Truck Driving

Truck Driving - Certificate of Achievement

The Truck Driving program is a Certificate of Achievement program designed to prepare students for a career as a professional driver. Using modern equipment, the certificate offers instruction and training in forklifts, straight trucks, tractor trailer combinations, including doubles and loaded trucks. Students log approximately 2,000 to 2,500 miles behind the wheel prior to graduation.

Program student learning outcomes:

  1. Students will perform all equipment safety checks.
  2. Students will identify all parts and safety components of a commercial combination vehicle.
  3. Students will operate a commercial combination vehicle in various situations.
  4. Students will document and secure various types of cargo.
  5. Students will troubleshoot, maintain, and repair commercial combination vehicles.

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Course # Title Units
Required Core Courses (16 Units)
DT 050 State Laws and Federal Regulations 3
DT 052 Safe Operation Fundamentals 3
DT 053 Cargo Handling and Securement 1
DT 055 Trip Planning and Budgeting 3
DT 057 Job Prep Skills 1
DT 058 Operations of Commercial Vehicles I 3
DT 059 Operations of Commercial Vehicles II 3
Plus 2-5 units from the courses below:
HVYEQUI 060A Level I Heavy Equipment Operation 5
CRPSCI 045 California Pest Control Laws and Regulations 2
CRPSCI 046 Integrated Pest Management 3
IMT 060 Industrial Core 3
WT 070 Introduction to Certified Welding 2.5
WT 071 Beginning SMAW 3
WT 072 Advanced SMAW 3
WT 074 GMAW and FCAW: Plate 3
WT 075 SMAW Pipe Welding 2
Total 18-21