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Dual Credit High School Academy

CVTC and local high schools have partnered to offer incoming seniors who are interested in pursuing a career in Truck Driving an opportunity to earn high school and college credit. Dual credit academies give high school students a chance to navigate their interests and career options to develop the most successful individualized career path. Credits earned through this academy may be applied to CVTC programs and transfer to other universities.

Truck drivers are professional drivers who deliver goods between locations. Local truck drivers move goods from terminals and warehouses to factories, stores and homes in the area. Skilled drivers maneuver trucks into tight parking spaces, through narrow alleys and up to loading platforms. This program offers training in local and over-the-road truck driving. Students experience classroom lessons and exercises with the semi-tractor/trailer.

The program has three start dates during the year:  August, January, and July.


Students must be 18 years or older to participate in the program.


Course Title

Credits & Hours

Course Time/Dates
Truck Driving 14 cr., 192 hrs.


Day Program (10 Weeks): January 21 - March 26, 2020 Tue - Thu 7 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Note: Students must also complete approximately 60 hours of online work. Classes run during Spring Break.

Truck Driving 23 cr., 144 hrs
Truck Driving 33 cr., 144 hrs
Truck Driving 42 cr., 96 hrs

Academy Location: CVTC Energy Education Center

Today's trucking industry is stronger than ever. There are thousands of truck driving jobs available, and CVTC will help you land that job through our Truck Driving program. In 16 weeks or less, you can earn your technical diploma and get out on the open road.

Through hands-on, simulation, and online instructional experiences, you'll receive training patterned after the day-to-day demands of this career, including shifting, 10-speed, 13-speed and automatic transmissions, conducting the pre-trip inspection, and backing maneuvers.

Course Description

Truck Driving 1
Truck Driving 1 covers the laws pertaining to the operation of a commercial motor vehicle (CMV). This course also focuses on how to properly inspect a CMV and how to operate one safely. Each student progresses according to his or her own abilities with the assistance of an instructor. Student must be 18 years of age when class begins.

Truck Driving 2
This courses focuses on understanding the paperwork connected with the trucking industry. This course also covers communication skills and security issues. Student must be 18 years of age when class begins.

Truck Driving 3
Truck Driving 3 further prepares students to obtain a commercial driver's license. Learners have the opportunity to plan trips and manage loading procedures. Weight distribution techniques and security issues are also discussed. Student must be 18 years of age when class begins.

Truck Driving 4
This course focuses on continuous improvement. This course is designed for students who have successfully obtained a commercial driver's license. Operating skills and the role of a professional truck driver are stressed. Student must be 18 years of age when class begins.

Just the Facts

Spring 2020
12 Credit High School Academy

Registration Status //
Open

Academy Dates //
January 21 - March 26, 2020

Days of Week //
Tue - Thu

Times //
7 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Classroom Location //
CVTC Energy Education Center

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Still have questions? Send Keith Stearns an email or call 715-831-7259 for more information.