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Commercial Truck Driving

Award Type: Certificate of Completion

A Certificate of Completion is awarded to students who perform 80% or higher on all course competency tests. The Commercial Truck Driving Certificate prepares students to take the knowledge test required to obtain a California Commercial Learner’s Permit and prepares students to take the behind the wheel test. Upon passing both of these California Department of Motor Vehicle (CA DMV) tests, students will qualify for a California Commercial Driver’s License, Class A or B required for an entry-level position in the trucking industry.

The graduate of the Certificate of Completion in Commercial Truck Driving will:

  • Interpret U.S. Department of Transportation rules and regulations, safety, logs, and other legal issues that apply to trucking and transportation.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of commercial vehicle systems and operations.
  • Demonstrate how to safely operate equipment and to conduct routine preventive maintenance.
  • Demonstrate proficiency by obtaining a California Commercial Driver’s License – Class A or B.

Program Requirements

A total of 240-270 hours is required for the certificate of completion. Required courses:

Course Number Course Title Units
VOCE 7800 Commercial Truck Driving: Preparation for the Learner’s Permit 80.0 - 90.0 hours
VOCE 7801 Commercial Truck Driving: Behind-the-Wheel Training 160.0 - 180.0 hours