Requirements  ( in addition to general requirements):

Attain 14 composite score on the ACT;
Score 40.0 or above on the ACCUPLACER Reading Section and a 31.5 or above on the Arithmetic Section;
Earn a “C” or above in Preparation for Composition (ENG 1023) and Introductory Algebra (MAT 1203)
Complete 15 semester hours with a “C” average or above at an accredited college or university and earn a grade of “C” in Introductory Algebra I (MAT1203) and have a High School Diploma or GED.

In addition, applicants for the Commercial Truck Driving Program are required to:

  • Be at least 18 years old. Applicants 18 to 22 years of age are required to submit a written statement from a company, on letterhead, stating the applicant will be hired upon completion of the Commercial Truck Driving Program. According to the Mississippi Department of Public Safety, applicants under the age of 21 will be restricted to intrastate only.
  • Pass Department of Transportation physical requirements, including a drug test.
  • Pass a criminal background check and driver’s history that is obtained and evaluated by Meridian Community College.

Admission requirements, curriculum, and other program information subject to change. See your program advisor/counselor for additional information.