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San Jacinto College
News Release
Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Scholarships available for truck driving certification at San Jacinto College

PASADENA, Texas — Those who are interested in obtaining certification in truck driving may apply for scholarships to cover tuition and fees at San Jacinto College (SJC).

Thanks to a recent $100,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation, qualified students may receive $2,050 for the six-week course in safety awareness/training for the truck driving workforce. The overall goal of the SJC truck driving program is to increase the number of Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV) operators within the state of Texas. The program enjoys a 100 percent job placement rate upon successful completion of the course and passing of company background checks. Overall job opportunities are expected to increase for truck drivers, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, with approximately 291,900 new jobs created by 2018. 

San Jacinto College weekday and weekend truck driving class schedules are available. For a scholarship application, visit Grant Student Application.doc. For more information about the program, contact the SJC truck driving program at 281-476-1872.

About San Jacinto College
Surrounded by monuments of history, industries and maritime enterprises of today, and the space age of tomorrow, San Jacinto College has been serving the citizens of East Harris County, Texas, for more than 50 years. The Achieving the Dream Leader College is committed to the goals and aspirations of a diverse population of 30,000 students in more than 200 degree and certificate options, including university transfer and career preparation. Students also benefit from the College’s job training programs, renowned for meeting the needs of growing industries in the region. San Jacinto College graduates contribute nearly $630 million each year to the Texas workforce. San Jacinto College. Your Goals. Your College. For more information about San Jacinto College, please call 281-998-6150, visit, or follow us on Facebook at


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