West Harrison County Center*
Perkinston Campus
George County Center

*The West Harrison County Center offers the Commercial Truck Driving program to eligible students at no cost through grant funding. Additional costs associated with physicals, drug screen, CDL permit, and licensure fees may apply. Students may be responsible for the cost of these items. Learn more.

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 of completion in Commercial Truck Driving will be awarded at the culmination of a minimum of 12 semester hours (320 clock 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 apply for admission and have been accepted to MGCCC .
  2. Must be 18 years of age.
  3. Must hold a valid Mississippi driver’s license and have received no more than 3 speeding tickets within the last 3 years.
  4. Must be able to pass a DOT physical and drug screen from an approved college provider.
  5. Must have Mississippi DOT Commercial Driver’s Permit.

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
Review NC-SARA: Accepted College Licensure or Certifications by Educational Program & State to learn what states outside of Mississippi accept this program licensure.

Apply to MGCCC

Ready to apply to MGCCC and start your career as a Commercial Truck Driver?

Apply Now

Commercial Truck Driving Coursework

Career Certificate

Semester One

Course Credit(s)
DTV 1116 - Commercial Truck Driving I 6
DTV 1126 - Commercial Truck Driving II 6

Total Credits: 12

Associate of Applied Science of Occupational Education Degree

Not applicable for the Commercial Truck Driving Program

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.

Answer Center Hours

Monday – Friday
8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Want to attend MGCCC?

Contact a College Recruiter