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Louisiana Technical College

Commercial Vehicle Operations

CIP 490205
Technical Competency Area (TCA)

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Mission and Program Description:

The purpose of this program is to prepare individuals for employment as professional tractor-trailer drivers. The program is a short-term training course designed to prepare students to enter the truck driving industry. The program content includes instruction in operating diesel powered tractor trailer rigs, identifying common vehicle components, defensive driving skills, actual driving on rural, urban and interstate highways, handling cargo, backing and maneuvering tractor trailers, documentation and verification of loads, logging and the performance of vehicle inspections.

Length of Program:

10 Semester Credit Hours

Education Requirements:

A High School Diploma or GED is not required, but is recommended
Age Requirement: 18 years of age or older
Placement Exam Scores: Spring 2008 Program Placement Score Chart (PDF)
TCA (Fall 07)

COMPASS Scores: Read 64; Math 31; Engl./Writ.  25
ACT Scores: Read 14; Math 16; Engl./Writ.13

Approximate Total Cost of Books and Supplies:

Contact the Student Affairs Office of the campus of your choice

Licensure/Certification: Commercial Drivers License

The objectives of the Commercial Vehicle Operations program are to:

  • Provide the opportunity to learn the skills, competencies, and proficiencies which will prepare students for employment
  • Prepare students to compete successfully in the labor market
  • Develop work habits, personality traits, and attitudes that are essential to success in the field.
  • Provide special educational needs on an individual basis.
  • Emphasize safety procedures and defensive driving techniques.





An application or re-application fee and a testing fee per component are charged for each Application for Admission submitted.

Tuition is paid by the semester. (SEE - Tuition and Fees) Students are also required to purchase books and supplies separately. Contact your host campus for a complete projected cost of this program.

The college accepts cash, personal and company checks, MasterCard or Visa for all fees. A percentage of tuition and fees are refundable up to the tenth day of instruction. No refund will be made after the tenth day.