Admissions Requirements

Admissions Procedures:
1. Connect 2. Visit 3. Decide

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Interview with Admissions

Step 1:

Have a personal interview with an Admissions Representative. This is your chance to get all of your questions answered about the program(s) you’re interested in.

Submit all Requested Forms

Step 2:

Complete and submit all required forms including the enrollment agreement, payment of the application fee, and a meeting with the Campus Leadership Team.

Determining Eligibility

Step 3:

J-Tech will determine your eligibility on the basis of educational background, personal interview, and commitment to becoming a working graduate.

Meet with Financial Aid

Step 4:

Meet with a Financial Aid Officer to determine your financial aid eligibility and options.

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Minimum Admission

Evidence of One of the Following:

  • High School Diploma
  • GED Equivalent
  • A home-study certificate or transcript from a home-study program that is equivalent to high school level and is recognized by the student’s home state or a recognized online accredited high school diploma.

Non-English Diplomas:

Students who possess a high school diploma from a foreign non-English speaking country and wish to enroll must have the diploma translated by an approved agency and be equivalent to a U.S. high school diploma.

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J-Tech Truck Driving student parking the J-Tech-branded Volvo semi truck alongside an instructor.

Applicants to the Truck Driving Program Must:

  1. Meet the minimum age requirement of 18 years old***
  2. Possess a valid driver’s license
  3. Provide a driving record
  4. Pass a physical
  5. Complete a vision exam prior to the start of classes
  6. Complete a drug screening prior to the start of classes
  7. Complete a background check prior to the start of classes

***Applicants to the Commercial Truck Driving Program who are under 21 years of age may be admitted, but must acknowledge that upon graduation, they will only be eligible for a Class A-CDL, with Intra-State restriction.

Background Check

Jones Technical Institute Will Not Accept Students with the Following Criminal Records:

  • A conviction of a violent crime with a weapon, including pleading guilty or no contest
  • A conviction of a sexual assault or sexually related crime, including pleading guilty or no contest
  • A felony conviction involving any type of theft including breaking and entering, fraud, embezzlement, extortion, burglary, robbery, etc.; whether pleading guilty or no contest, unless the crime is more than one year old
  • A conviction of two or more felonies, including pleading guilty or no contest, unless the convictions are more than five years old
  • A conviction of murder, attempted murder, or voluntary manslaughter, including pleading guilty or no contest

Commercial Truck Driving Disqualifications for CDL Application

  • Applicant is under suspension
  • Revocation
  • Cancellation of license in Florida or another state
  • Applicant has a disqualification in Florida or another state for reasons including alcohol citations and serious traffic violations including, but not limited to leaving the scene of an accident, refusal to take an alcohol test, and railroad crossing violations