Lake Superior College

Minnesota Dept of Public Safety

Bridges
Commercial Vehicles
Work Zone Traffic
Truck Driving

Lake Superior College is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for our students, faculty, staff, and members of our campus community. To ensure that, we have developed this Back-to-Campus Preparedness Plan in response to the COVID-19 pandemic utilizing guidance offered in Emergency Executive Order 20-40, Allowing Workers in Certain Non-Critical Sectors to Return to Safe Workplaces. We are all responsible for implementing this plan. Our goal is to mitigate the potential for transmission of COVID-19 on our campuses, and that requires full cooperation among students, faculty, staff and members of our campus community. Only through a cooperative effort, can we establish and maintain the safety and health of our campuses.

COVID-19 Back-to-Campus Preparedness Plan: https://www.lsc.edu/preparednessplan/
For the latest COVID-19 related updates, please visit lsc.edu/coronavirus.

Our Truck Driving program is a customized series of courses that meet Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Entry Level Driver Training (ELDT) requirements. We are currently offering Class A and Class B CDL programs.

Class A: This license is considered the “universal” CDL, providing the opportunities for driving several different types of commercial trucks and tractor trailers weighing over 10,000 pounds.
The first class of our Class A CDL program is our online Theory course. This course prepares you to take your permit exam. Your permit is required prior to any on-road training here at LSC.  The next class is the Range/Skills course. In this course you will learn how to maneuver a large combination vehicle in confined spaces, including backing skills on our driving range. Once you are proficient in the Range/Skills course, you will finish with the Road course.

Additional information can be found here: Class A CDL Student Information Packet

Class B: This license also allows operation of different types vehicles such as straight trucks and dump trucks with a gross vehicle weight of 26,001 pounds or more and a towing capacity of no more than 10,000 pounds. Class B vehicles do not typically have a trailer. 
The first class of our Class B CDL program is our online Theory course. This course prepares you to take your permit exam. Your permit is required prior to any on-road training here at LSC. The next class is the Range/Skills course. In this course you will learn how to maneuver a large straight vehicle (automatic transmission only) vehicle in confined spaces, including backing skills on our driving range. Once you are proficient in the Range/Skills course, you will finish with the Road course.

Additional information can be found here: Class B CDL Student Information Packet

More information about the training schedule, additional costs (textbook, drug screenings, DOT physical, etc.) and expectations will be offered during orientation on the first virtual meeting of your Theory class.

Classes we offer:

  • Traffic Control Supervisor Re-certification
  • Pilot Car Certification
  • Flagging and Work Zone Safety