What are these programs? In CDL, students earn a Certified Driver’s License and the opportunity to work in just about any industry. Everyone needs a driver, whether it’s hauling materials between construction sites, driving students to school or transporting items across the country in a big rig. The CDL course is 240 hours, usually completed in six weeks. Students train on a state-of-the-art, new $105,000 L3 Driver Training Solutions simulator at first. After the third or fourth week, students begin driving a real truck.
The outdoor power equipment program teaches students to repair anything from weedeaters to motorcycles and power sports equipment. The program falls under the accrediting body Equipment and Engine Training Council. If you like the unexpected, outdoor power equipment is for you. You never know what’s going to be brought in to be repaired. Every day might be different, offering a new puzzle to solve.
Automotive technology is like the big brother to collision repair. While they are similar programs, the main difference is that a collision repair technician usually sticks to repairs outside the engine. An automotive tech goes internal with the engine, gear boxes, differentials and more. It’s a little broader when it comes to trouble-shooting.
Most collision repair techs will do general troubleshooting, but the automotive program goes more in depth as automotive techs are expected to dig in deeper. A collision tech can pull or put an engine. An automotive tech can tear down and repair an engine.
This could be your first step to a better life for you and your family. Want to gain skills that make you not only employable but irreplaceable? Want to earn more? Want to learn more about an innovative and evolving industry full of technology and hands-on problem-solving? Then take this first step and enroll in one of CLTCC’s transportation programs. This is the start of your new future.