Truck Driver Training
Slide behind the wheel of a big rig with the Truck Driver Training program. Get moving when you pass the Illinois Class A road test. Learn the skills you need for the road.
growth rate projected for truck driving jobs this decade
You’ll practice driving a truck using new simulators. Practice drills without stressing about communications transmission or traffic. Recruitment visits from local companies help many students get hired before they graduate.
This program has a successful record of qualifying students to drive 18-wheel semi-trucks.
Local business partnerships help graduates gain employment while working on extra training.
Truck Driver, Over the Road Driver, Coach Bus Driver
if Full Time
7 Total Credit Hours
What if I attend part-time?
Our Student Success Advisors help with an academic plan that works for you.
+ supplies & fees
Based on 2022-23
What financial assistance can I receive?
Find the plan right for you by connecting with our Financial Aid office.
AVERAGE CLASS SIZE
average per class
Small class sizes mean more individual attention and a higher rate of success.
View the College Catalog to see a complete list of classes for this program.
Meet Our Students and Alumni
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The best part of my job as a CDL driving instructor is knowing that our training makes it possible for people to start a career in a few weeks and provide for their families.Ken Baker, Instructor of Truck Driver Training Program
How Do I Get Into the Truck Driver Training Program?
Are you motivated to learn and start a rewarding career within a short time? Talk to one of our Admissions representatives to learn how to get started.
- Complete our quick admissions application. It’s free and easy!
- Apply for financial aid (FAFSA).
- Apply for ICC Scholarships. Just 1 application for over 600 scholarships.
- Need help? Student success advisors are happy to assist.
- You must be over 18 years of age, meet Federal physical requirements, and have a valid driver’s license.
What Can I Expect As a Truck Driver Training Student?
- A chance to gain skills needed to pass the Illinois Secretary of State Class A road test.
- The ability to drive a Class A, B, or C truck.
- Understanding of trucking rules, regulations and trip protocols.
- An opportunity to earn $35,000-$75,000 annual starting wage.
How Am I Going to Manage This?
What if I am working while going to school?
We have you covered. Many of our students are working adults who balance life and school. We have great resources on campus to help keep you going!
What are my options for funding my education?
Do this first: fill out and file your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). Even if you don’t want federal aid, this document is used by many scholarship and grant programs to evaluate aid packages.
Look for scholarships and grants first because usually they don’t have to be paid back. The ICC Foundation sponsors some scholarships, and grants may be available from Illinois or federal programs. Other organizations also offer scholarships, and we can help you research those opportunities.
Federally guaranteed student loans can be a smart way to fund college. Think about your transfer plans and what your career looks like. Some sources recommend that you cap your borrowing at the level of what you (realistically!) can expect to earn at your first job after college. So, research careers and pay, too.
Of course, savings, jobs, and work-study are key parts of your budget. Your employer may offer tuition reimbursement. Find the tools to make a complete plan for paying for school.