ET ON THE ROAD TO A NEW CAREER IN JUST 16 WEEKS
Why sit behind a desk when you can sit behind the wheel? A trucking career allows you opportunity for financial reward and professional growth thanks to a job where you’re always on the move. Tidewater Community College’s Truck Driving program offers classes that cover Department of Transportation rules and regulations, defensive driving, maintenance, hazardous material and highway and city driving.
CAREER STUDIES CERTIFICATE - TRUCK DRIVING
Learn how to drive a truck in state-of-the-art simulators that allow you to practice in varied road and weather conditions. Course work qualifies you to obtain your Class A CDL (commercial driver’s license) from the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles.
The Career Studies Certificate in Truck Driving prepares students to obtain a Class A commercial driver’s license (CDL) which allows them to drive tractor trailer trucks. In addition, it will allow them to drive Class B trucks such as buses, dump trucks, and straight trucks.
Students must have a valid Virginia driver’s license and a record free of serious violations. Students must also pass a Department of Transportation medical examination and drug/alcohol screening.
Admission to the truck driving program is selective. General admission to the college does not guarantee you will be admitted. Students must submit all required documentation to be considered for admission and to complete registration.
The Fred W. Beazley Portsmouth Campus encompasses 35 acres in the centrally located Victory Village area of Portsmouth, directly off Interstate 264 and Victory Boulevard. The Portsmouth Campus consists of four buildings, including the student center, which offers views of the ample green space outside. The Quad, which features a statue of TCC benefactor Fred W. Beazley, is an ideal gathering spot for students and faculty.