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About the Program

Rogue Community College's 12-credit  Commercial Truck Driver Training Program is accredited by the Northwest Commission of Colleges and Universities and excels over all other comparable programs in this state when you consider the following:

  • Lower costs
  • Highly-experienced, patient, and professional instructors
  • Excellent classroom setting and teaching methods
  • Earn 12 college credits
  • GearMaster Equipment: speed RPM and gear availability indicator system

RCC's certificate program approved by the Oregon Department of Education provides high-quality training designed to develop the skills needed for job placement with a company that is compatible with each student’s needs.

Classes are held at the Table Rock campus in White City, and students should expect to be in class Monday through Friday from 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM. 

This program consists of 50 hours of classroom instruction and 140 hours' of truck yard and open road instruction, delivered in three (3) sections.

  • TD101, Introduction: Three (3) days of lecture dedicated to studying and reviewing the information required to obtain your Commercial Learners' Permit. Students are released early on the third day to complete permit testing at DMV, and obtain their Oregon CDL learners permit. Permits must be obtained prior to the beginning to TD120.
  • TD110, Advanced Topics: Four (4) days of lecture on logbooks, rules, and regulations. Topics include:
    • company expectations and successful attitudes required of a professional truck driver
    • Instruction on all phase of truck driving techniques
    • State and Federal laws as they apply to the transportation industry
    • Local and National driving opportunities
    • Logbooks, ELD's, Cargo Handling & Manifests
    • Time management and safety for the professional truck driver
    • Preparation for Commercial Driver's License Exam
  • TD120, Practical Applications: Eighteen (18) days of behind-the-wheel instruction. Includes CDL skills test given by third-party tester.
Prerequisites:
  1. Must be at least 18 years and have a valid unexpired Oregon driver license.
  2. Must have a reasonable driving record for the past five years 

Driving Record Industry Standards:

  • No more than three moving violation citations in the past three years.
  • No major “at fault” accidents in the past five years, and no more than one “at fault” accident in the past 12 months, or more than two in the past five years.
  • No DUI, reckless, or negligent violations within the past three years.
  • No “Failure to Appears” on Motor Vehicle Record.
  • No Felonies within the past seven years.

The above standards reflect current insurance requirements to be competitively employed in the trucking industry. Not meeting these standards will not always prevent a student from entering the RCC Commercial Truck Driving program, but students should be aware of potential employability issues. 

Job Placement

Truck Driving students need to apply for their professional truck driving positions (mostly online). RCC will provide all necessary documentation to inquiring Trucking companies to assist in placement of graduates as professional truck drivers.  See the list of professional truck driving companies under Resource Links.

Note: If you are self-employed, be prepared to share your Schedule C or 1099 Form with trucking companies as part of the application process. Also needed is a Profit and Loss Statement and reference letters from companies you worked with.

Further information: Contact the RCC Workforce Training Center at 541-956-7116.