West Harrison County Center
Learn the skills to obtain your CDL and start your career in commercial truck driving.

The Goal

The Commercial Truck Driving program prepares individuals to drive trucks and other commercial vehicles. Earn you Mississippi CDL license with as little as 12 semester hours (320 clock hours).

Job Outlook

The trucking industry serves the U.S. economy by transporting large quantities of raw materials, works in process and finished goods over land. Truck transportation is responsible for a majority of freight movement and are tools in the manufacturing, transportation and warehousing industries. From 2014 to October 2016, wages in this industry grew 7.8 percent and continued growth is expected. Wages are expected to grow steadily, surpassing other blue-collar careers. According to the American Trucking Association, the median pay for truck drivers is $54,000 annually with private fleet drivers earning up to $73,000 annually.


Commercial Truck Driving I & II cover:
  • Operating diesel powered vehicles
  • Loading and unloading cargo
  • Reporting delays or accidents on the road
  • Verifying loads against shipping records
  • Keeping necessary records


Students enrolled in Commercial Truck Driving may earn:

  • Career Certificate
  • CDL License


MGCCC has received a RESTORE Act grant to administer a Gulf Coast Work Ready Program designed to aid coastal citizens in the attainment of basic skills, employability skills and specific industry skills that are needed in high-demand industry sectors along the Mississippi Gulf Coast.

Due to the receipt of the grant, the Gulf Coast Work Ready Commercial Truck Driving program will be offered to eligible students at no cost*.

* Some programs have additional costs associated with criminal background checks, instructional materials and external exam and licensure fees. Students may be responsible for the cost of these items.

Admission Requirements

As a part of the no cost program, students will be required to enroll and complete a “Work-Ready” credential specific to the Mississippi Gulf Coast to include employability skills training. Students must also meet admission requirements of MGCCC as well as program specific requirements.

Students must demonstrate that they are a Mississippi resident.

Contact Us for Enrollment Information

Fill out the form below, and MGCCC will contact you about enrolling in the Commercial Truck Driving program.

  • Select any Work Ready programs you would like to learn more about.
This project was paid for with grant funding from the Department of Treasury and the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality under the Resources and Ecosystems Sustainability, Tourist Opportunities, and Revived Economies of the Gulf Coast Sates Act of 2012 (RESTORE Act). The statements, findings, conclusions, and recommendations are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Treasury or the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality.