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National Training, Inc. – Auto Hauler Association of America

Auto Hauler Training Program
Syllabus

Part 1: Course Information

Instructor Information

Instructors: Jim Conley, David Rose

Office: National Training, Inc. Training Facility,
5660 C.R. 209 South

Green Cove Springs Fl. 32043
Office Hours: 7 am – 5:30 pm
Office Telephone: 904-272-4000
E-mail: info@nationaltrainingschools.com

Course Description

The Auto Hauler Training Program was put together by members of the Auto Haulers Association of America in conjunction with National Training, Inc.  The main purpose of the program is to have a standardized, uniformed comprehensive training program utilizing the AHAA loading manual.  Demonstrating best practices and safety procedures to instruct experienced drivers new to the auto hauling industry.  Through proper and thorough instruction and hands on training the student will gain the knowledge and skills necessary to perform all best practice methods and technique to perform all tasks associated with the day to day functions of being a professional auto hauler.

Prerequisite

  • Acceptable driving record
  • Acceptable background history
  • At least 23 years of age
  • Minimum 2 years of over the road, Class A CDL driving experience
  • No fear of heights up to 15 feet.
  • Current drivers license
  • Current DOT physical
  • Must be able to obtain a Transportation Worker Identification Card (TWIC) for employment.
  • ***Company can override via “My Pre-hire” on the referral network.

 

General Education Requirements

  • Must be able to meet DOT requirements for speaking and reading the English language.
  • Auto Hauler Association of America Loading Manual
  • Common Terminology
  • Personal Safety
  • Slips, Trips and Falls
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Defensive Driving Course material
  • Logbook course material
  • FMCSA handout
  • Hours of Service
  • Weight and Balances
  • Sample – Bill of Lading
  • M-22 Damage Codes
  • Vehicle Inspection “Splat sheets”
  • Vehicle grid matrix panel breakdown
  • Safety Cones

Textbook & Course Materials

Required Text – Provided

Course Materials

  • Ball cap – Provided
  • Bump cap/safety hat – Provided
  • Work gloves – Provided
  • High visibility vest – Provided
  • Shop apron – provided, not required
  • Appropriate footwear – Not provided

 

Course Requirements

  • Must attend 4 weeks hands-on training.
  • Pass skills evaluations and written examination

 

 

 

Course Structure

The course is delivered by a combination of classroom lessons to include lectures and discussions along with field training exercises.

The class is scheduled for 4 weeks of training.  Normal class schedule is Monday thru Friday from 7:00 am to 5:30 pm unless circumstances outside of our control or previously scheduled events require a change in schedule. Training will be conducted on weekends to make up any training days not conducted during the regular week due to other events.

The typical training day is conducted in the field primarily from 7:00 am to 3:30 pm actually performing the techniques and methods as they are performed on a day to day basis in real world situations and in accordance with the Auto Hauler Association Loading Manual and related training materials.  Typically from 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm the students are scheduled for classroom lectures and discussions.

There are days when the students are required to be in the classroom for required lectures and discussions prior to performing certain skills training.

 


