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SCC Offers Truck Driver Training Course to Start New Year in 2024


Surry Community College is offering a Truck Driver Training class beginning Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2024, that will meet at The Yadkin Center, 1001 College Drive, Yadkinville.

The class runs through Thursday, March 7, 2024, and will meet Mondays through Wednesdays from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Thursdays from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., with online meetings on Fridays. A mandatory orientation session is scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 28, at 10 a.m., also at The Yadkin Center, in room YG-112. To pre-register for the course, visit

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the median pay for truck drivers is over $47,000. Drivers with experience can make more than $50,000.

The SCC Truck Driver Training Program teaches proper driving procedures, safe driver responsibility, commercial motor vehicle laws and regulations, and the basic principles and practices for operating commercial vehicles. The coursework includes motor vehicle laws and regulations, map reading, vehicle maintenance, safety procedures, daily logs, defensive driving, freight handling, security and fire protection.

Highway driving training exercises and classroom lectures are used to develop students’ knowledge and skills. Graduates are qualified to take the Commercial Driver’s License Test and are employable by commercial trucking firms. They may also become owner-operators and work as private contract haulers.

Special admission requirements include official driving record; physical examination; reading placement test score of 40 or higher; disclosure form; high school transcript; and drug testing.

Tuition for the class is $1,999. You may qualify for a tuition scholarship. To see if you are eligible, please apply at

For more information about SCC’s Truck Driver Training Program or to register for the course, contact The Yadkin Center at (336) 386-3580 or email Dr. Douglas Underwood, Director of Yadkin Center / Director of Emergency Medical Programs at or visit

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