Traing & CLS
Commercial Driving CDL A/B Combination Class (CDL)
As the trucking industry continues to grow, so does the need for qualified motor vehicle operators. With this course, you will be able to prepare to take the certification exams for the Class A and Class B Commercial Driver’s License. With the Class A CDL, you will be able to operate large tractor-trailer trucks, and with the Class B license, smaller trucks as well as busses. The course offers a combination of online instruction and hands-on driver training. In the virtual classroom, you will learn about the trucking industry and the manner in which large vehicles are operated. Learn about engines and transmission systems, braking systems and operating a vehicle in adverse conditions. Develop your knowledge base so that following the instructional portion of the course you can successfully pass the CDL permit exam. Once you have obtained the permit and completed a physical examination and background check, you can then take up to 25 hours of driving on the road to prepare for the road test. You will be eligible to take a total of two road tests. In order to apply for a CDL, you must be at least 21 years of age, have a valid driver’s license, and possess no felony convictions.
Saturday, March 14, 2015 – June 13, 2015(CDL-20)
Saturday, March 28, 2015 – June 27, 2015(CDL-21)
Saturday, April 11, 2015 – July 11, 2015 (CDL-22)
Saturday, April 25, 2015 – July 25, 2015 (CDL-23)
Saturday, May 9, 2015 – August 8, 2015 (CDL-24)
Saturday, May 23, 2015 – August 22, 2015 (CDL-25)
Saturday, June 6, 2015 – September 5, 2015 (CDL-26)
Saturday, June 20, 2015 – December 19, 2015 (CDL-27)
Saturday, July 11, 2015 – January 9, 2016 (CDL-28)
Saturday, July 25, 2015 – January 23, 2016 (CDL-29)
Saturday, August 8, 2015 – February 6, 2016 (CDL-30)
Saturday, August 22, 2015 – February 20, 2016 (CDL-31)
Introduction to Photojournalism for the Web
This course is for those interested in developing the skills to photograph and enhance pictures to post on the Web to accompany articles, blogs and websites. Students will learn the fundamentals for framing still shots using exotic automobiles as the subject matter. They will discover the processes for highlighting exteriors as well as the various components of the interior of the car including taking shots from the driver’s perspective. Professional photographers will guide the student’s eye to highlight the most prominent features that can best sell the image to the beholder. Next, students will learn to frame and capture images of moving vehicles, compensating for speed and direction, so as to ensure a well-framed shot. With a supply of digital photographs in hand, students will then use photographic enhancement software to design the finished product ready for publication. A valid driver’s license will be necessary for anyone to take the course.
Sundays, August 30, 2015 – September 6, 2015 (IPW-1)
First Gear to Commercial Driving (FFCD)
This course is designed specifically for the individual that wants to learn the information required to pass the written CDL exam in the State of Pennsylvania without taking driver training. Presented through an on-line platform, you will become familiar with requirements from vehicle inspection for both the cab and trailer to recognizing hazards on the open road. Learn to conduct preventive maintenance plus diagnose problems requiring repair. Dive into the mechanics of the various internal systems including brakes, fuel and lubrication, and suspension. Discover how electrical systems and electronic components are integrated into the vehicle and learn principles for handling cargo. Once you have taken this course then you will be prepared to take the State of Pennsylvania written permit exam for the commercial driver license. Because this is an online course, you will need to arrange for vehicle driving on your own.
(Su) 3/22/15 – 4/19/15(FGCD-10)
(Su) 4/5/15 – 5/3/15 (FGCD-11)
(Su) 4/19/15 – 5/17/15 (FGCD-12)
Advanced Skills for Driving Instructors
With the basics in hand, participants will now learn the procedures for instructing students in more advanced topics such as maintaining control of the vehicle while avoiding crashes and injury to pedestrians. Braking skills will be featured as well as the proper methods for driving through a skid. Participants will learn the methods for relaying concentration tips to their students and exercises for increasing reaction time. Throughout the entire course, students will train behind the wheel under the tutorship of a skilled professional.
(Su) 5/24, 5/31(ASDI-1)
8:00am – 4:00pm
Advanced Defensive Driving
This course is designed as a follow-up to Defensive Driving and will take the skills developed in the introductory course to the next tier. Operators of both passenger cars and commercial vehicles may take advantage of this course, but only after first attending a class in introductory Defensive Driving. Concepts learned on line are applied behind the wheel of a car and students will address more advanced levels of maneuverability. Emphasis will be placed on environmental issues caused by inclement weather. Various driving exercises will be implemented to test the students’ skills in reaction time and concentration.
(Su) 4/5, 4/12 (ADD-3)
8:00am – 4:00pm
Defensive Driving (DD)
This course is designed specifically for people that need to “up their game” by becoming more experienced defensive drivers. Through a combination online and hands-on program, students will learn the essentials of what it means to drive defensively including how to maneuver vehicles through various environmental challenges and hazardous road conditions. Working side-by-side with an expert driver, students will operate a variety of vehicles and learn tips for increasing their concentration on the road, fundamental practices for avoiding skidding and hydroplaning, and maintaining car control.
(Su) 4/5, 4/12 (DD-3)
8:00am – 4 pm
Introduction to Writing for the Web (IWW)
This course is for those interested in developing the skills to write blogs and reports to post on the Web while investigating a potential career as a freelance writer. Students will sit behind the wheel and drive high profile automobiles, including foreign-made sports cars, and use their experience on the road as the research to prepare their article. Working with our resident expert, students will assess all aspects of performance as well as the stylistic aspects of multiple vehicles. Ranking them in order by feature, students will use the information to write an article reflecting their findings. Understanding that not everyone is a natural writer, this course will feature virtual instruction in principles of writing and in the ways to create a blog for reader access. A valid driver’s license will be necessary for anyone to take the course.
(Su) 5/3, 5/10 (IWW-1)
(Su) 5/24, 5/31 (IWW-2)
(Su) 6/28, 7/5 (IWW-3)
(Su) 8/30, 9/6 (IWW-4)
Questions on how to tap into HU’s professional development resources: Email Kelly Logan or call at 717.901.5171 or email