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Commercial Truck Driving

Program Length

Four Weeks
Eight Weeks

Degree(s) Offered

Career Certificate

The program is a combination of classroom, hands-on-equipment training, and  actual road driving. It includes fundamental instruction on safety, Department of Transportation rules and regulations, driving practices, air brakes, hazardous materials, and emergencies. Operating diesel powered vehicles, practice in performing vehicle inspections, coupling and uncoupling, maneuvering, backing, and driving a tractortrailer truck under varying road and climate conditions. Includes, loading and unloading cargo, reporting delays or accidents on the road, verifying loads against shipping records, and keeping necessary records. Also instructions in proper shifting, log books, preparing paperwork, and map reading


If you have any questions regarding the Commercial Truck Driving Program, please feel free to contact us at (601) 477- 5440 or email billy.miller@jcjc.edu or randall.beets@jcjc.edu.

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Jones County Junior College is accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

Career Opportunities Include

Opportunities in truck driving should be favorable over the next several years as it has among the greatest number of job openings each year. Jobs are numerous for both long-haul and local drivers. There are job openings already in our surrounding areas.

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Curriculum

How to Enroll

  • Step 1 - Complete a Jones Admissions Application. Applications can be completed online or mailed to: Jones County Junior College, Admissions Office, 900 South Court Street, Ellisville, MS 39437. 
  • Step 2 - Send an official copy of the final high school transcript, previous college transcript, and/or GED scores to the Jones Admissions Office.
  • Step 3 - Must have D.O.T. Health Card.
  • Step 4 - Applicants must receive a negative test result on drug screen test conducted by a certified laboratory and have the results submitted directly to the college.

Billy Miller 
Instructor 
Industrial Services Bldg. Room #132
billy.miller@jcjc.edu
(601) 477-5440

Randall Beets
Instructor
Industrial Services Bldg. Room #132
randall.beets@jcjc.edu
(601) 477-5440

Steven Zugg
Instructor
Industrial Services Bldg. Room #132
steven.zugg@jcjc.edu
(601) 477-5440

DTV 1114 – Commercial Truck Driving I
Prerequisite: None. Fundamental instruction on safety, rules and regulations,
driving practices, air brakes, hazardous materials, and emergencies. Includes instruction and practice in performing vehicle inspections, coupling and uncoupling, maneuvering, backing, and driving a tractor trailer truck under varying road and climate conditions. Four semester credit hours: One hour lecture and six hours lab.

DTV 1124 – Commercial Truck Driving II
Prerequisites: DTV 1114 and valid commercial truck driving learners permit. Continuation of Commercial Truck Driving I with additional instruction on safety, rules and regulations, driving practices, air brakes, hazardous materials, and emergencies. Includes instruction and practice in performing vehicle inspections, coupling and uncoupling, maneuvering, backing, and driving a tractor trailer truck under varying road and climate conditions. Four semester credit hours: One hour lecture and six hours lab.

DTV 1138 – Commercial Truck Driving Internship
Prerequisites: DTV 1114 and DTV 1124. Under the supervision of a company trainer, this course will enable the student to apply the training he/she received at Jones County Junior College with the trucking company of his/her choice. The student will earn a salary during this internship (OJT). The successful completion of this course will enable the student to drive solo with the company of his/her choice. Eight semester credit hours: 200 hours lab.

DTV 1148 – Commercial Truck Driving Supervised Work Experience
Prerequisites: DTV 1144 and DTV 1124. A course which is a cooperative program between industry and education designed to integrate the student’s technical
studies with industrial experience. Variable credit is awarded on the basis of one semester hour per 45 industrial contact hours. Eight semester credit hours: 200 hours lab.

DTV 1923 - Special Problems
Discuss the fundamental information to be prepared to pass the General Knowledge
Test, Driving Safety, Transporting Cargo Safely, Transporting Passengers Safely, Air Brakes, Combination Vehicles, Doubles and Triples, Tank Vehicles. Special sections on Hazardous Materials, School Bus, Pre-Trip Inspection Test, Basic Control Skill, and On the Road Driving. Three semester hours credit.