Part 2: Student Learning Outcomes

  • Students will be able to describe and demonstrate proper “scratch free” clothing.
  • Students will be able to describe and demonstrate proper personal protection equipment.
  • Student will be able to describe and demonstrate proper climbing technique in all areas of daily auto transportation duties.
  • Student will be able to demonstrate the proper technique for positioning the loading ramp skids.
  • Students will be able to explain and demonstrate the proper technique for climbing in and out of the vehicles, the truck cab and in and on the transporter.
  • Students will be able to explain and apply the proper technique for using the tie down bar.
  • Students will be able explain and demonstrate the proper technique for using the tie down straps to secure vehicles and arrange and secure unused straps.
  • Students will be able to describe and employ proper vehicle handling techniques in all phases of the transportation operation.
  • Students will be able to calculate proper vehicle placement and position on the auto transporter.
  • Students will be able to demonstrate the proper method of using the height stick for accurate measurement.
  • Students will be able to configure a loaded auto transporter to ensure proper legal height and length.
  • Students will demonstrate the proper techniques using the hydraulic/electronic controls to maneuver auto transporter decks and ramps to the proper configurations.
  • Students will be able to configure a fully loaded auto transporter for proper clearances. To include: between vehicles, between a vehicle underbelly and the transporter, between the upper deck and the top of a vehicle, between overlapping vehicles, between a vehicle on the truck and a vehicle on the trailer, ensure adequate turning clearances obtained between the truck and trailer.
  • Demonstrate good situational awareness and judgment making ability.
  • Students will gain the knowledge to properly complete a driver’s daily log (Log book), in accordance with Department of Transportation regulations.
  • Students will gain the knowledge to employ Defensive Driving Techniques
  • Students will be able to identify the correct vehicle for transport using the AHAA policies to verify the vehicle VIN in the 3 specified locations.
  • Student will be able to discuss the AIAG inspection guidelines
  • Students will be able to describe the M-22 damage code system.
  • Students will be able to classify vehicle damages with the 5 and 6 digit vehicle damage code system.
  • Students will be able to describe and demonstrate a proper vehicle inspection to identify vehicle damages.
  • Students will be able to describe the proper procedures to follow in case of vehicle damage in accordance with the AHAA loading manual.
  • Students will be able to describe proper trip planning procedures.
  • Students will be able to discuss hazards and precautions to take when encountering overhead objects.
  • Students will be able to discuss and identify various hazards and precautions to take when encountering dips and turns.
  • Students will be able to discuss and describe various best practices to take when “In Transit”.
  • Student will be able to discuss the various policies in accordance with the AHAA loading manual regarding vehicle inspections at a dealer or customer drop off point.

You will meet the objectives listed above through a combination of the following activities in this course by:

  • Daily attendance for all classroom and field training.
  • Completing all required training and classroom lessons.
  • Satisfactorily passing all training evaluations and written examinations

Auto Hauler Training Program
Course Syllabus

Part 3: Outline/Schedule

Week 01:  INTRODUCTION, SAFETY AND FAMILIARIZATION

Week 1 will focus on introduction, familiarization and safety, evaluating the student’s fear of heights and current driving skill level.  Can they actually drive?

 

During this week the focus is on getting the students familiar with the auto hauler, safety concerns and practices, driving the cars on and off of the auto hauler and securing the vehicles.  The week will start off with the first day primarily in the classroom going over terminology and required safety videos before the students are permitted to have any hands-on training.

 

Day 1 –

Field tasks:

  • Auto Hauler driving test – Instructors will evaluate student’s actual driving skills. Backing included.
  • Lift – Fear of heights test.
  • Walk around of the auto hauler. Overview
  • Straight line backing – cars on the pad.
  • Vehicle Test – Each student will back a vehicle off from auto hauler and drive it back on.
  • Observe and discuss safety during the phases of the training day.

 

Classroom:

  • PP: Welcome Auto Haulers – Day 1
  • General Instructions –
  • PP: Terminology –
  • CLOTHING – Welcome Auto Haulers.  PP
  • Personal Safety – PP
  • Personal Protective Equipment – PP 28
  • Slips, Trips and Falls – PP 24
  • Slips and Falls on Equipment
  • National Safe Climbing – 6 min.
  • National Safe Climbing 2 – 11 min.
  • National Skid Handling Methods – 8 min.
  • It only takes a second – 8 min.

 

 

Day 2 -

Field tasks:

  • Tire strapping and tie down bar
  • Pre-trip inspection
  • Deck/Hydraulic controls – familiarization and operation. Each student will take turns maneuvering decks to observe operation and limits.  Observe and practice proper truck/trailer load/unload configurations.
  • NOTE: special consideration to be given to decks with two controls, sliding decks and safety.
  • Ladders – review/demonstrate proper use.
  • How to maintain 3 points of contact anywhere on truck/trailer
  • Pins – Locate, types, operation. Hooks, idlers, ratchets (dogs). Flip plates, numbering.
  • Loading Ramp skids – location, lock pins, operation and demonstration – Proper method to remove and stow ramps using two approved methods.
  • Students will configure auto hauler for loading
  • Each student will drive various cars on and off of the auto hauler. Both on top and in belly.
  • Students will put auto hauler back into transport configuration.
  • Students will load vehicles on and then off of auto hauler.
  • Observe and discuss safety during the phases of  the training day

 

Classroom:

  • V: Proper Use of the Tie Down Bar
  • Tie down and tie bar simulator
  • Use of the Vehicle
  • Driving Manner
  • Loading
  • Unloading
  • Driver Safety While Loading and Unloading

 

Day 3 –

Field tasks:

  • Students as a group will setup Truck/Trailer for loading
  • Load vehicles
  • Properly strap
  • Configure decks for transport
  • Learn and practice with Height stick
  • Learn turning clearance
  • Learn vehicle spacing
  • Observe and discuss safety during the phases of  the training day

 

CLASSROOM:

 

  • Road Transport

Quality Assurance

 

DAY 4 –

Field tasks:

  • Students as a group will setup Truck/Trailer for loading
  • Load vehicles
  • Properly strap
  • Configure decks for transport
  • Learn and practice with Height stick
  • Learn turning clearance
  • Learn vehicle spacing
  • Observe and discuss safety during the phases of  the training day

 

Classroom:

  • WEEK 1 REVIEW/DISCUSSION – Safety, Loading, Unloading, etc.
    Reinforce Learning.  Explain week 1 evaluation
  • Defensive Driving Course 2

 

DAY 5 –

Field tasks:

Field tasks:

WEEK 1 EVALUATIONS

  • PRACTICAL EVALUATIONS:

Pre-trip inspection

Loading/Unloading (Individual Evaluation) – Each student will be evaluated on the overall skills taught to this point in training.  Demonstration of proper methods to complete each task properly and safely as taught.

 

Classroom:

  • Safety Cones
  • Planning your Route
  • In Transit

Review and discuss training and accomplishments to date

 

Week 02: BASICS REINFORCEMENT, VEHICLE LOADING

The beginning of week 2 is more of a continuation of week one. During week 2 the students will further develop their familiarity of the truck/trailer and vehicle handling skills. During this week the instructors will be watching for the students to start anticipating and planning ahead during the training sequence.  Signs of progress are more questions, encouragement seeking and even comments from the students about the “next move” versus the current task they are on at the moment.

Week 2 the students will start to be broken up with each assigned a specific area of the process to perform.  During the week, and even during the day of training each student will rotate from one process to another.  Heavy observation from the instructional staff will be the determining factor to decide who needs to perform which tasks.  Especially with students that seem hesitant to leave their comfort zone and avoid certain tasks.

Also during week 2 instructors will give strong reinforcement of basic techniques, attention to detail and safety practices to instill strong situational awareness within the students.  By the end of week 2 students should have a strong grasp of what it takes to complete a basic/simple load of vehicles although students will still feel a fair amount of uncertainty in completing the task alone.
DAY 6 –

Field tasks:

  • Students as a group will setup Truck/Trailer for loading. Each student will be assigned a specific area.
  • Load vehicles
  • Properly strap
  • Configure decks for transport
  • Learn and practice with Height stick
  • Learn turning clearance
  • Learn vehicle spacing
  • Observe and discuss safety during the phases of  the training day

 

Classroom:

  • Safety at the Dealer
  • Before leaving the Dealer
  • Delivery Inspections
  • Bill of Lading/Delivery receipt
  • Before leaving the Dealer

 

DAY 7 –

Field tasks:

  • Students as a group will setup Truck/Trailer for loading. Each student will be assigned a specific area.
  • Load vehicles
  • Properly strap
  • Configure decks for transport
  • Learn and practice with Height stick
  • Learn turning clearance
  • Learn vehicle spacing
  • Observe and discuss safety during the phases of  the training day

 

Classroom:

  • Professional Development
  • Financial Planning for Truck Drivers

DAY 8 –

Field tasks:

  • Students as a group will setup Truck/Trailer for loading. Each student will be assigned a specific area.
  • Load vehicles
  • Properly strap
  • Configure decks for transport
  • Learn and practice with Height stick
  • Learn turning clearance
  • Learn vehicle spacing
  • Observe and discuss safety during the phases of  the training day

 

Classroom:

