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Commercial Vehicle Practical & Theoretical Training

Programs approved as vocational programs under the Private Career Colleges Act, 2005    


  Available Program Bus B-Z Vocational Program

 


Total Hours -                         68

Clasroom hours                    35

Computer –based training    4

Small Group Tutorial            15

Lab/Workshop/Field Work   14


  • A class `B` licence is needed to drive any purpose school bus that has seats for more than twenty-four (24) passengers.
  • The Bus BZ Program is designed to prepare students with practical knowledge to operate school buses, ambulances and any vehicle in the C, D, E, F and G licences.
  • Students gain theoretical knowledge in SBDIC (school bus driver improvement course), Air Break Endorsement, Log Book, and Defensive Driving. Addition to the rules of the road, drivers must know the laws governing the operation of vehicles that transport passengers. Drivers must have special driving skills and demonstrate the safe driving practices that apply to those vehicles. It includes review of defensive/strategic driving, operation of the front crossing arm, vehicle dynamics, passenger management and driver distractions.


Our school provides an Advanced Bus, Car and Truck Driving Simulator PC for our students.

 

AVAILABLE COURSES

 

Courses that do not require approval under the Private Career Colleges Act, 2005:

BZ  course trains students on an Automatic Transmission. In-bus training gives the student hands on practical learning in the environment to which they will operate on a daily basis. Course content will introduce the student to large vehicles and the practical applications involved in the safe operation of a commercial motor vehicle. Persons with an Ontario class BZ license are licensed to drive any school bus vehicle, as well as any vehicle Class CZ, DZ, E or F license.This course does not require approval under the Private Career Colleges Act, 2005

THEORETICAL COURSES

  

School Bus Driver Improvement Course (SBDIC)

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Course Description
This course is a “Ministry – Approved School Bus Driver Improvement Course” that meets the requirements of applicants for a B or E class driver’s licence. In this one day course, participants will discover the legislative regulations and requirements, characteristics of a defensive bus driver, steps and techniques in the development of defensive school bus drivers.
Who Should Attend?

Any person requiring the completion of a defensive driving course to obtain their B or E class licence.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, graduates will be able to:

  • Understand HTA and O’Reg. specific to school buses;
  • Understand Operator and driver responsibilities under the legislation;
  • Understand how to perform proper vehicle inspections as required under the legislation;
  • Understand the Hours of Service regulations;
  • Understand the characteristics that make a good defensive driver;
  • Understanding factors that would influence your ability to be a good defensive driver;
  • Understanding vehicle dynamics;
  • Understanding vehicle braking systems;
  • Understanding the adjustments required for natural changes in nature;
  • Understanding the adjustments required in the changes of weather;
  • Understanding the adjustments required for traffic and road conditions;
  • Understanding the need to be aware of blind spots and danger zones that are common to school buses;
  • Understanding the ABC’s of a defensive driver;
  • Understanding the proper procedures to follow regarding passengers;
  • Understanding the safety equipment requirements;
  • Understanding proper emergency procedures;

Format:

Interactive classroom instruction

Certification:

Upon successful completion of the course, participants will receive an approved MTO registered certificate.  

       

 Air Brake Endorsment Course "Z"

This course does not require approval under the Private Career Colleges Act, 2005
This course is designed to provide students with complete and thorough knowledge of the air brake system. Students will be able to identify all of the air brake components and ensure that they are in proper working order. It is mandatory for the operator of an air brake equipped vehicle to have a "Z" endorsement in their license.

ACQUIRED CERTIFICATE
Air Brake Endorsement Certificate from the Ontario Safety League

 

                                                                                                              

                                                                                                                                       

PRATICAL TRAINING 1:1

 

 Class 'B'- Bus Training on Automatic Transmission:

This course does not require approval under the Private Career Colleges Act, 2005
 

School Bus: B

*Road Test Booking Fee $2   

1 Lesson$65

2 Lessons$125

Bus for road test$180

SBDIC (School Bus Driver Improvement Course) $190

ABE (Air Brake Endorsement "Z") $250 +20


School Bus: B-Z

Package : 6 Lessons in bus training + Bus for road test,+ SBDIC, ABE,+ Road Test Booking Fee=$970 (Saves $80)


B- Training on Automatic Transmission. The course includes 45 minutes in-bus training. The in-bus training provides the student hands on practical learning in the environment to which they will operate on a daily basis. Course content will introduce the student to large vehicles and the practical applications involved in the safe operation of a commercial motor vehicle. This course is great for people who enjoy working with children, have a full G licence and a good driving record. The Course teaches students to:

  • Have good customer service and communication skills (must have no criminal convictions).
  • Safely drive students to and from school, which includes performing daily vehicle circle check safety inspections, documenting and reporting according to school and government regulations.
  • Comply with all company and government regulations, laws and policies.
  • Communicate clearly
  • Interact with parents, school employees, passengers and the public in a courteous, professional manner as required.

 

        Bus for a Road Test on Automatic Transmission:

This course does not require approval under the Private Career Colleges Act, 2005
 

Our school offers a Bus with Automatic transmission for a students Road Test. Persons with an Ontario class BZ licence drive any bus vehicle , including class CZ, DZ, E or F licensed vehicle. A class B-Z license is needed to drive any school purpose bus having more than twenty-four (24) seats. 

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