Commercial Drivers License _CDL_ Class A Driver Training

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					Provider Name
Vocational Training & Resource Center
3239 Hospital Drive
Juneau, AK 99801
Contact: Laird A. Jones, VTRC Manager
Phone: (907) 463-7156
Email: ljones@ccthita.org
Financial Aid Contact: Marilynn Torgerson, Administration Assistant
Phone: (907) 463-7375
Fax: (907) 463-7321
Email: mtorgerson@ccthita.org
Website: http://www.vtrc.org

The Vocational Training & Resource Center (VTRC) is located in beautiful Southeast Alaska's
capital city, Juneau. We are a State of Alaska authorized postsecondary institution providing
vocational and computer training.

Program Description, Cost and Length
40 Hour Hazwoper: This is a 40-hour, OSHA 1910.120 course for hazardous waste operations
and emergency response training for general site workers engaged in hazardous substance clean-
up operations. Course topics include:

    •   Overview of HAZWOPER regulation
    •   Monitoring & Sampling
    •   Hazard Recognition
    •   Decontamination
    •   Toxicology
    •   Safe Work Practices
    •   Risk Assessment, Site Control & Work Zones
    •   Personal Protective Equipment
    •   Health & Safety Planning
    •   Respiratory Protection
    •   Incident Command System
    •   Medical Surveillance
    •   Emergency Procedures

Program Cost: $600 plus tax
Course Length: 1 week

Commercial Drivers License (CDL) Class A Driver Training: The VTRC provides high quality
skill-based training specific to trucking industry occupational skill requirements, as adapted to
the Southeast Alaska regional business and vocational environment employment and training
needs. This CDL Class A Driver Training course is nationally certified from the Professional
Truck Driver Institute (PTDI). Prerequisites:

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    •   Must be 18 years of age
    •   Must have a high school diploma or GED certificate
    •   Must have a valid Alaska driver’s license for a minimum of one year (12 months) before
        the date of application
    •   Must hold an Alaska Department of Transportation (DOT) medical examiner’s
        certificate. This card is obtained upon taking a CDL medical exam at Juneau Urgent
        Care. Referrals will be given to Juneau Urgent Care thereby allowing walk-in status for a
        medical exam and drug screen test. The costs of these tests will be part of the tuition.
    •   Must pass a drug screen test. Drug test screening is required prior to training. Trainees
        must conduct their drug screen no less than five (5) days prior to the class for test results
        to be returned in time for enrollment in the first day of class. Positive drug screen reports
        will warrant ineligibility for enrollment. Preferable clean driving record. Motor Vehicle
        Reports (MVR) will need to be submitted prior to class. Trainees will be reimbursed the
        $15.00 fee at the end of the course. DWI and other serious driving infractions will be
        considered to determine ineligibility for enrollment. Any fees required of these reports
        will be part of the trainee’s tuition.
    •   All trainees must have appropriate clothing (i.e. rain gear, gloves, work boots, work
        pants, work shirts, warm clothing and small hand flashlight). Tennis shoes are not
        allowed for driving.
    •   All trainees must complete a training application which requests personal and health
        related information
    •   Trainees must complete a VTRC registration form, which serves as the VTRC invoice.
    •   Each trainee must complete a Student Enrollment Contract (a legally binding instrument
        when sign by trainee and VTRC Director) prior to class. This form provides individual
        and organization payment authorization, cancellations, rescheduling, and refund policy.

Program Cost: $5,500 plus tax
Course Length: 6-weeks and 1-day (236 hours of total instructional hours, including 44 hours of
Behind-the-Wheel (BTW) for each trainee, part time enrollment not allowed.)

Commercial Drivers License (CDL) Class B Driver Training: This 8-day (48 hours) class will
prepare students in obtaining a CDL Class B driver's license. Class B licensed drivers can
operate passenger, tour or crew buses, and town delivery trucks. Please note this is not a school
bus endorsement. The course consists of two modules:
   • During Module I, the first three (3) days are attributed to class room preparation work for
       Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) written tests. Students must have or obtain IC
       Learner's permit from DMV before advancing to second module of class.
   • Module II is five (5) days of field driving and road skills. Up to six (6) hours of behind
       the wheel (BTW) time per student.
   • A ninth day will be scheduled for the DMV road test. Any additional BTW time is $85.00
       per hour. The VTRC instructor will be responsible for trainee appointment and
       scheduling of the CDL driving test. The VTRC will supply all driving equipment to take
       the Division of Motor Vehicles, Commercial Driver's License IC (learners permit), and
       Class B driving tests. A drug test is required including other prerequisites for CDL
       training. A maximum of four (4) students will be enrolled; register early to guarantee a

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        spot in this class. Call 463-7375 for more information, prerequisites, availability and
        registration.

Program Cost: $2,000 plus tax
Course Length: 8 Days

Hazwoper Refresher: This course is designed to provide a review and update of the Hazardous
Waste Operations regulations in accordance with CFR 1910.120. Students will review the proper
methods of sampling, handling, and transporting of hazardous materials and updates of any
changes. The course will include the following review:

    •   Understand the role and responsibility of the employee and be familiar with applicable
        federal and state regulations.
    •   Recognize, evaluate, and control the potential chemical and physical hazards present at a
        hazardous materials emergency/waste site.
    •   Be able to select and use monitoring equipment, respirators, and chemical protective
        clothing.
    •   Recognize the need for establishing decontamination procedures for personnel,
        equipment, and the environment.
    •   Be aware of the elements of an emergency response plan and roles of the employees
        within the incident command system.

