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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:

  • Minimum 40 hours behind-the-wheel time
  • 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.

  • Classroom instruction: 50 hours
  • Truck yard and open road instruction: 140 hours
  • Total hours of training: 190 hours
  • Company expectations of a professional truck driver
  • Successful attitudes required of a professional truck driver
  • Preparation for Commercial Driver’s License Exam
  • Instruction on all phases of truck driving skills
  • State and Federal laws as they apply to the transportation industry
  • Local and National driving opportunities
  • Dealing with the stress of long-haul truck driving
  • Time management and the professional truck driver
  • Future of the professional truck driving industry
  1. The classroom portion will be Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Class lecture will be held at the Table Rock Campus in White City.
  2. The road and yard training will be held Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Table Rock Campus in White City.
  1. Must be at least 18 years of age.
  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. In the event these standards cannot be met, a waiver may be permitted as described below:

  • Written acceptance of the potential employee’s driving record by the hiring company, documented by a Letter of Commitment to Hire, pending successful completion of the RCC Commercial Truck Driving Program.

  • Should student’s tuition be funded by an agency, that agency’s referring counselor will also need to sign the waiver, acknowledging the impact to placement opportunities.

Required steps prior to registration:
  1. Read the information packet and complete the application
  2. Submit the $250.00 application fee with your application.
  3. Obtain a court copy of your driving record for the past five years from the Department of Motor Vehicles in the state where you were licensed, and submit with your application. (If you held licenses in more than one state in the past five years, a driving record from each state is required.) 
  4. DMV requires all students to provide their birth certificate to obtain their CDL permit.
  5. If you are taking prescription medication you must get a doctor’s release before participating in the yard portion of the training.
  6. Please contact us at 541-956-7303 to make an appointment to drop off the application or mail it to:
    Rogue Community College
    Commercial Truck Driving Program - Building A
    3345 Redwood Highway
    Grants Pass, OR 97527
      or   Email your application to truck@roguecc.edu
  7. To allow for processing: All application materials must be submitted at least two weeks prior to the beginning of class. 
  8. Once the application is turned in and reviewed, acceptance/non-acceptance to the program will be provided by email or phone.
  9. Upon notification of acceptance into the Commercial Truck Driver Training Program, we will schedule a Department of Transportation (DOT) physical and drug screen through RCC’s Agent, Asante Work Health, to be completed no sooner than 30 day prior to the first day of class.
Tuition and Fees/Tuition Assistance
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 541-956-7303.