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Delaware County Community College

901 S Media Line Rd, Media, PA 19063

(610) 723-2000 | Website

Commercial Driver's License Training Program

Embark on a new career in commercial truck driving. Begin in the classroom, where you will learn about the vehicles, basic truck driving controls, pre-trip inspection, cargo handling, emergency protocol and more. Then on the driving range, you will practice mastering operation and control of the vehicle. Finally, take your newly acquired skills on the road, with our experienced instructors by your side guiding you through what you need to know to be successful. Upon graduation, you receive a certificate plus all the skills you need to obtain your commercial driver’s license (CDL) and land an entry-level position in commercial trucking.

Skills and Competencies Taught

Shifting/operating transmissions

Backing up and docking

Space management

Vehicle communications

Night driving

Extreme driving conditions

Vehicle maintenance

Pre and post-trip Inspections

Class Schedule

Week 1 – 40 Hours Classroom

Week 2 – 40 Hours Range/Pre-trip

Week 3 – 40 Hours Range/Road

Week 4 – 42 Hours Range/Road – testing (2 hours)

Pass the Test and Obtain a Job

The material presented in this Class A CDL program is designed to enable you to take and pass the Commercial Driver’s License test in your state of residence. As a graduate, you will have sufficient skills and knowledge to find your first job as an entry-level tractor trailer driver with a quality carrier. We partner with many companies that have in-house training departments that provide additional training to entry-level drivers. Local employment opportunities also exist for the more capable graduates.


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