Isothermal Community College

Continuing Education

Training Curriculum

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Classes at the CCC & TI Hudson, CVCC Hickory, Gaston College, Dallas and Isothermal CC, Spindale are certified by PTDI


Member of the National Association of Publicly Funded Truck Driving Schools

The course involves extensive training, divided into 3 parts. Some examples of the training provided in each part are shown below. 


  • CDL Permit & Endorsement Instruction. 
  • Driver Qualification 
  • Driver Wellness 
  • Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations 
  • Hours of Service & Map Reading 
  • Vehicle Inspection 
  • Air Brake Training 
  • Defensive Driving 
  • Cargo Handling 
  • Whistleblower Protection 

Range Driving 

  • Pre-trip Inspection 
  • Basic Vehicle Control 
  • Proper use of clutch and gears 
  • Proper Backing Techniques 
  • Coupling/Uncoupling 

Road Driving 

  • Defensive Driving 
  • Vehicle Control
  • Proper use of clutch and gears
  • Different Roads and Conditions
  • Observation of Highway Laws
  • Loaded trailers
  • Night Driving