West Harrison County Center

Earn Your Mississippi CDL License

About the Program

Commercial Truck Driving is an open admission program that prepares individuals to drive trucks and other commercial vehicles. Instruction includes:

  • Operating diesel powered vehicles
  • Loading and unloading cargo
  • Reporting delays or accidents on the road
  • Verifying loads against shipping records
  • Keeping necessary records

A certificate in Commercial Truck Driving will be awarded at the culmination of a minimum of 8 semester hours of satisfactory study.

This curriculum is based upon data as collected from curricula guides, input from the business, requirements of the Commercial Driver’s License (CDL), and a revision team.

Admission Requirements

Special admission requirements for this program are:

  1. Must be 18 years of age.
  2. Must hold a valid Mississippi driver’s license and have received no more than 3 speeding tickets within the last 3 years.
  3. Must be able to pass a DOT physical and drug screen.
  4. Must have no DUI on record.
  5. Must take the Accuplacer.

Program Requirements

In order to complete this program, students must:

  1. Obtain a Mississippi Commercial Driver’s License
  2. Pass the Mississippi DOT Commercial Driver Written Examination
  3. Complete either the MS-CPAS (Mississippi Career Planning and Assessment System) or a MGCCC Board approved Technical Attainment Assessment where applicable.

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Commercial Truck Driving Coursework

For class times, visit the MGCCC class schedules.

Career Certificate

Course Credit(s)
DTV 1114 - Commercial Truck Driving I 4
DTV 1124 - Commercial Truck Driving II 4

Total Credits: 8

*The A.A.S.O.E. Degree is not applicable for Commercial Truck Driving.

Contact Us

For information on how to become a student at MGCCC, orientation, registration, and our programs, please call (228) 896-2536 or email questions@mgccc.edu.