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SCC to Offer a Summer Class B Truck Driving Class

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Surry Community College is offering a Class B Truck Driving class at The Yadkin Center this summer. Registration for this class will be held on June 4, at 10 a.m.

The Class B license is required to drive any single vehicle with a gross vehicle weight rating of 26,001 pounds or more, and any such vehicle towing a vehicle with a gross vehicle weight rating not in excess of 10,000 pounds. After successfully completing this course, students will be able to drive delivery trucks, cement trucks, dump trucks or any vehicle that doesn't hook to a fifth wheel.

The registration, orientation, classes and graduation will be held at SCC’s Yadkin Center which is located at Yadkinville, 1001 College Drive, Yadkinville.

The required orientation is scheduled for May 28, at 10 a.m. The class graduation will be held on July, 24, 2024.

The class begins on June 10, with the first class held from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. The class is formatted with a flexible 6.5 week timeframe with 4 weeks of online and 2.5 weeks of in-person driving classes.

The online portion of the class will be held from June 10 to July 7. The in-person driving class will be held from July 8 to July 23. The in-person class will meet at 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Monday through Wednesday. On Thursday, the in-person class will meet from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Prospective students must be at least 18 years old, hold a valid driver’s license with no limiting restrictions, and provide a copy of their high school diploma or GED certificate/transcript or be able to take and pass a Reading Placement Test.

Students must also be able to read and speak English well enough to take instructions from highway signs, to converse with officials, and complete the required reports. Students must posses a Class B CDL permit, pass a pre-employment drug screen, and pass a Class B Medical Exam.

The tuition cost for this class is $1,000. Students may be eligible for tuition assistance.

For more information and to sign up for orientation, contact the Yadkin Center at (336) 386-3580. To sign up online, you may visit bit.ly/SurryClassB.

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