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).
Our Truck Driver Training course prepares you to obtain a Commercial Driver’s License. You will spend the first week preparing for the Commercial Driver’s License Learner’s Permit (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 $3,900 and includes criminal background check/Motor Vehicle Report, drug screening and Department of Transportation physical. (You are also responsible for paying the $50 fee to the DMV for the road test.)
A deposit of $585 is due at registration. We offer a 6 month payment plan for the remaining balance. Truck Driver Training is eligible for state grant money. Call us at 309-268-8448 for more information.
- 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
- Refresher courses are also available
To begin the Truck Driving training program, you must have a current driver's license issued by the State of Illinois and be 18 years or older.
Non-native English speakers
We want non-native English speaking students to be successful in our work ready programs. That is why you must score at the advanced level in reading, writing, speaking and listening on Adult Education’s assessments before enrolling. If your score falls below that requirement, we encourage you to enroll in Heartland’s free ESL classes as a first step.
Upcoming Class Dates
Next available class dates for 2018:
- Daytime Classes Begin:
- September 10
- October 8
- November 5
- Nighttime Classes Begin:
- October 15
Current Job Opportunities
We offer an installment payment plan and student loans are available through SallieMae. Additionally, Truck Driver Training is eligible for state grant money.
Call us at 309-268-8448 for more information.
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. 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.
Phone: 309-268-8448 Email: Truck.Driver@heartland.edu Office Hours: Monday-Friday 8AM-3:30PM