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    Florida State College at Jacksonville
  Oct 02, 2023
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Commercial Vehicle Driving (5100) (C.C.)

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Career Certificate (Clock Hour program)


Florida State College at Jacksonville’s Commercial Vehicle Driving program strives to provide the most complete training needed to obtain a Class A commercial driver’s license. Through partnerships with industry leaders, the Commercial Vehicle Driving program provides the most current information regarding state and federal motor vehicle safety regulations, cargo handling requirements, and basic vehicle maintenance. Upon successful completion of the program our students will have the knowledge base and skills required to be a viable resource within the commercial driving industry.

The Program

This program provides training to obtain a Class A commercial truck driver’s license, including hundreds of miles of road driving experience with licensed instructors under a variety of driving conditions. Students will learn important road safety skills, federal and state motor vehicle regulations, cargo handling, basic maintenance, and vehicle operations and maneuvering.  Prior to enrolling in the program, students must be at least 18 years of age to drive intrastate or 21 years of age to drive interstate, pass a Department of Transportation (DOT) physical exam and drug/alcohol testing before class begins, have a valid Florida driver’s license with no more than six points in violations on his/her driver’s license in the past three years, and have no DUI (driving under the influence) violations within the past seven years.

A minimum grade of C or higher must be achieved in all professional coursework. 

Need More Information? Contact:

Cecil Center, (904) 779-4056


Professional Coursework

A minimum grade of C or higher is required in all Professional coursework.

Total Contact Hours: 320

Graduation Requirements

In order to be awarded a career certificate, students must have met the following requirements.

  1. Fulfill all academic requirements for the chosen program of study as outlined in the Florida State College at Jacksonville catalog and curriculum.
  2. Earn the required number of clock hours for the chosen program of study with a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 (C) on a 4.0 scale on all courses that apply to the chosen program of study.
  3. Complete a minimum of 25 percent of the total clock hours required for a certificate’s program requirements as a student at Florida State College at Jacksonville.
  4. Fulfill all obligations, financial or otherwise, to the College before graduating.
  5. Meet or exceed the program’s exit score requirement(s), if applicable, or meet the criteria to earn a waiver.
Note: Students are cautioned to pay particular attention to the following statements.
  • A student’s graduation date will be the date of the end of the College term in which the student has fulfilled all academic requirements. (The removal of an incomplete grade does not affect students’ graduation dates, since the grade change is effective at the end of the term in which the incomplete grade was assigned rather than the term in which the incomplete work was made up.)
  • Students who enter under the (2023/2024) catalog will be assigned to the degree or certificate requirements in effect during the 2023/2024 academic year. The student’s assigned catalog year will remain in effect as long as the student maintains continuous enrollment. Changes to requirements as mandated by law or by rule of the District Board of Trustees may supersede this provision.
  • Many courses in this catalog have prerequisite requirements and/or corequisite courses listed in the course descriptions. Students are advised to be guided by these requirements.

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