  • DDC 1

DAY 9 –

Field tasks:

  • Students as a group will setup Truck/Trailer for loading. Each student will be assigned a specific area.
  • Load vehicles
  • Properly strap
  • Configure decks for transport
  • Learn and practice with Height stick
  • Learn turning clearance
  • Learn vehicle spacing
  • Observe and discuss safety during the phases of  the training day

 

Classroom:

  • DDC 2

 

DAY 10 –

Field tasks:

WEEK 2 EVALUATIONS

  • PRACTICAL EVALUATIONS:

Pre-trip inspection

Loading/Unloading (Individual Evaluation) – Each student will be assigned a specific loading/unloading phase to complete. Students will demonstrate their level of skill at this point in training. Demonstration of proper methods to complete each task properly and safely as taught. Height stick.

 

Classroom:

  • DDC 3

 

Week 03:  LOAD PLANNING and VEHICLE INSPECTIONS

During week 3 students will be thoroughly familiar with truck/trailer decks, hydraulic controls, vehicle handling, securing vehicles, etc.  Signs of this are obvious confidence with all areas of loading/unloading, more advanced comments such as “we should be able to…, and “I think we can do this…” and even a want or willingness to experiment and try new vehicle load setups.

At this point in training the students will be introduced to AHAA Manual subjects – Vehicle inspections, Road Transport, In Transit, Planning route, Bill of Lading, Delivery Inspections and Procedures before leaving the Dealer.

Students will also begin to perform more advanced loading.  Students will plan and load for multiple drops to simulate actual job skills.  Instructors will put even more emphasis on the students to think and plan on their on to accomplish the task.

Along with the new training each student will take turns planning a load and then be in charge of the entire process.  Other students can only assist with securing vehicles and pinning the decks.  No assistance can be given from other students unless there is a very unsafe situation or damage to equipment is about to occur.  Emphasis is on more individual time for the entire process.

Also during this week the students will be given the opportunity to practice backing maneuvers with the truck/trailer.

 

Day 11 -

Field tasks:

  • Given a list of vehicle drops the students will, as a group, plan and load auto hauler.
  • Students as a group will setup Truck/Trailer for loading. Each student will be assigned a specific phase of
  • Students will also start to perform vehicle inspections on several vehicle throughout the training facility.
  • Configure decks for transport
  • Properly strap
  • Ensure proper legal Height and lengths
  • Ensure turning clearance
  • Ensure proper vehicle spacing
  • Students will perform Straight line backing maneuvers
  • Observe and discuss safety during the phases of  the training day

 

Classroom:

  • Pre-delivery inspections.
  • Discuss BOL for loading
  • PP: Weight and Balances
  • PP’s: Pre-load inspection
  • Video: National Vehicle Inspection
  • Log Books 1

 

Day 12 -

Field tasks:

  • Given a list of vehicle drops ONE student will plan and load auto hauler. Other students will assist.
  • Students as a group will assist in the setup Truck/Trailer for loading. Each student will be assigned a specific phase of Training.
  • Configure decks for transport
  • Properly strap
  • Ensure proper legal Height and lengths
  • Ensure turning clearances
  • Ensure proper vehicle spacing
  • Students will perform sight side and blind side backing maneuvers
  • Observe and discuss safety during the phases of  the training day

Classroom:

  • Log Books 2

 

Day 13 -

Field tasks:

  • Given a list of vehicle drops ONE student will plan and load auto hauler. Other students will assist.
  • Students as a group will assist in the setup Truck/Trailer for loading. Each student will be assigned a specific phase of Training.
  • Configure decks for transport
  • Properly strap
  • Ensure proper legal Height and lengths
  • Ensure turning clearance
  • Ensure proper vehicle spacing
  • Observe and discuss safety during the phases of the training day

 

Classroom:

  • Log books 3

 

Day 14 -

Field tasks:

  • Given a list of vehicle drops ONE student will plan and load auto hauler. Other students will assist.

