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Applicants for these training programs must possess a valid driver's license (or a valid driver's license from your official state of residence) that you have held for the period of one year with an acceptable driving record (MVR). Applicants must also pass a DOT physical exam by an approved medical examiner and provide a copy of the results to the School.
Students are advised that the costs of the MVD Written Exam(s) and State Administered Skills & Road Test, the DOT Physical Exam, and the *TSA screening are not included with the tuition paid to the School, are non refundable, and are the sole responsibility of the student.
*The fee for the TSA Screening is only applicable if student is taking the free Hazardous Materials Endorsement class.
In addition to the general admissions requirements previously stated; the following requirements must be fully satisfied prior to the student's orientation date:
• Must be 18 years or older. An individual cannot drive across state lines (interstate) until reaching the age of 21 years. However between, the ages of 18 and 21 a student can obtain a commercial driver’s license and drive within their state of residence (intrastate) until they reach the age of 21 or over.
• To be admitted, the student must have graduated from a regionally accredited high school and be at least 18 years of age or older. The student will be asked if they possess a valid high school diploma and to provide a copy of the diploma or official transcript. If the student does not have a copy of their diploma or official transcript, they will need to fill out a Waiver Form. If a student has passed The Certificate of Proficiency, based on completion of the High School Proficiency Examination with satisfactory scores, they will be eligible for admission to NNCT. If they have earned The New Mexico High School Equivalency Certificate (G.E.D.) or their resident state's (G.E.D.) equivalent designation, they will be eligible for admission to NNCT. In any case, the student’s ability to obtain and provide a copy of a Commercial Learner’s Permit will be the basis for documentation of the student’s ability to satisfy the English proficiency requirement and/or the high school/GED equivalence requirement.
• If the student does not have a high school diploma or equivalent, they may be admitted if the School Director or Sponsoring Program determines the student is capable of profiting from the instruction offered at NNCT. If admitted, the student will be on a "provisional status" and thereafter must comply with all school rules and regulations and remain in good standing as a condition of remaining enrolled at NNCT. Upon successfully attaining a (CLP) Commercial Learner's Permit, the student will be granted full enrollment to NNCT.
• Must not have been convicted of a felony within three years of the date of application. Some exceptions apply. During initial orientation, disclosure of any felony convictions or excessive traffic violations must be disclosed.
• Must be free of physical impairment that would prohibit safe entry/exit, and operation of CMV vehicles and facility equipment.
• Must fill out a Student Pre-Enrollment Form or Register Online, and pay any tuition amounts due prior to attending training.
• Must obtain a commercial driver learner’s permit (CLP) within the first two weeks of the course. Out of state (excluding NM/AZ) students MUST ATTAIN THEIR CLP FROM THEIR STATE OF RESIDENCE PRIOR TO ATTENDING TRAINING AT NNCT.
• Must have dependable transportation to and from class.
• Must have the ability to attend class during the scheduled days and hours the student has agreed to or the School deems necessary for any reason.
• Must be able to read, write, and speak English sufficiently enough to converse with the general public; to understand highway traffic signs and signals in the English language, to respond to official inquiries, and to make legible entries on reports and records.
The School recognizes that some applicants may not meet all of the general admissions requirements listed above, but still may be able to secure gainful employment. In addition, the School understands some applicants may be taking training for their own personal fulfillment or for a private business. The above requirements serve to notify applicants that companies who hire through the School's job placement assistance services will not hire recent ex-offenders, alcohol/substance abusers, and applicants with certain physical limitations as defined by Federal D.O.T. Physical requirements, or applicants with poor driving records. Job placement assistance with these conditions will be unavailable to the applicant. Therefore, providing the applicant can meet all requirements to obtain a CDL license and the applicant understands and signs the "Job Placement Assistance Waiver Release" form; admittance to the School can be considered.
Steps to take to enroll:
1. Contact the School or a representative of the School to find out more information, request a Student Pre-Enrollment Form, and submit the form along with your tuition payment, a copy of your valid D.L. and sign for, receive, and review a digital or hard copy of the current School Catalog prior to orientation.
2. Attend a mandatory student orientation. Students must attend orientation to complete any other paperwork needed in order to satisfy the School's policies and procedures. Orientations are scheduled at the beginning of a scheduled class start date.
NNCT enrollment is open and the student may attend a future class date after acceptance. The applicant may apply for enrollment in person at any campus location or with any of our Official Representatives of the School.
Class dates are subject to change without notice at any given time in order to accommodate any unusual circumstances beyond the control of the School or for any reason the School deems needed.
Classes are based on a first come first served basis, it is important to register early to ensure a seat for the intended class date you desire.
Classes are scheduled from Monday through Thursday between the hours of 8am to 5pm (depending on campus location). To accommodate students and dorm students who wish to attend training during the off days, evening and weekend hours, NNCT offers "Special Scheduling" training hours dependent on the availability of its staff and resources. Additional fees may apply in addition to the tuition rate. Contact the School's Operations Manager for an assessment interview.
The following holidays will occur during the regular schedule of classes: Lil Dream Day, Labor Day, Christmas, Thanksgiving, Martin Luther King’s Birthday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, or any other School Authorized observed holiday or religious ceremonial events. Classes scheduled on any of these days may be made up by extending class beyond the scheduled ending date and/or attendance in the evening or weekend classes. NOTE: There will be night driving lessons scheduled per class; your instructor will advise you of those dates. Scheduling is subject to change. NNCT reserves the right to cancel courses or make any changes due to unforeseen circumstances of any type.
The School may postpone the scheduled starting date of a program due to any unplanned event but not limited to; such as an act of God, illness, or lack of student count, or any other reason the School may deem necessary. The maximum period of delay depends on the degree of the situation. The School refund policy will be adjusted accordingly to the incident at the time.
The only case in which the nature of the School will change is dependent on the laws of the state that govern commercial drivers. In which case the expenses will not affect the current enrollment in the program(s), but may affect the future classes as far as courses taught and cost of the program(s).
Grounds for termination from any program include the student knowingly giving false information on the application, contract or any other School document. If the student fails a drug test or physical required by Department of Transportation, or is involved in an illegal act while enrolled at NNCT; this will also be grounds for termination without refund.
The School does not provide either State or Federal financial aid. If a student obtains a loan to pay for a training course, the student will have the responsibility to repay the full amount of the loan plus any interest, less the amount of any refund.
NNCT is currently not approved for any GI Bill approved benefits. However, if you are a veteran and are affiliated with an approved veterans program, the School may offer free training to veterans who qualify under a "special provisions" student enrollment for qualified veterans. Please contact the school's Student Services Coordinator for details. Restrictions apply and are subject to availability of seats.
Instruction and curriculum material is offered only in English. The student must be able to provide verification of their ability to speak, read, and write English. The student’s ability to obtain and provide a copy of a Commercial Learner’s Permit will be the basis for documentation of the student’s ability to satisfy the English proficiency requirement and/or the high school/GED equivalence requirement. Contact the school's Student Services Coordinator for more information.
NNCT does not provide an interpreter and no modification of the training programs will be made to accommodate any other language.
NNCT, in accordance with Section 438 of the General Education Provisions Act, maintains all student hard copy records at its administrative offices in Gallup, New Mexico, and the original hard copies and digitized copies of student records in a secured location in Church Rock, New Mexico. These records are confidential in nature and no disclosure is provided to outside inquiries or sources without the student's written consent. The student is eligible to inspect and review the records and may amend or update the file for accuracy of personally identifiable information. All matters concerning this policy must be directed to the Chief Academic Officer.
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