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Sauk Valley Community College – Dixon, IL

173 IL Route 2, Dixon, IL 61021

(815) 835-6212 | Website

Commercial truck driving is one of the fastest growing jobs in the United States. In fact, the Bureau of Labor Statistics indicates that 100,000 more truck drivers will be needed by 2024. Having a Type A commercial driver’s license can put you in the driver’s seat of a new, high paying career.


Week 1

40 hours of classroom instruction that prepares students to receive their Type A driving permit. All instruction occurs at SVCC in room 3K4 (third floor, river side) generally from 8:00am - 5:00pm, Monday-Friday. However, class times may vary.

Weeks 2-4

Training includes 120 hours of behind-the-wheel training in late model tractor trailers. This training prepares students for the Class A (CDL) driving exam. Truck driving training will begin at 8:00am Monday-Friday in Sauk’s East Parking Lot. As students’ skills progress, they will be driving on roads throughout Northwest Illinois.


Sauk Valley Community College is dedicated to teaching and scholarship while engaging the community in lifelong learning, public service, and economic development.


In 1965, the citizens of the Sauk Valley area voted to establish SVCC. SVCC serves the five Illinois counties of Lee, Whiteside, Ogle, Bureau, and Carroll. The College still utilizes the 450,000 ft2 main building that was opened in 1970.

Academic Programs

SVCC confers associate degrees and certificates, but also provides customized business training, community education, and G.E.D. preparation. Students can earn a two-year transfer degree (A.A. or A.S.) and then matriculate to a 4-year institution or they can earn a two-year associate degree in applied science (A.A.S.) or shorter certificates and immediately enter the workforce. At $146 per credit hour, the College provides the most affordable college education in the area.

40 transfer degrees offered.

16 career-technical degrees offered.

31 certificates offered.

12 online programs offered.

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