Students as a group will assist in the setup Truck/Trailer for loading. Each student will be assigned a specific phase of Training

  • Configure decks for transport
  • Properly strap
  • Ensure proper legal Height and lengths
  • Ensure turning clearance
  • Ensure proper vehicle spacing
  • Observe and discuss safety during the phases of  the training day

 

Classroom:

  • Log Books 4

 

Day 15 -

Field tasks:

WEEK 3 EVALUATIONS

  • PRACTICAL EVALUATIONS:

Loading/Unloading (Individual Evaluation) – Each student will be assigned a specific loading/unloading phase to complete. Demonstration of proper methods to complete each task properly and safely as taught. Height stick.

 

Classroom:

  • Log books 5 and Mountain driving

 

 

Week 04:  EVALUATION WEEK

FINAL WEEK – EVALUATIONS WEEK. Week 4 schedule will be dictated by the number of students in class. It is up to the Instructor’s discretion how to best proceed with training to accomplish this week’s tasks.

During week 4 students will be thoroughly familiar with truck/trailer decks, hydraulic controls, vehicle handling, securing vehicles, AND various different types of loads plus the truck/trailer’s capabilities and limits.  Instructors at this point offer close observation to students and complete emphasis is on the students to complete the task along with figuring out any problems that arise.

During this week each student will be tasked with a complete load/unload and a final evaluation will be given along with a 50 question written exam on the course material covered in the AHAA manual.  Minimum score of 75 to pass on written exam.

 

Day 16 -

Field tasks:

  • Given a list of vehicle drops ONE student will plan and load auto hauler.

Other students will only perform strapping functions for the group leader.

The ONE student performing the load/unload will:

  • Configure decks for transport
  • Properly strap
  • Ensure proper legal Height and length
  • Ensure turning clearance
  • Ensure proper vehicle spacing
  • GROUP will observe and discuss safety during the phases of  the training day
  • Drive auto hauler around track and possibly perform backing maneuvers.

 

Classroom:

  • Discuss evaluation with student that has completed the tasks for the day. Review the course and the day’s events with the students.  Address any questions/comments from the students. Safety concerns, etc.

 

Day 17 -

Field tasks:

  • Given a list of vehicle drops ONE student will plan and load auto hauler.

Other students will only perform strapping functions for the group leader.

The ONE student performing the load/unload will:

  • Configure decks for transport
  • Properly strap
  • Ensure proper legal Height and length
  • Ensure turning clearance
  • Ensure proper vehicle spacing
  • GROUP will observe and discuss safety during the phases of  the training day
  • Drive auto hauler around track and possibly perform backing maneuvers.

 

 

 

 

Classroom:

  • WRITTEN FINAL EXAM.
  • Discuss evaluation with student that has completed the tasks for the day. Review the course and the day’s events with the students.  Address any questions/comments from the students. Safety concerns, etc.

 

Day 18  -

Field tasks:

  • Given a list of vehicle drops ONE student will plan and load auto hauler.

Other students will only perform strapping functions for the group leader.

The ONE student performing the load/unload will:

  • Configure decks for transport
  • Properly strap
  • Ensure proper legal Height and length
  • Ensure turning clearance
  • Ensure proper vehicle spacing
  • GROUP will observe and discuss safety during the phases of  the training day
  • Drive auto hauler around track and possibly perform backing maneuvers.

 

Classroom:

  • Discuss evaluation with student that has completed the tasks for the day. Review the course and the day’s events with the students.  Address any questions/comments from the students. Safety concerns, etc.

 

Day 19  -

Field tasks:

  • Given a list of vehicle drops ONE student will plan and load auto hauler.

Other students will only perform strapping functions for the group leader.

The ONE student performing the load/unload will:

  • Configure decks for transport
  • Properly strap
  • Ensure proper legal Height and length
  • Ensure turning clearance
  • Ensure proper vehicle spacing
  • GROUP will observe and discuss safety during the phases of  the training day
  • Drive auto hauler around track and possibly perform backing maneuvers.

 

MAKE UP TRAINING AND EVALUATIONS, IF NECESSARY.

 

Classroom:

  • Discuss evaluation with student that has completed the tasks for the day.
  • Review the course and the day’s events with the students.  Address any questions/comments from the students. Safety concerns, etc.
  • REVIEW ENTIRE COURSE WITH STUDENTS. QUESTIONS, COMMENTS, SUGGESTIONS.

