Trucking

Trucking

Program Objectives:

The aim of the Trucking program is to help students develop attitudes and behaviours that are deemed essential to the practice of the trade such as defensive and fuel-efficient driving, together with courtesy behind the wheel, a sense of responsibility and professionalism, the ability to manage their time, resourcefulness for handling unexpected events and emergencies and for rapid problem solving and to be concerned about projecting a positive image of the company by means of a neat persoanl appearance and a clean vehicle.

Elligibility:

To be eligible for admission to this program, candidates must meet one of the following requirements:
Persons holding a Secondary School Diploma or its recognized equivalent
OR
Persons who are at least 16 years of age on September 30 of the school year in which their training is to begin and have earned the Secondary IV credits in language of instruction, second language and mathematics in the programs of study established by the Minister, or have been granted recognition of equivalent learning
OR
Persons who are at least 18 years of age upon entry into the program and have the following functional prerequisites: the successful completion of the General Development Test (see the following table), or recognition of equivalent learning
OR
Persons having earned Secondary III credits in language of instruction, second language and mathematics in the programs of study established by the Minister and who will continue their general education courses concurrently with their vocational training in order to obtain the Secondary IV credits they are missing among the following: language of instruction, second language and mathematics in the programs of study established by the Minister.

Job market opening:

Truck Drivers (7411)

Prerequisites

Une personne qui a atteint l’âge de 18 ans peut être admise à un programme d’études menant à un Diplôme d’études professionnelles (DEP) sur la base des préalables fonctionnels. Ces préalables fonctionnels, prescrits pour une personne qui a atteint l’âge de 18 ans à la date de début de fréquentation déclarée dans le programme d’études professionnelle sont : la réussite du test de développement général (TDG) et l’obtention et la réussite des épreuves relatives aux préalables spécifiques en langue d’enseignement et en mathématique, s’il y a lieu.

Hours
Statement of the Competency
15
To determine their suitability for the trade and the training process
45
To identify the possible systems that characterize semitrailers
45
To resolve problems stemming from the application of regulations
45
To ensure that the truck is in good condition
90
To perform basic driving techniques
45
To plan a trip
45
To handle the loading and unloading of a truck
60
To drive a truck on rural roads and highways
135
To make a trip with a delivery
90
To integrate into the workplace

TOTAL : 615 hours