Commercial Truck Driving (CDL)
The Truck Driver Training program at Beaufort County Community College will train students to drive a Class - A combination vehicle and prepare students for their pre-trip inspection, off road skills test and the driving test which are all components of the NCDMV commercial driver's license (CDL) exam.
The truck driver training program will train students to drive a combination vehicle (tractor trailer) with the anticipated outcome of obtaining their Class-A Commercial Driver’s License (CDL). The program will include classroom instruction, track instruction, and behind-the-wheel driving. The course will take approximately 16 weeks to complete. At the completion of the class, students will be road-tested by Beaufort County Community College’s third party examiners.
Spring 2017 will introduce a log truck driving specific curriculum to the program! This will allow students to learn how to safely maneuver with a dry van storage trailer, flat bed, and log truck trailer.
The CDL Truck Driving Program is a 16 week, 384 hour, class that instructs students in both knowledge necessary to drive a Class-A and Class-B vehicles as well as hands on, over-the-road, driving experience.
Online hybrid classes are offered via Blackboard and can be completed from your desktop computer, tablet, and even your smartphone!
Due to the overwhelming need for truck drivers, the trucking industry has been working to continually increase driver's pay. According to the ATA American Trucking Trends 2015, produced by the American Trucking Association, entry level truck drivers can earn around $35,000 to $42,000 a year. Additional information includes:
- In 2014, trucks moved 9.96 billion tons, or 68.8%, of all domestic freight.
- The $700.4 billion in revenue accounted for 80.3% of all freight transportation spending.
- Trucking employed more than 7 million people, including 3.4 million drivers.
- Combination trucks logged 168.4 billion miles in 2013, or an average of 69,000 per truck.
- Since Deregulation, the number of registered motor carriers has grown by 68 times to more than 1.3 million carriers.
- Commercial trucks paid $16.5 billion in federal highway user fees in 2013.
The ATA also predicts that the amount of good transported via tractor trailer trucks will increase 75% from 2013 to 2025.
The truck driving program at BCCC will help you gain the skills and understanding needed to become part of one of the fastest growing job markets in the United States right now.
BCCC does not have a job relocation program but the program has guest recruiters, drivers, and representatives visit from various local and internationally based companies.
BCCC's Truck Driving Program has previous students driving for companies including:
McElroy Truck Lines, Inc.
Minges Bottling Group, Inc.
Coastal Beverage Co.
MCT Transportation, LLC
AND MANY MORE!
Funding assistance may be available through your local NCWORKS Center (formerly known as Job Link). For more information and an eligibility assessment, please click on the NCWorks Fee Waiver Funding link at the left.
There are also scholarships available through State Employees Credit Union and Golden Leaf. Please click on the Scholarship Opportunities link at the left to learn more.
Individuals who qualify for the NCWorks Fee Waiver Funding link can be sponsored for the cost of the class and books. Golden Leaf applicants who qualify can receive up to $250.00 towards tuition and books. The BCCC Foundation scholarship can aid students up to $500.00 towards tuition and books. State Employee Credit Union applicants who qualify can receive up to $750.00 towards tuition and books.
The next class is scheduled for July 9, 2017 through October 29, 2017.
Online classroom weekly with labs and driving on Saturdays and Sundays from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Courses will have to meet a minimum enrollment number in order to begin.
Classroom hours will be completed online via Blackboard with students meeting for a one hour classroom session on Saturday morning and labs/over-the-road driving on Saturday and Sundays.
All students, including refresher students, will need to purchase books and participate in the classroom portion in addition to the labs.
To register students must present the following at the time of registration:
- CDL Class-A permit – this must be a current permit that will not expire during the program.
- Valid DOT Health Card
- Drug Screen Results – within 2 weeks but no later than a month of registration.
- Registration fee, $231.25 (online) (ALL documents must be submitted to be registered)
If students are interested in obtaining their Class B Passenger Bus License, they will also need to obtain that permit, at DMV, prior to registering for the class (Class-B Permit).
Students will be subject to random drug screening throughout the duration of the course, per NCDOT and NCDMV laws.
Classes held in Building 11 – Room 115
Total Registration Cost: $231. 25 (Online)
Registration fee: $180, Random Drug Test fee: $45.00, Accident fee: $1.25 (online class includes a $5.00 technology fee)
Books Package Includes: $118.00 (Located at the BCCC Bookstore).
Textbook, Log Book Trainer, Logbook, Road Atlas, and FMCSR Pocket Book.
*book prices are subject to change without notice
(Random drug fee and accident fees are non-refundable upon enrollment).
Pay in person at the front desk of building 8, by phone at the front desk at (252) 940-6375, by phone with the director at (252) 940-6262, or by mail to the information below.
Beaufort County Community College
Attn: Continuing Education Registration and Records Department
5337 U.S. Highway 264 East
Washington, NC 27889
BCCC accepts Visa, Master Card, and Discover credit cards.
Students must officially withdraw from class prior to the first class meeting to receive a full refund.
Students must officially withdraw from class prior to the official 10% point to receive a 75% refund.
Students who withdraw after the official 10% point will not receive a refund.
Registration fees for self-supporting classes are non-refundable once the class begins (contact Justin Rose with any refund questions).
ATTENTION: Students who have completed our program can search for hiring companies below! Also, contact Justin Rose for local companies that are hiring!
For more information contact the Director of Industry Training.
Director of Industry Training
BCCC, Building 8, Room 808C