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COVID-19: Fall 2022 Semester Guidelines

Program Overview

The Truck Driver Training program prepares individuals to drive tractor-trailer rigs. This course teaches proper driving procedures, safe driver responsibility, commercial motor vehicle laws and regulations, and the basic principles and practices for operating commercial vehicles. Upon successful completion, students are qualified to take the Commercial Driver’s License exam and may become employable by commercial trucking firms or become owner-operators and work as private contract haulers.

Employment Opportunities:

Graduates should qualify for employment for a variety of truck driving positions within the transportation industry.

Instructional Format: Highway driving training exercises and classroom lectures are used to develop the student’s knowledge and skills.

Program Contacts:

Dr. Douglas Underwood

Director of Yadkin Center/Director of Emergency Medical Programs

Workforce Certificate Courses

Truck Driver

TRA-3407 Truck Driver Training

Certification Testing: NCDMV Commercial Driver License

Skills Training Courses


Truck Driver 3001 - 5
Call to register: (336) 386-3580

Douglas Underwood
Yadkin Campus
Dates Days Times
10/11/22 - 12/16/22 MTWTHF 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Trucking Operations Management II 3810D - D01
Class will meet once in room YC-114 then resume online

Sable White
Dates Days Times
10/17/22 - 12/16/22 M 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate sufficient knowledge of Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSR) as they apply to Commercial Motor Vehicles (CMV's).
  • Demonstrate sufficient knowledge of map reading, trip planning, computational skills and proper cargo handling.
  • Demonstrate the basic skills necessary to operate a CMV skillfully and safely on the driving range.
  • Demonstrate basic driving skills required to operate a CMV safely and defensively on the highway while obeying all traffic laws.
  • Show their accumulated knowledge of basic CMV operations.
  • Exhibit sufficient knowledge of FMCSR as they pertain to the operation of a CMV while he demonstrates the driving skills required to operate a CMV safely and defensively to obtain a class A CDL.
  • Demonstrate communication skills that include the abilities to read, comprehend, and analyze information; and to express ideas effectively through written and oral communications.
  • Apply critical thinking strategies to think logically and solve problems using analysis, synthesis, and evaluation.
  • Use computational skills to become sufficiently numerate to function as a member of society.
  • Demonstrate technology skills including accessing and evaluating information, as well as communicating using technology.

Program Costs

Cost: $1881 plus associated books, tools, and supplies

Virginia residents pay the same tuition rate as in-state students.

Many grant and scholarship opportunities are available as well. Please complete the WTCE Scholarship and Financial Aid Form and a counselor will review your information to see if you are eligible for assistance.

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