 

 

 

Day 20  -

Role. Review of day’s schedule of events.
If necessary – Make up any failed evaluations and/or written exams.
Lunch
GRADUATION CEREMONY


Auto Hauler Training Program
Course Syllabus

Part 4: Grading Policy

Graded Course Activities

 

STUDENT STANDARDS OF SATISFACTORY PROGRESS, GRADING AND TERMINATION

In order for a student to be making satisfactory progress in their course of study leading to graduation and a certificate, each student is required to maintain a specific grade point average and to attend the required classes to ensure satisfactory completion of the entire course within the maximum specified time frame.  Each student’s grade point average and attendance will be measured at the end of each one week increment.  Normal completion time for the Auto Hauler Training program is 4 weeks.

 

ACADEMIC WARNING or TERMINATION

In order for a student to be making satisfactory progress in their course of study leading to graduation and a certificate, each student is required to maintain a specific grade point average and to attend the required classes to ensure satisfactory completion of the entire course within the maximum specified time frame.

 

A minimum overall grade point average of 75% is required for graduation. Students are graded on written examinations and skills test on equipment. Any student who fails to meet the minimum required cumulative grade point average at the end of each week will be deemed not to be making satisfactory progress.

 

LATE WORK POLICY

If/when homework assignments are due be sure to pay close attention to deadlines—there will be no makeup assignments or late work accepted without a serious and compelling reason and instructor approval.

 

Auto Hauler Training Program
Course Syllabus

Part 5: Course Policies

School Policies

1         The student authorizes National to use his or her name and/or picture in any future promotional material the School may produce. The promotional materials are in the form of print, video, broadcast and electronic format.

2         The student must pass a D.O.T. (Department of Transportation) physical examination prior to training.  If prior to the start of training the student is deemed ineligible to drive under the provisions set forth by the U. S. Department of Transportation, all tuition paid by the student will be refunded. The student must send to the school a copy of proof of physical failure from a licensed Medical Examiner.

3         If the school is unable to continue training at the Resident School for reasons beyond its control such as, but not limited to, hurricanes, floods, extreme weather conditions, fire, flood, etc., then the school reserves the right to suspend training at the Resident Site(s) affected for a period not to exceed 120 days. If any student is affected by this clause, the student may return to the Resident School and take the complete Resident Training at no additional tuition charge.

4         The school may find it necessary to give additional Resident Training time to the student. Therefore, every student agrees to take additional training, up to 10 additional hours, if the school finds it necessary. There will be no additional tuition for this training, and the student will be assigned to a future Resident Training makeup class. The date will be selected by the school. The 10 hour additional training must be completed no later than sixty (60) days from the last attended class date.

5         The School’s resources are always available to past graduates for “Refresher” sessions of training.  These services are scheduled through the Resident Training Director and will be scheduled at the discretion and availability by the Director.  Refresher training will only be provided to graduates of the actual program they graduated.  The School will provide refresher training on a “by the day” basis.  The School’s charges to the graduate will be on an actual cost basis. Refresher training costs do fluctuate based on a number of economic factors.  Contact the Resident Training Director, with your specific needs, for a current quote.  Active military, that trained and graduated during their military service, may require refresher training upon military separation.  If needed, military graduates will be afforded ample refresher training, at no additional charge, provided refresher training is completed no later than 60 days after their military separation date.

6         Rules, regulations and policies of the school regarding attendance and conduct during Resident Training shall be given to the student upon arrival for Resident Training. Failure to abide with the foregoing rules, regulations and policies may mean dismissal and resultant loss of training.

7         The student at completion of Resident Training must meet all requirements and be able to satisfactorily demonstrate all equipment and academic skills set forth in Auto Haulers Association of America Loading manual and National Training, Inc. in order to obtain a Certificate of Completion.

8         Students understands the School obtains driving records, personal background, criminal history (if any) and credit reports on most all students.  These records may also be investigated by potential employers.

9         The school will make a prompt refund, if any refund is due, within thirty (30) days of cancellation. A full refund will be made promptly if the student is not accepted by the school.

