C. Basic Transportation Entrepreneurship
Why Basic Transportation Entrepreneurship?This one-year (29 credit) program is designed to develop the necessary skills for persons seeking employment in entry-level commercial driving positions. Also, for people seeking to become self-employed in the commercial freight industry.
Upon completion of this program, graduates will be able to:
|First Year - Fall Semester     17 Credits||Credits|
HEO 123HEO 123 - Commercial Transportation Basics
The study of the operation, maintenance and basic components of the semi-truck and trailer. Students will study and apply Federal Hours of Service (HOS) record keeping as well as proper use of electronic logging devices. Topics include but are not limited to: driving skills, backing skills, maintaining log books, road/weather conditions and safety practices for the professional driver. Basic semi repair and preventative maintenance practices will be discussed and implemented. Students will also be given opportunities to drive in adverse road and weather conditions with emergency road hazards and equipment failures through the use of MCC’s tractor/trailer simulator. At the conclusion of this course, students are prepared to sit for the written CDL licensure examination. This course will meet the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) Entry-Level Driver Training (ELDT) requirements. Co-requisite HEO 124 Commercial Transportation Basics Lab. Students will be required to be enrolled in an MCC contracted random drug and alcohol testing pool. Students must possess a current, valid Montana driver’s license with an acceptable driving record; be at least 18 years of age; possess a current Medical Examiner’s Certificate (DOT physical) prior to entry in to the course; and possess a valid CDL permit prior to being allowed to drive MCC’s semi on public roadways. This course has an embedded lab.
|Commercial Transportation Basics||9|
HEO 124HEO 124 - Commercial Transportation Basics Lab
Students will utilize the MCC truck driving simulator as well as MCC’s truck and trailer to practice pre-trip safety inspections, driving skills, backing skills with mirrors, utilizing a spotter for blind spots while backing up, and other over the road skill requirements such as field trouble shooting and repair of a tractor trailer unit. At the conclusion of the course, students may use the MCC truck to complete the driver’s portion of the CDL examination. Co-requisite HEO 123 Commercial Transportation Basics. An additional fee is required. Students will be required to be enrolled in an MCC contracted random drug and alcohol testing pool. Students must possess a current, valid Montana driver’s license with an acceptable driving record; be at least 18 years of age; possess a current Medical Examiner’s Certificate (DOT physical) prior to entry in to the course; and possess a valid CDL permit prior to being allowed to drive MCC’s semi on public roadways. This course will meet the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) Entry-Level Driver Training (ELDT) requirements.
|Commercial Transportation Basics Lab||8||First Year - Spring Semester     12 Credits||Credits|
CAPP 120CAPP 120 - Introduction to Computers
This course emphasizes the practical aspects of today's computing environment. Instruction includes the basic computer architecture and operation, hardware, operating systems, network communication, ethical issues associated with computers, and aspects of integrated software with an emphasis on business applications.
|Introduction to Computers||3|
COMX 106COMX 106 - Communicating in a Dynamic Workplace
Students will study human behavior and personality, self management, self-development, and elementary business psychology. Classroom focus is on career planning and job search: students will develop skills to prepare resumes, cover letters, and other communications involved in obtaining a job. This class is a requirement for the Professional-Technical programs.
|Communicating in a Dynamic Workplace||2|
WLDG 235WLDG 235 - Oxy-Acetylene Welding
This course presents basic oxyacetylene welding principles, techniques, theories, and practical applications. The care and use of welding equipment, generators, regulators, torches, tanks, and manifolds will be covered. The oxyacetylene welding of sheet metal and mild steel, cutting, brazing, and soldering are also covered. (Lab fee required.)
|Written Communication Elective||3|
Please refer to the the Current Catalog for specific program details.