Truck Driver Training Program

Tractor trailer drivers are prepared to take the Illinois Secretary of State administered Class A Road Test, which results in a Commercial Drivers License (CDL). Drivers with CDLs are employed by a variety of trucking industry companies. Subjects covered include trucking and transport regulations, reporting, map reading and trip planning, as well as driving techniques. The program consists of 48 hours of classroom lecture and 112 hours of "yard" work (backing skills and pre-trip inspections), and on the road experience.

Admission to the Program:

Admission criteria include:  ability to read and write the English language; minimum age of 18 (those over age 21 receive greater placement assistance); ability to meet the Federal Department of Transportation requirements; a valid regular driver´s license; and acceptable driving history.


Certificate (Certificate Program)
Total Credit Hours: 7

Program Requirements

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Required Program Courses

Course Name Credit Hours

Students enrolled in this program must meet with their assigned advisor to plan a specific course schedule meeting Illinois Central College and personal requirements.

Prior to enrolling in this program, students are encouraged to obtain a copy of their Motor Vehicle Report from the Secretary of State´s Drivers License Bureau.


Recommended Course Sequence

Semester Courses
Fall Semester 1PDTTD 110

Program Contact Information

Professional Development Institute


Illinois Career Cluster

Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics

Career Pathway:
Transportation Operations