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CDL Truck Driving and HVAC Academy

These classes are available through Beaufort County Community College’s Continuing Education Division. To register or for more information, call 252-940-6375 or email continuingeducation@beaufortccc.edu. Ask to join the mailing list for the latest updates.

CDL Truck Driving

The Truck Driver Training program trains students to drive a Class-A combination vehicle and prepares students for their pre-trip inspection, off road skills test and the driving test, which are all components of the NCDMV commercial driver’s license (CDL) exam.

This program is an online hybrid program, with weekly, required online assignments apart from weekly on-campus driving on the weekends. It will include an emphasis on log truck driving, opening up opportunities with local logging companies. This program is made possible through partnerships with Golden Leaf Foundation, NCDOT, Weyerhaeuser, Alligood’s Garage and locally owned insurance groups.

Students must have a valid NCDMV Class-A permit, a valid DOT medical card and a negative DOT drug screen within 30 days of test date. The total $231.25 fee for this course includes the required textbook. Grants and scholarships are available through NCWorks (formerly known as Job Link), State Employees Credit Union, BCCC Foundation and Golden Leaf. Classes start on January 14.

Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Academy Levels 1, 2 & 3

Level 1 HVAC will provide both classroom instruction and practical skills so a student can work as an installer or technician. It will run from 6:00-9:00 p.m. on Mondays and Thursdays starting January 8.

Level 2 students will focus on troubleshooting techniques and HVAC controls. This class also starts on January 8 and takes place on Mondays and Tuesdays at 6:00-9:00 p.m.

Level 3 students will focus on troubleshooting techniques and HVAC controls centered on refrigeration and ductwork. This class begins January 8. It will take place on Mondays and Thursdays from 6:00-9:00 p.m.

Each of these classes costs $181.25, and students will have the opportunity to sit for the EPA Section 608 exam.