Commercial Driving

Program Overview:

The certificate program in Commercial Driving teaches and prepares students to obtain a Commercial Drivers’ License (CDL) and employment as a truck driver and/or commercial driver.

Career Information and Outlook:

Truck drivers with a CDL can drive a tractor-trailer combination or a truck with a capacity of more than 3 tons. They perform maintenance checks on their vehicles, follow safety procedures for hazardous materials, and operate equipment such as CB radios.

Employment of heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers is projected to grow 6 percent from 2020 to 2030.

Topics You Will Learn About Include:

  • Driving safety
  • Transporting cargo
  • Transporting passengers
  • Combination vehicles
  • Tank vehicles
  • Hazardous materials

Careers in This Field:

  • Line Haul Driver
  • Semi Truck Driver
  • Tractor Trailer Operator

What Do Students Graduate With?

  • High School Diploma from Career Online High School
  • Commercial Driving Career Certificate

Please visit the Course Catalog page for Course listings.

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Heavy and Tractor-trailer Truck Drivers, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/transportation-and-material-moving/heavy-and-tractor-trailer-truck-drivers.htm.