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2023-2024 College Catalog 
2023-2024 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Commercial Truck Driving

Location(s): Perkinston Campus, George County Center, West Harrison County Center

(Perkinston Campus, George County and West Harrison County Centers)

The goal of the Commercial Driving License program is to provide the education and training needed to become a professional truck driver. Based on the Mississippi Curriculum Framework for Postsecondary Commercial Truck Driving, the program includes an introduction, general knowledge, air brakes and combination, maintenance of log books, pre-trip inspection, safety measures, backing skills, over the road driving, and a Mississippi CDL Examination review.

Program Requirements:

A certificate of completion in Commercial Truck Driving will be awarded at the culmination of a minimum of 12 semester hours (320 clock hours) of satisfactory study.

Special admission requirements for this program are:

  1. Must be 18 years of age.
  2. Must hold a valid Mississippi driver’s license and have received no more than 3 speeding tickets within the last 3 years.
  3. Must be able to pass a DOT physical and drug screen from an approved college provider.
  4. Must complete Gulf Coast Work Ready prerequisite and receive a Silver on the National Career Ready Credential.
  5. Must have Mississippi DOT Commercial Driver’s Permit.

The student must obtain a Mississippi Commercial Driver’s License and pass the Mississippi DOT Commercial Driver Written Examination in order to successfully complete the course.

Total Credits: 12

Total Clock Hours: 560

Associate of Applied Science Degree

Not applicable for the Commercial Truck Driving Program