Program Cost: $180 plus tax
Course Length: 8 hours

Oil Burner Maintenance and Troubleshooting: This course provides offers skills to individuals
interested in hydronic heating maintenance, troubleshooting and controls systems, as well as
offering individuals the opportunity to receive the Silver and Gold Certificates through the
National Oil Heat Research Alliance, (NORA). It includes hands-on training for both boilers and
warm air units. Vocational Training & Resource Center Certificate of
Completion and National Oilheat Research Alliance, (NORA), six (6) CEU credits will be
awarded upon successful completion of the course. Topical areas to be covered will include:
    • Types of wet and dry base boilers and furnaces
    • Combustion chambers and types of materials used in old and new boilers and furnaces
        and the repair chambers
    • Controls and wiring used in oil heating systems
    • Vacuum cleaning of the boiler and taking combustion efficiency readings of the oil
        burner operation
    • Zone systems and their operation in the system

Program Cost: $1,200 plus tax
Course Length: Five days, (36 hours)

Advanced Oil Burner Maintenance and Troubleshooting: Upon completion of this 32-hour
course, students will have gained knowledge and a better understanding of solving difficult
service problems. Additionally, there will be two days of “on-the-job” training in

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Troubleshooting Hydronic Systems. Topical areas to be covered will include:
   • The new oil pumps and solenoid valve use.
   • Troubleshooting pumping problems and the use of gauges.
   • Proper adjustments of the new firing assemblies and choosing the proper nozzle for the
       unit.
   • Troubleshooting firing assembly problems.
   • Maintaining and troubleshooting controls and wiring systems found in oil appliances.
   • The use of Combustion Analyzers and Carbon Monoxide instruments in setting up the
       unit.
   • Service and troubleshooting the “special types” of oil heating appliances.
   • When to consider using the new “Solid State Pre-purge/Post-Purge microprocessor
       relays. There will be six NORA CEU credits awarded for this class. The NORA CEU
       credits are only awarded to those already holding either the Silver or Gold certificates and
       may be applied to the required 24 credits in five years for recertification. VTRC
       Certification of Completion also awarded upon successful completion of the course.

Program Cost: $1,200 plus tax
Course Length: Five days, (32 hours)

NORA Silver Certification: This is a two-day intense tutorial training course in oil heat. A Silver
Certification will be awarded upon completion of the testing. Upon successful completion of this
class, the student will receive:
    • NORA Silver Certificate
    • NORA Silver Certificate patch that can be sewn on your uniform for easy recognition of
         master technician
    • Test score notification
    • Wallet card Students must have understanding of oil burner and heating system theory.

Program Cost: $500 plus tax
Course Length: Two days, (10 hours)

NORA Gold Certification: To participate within the NORA Gold Certificate Program,
(advanced master technician), and receive the certificate, students must have the Silver
Certificate, (master technician), or a Gold Certificate that is near expiration or has expired.
Students passing the Gold Certification examination will receive:
   • NORA Gold Certificate
   • NORA Gold Certificate patch that can be sewn on your uniform for easy recognition of
        advanced master technician
   • Test score notification

Program Cost: $500 plus tax
Course Length: Two days, (10 hours)

Level II Advanced Oil Burner: Upon completion of this week-long course, the Technician will
gain “on the job site” training to more easily troubleshoot the unit problems. Before attending
this class, students should have already attended one of the following classes: “Oil burner
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Maintenance & Troubleshooting” or “Advanced Oil Burner Troubleshooting.” Each student
should already have the “NORA Oilheat Technician’s Manual,” and will need to bring this
manual with them to this class. Topical areas to be covered will include:
   • The new oil pumps and solenoid valve use. Methods used when troubleshooting these
       new units with the use of gauges.
   • Nozzles and the new Solid State Ignitors with Proper testing procedures per
       Manufacturer.
   • Troubleshooting Oil Burner Master Controls.
   • The use of Combustion Analyzers and Carbon Monoxide instruments as a
       troubleshooting tool to solve combustion problems.
   • Safety testing the Oil Heating System for safe Carbon Monoxide emission levels and
       Safety Lock Out of the burner circuit on Flame Failure.
   • There will be six NORA CEU credits awarded for this class. The NORA CEU credits are
       only awarded to those already holding either the Silver or Gold certificates and may be
       applied to the required 24 credits in five years for recertification.

Program Cost: $1,200 plus tax
Course Length: five days, (35 hours)

Flagger Certification: This course is designed to offer flagging skills necessary to individuals
who work in the construction field as a flagger and to those interested in becoming a flagger. By
the end of the training, participants will have a complete understanding of the fundamentals of
flagging. Certification is good for four years and will be awarded upon completion and passing
of the flagging exam. The certification will satisfy the State of Alaska requirements for working
as a flagger on construction projects. Participants may be added to the National Flagger Database
upon completion. Topical areas to be covered will include:
    • Qualifications of a good flagger
    • Use of MUTCD and other standard references
    • Determining signs and devices in a project to meet correct standards
    • Gathering all necessary and proper flagging equipment and gear
    • Handling traffic using a flag
    • Recognizing different types of drivers and how to deal with them
    • Setting up and handling one-lane traffic on a two way road
    • Ensuring temporary traffic control zones
    • Dividing temporary traffic control zone into areas
    • Using alternate methods to communicate with other flaggers
    • Recognizing unique or special flagging situations
    • Setting up and handling nighttime flagging operations
    • Selecting the proper flagging situations/locations and/or positions
    • Handling traffic using a paddle
    • Communicating effectively with the public, supervisor, and co-workers

Program Cost: $125 plus tax
Course Length: 4 Hours


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