(West Harrison County Center)
Commercial Truck Driving is an open admission program that prepares individuals to drive trucks and other commercial vehicles. It includes instruction in operating diesel powered vehicles; loading and unloading cargo; reporting delays or accidents on the road; verifying loads against shipping records; and keeping necessary records.
A certificate in Commercial Truck Driving will be awarded at the culmination of a minimum of 8 semester hours of satisfactory study.
Special admission requirements for this program are:
- Must be 18 years of age.
- Must hold a valid Mississippi driver's license and have received no more than 3 speeding tickets within the last 3 years.
- Must be able to pass a DOT physical and drug screen.
- Must have no DUI on record.
- Must take the Accuplacer.
This curriculum is based upon data as collected from curricula guides, input from the business, requirements of the Commercial Driver's License (CDL), and a revision team.
Student must obtain a Mississippi Commercial Driver's License and pass the Mississippi DOT Commercial Driver Written Examination in order to complete the course.
All students completing a career and technical program must complete either the MS-CPAS (Mississippi Career Planning and Assessment System) or a MGCCC Board approved Technical Attainment Assessment where applicable. See your advisor for further details.