If you have a disability (learning, mental, physical) that affects your ability to participate effectively and have access to any program or service at Amarillo College please contact Disability Services at (806) 345-5639 . Our offices are located in the Student Service Center office 112. More information may be found at www.actx.edu/disability.
Disability Services facilitates access to all programs and services according to the ADA, Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, as well as other federal and state laws.
Amarillo College is committed to providing equal access to all programs and services, including all working, learning, and service environments that affect equal access for persons with disabilities. This commitment to provide equal access and opportunity for persons with disabilities is in compliance with federal and state law. Amarillo College also strives to provide Electronic and Information Resources (EIR) that are accessible to all authorized users.
If you find you are unable to access material in an accessible format please contact the Disability Services Office at (806) 345-5639 . This office will work in conjunction with other campus resources to address and accommodate your issue in a timely manner.
As a student you may experience a range of issues that can cause barriers to learning, such as strained relationships, increased anxiety, alcohol/drug problems, feeling down, difficulty concentrating and/or lack of motivation. These mental health concerns or stressful events may lead to diminished academic performance or reduce a student's ability to participate in daily activities. Amarillo College offers services to assist you with addressing these and other concerns you may be experiencing. If you or someone you know are suffering from any of the aforementioned conditions, you can learn more about the broad range of confidential mental health services available on campus by calling the AC Counseling Center at 806-371-5900. The AC Counseling Center website is https://www.actx.edu/counseling/ . Also, if you are in need of social services (affordable housing, utilities, transportation, food, clothing, childcare, medical/dental/vision, legal), please call the AC Advocacy & Resource Center at 806-371-5439. The AC Advocacy & Resource Center website is https://www.actx.edu/arc
The Tutoring for Success policy applies to any student whose grade or performance in the course falls below a departmentally determined minimum threshold. In either of those cases, the instructor will direct the student to the appropriate tutoring service, which may be faculty-led, discipline-specific, and/or general. Under this policy, the instructor will follow specific departmental guidelines governing the use, duration, and grade component of the tutoring need.
Students who do not attend class on or prior to the census date will be administratively dropped. Effective Fall, 2016
Students who wish to withdraw from a course must complete all steps indicated on the Academic Withdrawal Request form by the course withdrawal deadline.
NOTE: Students who are attending Texas institutions of higher education, for the first time fall 2007 and later, may not withdraw from more than six courses during their academic career. This withdrawal limitation does not include dual credit or developmental classes (Senate Bill 1231 Rule 4.10.) For more information on Drop and Withdrawal Policies, please visit the Registrar's Office Web site.
CVOP-2237-004 Advanced Driving Skills II
Prerequisite or Corequisite: CVOP 2233
Continuation of operation of a tractor-trailer combination in city and highway conditions. Emphasis on practical application of space management techniques, improved methods of control in difficult traffic situations, and effective operation in various conditions.
Student ResourcesStudent Resources Website
Notice to Students enrolled in an educational program for preparation of issuance of certain occupational licenses:
Students enrolled in an educational program in preparation for obtaining certain occupational licenses are potentially ineligible for such license if the student has been convicted of an offense. For further information, please contact:
You can also contact the Legal Clinic, or the faculty member in charge of the educational program that you seek to enroll in. The further information you will receive will include notification to you of your right to request a criminal history evaluation letter from the licensing authority in order to clarify your particular situation.
(2 sem hrs; 1 lec, 2 lab)
On Campus Course
Texas Department of Public Safety Texas Commercial Motor Vehicle Drivers Handbook, Revised June, 2014
Driver’s Daily Log Book (must have duplicate copy)
In order to receive your AC Connect Email, you must log in through AC Connect at https://acconnect.actx.edu .
If you are an active staff or faculty member according to Human Resources, use "Exchange". All other students, use "AC Connect (Google) Email".
Students are expected to abide by the AC Technical Education Code of Professional Conduct at all times.
Required Attire for Classroom/Lab Access:
The instructor will use AC email as the primary means of communicating with students. Students are responsible for email messages sent to their AC email account; thus, students are responsible for checking their AC email accounts. The instructor will only respond to emails sent from the student’s official AC email account and that identify the applicable class in the subject line or first sentence of the email. Emails should be professional using proper spelling and grammar, if the student expects a response.
Academic integrity is vital. Any acts of academic dishonesty will be penalized severely. The instructor has a zero tolerance policy in regard to academic dishonesty.
Each student’s grade will be based upon his/her performance on each of the course sections. The course has 3 sections as follows:
Grading Section Percentage
Performance Evaluations 50%
Record of Duty Status 20%
Grading Scale: A = 90 to 100, B = 80 to 89, C = 70 to 79, D = 60 to 69, F = Below 60
Students are expected to participate in class. Class participation includes: (1) asking relevant questions, (2) adding to class discussions, (3) participating in any group work, and (4) abiding by the Code of Professional Conduct.
Students will receive a performance evaluation each day based on how well they execute the assigned task(s) after the trainer has offered instructions and demonstration. The level of expected competency will increase as the student develops the skill(s) through practice and coaching.
Record of Duty Status
Students will receive a Record of Duty Status grade each day based on their log book accuracy in accordance with the FMCSA’s Hours of Service rules and regulations.
Attendance in a class is regarded as a requirement, and an obligation for learning. Please remember the deadline for dropping a class at AC is published in the official Amarillo College Schedule of Classes. If you stop attending class and do not officially drop the course by the deadline, you will receive an “F” for the course.
The attendance in the course will be monitored through the time clock and/or sign-in sheets in the classroom/laboratory. Attendance will affect your grade. If a student is late for class, the attendance grade for that day will be reduced by 25% or more, depending on the percentage of the class missed.
If a student misses class, it is his/her responsibility to get the assignment(s) from a classmate and complete the assignment by the due date. An unexcused absence (student fails to call ahead of class time with a legitimate excuse) will result in a zero (0) attendance and participation grade for the day. Attendance records will be made readily available to potential employers upon their request.
I RESERVE THE RIGHT TO CHANGE THE SYLLABUS AND THE SCHEDULE AS NEEDED. YOU WILL BE INFORMED OF CHANGES EITHER ON THE COURSE WEBSITE OR BY EMAIL OR BOTH.
Additional Instructor Contact Information
Amarillo College East Campus – Physical Address: 1310 F Avenue, 79111
Logistics Training Center (LTC) 505
Phone # (806)335-4385 (voice mail)
Email (best way to contact me)
I will usually return all emails within 24 hours, Monday – Friday. If I do not reply within that time period, please contact me again.
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