Truck Driver Training

Certificate Program

The Truck Driver Training curriculum prepares individuals to drive tractor trailers rigs. This program teaches proper driving procedures, safe driver responsibility, commercial motor vehicle laws and regulations, and the basic principles and practices for operating commercial vehicles.

The course work includes motor vehicle laws and regulations, map reading, vehicle maintenance, safety procedures, daily logs, defensive driving, freight handling, security, and fire protection. Highway driving, training range exercises, and classroom lectures are used to develop the student’s knowledge and skills.

Graduates of the curriculum are qualified to take the Commercial Driver’s License and employable by commercial trucking firms. They may also become owner-operators and work as private contract haulers.

Violations That Prohibit Entry Into the Program

(If committed within the last three years)

  • DWI (Driving While Impaired)
  • Refusal to take a chemical test
  • Leaving the scene of an accident
  • Careless and reckless
  • More than three (3) moving violations.

To register the following requirements must be met:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Submit an application
  • Submit copies of the following:
  1. DOT Physical Examination and Drug Screen
  2. Drug test are to be faxed to 910-362-7797
  3. Non-certified DMV Driving History   Record obtained on-line:
  4. Class A CDL permit (obtained by passing three written DMV test which include General Knowledge, Combination, and Airbrakes with a 80% or better)

The program offers both Day and Night classes all year round

Day classes eight weeks; 8:00am–5:00pm first two weeks classroom, remaining six weeks 7:00am–6:00pm road and range, Monday thru Thursday.

Starting dates: August 11, 2014, October 27, 2014, January 20, 2015 and March 16, 2015

Night classes sixteen weeks; 5:30pm – 10:30pm

Starting dates: start date pending

Major Courses

TRP 100 Truck Driver Training

Semester Hour Credits………..12

Total Credits………………………12

Join us for our course information session offered every Tuesday at 10 am or 5 pm. This informative class is held in room 106 of the NC (Safety Center) building on North Campus. There is no registration, just walk in and join the discussion. Our information packet will be available.