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Tyler Junior College

1530 SSW Loop 323, Tyler, TX 75701

(903) 510-2900 | Alt: (800) 687-5680 | Website

Truck Driving

A partnership between Tyler Junior College and Career Trucking School, Inc.

(CTS) General Guidelines Students must register in both CDL Written Skills and Professional Truck Driver Training. Qualified applicants must have a high school diploma or a GED certificate. In addition, students must be at least 21 years of age, have an acceptable driving record, complete and pass a Department of Transportation Physical Exam, have the ability to read, write and speak the English language, and meet the requirements of the Motor Carrier Federal Safety Regulations, Qualifications of Drivers.

This course provides classroom instruction on the basic operation of a commercial truck; the principles of visual search, signaling, speed management terrain management and maneuvering in traffic; ways of recognizing hazardous situations in advance, emergency braking techniques, evasive actions, causes of skidding and jackknifing, and techniques for recovering from such emergencies; the function and operation of all key vehicle systems; and how to complete a Driver’s Daily Log, hours of duty limits, required rest periods, the basic procedure for handling the scene of an accident, reporting accidents, basic first aid, and extinguishing fires. The course also helps students prepare for mastery of the Commercial Driver’s License written examination. (80 hrs.)

Professional Truck Driver Training

(CVOP-1040 Professional Truck Driver II)

This course provides hands-on instruction on the basic operation of a commercial truck; the principles of visual search, signaling, speed management terrain management and maneuvering in traffic; ways of recognizing hazardous situations in advance, emergency braking techniques, evasive actions, causes of skidding and jackknifing, and techniques for recovering from such emergencies; and the function and operation of all key vehicle systems. (160 hrs.) Prerequisite: CDL Written Skills.

About TJC

TJC is one of the largest community colleges in Texas, with 306 full-time faculty members and 248 part-time faculty members, and 12,000+ students enrolled.

For 94 years, TJC has embodied the true sense of the term "community college," as reflected in its foundational promises to provide students with a quality education, a vibrant student life and opportunities for service to the community.

Comprehensive Academic Programs

With more than 115+ degree and certificate programs, plus extensive training and technical programs, TJC is the best first step for any student, whether they plan to transfer to a four-year institution or gain the skills they need to go directly into the workforce.

When students step onto the 145-acre campus, they are immediately part of the TJC experience, which includes rigorous academics, 62 national championships in athletics; stellar fine and performing arts programs; modern residential facilities; and organizations and clubs that reflect student diversity.

Additionally, more than 2,100 high school students are simultaneously earning college credit each year through dual enrollment opportunities at TJC.


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