Your evaluation will provide the Educational Approval Program (EAP) with advice about the program. Because program quality is key to the EAP approval process, we ask you to be thorough and detailed in your written evaluation. To prepare your report, please provide a written response to each of the following questions on a separate sheet referencing the question number. Do not simply answer “yes” or “no,” but provide your reasoning why the program materials do or do not meet quality standards. You may make comments and suggestions beyond merely answering the twelve questions if you think that such information/insight will help the EAP make an informed judgment concerning this program’s viability and quality.
1. Are the program’s educational objectives consistent with the school’s purpose/philosophy and mission statement?
2. Does the program reflect present-day practice, meet current industry/occupational standards and prepare students for entry-level positions?
3. Are the content, length and instructional strategies of the program consistent in quality with similar programs in Wisconsin public schools and/or with other approved EAP programs?
4. Does the program have comprehensive course outlines, syllabi, teaching guides, texts?
5. Are the learning outcomes clearly presented for the scope and sequence of the program?
6. Does each course/program segment have an outcome-based syllabus which identifies:
1] competencies, learner outcomes and performance standards;
2] learning activities (how competencies/outcomes will be met);
3] available resources; and,
4] assessment methods to evaluate achievement of competencies/outcomes?
7. Are performance standards clearly stated and are evaluation methods such as written and practical hands-on tests, classroom observations, etc., used to assess knowledge and skills for the student?
8. Are students given regular feedback on their knowledge, skills and progress?
9. Are educational resources such as supplies, textbooks, manuals, computers, software, and individual aids accessible, sufficient, relevant, current and unbiased?
10. Are classrooms, laboratories, shops, intern or clinical sites appropriate?
11. Are equipment and tools provided for the program adequate and relevant to training needs?
12. Would you recommend approval of the program as currently presented? If not, what changes must be made?
GRIFFIN’S CDL INSTITUTE
CLASS A, B, & C SYLLABUS – 160 HOURS
WEEK ONE – UP TO 40 CLOCK HOURS
CLASSROOM (TRADITIONAL AND/OR ONLINE)
During the first week of training, the following items will be reviewed.
Introduction to Trucking, Control Systems, Hours of Service, Vehicle Inspection, Vehicle Systems, Basic Control, Shifting, Backing, Coupling and Uncoupling, Visual Search, Communication, Space Management, Speed Management, Night Driving, Extreme Driving Conditions, Hazard Awareness, Emergency Maneuvers, Skid Control, Accident Procedures, Fifth Wheel, Special Rigs Maintenance, Recognizing and Report Malfunctions, Handling Cargo, Personal Health, Trip Planning, Public Relations, and CDL.
The above subject matters will be covered in the following manner: tapes, lectures, demonstrations and bookwork. During this week, you will also be tested on all subjects covered. Once you have completed the first week of classroom, you will have received a broad theory in the above subjects. These theories will be applied during your field training. You will also be prepared to take your DMV permit and endorsements tests.
WEEK TWO – UP TO 40 CLOCK HOURS
FIELD TRAINING AND LAB
In the first week of field training and lab, the following will be completed by the student.
Vehicle Inspection, vehicle systems, fifth wheel, preventative maintenance, recognizing and reporting malfunctions, pre-trip, log books, trip planning, emergency maneuvers, tire chains and load securement.
Straight line backing, 90′ backing, shifting up and down, parallel parking, throttle and clutch control, and cornering techniques.
Once you have completed the above training, you should be able to complete vehicle inspection, describe engine controls, recognize malfunctions, complete a log book, perform emergency maneuvers, chain up a vehicle and secure a load, shifting up and down, and locking and unlocking fifth wheel. You will also start to master the following skills: straight line backing, 90′ backing, parallel backing, and cornering techniques.
WEEK THREE – UP TO 40 CLOCK HOURS
FIELD AND LAB
Ø Students will continue on backing skills and measured turns.
Ø Students will become more proficient at shifting, throttle and clutch control, and cornering techniques.
Ø Students will drive in light traffic, pre-trip, in-cab inspections, log books, lane control, and speed/space management.
Objective: For students to become more proficient in the above skills.
WEEK FOUR – UP TO 40 CLOCK HOURS
Ø Pre-trip, log books & ELD, in-cab inspections.
Ø Working on backing skills, measured turns, space management, lane control, entering and exiting freeways, starting on an incline, medium traffic, heavy traffic, and city traffic.
Objective: For students to become proficient in the above skills and pass the State CDL test.
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