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Commercial Truck Driving

2018-19 Commercial Truck Driving Grad Guide (PDF)

Certificate of Completion
Major Code: 490205
Courses for this Certificate

About the Program

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.

Program Learning Outcome

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.

Entry Requirements

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.

Advanced Standing

Coursework from accredited colleges and universities will be accepted in accordance with college
policies and the department’s approval. In order to ensure that coursework is current, program
courses over 10 years old must be reviewed and approved by the appropriate department chair
before being accepted toward core requirements. Students must complete coursework in their major
at a “C” or better level before proceeding to advanced coursework.

Graduation Requirements

Students completing all credits in this program with a grade of “C” or better will receive their
certificates. Certain prerequisite courses are graded on a pass/no pass basis only. A grade of “P” for
these courses indicates a student earned the equivalent of a “C” or better grade. Credits earned in this program can
be applied to the Associate of General Studies degree.

Course No.
Course Title
RD90/WR90 College Reading/Fundamentals of Composition or WR91 Fundamentals of Academic Literacy (WR91 substitutes for both RD90 and WR90) or designated placement test score 0-8
  Total Prerequisite Credits 0-8
Required Core Courses
Course No.
Course Title
TD101 Introduction to Commercial Truck Driver Training 2
TD110 Commercial Truck Driver Training Advanced Topics 3
TD120 Commercial Truck Driver Training Practical Applications 7
  Total Program Credits 12

For more information, contact the Commercial Truck Driving program:

Grants Pass, Medford or White City: 541-956-7303
Toll free in Oregon: 800-460-6766
Email: [email protected]
Web address:
TTY: Oregon Telecom Relay Service, 711
3345 Redwood Highway • Grants Pass, OR 97527