CDL day course to be offered at PCC
To help people in the community who want to take their Commercial Driver’s License, Pratt Community College is offering an 8-hour day class on April 13.
The course is designed to help prepare students to take the written part of the Kansas CDL test.
“There is a tremendous demand for people with CDL’s in this area,” said Joe Varrientos, Dean of Technical Instruction. “I have talked to several people in Pratt and the surrounding counties who are in need of people with their CDL.”
Varrientos said he is hoping to have several of these courses during the spring semester for people to take part in.
When students go to take the actual test, they will be required to take both a written and driving test. The test is available in Wichita through the Department of Transportation.
The course will cost $160, which can be paid that day and will include the cost of the text. The test will not cover Hazmat Tankers.
The course will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in room 201 in the Ag Power Building.
Vernon Prostler and Associates, a company that provides industry training out of Topeka, will be teaching the course.
In order to get a CDL in the state of Kansas a person must be at least 18-years old, have 20-40 vision without corrective lens, must be able to pass a physical every two years and can’t be color blind.
To sign-up for the class or get more information, contact Varrientos at 620.450.2175.