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Western Area Career & Technology Center

688 Western Ave, Canonsburg, PA 15317

(724) 746-2890 | Website

The mission of the Western Area Career & Technology Center is to provide the successful acquisition and expansion of technical skills for a positive, quality education in a safe and secure environment leading to post-secondary education and/or sustainable employment for our students.

This 200-hour program prepares students to obtain their Commercial driver’s License and to work in the Commercial Driving Industry. Program instruction includes preparation from the Pennsylvania State Permit Test to final Skills Exams.

COURSE TOPICS

Permit Preparation

Log Books and Documentation

Trip Planning

Pre-Trip Inspection

Basic Controls

Driving Without a Trailer

Down Shifting

Straight Line Backing

Parallel Parking

Road Skills

CLASS REQUIREMENTS

Pennsylvania Driver’s License

Clean Driving Record

DOT Physical

Drug Screening

Pennsylvania State Criminal Background Check

COOPERATING COMPANIES

Frac Tech

Schneider National

Range Resources

Werner Trucking

Rockwater Energy Solutions

SPECIALIZED SHOP EQUIPMENT

Numerous Trucks and Trailers

Box and Flat Bed Trailers

Eaton 10 Speed

International Automatic

Super 10 Speed

CERTIFICATION

Pennsylvania Commercial Driver’s License–Class A

POTENTIAL CAREERS

Over The Road Driver

Haz-Mat Driver

Local Delivery Driver

Oil and Gas Industry Driver

Water Truck Hauler

Tank Truck Driver


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