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Blinn College offers professional truck driving training throughout November

Certified medication aide refresher and electrician license renewal courses also available

October 26, 2017

Blinn College’s Division of Technical & Community Education will offer a new section of its Professional Truck Driving Program this November, offering students the opportunity to earn their commercial driver’s license and begin a new high-demand career.

Blinn will also offer a refresher course for certified medication aides and an electrician license renewal course in November.

Blinn’s Professional Truck Driving Program will welcome students for a new section beginning Monday, Nov. 13. Students learn to conduct pre-trip, on-the-road, and post-trip vehicle and equipment inspections. Other skills include map reading, managing log books and cargo documentation, dispatch procedures, emergency responsibilities, and regulations of transportation agencies.

Students also learn road safety guidelines and specific laws applicable to professional drivers. At the conclusion of the program, instructors accompany students to the commercial driver’s license (CDL) testing facility in Hearne, where they may be eligible to leave with their CDL and a certificate of completion from Blinn.

Entry-level truck drivers can expect a starting wage of approximately $20 per hour, or an annual salary ranging between $40,000 and $60,000.

Truck driving courses run concurrently and are held 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., Monday – Friday, at Blinn’s Highway 60 Training Center, located at 5503 Raymond Stotzer Parkway in College Station. The program cost is $4,200.

Blinn’s four-hour electrician license renewal course takes place from 8 a.m. – noon on Saturday, Nov. 11, at the Highway 60 Training Center. The $45 course meets the state requirement for annual mandatory continuing education.

Blinn’s medication aide refresher is a $75, eight-hour course taking place from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 18. The course includes specific training and review in the preparation and administration of medications, documentation, licensing standards, the safeguarding of medications, common drug reactions and side effects, and updated and new medications available on the market. Students who successfully complete the course will receive an updated certified medication aide permit from the state.

For more information or to register any of these courses, visit the Blinn Post Office Campus at 301 Post Office Street in Bryan. For additional information, visit www.blinn.edu/workforce or call 979-209-7205.

COURSE NAME/NUMBER

BEGIN

END

CONTACT HRS

DAYS

TIMES

COST

CVOP 1013: Professional Truck Driver I (CDL & Class)

11/13

12/11

105

MTWThF

8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

$2,100

CVOP 1040: Professional Truck Driver II (Road)

11/13

12/11

105

MTWThF

8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

$2,100

ELPT 2000: Electrician License Renewal

11/11

11/11

4

Sat.

8:00 – noon

$45

NURA 1041: Certified Medication Aide Refresher

11/18

11/18

8

Sat.

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

$75