VC Truck Driving course begins Dec. 7
Melinda Bass
Melinda Bass completed VCs Truck Driving course in 2014.

Victoria College’s next Commercial Truck Driving course begins Monday, Dec. 7.

During the seven-week course, students will experience hands-on training, which includes using VC’s state-of-the-art truck simulator and driving an 18-wheeler and a tanker truck. The coursework includes:  

  • Public, street and highway driving
  • Emphasis on safety, rules, regulations and techniques
  • Opportunities to meet with recruiters from the trucking industry

As part of the course, students will take the Commercial Driver License written and driving examinations at the Department of Public Safety. Graduates of the course will be eligible for entry-level employment in the trucking industry.

Students are required to have a valid Texas driver’s license and complete a Department of Public Safety physical examination and drug and alcohol screening.

“Victoria College’s Commercial Truck Driving course is designed to meet the needs of the trucking industry,” said Mary Pullin, VC’s Workforce & Continuing Education program specialist. “The program stresses the basic training principles and skills required to operate commercial motor vehicles under all driving conditions.”

In the Golden Crescent region, truck drivers earn an average of $16 per hour or $33,000 per year and can earn as much as $52,000 annually, according to emsi Career Coach 2015.

For more information, contact Victoria College’s Workforce & Continuing Education Department at (361) 582-2528.

Published: Friday, 13 November 2015

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