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Below you will find a list of our most popular questions. If you are having a difficult time finding an answer, please visit our Contact Page to reach a member of our team.

 

General Questions    |    Payment Questions    |    CDL Questions

 

General FAQ

 

How do I register for a Continuing Education class?

To register, click on Browse in the top left corner of this page to view our class offerings and register online.  You may also call Continuing Education at 970-378-3597 to register over the phone or come into our office to register in person at:
5401 West 20th St. 
Cornerstone 105
Greeley CO, 80634
Greeley Campus

Where can I get directions to my class location?

Directions are listed in the class details when we register for the class.  If you still have questions about location, please contact Continuing Education. 
Do you offer online classes?
Yes, we offer an array of online courses through our partners at Ed2go.  To view their classes visit them at https://www.ed2go.com/aimsced/

Do I have to be a student at Aims Community College to take Continuing Education courses?

No, you do not. Aims Continuing Education does not require you to apply for admissions to take Continuing Education courses.

If I take Continuing Education courses, am I considered an Aims student?

No, you are not. Since Continuing Education does not require you to apply to the college, you are not paying student fees and cannot acquire federal financial aid subsidies as a method of payment.

Do I receive credit towards a degree when taking Continuing Education courses?

No, you have to be admitted to Aims Community College and take a state-approved credit course. Credit courses have required contact hours and seat time as well as testing. Continuing Education courses are not designed to be delivered in the same way as credit courses. 

Will Continuing Education courses transfer to other colleges or degree programs?

Continuing Education courses are not credit based and therefore are not attached to a degree program. This means that transferring credits is not applicable.

How can I drop a class?

You must contact Continuing Education (continuingeducation@aims.edu) 5 business days before the start of class. There are drop notification requirements. Please review our refund policy to ensure a maximum refund.

I forgot my password and login information. What do I do?

Please contact Continuing Education.  We would be happy to reset that for you.

How can I contact an instructor to discuss class material?

If you need information regarding the course or the material, please contact Continuing Education. Per Continuing Education policy, we do not give out instructor information.

Do you have discounts for seniors?

At this time, we do not have discounts for seniors.

Do you have disability access?

Yes, Aims Community College has a disability access center located on the Main Campus in the College Center. The Main Campus is located in Greeley, CO, off 20th St and 47th Ave. You are required to contact the disability center regarding disability access needs and work through their office to ensure that you will be able to be accommodated. You must notify the disability access office in advance of the day of the course.
If you are interested in learning how the disability access office can assist you and how policy is applied, please contact the disability at disabilities@aims.edu

I don't have a high school diploma or GED. Can I take Continuing Education courses?

A diploma or GED is not required to participate in most Continuing Education courses, but please check the class details for those requirements.

Don’t know where to find us? View our Campus Maps below.

 

Payment FAQ


 

Can I use financial aid to pay for my classes?

Financial aid is used solely for credit courses.  Since Continuing Education is a non-credit program, financial aid will not be accepted.

What type of credit cards do you accept?

We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express.

Can I pay with something other than a credit card?

Yes, you can pay with cash, check, or voucher (third party), but you need to visit our location to register and pay. We are open Monday-Friday 8am-5pm.

How do I register if my company/or other third party wants to pay for my class?

Registrations are conducted differently for third-party payments. Please contact Continuing Education at 970-378-3597 to be advised on how to handle your third-party payment and registration.

I am a company that paid for an employee. Can I get information about the participation of my employee?

Unfortunately, FERPA does not allow colleges to release information about a student's status, course, transactions, or work attendance without permission from the student regardless of age. Continuing Education recommends that you require the employee to request a letter of completion signed by Continuing Education as proof of participation.
http://www.aims.edu/student/admissions/forms/release_of_confidentiality.pdf  

What is your refund policy?

