The Truck Driving Program includes 320 hours of education consisting of classroom and hands-on yard and road training. In addition to driving skills, students learn map reading, trip planning, log keeping, vehicle systems, cargo handling, driving under adverse conditions, defensive driving, and transporting hazardous materials. The mandatory written examination and the driving test must be taken at a designated commercial driver’s license testing center for licensure or permit. Equipment for the driving test will be provided to ECC students. To be commercially licensed intrastate, students must be at least age 18; age 21 for interstate and/or to transport placarded hazardous materials.
ECC is a comprehensive community college serving students at every stage of their educational journeys. From university transfer programs to continuing education classes to childcare and arts center events for the community, ECC offers something for everyone.
At ECC, you’ll join a welcoming community of faculty and staff who care about your success. Our 10,000 students and more than 40,000 alumni represent a diverse range of backgrounds, ages, career interests, and goals—while sharing a strong sense of community and a commitment to success.
A Beautiful Campus in a Great Location
Conveniently located halfway between Chicago and Rockford, ECC is easily accessible from several major highways. At our park-like campus setting, you’ll enjoy peaceful vistas and state-of-the-art educational facilities. View campus map.
Programs for Everyone
Choose from 138 degree and certificate programs and dozens of continuing-education classes. Whether you want to take a dance class, attend a concert, earn an in-demand certificate, or transfer to a four-year university, ECC is the place for you.
A Great Value
Tuition is a fraction of what you would pay at any other school. In addition to quality instruction taught by our esteemed faculty, we offer generous scholarships and financial aid packages that bring your costs down even further. Why choose anywhere else?