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Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics Programs Public Passenger Vehicle Training: Taxi

Basic Certificate (BC)

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The Basic Certificate program for Public Passenger Vehicle Training/Taxi is designed to prepare individuals to become public chauffeurs in the City of Chicago and to take the Public Chauffeur License examination issued by the Chicago Department of Business Affairs & Consumer Protection. This two week comprehensive training program covers Chicago Geography/Navigation, Departmental Rules and Regulations, Accessibility Training, and Professional Development.​ 
 

Details: Basic Certificate (BC)

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Credit Hours (CH)

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Program/Plan Number

715

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Program General Requirements

  CH

Program Core Requirements

3 CH
Business and CommercialTechTC1
330BSCM 121
Professional Development 1
This course is designed to assist individuals who are interested in becoming professional Public Chauffeurs for the City of Chicago. It focuses on several key components, including current customer service trends, driver safety, the need and importance of providing exceptional customer service, and the development of a professional identity and the influence it has on maintaining a productive business. This course also offers an in-depth look at the impact and importance of incorporating diversity and cultural sensitivity practices into daily business operations. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Student must be 21 years of age and have Illinois Driver License. Students must be able to read and speak English language as determined by the Reading Compass Exam.
Offered at: Olive-Harvey
330BSCM 122
Rules and Regulations 0.5
The purpose of this class is to inform the students of the rules and regulations that they must adhere to as taxi professionals. The students will learn the legal restrictions and positive duties, how to determine fare calculations, driver safety, and how to become a medallion holder. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Student must be 21 years of age and have Illinois Driver License. Students must be able to read and speak English language as determined by the Reading Compass Exam.
Offered at: Olive-Harvey
330BSCM 123
Geography 1
This course is designed to provide students with a clear understanding of the various roads and routes in the City of Chicago. Students will also learn map reading, how to complete routing exercises, how to safely navigate the city, popular tourist destinations, hotel locations and other points of interest in the city. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Student must be 21 years of age and have Illinois Driver License. Students must be able to read and speak English language as determined by the Reading Compass Exam.
Offered at: Olive-Harvey
330BSCM 124
Taxi Accessibility Program 0.5
The purpose of this course is to inform students of the guidelines of the Chicago Taxi Accessibility Program (TAP) and Mobility Direct programs, teach proper techniques and behaviors in servicing persons with disabilities, to ensure that taxi professionals know the legal rights of those with disabilities, vehicle inspection and becoming a Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle (WAV) Driver. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Student must be 21 years of age and have Illinois Driver License. Students must be able to read and speak English language as determined by the Reading Compass Exam.
Offered at: Olive-Harvey

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  CH

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