Commercial Truck Driving


About the Program

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.


Admission Requirements

Commercial Truck Driving is a sixteen week program. Participants are awarded a certificate upon successful completion of 945 hours of training.


Job Opportunities

Employment opportunities for Commercial truck drivers are numerous in Mississippi and other neighboring states as trainees and drivers.




Gregory Magee

Program Director – Commercial Truck Driving

Southwest Mississippi Community College

1156 College Drive

Summit, MS 39666