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Lake Superior College

11501 Hwy 23, Duluth, MN 55808

(218) 733-7600 | Alt: (218) 733-7680 | Website

Truck Driving Program

With the ever increasing demand for professional truck drivers, job placement from the Lake Superior College trucking program is excellent. Get you commercial driver’s license (CDL) while you learn how to drive a tractor-trailer. We’ll teach you about safety, how to maintain log books, and weight distribution. When you finish this program, you’ll have gotten your Class A commercial driver’s license. You’ll leave with the skills and knowledge to be a professional truck driver!

A new addition to the Truck Driving Program is a state-of the-art Virage Simulator. The simulator has shown significant improvement in students’ ability to operate non-synchro manual transmissions. The results are better driving test scores, greater confidence and improved driving test pass rates.

Class A: This license is considered the “universal” CDL, providing the opportunities for driving several different types of commercial trucks and tractor trailers weighing over 10,000 pounds.The first class of our Class A CDL program is our online Theory course. This course prepares you to take your permit exam. Your permit is required prior to any on-road training here at LSC. The next class is the Range/Skills course. In this course you will learn how to maneuver a large combination vehicle in confined spaces, including backing skills on our driving range. Once you are proficient in the Range/Skills course, you will finish with the Road course.

Welcome to Lake Superior College

LSC offers 90+ certificate, diploma and associate degree programs in career/technical fields and pre-baccalaureate majors for students interested in transferring to a 4-year college or university.

Third-lowest tuition rates in the Minnesota State college system

LSC offers affordable, quality, hands-on training for a wide range of in-demand careers. You can also start here and save thousands, then seamlessly transfer to earn a four-year degree.

Beautiful location

LSC’s main campus is set back on a majestic 97-acre wooded lot overlooking Lake Superior and St. Louis River bay. The campus features an award-winning hiking trail, a designated trout stream (Miller Creek) and access to a city-run disc golf course. Duluth, Minnesota has earned the honor of being named the best 2014 outdoors town in America by Outside Magazine.

Nationally recognized

Lake Superior College has been ranked among the 20 best community colleges in the nation for quality and affordability. LSC was also ranked among the 10 most affordable online associate degrees in cybersecurity and among the top 25 best online associate degrees in cybersecurity. The associate in accounting online degree was name as one of the top 50 best online accounting degree programs.

A huge variety of online classes

We offer nearly 200 online classes each semester! Whether you’re learning at home, while serving in the military or as a guest student from another college, you’ll get the same support and resources as on-campus students.

Athletics opportunities

LSC offers men’s and women’s soccer and basketball, a co-ed clay target team and a co-ed cycling team. Go IceHawks!

Three career training centers

LSC Center for Advanced Aviation is home to our professional pilot and aviation maintenance technician programs. LSC Emergency Response Training Center is a regional fire-fighting and emergency rescue training hub and also hosts LSC’s truck driving program in west Duluth. LSC Downtown Center offers state-of-the-art integrated manufacturing training and shop facilities for machining, welding, and computer-aided design.


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