Bishop State Community College’s Commercial Vehicle Driving Course is an eight-week program that will help you develop the necessary skills needed to obtain a CDL Class A license.
The program is designed to provide students an opportunity to acquire the basic skills, knowledge, and fortitude 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 Driving Training. Upon successful completion of the program, the student will be able to obtain a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL), operate a tractor-trailer unit, and be knowledgeable of the rules and regulations of the trucking industry.
Admissions requirements for entry into the Short Certificate Truck Driving program are (1) be at least 21 years of age, (2)possess a good driving record and 3) be able to successfully pass a Department of Transportation (DOT) physical examination and a DOT controlled substance test. Note: In compliance with Federal Motor Carrier Regulations, a Motor Vehicle Report, a copy of the results of the DOT physical, and a copy of the drug screening test results must be furnished.
Note: Books and other out-of-pocket expenses are not included in the tuition.
The four campuses make Bishop State the most convenient college option in Mobile. All four campuses – Main, Baker-Gaines Central, Carver, and Southwest – are located within the city limits. There are five off-campus sites located in Mobile and Washington counties – Baker, Citronelle, Mary Montgomery, McIntosh, and Theodore high schools.