Tidewater Community College CDL Training

Tidewater Community College’s Truck Driver Training Program offers classes that cover Department of Transportation rules and regulations, defensive driving, maintenance, hazardous material and highway and city driving.

Courses Offered

Within the Truck Driving Program,there are a number of courses to give you a well-rounded understanding of the job and industry.

DOT Safety Rules and Regulations

Preventive Maintenance for Truck Drivers

Tractor Trailer Driving

Survey of the Trucking Industry

Cooperative Education in Truck Driving

Class Schedule

Day Classes: Monday through Thursday, 7am-2pm

Night Classes: Tuesday and Thursday, 4:00pm-11pm

Tuition and Fees

Estimated Program cost: $2,965.60 (not including textbooks and supplies) *Based on Fall 2018 in-state tuition. Your actual cost may differ.

The Tractor Trailer Driver Handbook/Workbook, Driver's Daily Log, Hazardous Materials, and Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations are approximately $65. Students are required to purchase a yellow DOT safety vest, available at the Barnes & Noble at TCC bookstore in MacArthur Center, Norfolk.

Financial Aid

Tidewater offers a lot of information and resources for financial aid. Between grants, loans, and scholarships, you can find all the information you need here.

Veterans Benefits

At TCC, The Center for Military and Veterans Education (CMVE) strives to meet the unique needs of military families and veterans. From continuing education programs to workforce training initiatives, they will help you seek the future you want.

Center for Military and Veterans Education Information

Tidewater Community College Location

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    Tidewater Community College
    7000 College Drive
    Suffolk, VA 23435
    757-822-2124

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