10     The student agrees to attend class for any necessary hours during any 24 hour period.

11     The student must successfully complete the course in order to graduate and receive the Certificate of Completion.  It is the policy of the school to assign work-study projects to be completed by the student during the evening hours while attending Resident Training,

12     ALL TRAVEL EXPENSES AND ARRANGEMENTS (TO AND FROM THE RESIDENT SCHOOL) SHALL BE PAID BY THE STUDENT. Costs for food, lodging, pre-employment mandatory substance abuse testing, physical examination and personal necessities while at Resident Training shall be paid by the student. It is the student’s responsibility to make their own selection and reservations for their lodging. The School sets no restrictions on where the student secures food and lodging.

13     Students must have a valid Class A CDL that you have held for a minimum of 2 years, when reporting for Resident Training.

14     The student hereby authorizes the School to give potential employers and authorized governmental authorities’ access to the student’s records upon request, in compliance with the Buckley Amendment.

15     Unless otherwise directed by the Home Office in writing, all correspondence, inquiries, payments and other matters relating to this program made by the student shall be directed to:

 

National Training, Inc.

188 College Drive P. O. Box 65789

Orange Park, Florida 32065-5789

 

Attendance Policy

Each student is required to attend every scheduled class. At the end of each increment a student’s cumulative absences for the entire course to that point cannot exceed 4 days. A student will be deemed not to be making satisfactory progress if absence exceeds 4 days.  Student will be terminated from that class and new arrangements will need to be developed for the student to attend a class date at a later time, if the student requests.

The only excused absences from training will be for illness, injury or death in the immediate family legitimate excuse approved by the Director of Training. All other reasons for absenteeism will be unexcused. THE TOTAL NUMBER OF ANY TYPE OF ABSENCE, EXCUSED OR UNEXCUSED, IS FOUR (4) DAYS FOR THE DURATION OF THE COURSE. ANY FURTHER ABSENCE MAY RESULT IN TERMINATION. Time and instruction lost due to an absence may be made up at a later date at

the discretion of the Director of Training. Makeup work must be acceptable before completion of the Resident Training.

 

If the student is tardy from classes three times during resident training, unless the tardiness was due to conditions beyond the student’s control, the student will be informed that if the student is tardy once more, the student will be sent home and a later class will need to be scheduled. IF A STUDENT IS RESCHEDULED DUE TO TARDINESS, ANY FURTHER TARDINESS MAY RESULT IN TERMINATION. NOTE: Rescheduling for any reason depends upon availability of class space. Class cutting will be treated the same is tardiness.

APPEAL PROCEDURES/READMISSION POLICY

If there are mitigating circumstances which prevents a student from maintaining satisfactory progress, a student may appeal termination based on these circumstances. The appeal must be made in writing and sent to the Director of Training. This appeal letter must explain fully the circumstances behind a student’s failure to maintain satisfactory progress and what the student plans to do to overcome these circumstances and maintain satisfactory progress for the duration of the course. If an appeal is approved, the student will be notified of the satisfactory progress conditions they must meet for the remainder of the course. If a student subsequently fails to meet the school’s conditions of the appeal, the student’s enrollment will be permanently terminated. Students may be re-admitted to school under this policy, if approved.

SPECIAL GRADING CIRCUMSTANCES

  1. Make-up work and incompletes: time and instruction lost due to an absence may be made up at a later date at the discretion of the Director of Training. All makeup work and incompletes must be satisfactorily completed within the maximum specified time of course completion prior to graduation.
  2. Remedial Training: any student, as a result of daily evaluations or failure to maintain a minimum grade point average of 75%, who is deemed to need additional assistance in any area may be afforded additional training time to help bring up any area of deficiency to satisfactory standards.
  3.  Withdrawals: any student who discontinues training for any reason other than an approved leave of absence will be considered withdrawn as of the last day of actual attendance. Satisfactory progress up to the withdrawal date will be considered in any appeal for re-instatement after withdrawal. A student’s enrollment will be permanently terminated after a second withdrawal.