To receive a full refund, you must notify Continuing Education by calling 970-378-3597 or emailing continuingeducation@aims.edu, five business days before the start of the course. 
Any drop requests received less than five business days in advance will incur a 50% Service Fee (50% of Course Fee), and Materials Fees will not be refunded.
There will be no refunds or vouchers issued for no-shows or requests received by Continuing Education after the start of class.
Refunds will be going back to the credit card used for the transaction.  Please allow 5-7 business days for the refund to be processed.
If you paid with cash or check, please allow 7-14 days for Aims to process a check that will be mailed to the address you provided at registration.

 What is the cutoff date to register for classes?

We encourage you to register sooner than later. Delays in registration and accessing materials and supplies may be affected if you do not register promptly.
You can register up until one business day before class.
To register after the class has started, please contact Continuing Education to ensure that we have adequate space in the classroom as well as available supplies.

Class changes and cancellations

Aims Community College makes every effort to maintain the schedule of classes as announced in our catalog.  However, we reserve the right to change or cancel a class when necessary.  If this happens, the Continuing Education staff will contact all registered students.  If the class can be rescheduled, we will offer that option to the student.  Otherwise, all students will be issued a refund. 

Inclement weather

In the case of inclement weather and class cancelation, Continuing Education will notify students by 6:30 am for day classes and 3 pm for night classes.  Please watch your email as this is the quickest way to contact students.
   

Commercial Drivers License FAQs


 

What do I need before entering the program?

Prior to entering the CDL program, all students must possess a valid Commercial Learners Permit (CLP). If you do not currently have a CLP, we offer the training required to obtain the permit through the Colorado Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). For more information, please visit CDL requirements.
 

How do I start the registration process?

In order to register for any of our training programs, we require a consultation with our CDL coordinator to evaluate all of your training needs. Call today (970.339.6309) to schedule an appointment! 

We also offer several shorter CDL workshops that do not require a consultation, please Click Here to view our schedule. 
 

How much does the program cost?

Here at Aims Community College, we offer affordable tuition rates that are among the lowest in the area. The training offered includes both classroom and field training taught by our experienced instructors. Field training is offered here on the Greeley Campus, in our brand new CDL trucks!

Pricing for CDL varies on the type of training that is desired. Please Click Here to review our class selection, and to view our pricing. 
 

Is there financial aid available for CDL?

Financial aid is used solely for credit courses.  Since the CDL is a non-credit program, financial aid will not be accepted. However, several other funding options are available. Please see below. 
 
  • Employment Services of Weld County - Employment Services of Weld County prides itself in offering self-service resources, promotion of personal and career development, furnishing access to Internet tools for employment and training opportunities, and providing information about both local and regional employers, as well as other labor markets. Please Click Here to visit their webpage. 
     
  • Bright Futures FoundationThe Bright Futures program was designed with one objective in mind–strengthening the vitality of the Weld County community through its workforce. Please Click Here to visit their webpage. 
 
  • Private Company Funding In the Northern Colorado area, many companies will provide CDL training as part of their onboarding process for new employees. At this time, we do not have a complete list of companies that provide this funding, but please check with your local workforce agency for potential job opportunities. 
 

What is a Commercial Learner’s Permit (CLP)?

A commercial learner’s permit (CLP) is a permit given by the state that authorizes you to practice driving a commercial motor vehicle. Obtaining a CLP is the first step towards earning a commercial driver’s license. 
 

What is a Class A CDL?

A Class A commercial driver's license is required to operate any combination of vehicles with a gross combination weight rating (GVWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, provided the towed vehicle is heavier than 10,000 pounds.
 
With a Class A CDL and the proper endorsements, you may drive the following types of vehicles:
  • Tractor-trailers
  • Truck and trailer combinations
  • Tank vehicles
  • Livestock carriers
  • Flatbeds
With the proper endorsements, your Class A CDL may also allow you to drive some Class B and Class C vehicles.
 

What is a Class B CDL?

A Class B commercial driver's license is required to operate a single vehicle with a gross combination weight rating of 26,001 or more pounds, or tow a vehicle not heavier than 10,000 pounds.
With a Class B CDL and the appropriate endorsements, you may drive the following types of vehicles:
  • Straight trucks
  • Large passenger buses
  • Segmented buses
  • Box trucks
  • Dump trucks with small trailers
  • Tractor-trailers
With the proper endorsements, your Class B CDL may also allow you to operate some Class C vehicles.
 

