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John Wood Community College

4220 Kochs Lane, Quincy, IL 62305

(217) 224-5362 | Alt: (217) 641-4971 | Website

8 Week Truck Driver Training

Students may choose to take JWCC’s eight week truck driver training program, which is not eligible for federal financial aid (FAFSA).

A prep session is held the week preceding class

Classes meet Monday through Thursday, 7:00 AM to 4:00 PM, for seven weeks (eight including the prep session)

Prepare for the Commercial Driver’s License learner’s permit

Learn what is required to become a qualified professional truck driver

Train under the guidance of skilled instructors with many years of over-the-road experience

Acquire the skills to drive tractor-trailer rigs on all kinds of roads, from city streets and rural two-lane roads to interstate highways

To better meet students’ needs, the program is located in the Workforce Development Center, a state-of-the-art, 30,000 square foot facility on fourteen acres with a four-acre maneuvering range. The Workforce Development Center is at 4220 Kochs Lane in Quincy.

The 16-week truck driver training certificate prepares students for the Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) examination leading to employment as Class A truck drivers. Students gain in-depth knowledge and hands-on experience in the proper operation of Class A trucks. JWCC uses industry standard equipment for training and employs the latest technology, including an up-to-date computer lab. This program includes the basics of logistics and supply chain management and offers students the opportunity to attain a stackable college credential toward an AAS degree in logistics and operations management. The JWCC truck driver training courses are certified by the Professional Truck Driver Institute.

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