Professional Truck Driver Training
If you enjoy being on the road, why not get paid for it? Our intensive Professional Truck Driver Training program prepares you to operate a tractor-trailer semi on city streets, rural roads, and two-lane and interstate highways. You will obtain a Class A Commercial Driver’s License at the completion of the program.
Our hands-on program has a fleet of 12 truck tractors ranging in age from 1991 to 2019 with 9 speed, 10 speed, super 10, 13 speed and automatic transmissions. Your training will be on Peterbilt, Kenworth, Freightliner, Volvo Mack and Sterling tractors with Detroit Diesel, Caterpillar, Volvo, Mack, PACCAR, and Mercedes engines. Our training includes instruction on accident procedures, daily driver’s log, trip planning, hazard perception, speed management, vehicle inspection, extreme driving conditions, defensive driving, and skills development in coupling and uncoupling, backing, shifting, and city and highway driving.
You can start the Professional Truck Driver program in the Fall, Spring or Summer terms. Our intensive, one-term program features hands-on training which includes 70 total classroom hours with lab and behind-the-wheel training which amounts to 170 hours. You will log between 2,000 to 2,500 driving miles. Our schedule is Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. The program offers a face-to-face or a hybrid option where you complete the coursework online and drive Monday through Wednesday during the 8-week session. Due to the length of the program, financial aid is not available but GAP Tuition Assistance is an option.