GRADING POLICIES

MAXIMUM TIME FOR COMPLETION

In the event the student must change their scheduled training date, the student may reschedule for a different training date anytime within the next 90 days from their scheduled training date, providing the reason to discontinue or absence is excused.  The school reserves the option to assign a different class date based on class size

WITHDRAWAL GRADE POLICY

A grade of “W” is issued to students who withdraw after the start of a course and completion of some training days.

Refer to the Refund Policy regarding tuition and fees.

INCOMPLETE GRADE POLICY

Students who are satisfactorily passing their courses but are unable to complete all coursework by the end of the course may petition their instructors to be given grades of Incomplete (“I”).  Students will then have 45 days from the end of the course to complete all outstanding work.  After 60 days from the end of the course, the grade of “I” will be updated to reflect the appropriate letter grade based on work completed or not completed.

 

GRADING SCALE                                                                                                           

CDL NOW COURSE                                       INACTIVE DESIGNATIONS 

A ‐ 93 to 100%                                                    below designations will be assigned no grade point

B – 85 to 92%                                                      NS – No Start –Did not do lesson within 60 Days

C ‐ 80 to 84%                                                      W -Withdrawal – School Drop or Student Drop

D ‐ 75 to 79%                                                      DS – Drug Positive

F ‐ below 75% No grade percentage        GPA – Failed to meet GPA Standard of Progress

G – GRAD – Transcript Grades above 75%                                                                                 

During training, Instructors’ measure and grade daily progress of the student by utilizing daily examinations. If the student is unable to pass the daily tests, then the student will be counseled or tutored in the area in which he/she needs improvement and then given the opportunity to re-test.

 

In the event a student does not successfully complete the resident training phase, additional training can be scheduled for the student to practice and retest.  This is scheduled after the completion of the regular class.

WITHDRAWALS

A student may be allowed to withdraw and reenroll in the program once. During program, students who fail to attend training for more than two days or are tardy more than three times will be automatically withdrawn, and must be rescheduled to repeat the course. Unless absences are for good causes, such as illness or genuine emergency, only one reschedule will be granted to a student who is thus withdrawn. The date of withdrawal shall be the last day of attendance. Partial attendance days, class cuts, walk-offs, excused and unexcused absences will be counted as a full day of attendance

Commit to Integrity

As a student in this course (and at this school) you are expected to maintain high degrees of professionalism, commitment to active learning and participation in this class and also integrity in your behavior in and out of the classroom.

Academic Dishonesty Policy

1. Academic dishonesty includes such things as cheating, inventing false information, plagiarism and helping someone else commit an act of academic dishonesty.

2. Course instructors have the initial responsibility for detecting and dealing with academic dishonesty. Instructors who believe that an act of academic dishonesty has occurred are obligated to discuss the matter with the student(s) involved. Instructors should possess reasonable evidence of academic dishonesty. However, if circumstances prevent consultation with student(s), instructors may take whatever action (subject to student appeal) they deem appropriate.

3. Instructors who are convinced by the evidence that a student is guilty of academic dishonesty shall assign an appropriate academic penalty. If the instructors believe that the academic dishonesty reflects on the student’s academic performance or the academic integrity in a course, the student’s grade should be adversely affected. Suggested guidelines for appropriate actions are: an oral reprimand in cases where there is reasonable doubt that the student knew his/her action constituted academic dishonesty; a failing grade on the project or examination where the act of dishonesty was unpremeditated, or where there were significant mitigating circumstances; a failing grade in the course where the dishonesty was premeditated or planned. The instructors will file incident reports to be reviewed by the academic review board and maintained in the students file.  These reports shall include a description of the alleged incident of academic dishonesty, any relevant documentation, and any recommendations for action that he/she deems appropriate.

4. An Academic Dishonesty File of all cases of academic dishonesty with the appropriate documentation shall be maintained.

5. Student may appeal any actions taken on charges of academic dishonesty to the “Academic Review Board.”

6. Individuals may not participate as members of the Academic Review Board if they are participants in an appeal.

7. The decision of the Academic Review Board will be forwarded to the Director of National Training, Inc., whose decision is final.

 

Course policies are subject to change. It is the student’s responsibility to check for corrections or updates to the syllabus. A student can request the latest materials at anytime.

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