Commercial Vehicle Driving
The Commercial Vehicle Driving program prepares students for entry-level employment as a truck driver. It focuses on safety issues, federal rules and regulations, private one-on-one driver training instruction, acquiring the class "A" CDL License, and local or over-the-road job placement. IRSC has joined with the SAGE Corporation, the nation’s foremost operator of professional truck driving schools, to train the safest, most professional and proficient entry-level drivers in the country.
Once You Complete the Program
Graduates pursue employment driving vehicles such as semi-trucks, tractor-trailers and buses. Traditional job opportunities involve driving, and loading and unloading freight along established routes. Non-traditional job opportunities include highway maintenance technician, engineering equipment operator, construction equipment operator, terminal manager, recruiter, dispatcher and chauffer.
Information sessions take place on Tuesdays at 2:00 p.m. and Thursdays at 5:30 p.m. at the Indian River Academy (IRA) site, located at 5900 Tedder Road (room 105) in Fort Pierce.
Academic Plans/Guided Pathways for Commercial Vehicle Driving
For course descriptions, see the College Catalog.Academic Plans/Guided Pathways are recommended sequences of courses and prerequisites needed to complete your degree. It is a general suggestion for when to take your courses; it is not a course schedule. Students should meet with their advisors to make appropriate course selections. The Academic Plans/Guided Pathways listed below are for the current academic year. Students should consult with their advisors for plan requirements specific to their academic year.
Commercial Vehicle Driving Career Training
Students enrolled in Career Training programs build increasingly sophisticated skills in 150-hour modules. Apprenticeship programs feature on-the-job training.