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Fort Peck Community College – Poplar, MT

605 Indian Ave, Poplar, MT 59255

(406) 768-6300 | Website

The Truck Driving Certificate program is designed to provide students with applicable, practical knowledge of the trucking and commercial passenger industries, including requisite laws, regulations, operator qualifications, preventative maintenance, controls and basic operational experiences/skills.

Successful students will be well prepared to pass the necessary state licensure exams in order to attain a Class “A” Commercial Driver’s License (CDL)—as well as other Classes of commercial vehicle operations licenses.

- Demonstrate the standards of the industry and of the Federal Motor Carriers Regulations.

- Apply to practical use, knowledge learned of basic vehicle construction and vehicle systems.

- Conduct pre-trip inspection on the vehicle before driving.

- Understand the importance of safety and demonstrate safety while on the road.

- Demonstrate problem-solving skills for road and traffic problems, and apply appropriate driving techniques to manage changing driving conditions.

- Demonstrate basic competency in the use of technology to access the data for road conditions, repair information and document travel.

- Identify career options and plan for employment within the industry.

Fort Peck Community College (FPCC) is a tribally controlled community college chartered by the Fort Peck Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes.

Courses in higher education were first introduced to the Fort Peck Reservation by two state-funded Montana community colleges. In 1969, the first extension courses were offered by Dawson Community College, Glendive, Montana, and services continued through the spring of 1986. A cooperative agreement for offering on-reservation courses was formed in 1977 with Miles Community College, Miles City, Montana, when that college received a Title III Grant for Developing Institutions. This relationship ended in 1986.

In 1977, the Fort Peck Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes established the Fort Peck Education Department. This Department created the foundation for the development of the Fort Peck Community College officially chartered by the Fort Peck Tribal Executive Board in 1978. The original charter established a six-member Board of Directors. In 1987 the Board expanded to nine members. According to the college bylaws, at least seven members of the Board must be enrolled members of the Fort Peck Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes.

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