Student Rights, Responsibilities & Expectations

TransTech’s mission is that each student will graduate prepared to lead a rewarding, responsible life as a contributing member of our transportation community and greater society. It is also part of our mission to provide a positive, harmonious learning environment where everyone is equal and is encouraged by all to perform their best in the classroom and during the specific driver training exercises.

The Student Rights, Responsibilities and Expectations help reinforce TransTech’s mission and our Core Values for the services provided to our students. They express the importance of mutual human respect for each person that we expect to be manifested in the daily behaviors of students, Instructors, and site staff.

We believe that for every right, there is a responsibility and expectation. This responsibility includes the freedom to exercise individual rights in a manner that is not offensive or harmful to others. We trust that students will respectfully accept and adhere to the following:


  • Students have the right to a safe environment free from intimidation, sexual harassment, and assault.
  • Students have the right to a productive learning environment.
  • Students have the right to a clean and safe learning environment, restrooms, and break areas.
  • Students have the right to expect Instructors and site staff to help them learn and be successful.
  • Students have the right to actively participate in a problem-solving process to facilitate understanding and retention of subject matter.
  • Students have the right to engage in respectful speech that expresses their thoughts and learnings as long as it is not disruptive to the education of others.
  • Students have the right to remain anonymous when reporting a violation of TransTech policies.
  • Students have the right to exercise freedom of expression as part of the instructional process. However, this right is subject to reasonable limits and may not be used to disrupt the educational environment or interfere with the rights of others.

Responsibilities & Expectations

  • Students are responsible for their behavior and adhere to TransTech policies, practices, and procedures.
  • Students are responsible for respecting the property of other people and TransTech property.
  • Students are responsible for attending class and being ON TIME each day.
  • Students are expected to exhibit courteous, cooperative, and responsible conduct that displays regard for the safety and welfare of others, including students, instructional staff, and site operational/business staff.
  • Students are responsible for being prepared for class, whether in the classroom, on the training range, or during the road training exercises.
  • Students are responsible for informing Instructors of behavior that may be harmful to an individual or themselves.
  • Students are expected to make a determined effort to learn.
  • Students are expected to follow the instructions of CDL Instructors and other site staff.
  • Students are expected to dress appropriately for class in ways that will not disrupt the learning environment or cause safety or health problems (no open-toed shoes).