Truck Driver Training

Truck Driver Training

Prepare for a career in commercial truck driving.

Are you looking for a career and not just another job? Consider a career as a professional truck driver. Heartland Community College’s Truck Driver Training Program will open the door to a lifetime of job opportunities. Truck driving jobs in all varieties are widely available for those with a commercial driver’s license (CDL).

Program Description

Our Truck Driver Training course prepares you to obtain a Commercial Driver’s License. If you do not already have a valid Commercial Driver’s License Learner’s Permit, you will spend the first week preparing for that exam (you are responsible for paying the $50 fee to the DMV for the permit exam). At the end of the course, you will take a Class “A” License road test administered by the Illinois Secretary of State’s Office.

This course covers the following topics to prepare you for an entry level position in the transportation industry:

  • Endorsement preparation
  • State and federal regulations
  • Log books
  • Map reading and trip planning
  • Complete vehicle training 

Instruction includes classroom lecture, demonstration and behind-the-wheel experience in a Class “A” vehicle. Course fee is $3,750 and includes criminal background check/Motor Vehicle Report, drug screening and Department of Transportation physical.

Program Features

  • 160 hours of instruction in preparation for the Class A commercial driver's license exam
  • Daytime classes begin every 4 weeks and run Monday-Friday 8AM-4:30PM
  • Nighttime classes begin every 8 weeks and run Monday-Friday 5-9PM, March - October
  • No previous experience is required
  • Affordable tuition
  • Refresher courses are also available

We offer a monthly payment plan for students who would like to budget their fees over a period up to 6 months. We do require a minimum deposit of $750 ($150 of this deposit is non-refundable). 

Upcoming Class Dates

The following classes are still accepting enrollment.

  • Daytime Classes Begin: May 30, 2017
  • Nighttime Class Begin: May 8, 2017

Employment Statement for Job Training Programs

Heartland Community College does not guarantee employment upon completion of instructional programs. Students are responsible for researching relevant employment opportunities prior to registration. Students are responsible for understanding the benefits of successful certification attainment. No refunds will be provided if a student fails to complete a course, does not pass a certification exam, or is unsuccessful at obtaining employment.

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Contact Information

Phone: 309-268-8448 Email: Office Hours: Monday-Friday 8AM-3:30PM

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Contact Us

Continuing Education
Heartland Community College
Workforce Development Center, Suite 2400
1500 West Raab Road
Normal, IL 61761
Phone: 309-268-8160
TDD: 309-268-8030
Fax: 309-268-7882
E-mail: Continuing Education

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