Our intensive four-week, 160-hour course will help you prepare for the written part of your Commercial Driver’s License, as well as your driving test. This program meets state and federal training requirements for becoming a commercial truck driver. Through classes and on-the-road practice, you’ll learn to safely drive Class A combination vehicles, with additional study in airbrakes and driving double- and triple-trailer vehicles and tankers. Once you have obtained your CDL, you will receive assistance with job placement.
Prior to the start of the course, students must:
Be 18 years of age or older
Have a valid Washington state driver’s license
Pass the Department of Transportation (DOT) physical and drug screen
Innovative. Student-centered. Outstanding faculty. At Peninsula College, our unique environment encourages you to explore new possibilities. The college is innovative and student-centered with excellent faculty and small classes. Our learning facilities feature striking architecture and classrooms with advanced instructional technology and equipment. We offer international learning experiences and are actively involved in our local community. What’s more, we provide many extra-curricular opportunities: championship athletic teams, student clubs and activities, and an array of cultural and fine arts events throughout the year.
The World Is Your Classroom
At Peninsula College, learning is not confined to enclosed classrooms or the lecture hall. Instead, the entire campus and the Olympic Peninsula become teaching laboratories as students and faculty move outdoors to take full advantage of all that our unique area has to offer.
Anyone familiar with the college would not be surprised to find a language, philosophy, or literature class meeting in the middle of the college plaza on a bright sunny day, or to see our incredible PC Jazz Ensemble performing in front of the Pirate Union Building (PUB) Student Center. Nor is it unusual to find small groups of students and their teachers embarking at dawn for field trips to the nearby ocean, Olympic National Park, or the rain forests to discover and study native marine life, fauna, and flora in their natural habitats.
You can even spend one or more quarters studying in another country if you choose or take language and cultural classes from visiting professors from other countries. At Peninsula College we have developed a special educational experience carefully designed for student success.