Commercial Truck Driving

Certificate of Completion (COC)

Commercial Truck Driving

About The Program

The Commercial Truck Driving Certificate of Completion provides the Washington State required 40 hours of classroom training and 120 hours of truck driving skill development to prepare students for the Washington State Class A commercial driver's license exam.

For a roadmap that identifies the preferred sequencing of courses and other specific recommendations from faculty, please see the corresponding program map(s):

Certificate Requirements

DHET 228 Commercial Driving 4
DHET 229 Commercial Truck Driving 6

NOTE: BTEC 100 Computer Keyboarding may be necessary before being accepted into the program depending on level of competency in word processing and other computer skills.

Total credits required to earn this certificate: 10

Students completing this program should acquire the following skills and abilities:

  • Perform a commercial vehicle pre-trip inspection.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the function and operation of key vehicle systems.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of Washington State laws concerning commercial vehicle operation.
  • Demonstrate the basic skills required for safe truck operation including driving, parking, etc.
  • Perform a pre-trip inspection on a Class A tractor/trailer vehicle.
  • Safely couple and uncouple trailers utilizing fifth wheel hitches.
  • Demonstrate safe and efficient commercial truck driving skills, such as backing, parking, etc.
  • Demonstrate the correct use of transmission gearing and braking under various operating conditions.
  • Explain the legal documentation requirements as related to commercial driving.

Revised July 2018 (Effective Fall 2018)


Program planning is based on information available at the time of preparation. It is the student's responsibility to meet with their LCC advisor. Consult the LCC catalog for LCC graduation requirements.

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