Bishop State Community College925 Dauphin Island Parkway
Mobile, AL 36605
Truck Driving – Short Certificate
Program Description: This program is designed to provide the student an opportunity to acquire the basic skills, knowledge, and attitudes to become an entry-level employee in the commercial truck driving field. The curriculum is based
on the Department of Transportation Model Program for Truck Driver Training. Upon successful completion of the program, the student will be able to apply information and skills necessary to obtain a CDL license, to operate a tractortrailer
unit, and to be conversant with rules and regulations pertaining to the trucking industry.
Admission Requirements: Entering student must have a high school diploma (or GED). Applicants who do not meet this requirement should see the campus counselor. Entering students must be at least 21 years old. Applicants must provide
results of a DOT physical examination, a DOT controlled substance test with negative results, and a copy of their Motor Vehicle Report showing a satisfactory record.
Course Requirements Credit Hours
TRK111 Basic Vehicle Operation 4
TRK112 Safe Operating Practices 3
TRK113 Non-vehicle Activities 2
TRK114 Vehicle Maintenance 2
TRK115 Advanced Operating Practices 1
TRK116 Proficiency Development 1
TRK117 Commercial Drivers License 2
Total Credit Hours 15
Course Sequencing: Students take all courses during one eight-week term.