to participate in Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) and is not authorized to issue I-20 visa, therefore this institution cannot accept applications from students from abroad who are on an F-1 or M-1 visa. This institution does not offer any visa services and will not vouch for a student status.
  • Commercial Driver Institute U.S.A. does not recognize acquired life experience and prior experiential learning as a consideration for enrollment or granting credit towards any of its degree or certificate programs.
  • Commercial Driver Institute U.S.A. has no dormitory facilities under its control and it does not offer housing and has no responsibility to find or assist a student in finding housing.
  • Commercial Driver Institute U.S.A. does not offer state or federal financial aid programs.
  • If student obtains a loan to pay for an educational program, the student will have the responsibility of repay the full amount of the loan plus interest, less the amount of any refund, and that, if the student has received federal student financial aid funds, the student is entitled to a refund of the moneys not paid from federal student financial aid program funds.
  • Commercial Driver Institute U.S.A. does not have an articulation agreement or transfer agreement with any other school, college or university at the present time.

 

 

 

 

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