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Autonomous Vehicle Driver & Operations Specialist


In as quickly as one semester, driving professionals can learn how to operate and work with self-driving trucks. This certificate program teaches students how to interact with autonomous vehicles, the basics of computer hardware components, electrical systems, safety, health and environmental regulations, and domestic freight transportation.

Career opportunities include positions as an autonomous commercial vehicle driver trainee, co-driver or operations specialist.

Graduates who complete this program may have job opportunities with various autonomous trucking companies partnering with Pima Community College to improve this program as the technology evolves.

Title IV Financial Aid eligible: No

Special Admission program: In order to be fully admitted to this program you must have a current Class A Commercial Drivers License.


Truck Driver Training Site
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Contact Information

Division of Workforce & Continuing Education
Dean: 520.206.4587
Center for Transportation Training Office: 520.206.2744
[email protected] 


Completing this program can lead to employment in a variety of different careers. Here are some examples of occupations related to this program with associated Pima County-based annual median wages. Some careers may require additional education or training. Source: EMSI

Occupation Annual Median Wage
Class A Vehicle Drivers $51,037
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Driver  $40,196
Light Truck or Delivery Services Driver $26,303

Academic Options

Continue to build skills in areas related to the program, such as Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Automated Industrial Technology and Computer Information Systems. Contact a Center for Transportation Training adviser first to discuss your options.

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