How many weeks does the program last?

The CDL training program here at Aims Community College offers a variety of training options for our students. Our two most popular classes offered are CDL Class A course and CDL Class B course. Please see below for details about these specific classes.
 
  • Commercial Learners Permit - If you do not possess a Commerical Learners Permit prior to entering our program, we offer on-site training that will get you ready to obtain the permit through the Colorado Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). This course is 30 hours in length over a four day period. 
  • CDL Class A  - The CDL Class A program is 120 hours in length over a three week period. We offer a variety of flexible training schedules to accommodate the needs of our students. This includes weekday and weekend class sessions! 
 
  • CDL Class B The CDL Class B program is 40 hours in length over the course of 5 days. We offer a variety of flexible training schedules to accommodate the needs of our students. This includes weekday and weekend class sessions! 
     
For additional information regarding our other class options, please Click Here to visit our course descriptions, or Contact Us today!
 

Does Aims offer CDL Testing? 

Yes! Here at Aims Community College, we offer CDL testing for both Class A and Class B licenses. Please see below for details. 
 
  • Testing Equipment - Do you want to schedule a test but don't have your own vehicle? We've got you covered! Aims offers CDL testing with the option to rent one of our brand new training trucks. 
  • Test with Aims equipment rental - $450.00
    • Testing fee includes the use of our truck, fuel, test site, tester’s time and state-set testing fee.
  • Test with your own vehicle -  $250.00
    • Testing fee includes test site, tester’s time and state-set testing fee.

Want to schedule a test? Call us (970.339.6309) today! 

 

What type of training is offered for a custom course?

Custom training is designed to address a variety of training needs, customized to our students. Customized training hours can include pre-trip training, review of basic skills, driving practice, or any combination of the three! This training includes 1:1 instruction with one of our experienced CDL trainers here on the Greeley campus.

This training is typically held during weekend hours and is contingent upon vehicle and trainer availability.  Please see below for more details. 
 
  • CDL Custom 6 Hours - $450.00

  • CDL Custom 40 Hours - $1,800.00

 

What type of endorsements should I have? 

CDL endorsements are essential for commercial drivers to operate special types of commercial motor vehicles (CMVs). Outside of Class A, B, or C CDL requirements, there are additional tests to obtain the following federal CDL endorsements.

Note: There may be additional endorsements depending on the state you legally operate in.

H Endorsement
The H endorsement is required to operate a vehicle that contains hazardous materials. A written knowledge test is needed to obtain a hazmat endorsement.

N Endorsement
The N endorsement allows CDL drivers to operate a tank vehicle (a vehicle that transports liquids or gasses). A written knowledge test is required to obtain a tank vehicle endorsement.

P Endorsement
The P endorsement is needed to operate a vehicle that seats 16 or more people, including the driver. A written knowledge test and road skills test is required for a passenger endorsement.

S Endorsement
The S endorsement allows drivers to operate a school bus. Prior to obtaining an S endorsement, a P endorsement must be earned. A written knowledge test, road skills test, separate application forms, fees, and a background check is required for a school bus endorsement.

T Endorsement
The T endorsement is necessary for CDL drivers looking to tow a double or triple trailer. A written knowledge test is required to obtain a double/triple trailers endorsement.

X Endorsement
The X endorsement is a combination endorsement for tank vehicles and hazardous materials. A written knowledge test is required to earn a combination tank vehicle and hazmat endorsement.

*Aims Community College does not provide training for any of the listed endorsements. 

Does the Aims CDL program provide job placement services?

At this time, Aims Community College does not provide job placement services for individuals that complete the CDL program. However, we do our best to connect students with local business throughout the training period. 
 
 

Aims Community College | (970) 339-6229          
5401 West 20th Street | Greeley, CO 80634
Cornerstone Suite 105