Isothermal Community College

Continuing Education

Training Curriculum


Member of the National Association of Publicly Funded Truck Driving Schools

Professional Truck Driver Institute Certified Course

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

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 

Contact information

Roger Chester, Director

Phone: 828-726-2386
Fax: 828-726-6302

Chris Thompson, Program Technician

Phone: 828-726-2380
Fax: 828-726-6302