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Northeast Community College – South Sioux City, NE

1001 College Way, South Sioux City, NE 68776

(402) 241-6400 | Alt: (888) 698-6322 | Website



Learn the skills necessary to gain a Class A Commercial driver’s license to operate a semi over the road in this six-week course.

The noncredit truck driving program teaches you the fundamentals of truck operation, safety and government regulations, and necessary record keeping. During the program, students take the Nebraska Department of Motor Vehicles Commercial Driver's license exams. This program is approved for the training of veterans. Many employers require a criminal background check prior to employment.

Individuals with a criminal record may not be eligible for employment in some settings.

You will earn a Certificate of Continued Learning upon successful completion of the course.

Program of Study

A. 190 contact hours of classroom and lab instruction covering such topics as: public and employer relations, accident procedures, extreme driving conditions, hazard perception, regulation agencies (DOT-CVSA-FMCSA), daily logs, fire-fighting, personal health and safety, trip planning, speed and space management, vehicle preventive maintenance, cargo handling and documentation, hazardous materials, basic control of vehicle, coupling and uncoupling, backing and shifting, concourse, city and two-lane highway driving, and other related topics including CDL training and testing.

B. 50 hours of driving (range and street), including accompanying instructor in truck cab and actual driving under supervision. Total of 240 contact hours.

Students are trained in conventional tractor-trailer combination units with ten and thirteen speed transmissions. The number of students is limited to eight per class.

You must be 21 years of age and have a valid driver’s license. Students are also cautioned that the physical requirements for a Class A Commercial Driver License (required for truck-tractor operators) must be consistent with the standards of the United States Department of Transportation. The required drug/alcohol testing includes pre-admittance, random, post accident, and reasonable suspicion testing.

Northeast Community College represents a way of thinking about higher education that proves it’s possible to balance high-quality academics with high-impact experiences. Northeast offers a way that is more responsible, more accountable and more aligned with the realities of the future.


Pursue your degree at a campus that offers much more than just an academic environment. The South Sioux City Extended Campus offers you the opportunity to gain skills on the fast-track to a career or the first steps to a bachelor's degree. If you are looking to earn a bachelor's degree, Northeast has joined Transfer Nebraska, a one-stop site that provides you with a list of courses that will transfer from one school to another – helping you to plan your future, save time and money, and stay on the path to a degree and successful career. You may also transfer to Wayne State College to take additional courses without having to leave the campus.

The South Sioux City Extended Campus is located at 1001 College Way, South Sioux City, Nebraska. The campus has state-of-the-art classrooms, student lounge, study spaces, and a computer and health and science lab, and a training lab that accommodates our welding program.

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