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									                               COURSE SYLLABUS

Department:                Tractor Trailer Driving Program

Course Number/Title:       CTS 107 Advanced Driving Practices

Course Description:        The student learns to apply safe operating principles,
                           perceive hazards, and operate at night in this course.
                           Skill development and learning occurs through
                           behind-the-wheel training. Registered students must
                           participate in a random drug testing program as
                           mandated by federal law.

Prerequisite(s):           Be at least 18 years of age, possess a valid driver’s
                           license for at least one year, possess a valid CDL
                           learner’s permit, pass a D.O.T. physical examination,
                           and pass a D.O.T. pre-hire drug test.

Co-requisite(s):           CTS 101, CTS 102, CTS 103, CTS 104, CTS 105, &
                      CTS 106

Total Class Hours:         0

Total Lab Hours:           3

Total Credits:        1


Chairman, Originating Department:__________________________________
                                           Signature            Date

Chairman, Confirming Department(s):________________________________
                                           Signature            Date

                                               Not Applicable______________

Dean of Instruction:_______________________________________________
                                          Signature            Date




                 DELAWARE TECHNICAL & COMMUNITY COLLEGE
                            COURSE SYLLABUS
Campus:               Owens
Department:           Commercial Transportation

Course Number and Title:           CTS 107 Advanced Driving Practices

Instructor Name: _________________________________________
Telephone: ____________________ E-mail: __________________

Prerequisites:        None

Co-Requisites:        CTS 101, CTS 102, CTS 103, CTS 104, CTS 105, &
                      CTS 106

Course Hours and Credits:          6 lab hours per week (8 week block format)
                                   / 1credit

Course Description:          The student learns to apply safe operating
                             principles, perceive hazards, and operate at night
                             in this course. Skill development and learning
                             occurs through behind-the-wheel training.

Required Text(s):            Trucking: Tractor Trailer Handbook /Workbook,
                             Career Publishing
                             ISBN:
                             The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations,
                             The Federal Highway Administration
                             ISBN:

Materials:                   Driver’s daily log book

Method of Instruction:       Lab instruction requiring the operation of tractor
                             trailer vehicles on the public roadways.

Manual(s):                   CDL Manual, Division of Motor Vehicles, State of
                             Delaware or State of Maryland

Disclaimer:                  Be at least 18 years of age, possess a valid
                             driver’s license for at least one year, possess a
                             valid CDL learner’s permit, pass a D.O.T. physical
                             examination, and pass a D.O.T. pre-hire drug test.
                             Registered students must participate in a random
                             drug-testing program as mandated by federal law.
CORE COURSE PERFORMANCE OBJECTIVES

   The student will be able to:

   1. Demonstrate the principles of and procedures for performing visual
      search of the roadway for potential hazards and critical objects.
      (PGC7 – CCC1)
   2. Demonstrate the techniques for different types of communication on
      the road. PGC7 – CCC2)
   3. Demonstrate effective speed management practices in response to
      various road, weather, and traffic conditions. (PGC8 – CCC2)
   4. Demonstrate strategies that enable proper management of space
      required for safe vehicle operation. (PGC8 – CCC2)
   5. Demonstrate the precautions and safety considerations to safely
      operate a tractor-trailer during nighttime conditions. (PGC12 –
      CCC2)
   6. Demonstrate adjustments for driving in extreme conditions (as
      applicable). (PGC8 – CCC2)
   7. Identify potential dangers in the driving environment and
      demonstrate appropriate defensive actions. (PGC7,12 – CCC2)
   8. Identify potential dangers and demonstrate appropriate safety
      practices at railroad crossings. (PGC11 – CCC2)


MEASURABLE PERFORMANCE OBJECTIVES

1. Demonstrate the principles of and procedures for performing visual
   search of the roadway for potential hazards and critical objects.
             1.1 Demonstrate proficient visual search techniques in various
             types of traffic and locations using a running commentary.
2. Demonstrate the techniques for different types of communication on the
   road.
             2.1 Demonstrate correct and appropriate use of lights, signals
             horns, and positioning to effect safe communication practices.
3. Demonstrate effective speed management practices in response to
   various road, weather, and traffic conditions.
             3.1 Adjust speed to the configuration and condition of the roadway;
                 weather and visibility conditions; traffic conditions; and vehicle,
                 cargo, driving conditions, and operator conditions.
             3.2 Drive at speeds appropriate to road and/or weather conditions
                 while never exceeding the legal speed limit.
4. Demonstrate strategies that enable proper management of space
   required for safe vehicle operation.
                4.1 Practice lane selection offering the best mobility and least traffic
                    interruption (in accordance with legal requirements) and
                    creating minimum interference to other vehicles.
                4.2 Assure a safe gap before changing lanes, passing other
                    vehicles, merging, and crossing or entering traffic.
                4.3 Position vehicle correctly in lane and relative to crosswalks and
                    stop lines and/or stop signs or stopped vehicles so as to
                    minimize hazards to own vehicle and other road users.
                4.4 Position a tractor-trailer appropriately before initiating a turn and
                    then complete a turn so as to prevent other vehicles from
                    passing on the wrong side and to minimize encroachment on
                    other lanes.
                4.5 Maintain a following distance appropriate to traffic, road
                    surface, visibility, and vehicle weight and length.
                4.6 Maximize separation from traffic when vehicle is disabled.
                4.7 Avoid structures having inadequate overhead clearance.
5.   Demonstrate the precautions and safety considerations to safely
     operate a tractor-trailer during nighttime conditions.
                5.1 Judge and adjust speed, distances/separation and gaps under
                    nighttime conditions.
                5.2 Demonstrate visual scanning techniques appropriate to night
                    operations.
                5.3 Demonstrate proper use of high/low beams.
                5.4 Respond safely to glare from other vehicles.
6.    Demonstrate adjustments for driving in extreme conditions (as
     applicable).
                6.1 Judge maximum safe speed for slippery road surface
                conditions.
7.    Identify potential dangers in the driving environment and demonstrate
     appropriate defensive actions.
                7.1 Immediately perceive a potential threat from visible
                    characteristics and actions of other road users and initiate
                    prompt defensive or evasive action
                7.2 Use brakes in a manner that will stop the vehicle in the shortest
                    possible distance and while maintaining directional control.
8.    Identify potential dangers and demonstrate appropriate safety practices
     at railroad crossings.
                8.1 Immediately perceive a potential threat from present at railroad
                    crossings and initiate prompt defensive or evasive action.
EVALUATION CRITERIA

Students will demonstrate proficiency on all measurable objectives to at
least the 75% level.

Road Test

The road test will evaluate proficiency in the safe operating principles of
tractor trailer driving to include basic control, communication, visual
search, space management, speed management, and adherence to traffic
laws vehicle on public roadways. Testing will be performed in accordance
to American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators’ criteria for
commercial driver road tests with one point deducted, from a base of 100
points, for each driving error.

The road test will count for 100% of the final grade. If a student receives a
grade of 74% or lower, he or she must retake the road test to receive credit
for the competency. Only one retake will be offered. A maximum score of
75% will be allowed for calculation purposes.

College Grading System

92 – 100      A
83 - 91       B
75 - 82       C
0-74          R


Students should refer to the Student Handbook for further information on
Academic Standing Policy, Academic Honesty Policy, Student Rights and
responsibilities, and other policies relevant to their academic progress.

Attendance:        Regular attendance is strongly encouraged.




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