Commercial Truck Driving

Advisor: Magee


The Commercial Truck Driving program provides classroom and hands-on instruction and training in the operation of commercial vehicles, both straight and combination. Classroom studies cover introductions for commercial vehicles, hazardous materials, general knowledge, combination vehicles, air brakes, cargo security, DOT regulations, logbook and map reading. Hands-on training consists of learning pre-trip, during trip, and post-trip inspection. Training also consists of learning to drive commercial vehicles safely on all types of highways and streets.

Commercial Truck Driving is a sixteen week program. Participants are awarded a certificate upon successful completion of 945 hours of training. Employment opportunities for Commercial truck drivers are numerous in Mississippi and other neighboring states as trainees and drivers. Normal class hours are 8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Monday – Friday. 

Program Admission Requirements

  1. Must be at least 21 years of age upon completion of the program
  2. Must hold a valid Driver’s License
  3. Must meet general admission requirements for the College
  4. Must complete a Truck Driving program application
  5. Must provide an official copy of driving record detailing:
    1. No more than 1 speeding ticket in the last 3 years
    2. No reckless driving tickets in the last 3 years
    3. No DUI’s in the last 10 years
    4. No more than 2 accidents in the last 3 years
  6. Must provide a copy of a recent DOT Physical with Drug Screen detailing you are:
    1. Physically and mentally competent
    2. Drug Free
  7. Must have a high school diploma or GED, or meet the Ability to Benefit ASSET scores
  8. Must be abile to drive a manual transmission vehicle
  9. Must attend an interview
  10. Must be selected by the WIN Job Center selection committee if WIA funded
  11. Must get a Background check if accepted into the program

Gainful Employment

Graduate Information

Year Completed Placed
2012-13 100% 100%
2013-14 100% 93%
2014-15 100% 100%