The Commercial Truck Driving one-term program is designed to meet or exceed the highest standards set by reputable trucking firms in the United States. The program provides the knowledge and skills necessary to successfully pass Oregon Department of Motor Vehicles Commercial Driving License (CDL) and endorsement tests including air breaks, double/triples, tanker and hazardous materials. Commercial vehicle basics will be covered including driver qualifications, hours of service, and whistle blower protection as required by the Federal Motor Carriers Safety Administration (FMCSA). Student drivers will have a minimum of 40 hours of hands-on drive time supervised by instructors with many years of over-the-road experience.
The curriculum in RCC courses is derived from a set of identified learning outcomes that are relevant to the discipline. The program learning outcome for the Commercial Truck Driving Certificate programs is:
Prepare student to successfully pass the Oregon Department of Motor Vehicles Commercial. Driver’s License (CDL) and endorsement tests.
Students are required to complete the Placement Process to determine skill level and readiness in math, reading, and writing. As part of their training program, students must begin with the courses within their skill level as determined by the results of their placement assessment. In addition, students may also be required to enroll in classes that would increase their employability and success.
Students are also required to complete any prerequisites listed.
In addition, students must have a valid Oregon driver’s license, completed application packet and be accepted into the program. Students must also pass the Department of Transportation (DOT) physical and drug screen and reach their 18th birthday before the first day of class.