Advanced Career Institute
1741 Ashby Road
Suite B
Merced, CA 95348

Advanced Career Institute Reviews

Program: Professional Truck Driver

Length: 4 weeks

Total Hours: 160

Day & Evening Classes: Yes

Program: Advanced Professional Truck Driver

Length: 6 weeks

Total Hours: 240

Day & Evening Classes: Yes

Program: Agriculture Transportation

Length: 20 weeks

Total Hours: 600

Day & Evening Classes: Yes

Program: School Bus Driver

Length: 8 weeks

Total Hours: 160

Day & Evening Classes: Yes

Program: Commercial Bus Driver

Length: 4 weeks

Total Hours: 80

Day & Evening Classes: Yes

CDL Training Offered:

  • Class A
  • Class B

Training Equipment:

  • Tractor-Trailer
  • Box Truck
  • School Bus
  • Commercial Bus

Job Placement Assistance: Yes

Award: Undergraduate Certificate

Admission Requirements: 

  • Must be at least 18 years old for intrastate driving
  • Must be at least 21 years old for interstate driving
  • Must have a high school diploma, GED or equivalent
  • Must provide a current driving record free of serious violations
  • Must be able to pass a DOT physical exam
  • Must be able to pass a drug screening when administered
  • Must not have any felony convictions within the past 5 years
  • Please request information for any additional requirements not listed 

Classroom Instruction:

  • DMV permit preparation
  • Basic operations
  • Logbooks
  • Map reading
  • Air Brakes Endorsement
  • Combination Vehicles Endorsement
  • Doubles/Triples Endorsement
  • Tanker Endorsement
  • Hazmat Endorsement
  • FMCSA rules & regulations
  • Safe operating procedures

Skills Training: 

  • Vehicle maintenance
  • Emergency maneuvers
  • Backing
  • Shifting
  • Turning
  • Parallel parking
  • Alley docking
  • Pre-trip inspection
  • Driving on city & rural roads
  • Driving on highways & expressways
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