Truck driver training classes to begin at BCCC

Published 6:05 pm Monday, December 28, 2015

From Beaufort County Community College

Classes will begin Tuesday, Jan. 5, in the Truck Driver Training School at Beaufort County Community College to train students to drive a tractor-trailer and help them obtain their class-A commercial driver’s license.

The truck-driving school is operated by the Division of Continuing Education at BCCC.

It includes classroom instruction, driving range instruction and behind-the-wheel driving of a Class-A combination vehicle. Students will gain experience driving during various hours of the day and night and will be road tested by BCCC’s third-party examiner.

The course is scheduled to end April 19.

Class will be 6 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays in room 114 of Building 11 on the BCCC campus. Driving practice will be held 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays and will include off-road vehicle control skills and road trips.

The cost of the program is $221.25 and includes a registration fee of $180 for the CDL class and three initial road tests, a $40 fee for a random drug test and a $1.25 accident fee. Students are required to purchase a $115 textbook.

A limited number of scholarships from the Golden LEAF Foundation or the State Employees Credit Union may be available for students who qualify. Funding assistance may also be available through the local NCWORKS Center.

Information about these scholarships is available at the BCCC website at Click on the Continuing Education link to learn more.

All students are required to have their commercial driving license permit, Department of Transportation health card and original drug test at the time of registration. Students will also be subjected to random drug screening throughout the course.

For more information about BCCC’s truck driver training program, contact Justin Rose, director of Occupational Extension, at 252-940-6262 or by email at

Students may register by calling 252-940-6375 or in person in Building 8, room 802, on the BCCC campus. BCCC accepts Visa, MasterCard and Discover. Checks payable to Beaufort County Community College may be mailed to the attention of Eva Peartree, 5337 U.S. Highway 264 East, Washington, N.C. 27889.

The course will begin on the scheduled date and time pending sufficient student enrollment for the class. Otherwise, the course may be postponed or cancelled.