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 40 hours of classroom lecture and 120 hours of "yard" work (backing skills and pre-trip inspections), and on the road experience.  Program charges include tuition and truck driver instruction fee. 

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

Select a course number below to see a course description.

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.

Program charges include tuition and truck driver instruction fee. 

Recommended Course Sequence

Semester Courses
Fall Semester 1TKDR110

Program Contact Information

Corporate and Community Education

Dirksen 29


Illinois Career Cluster

Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics

Career Pathway:
Transportation Operations

Career Pathway

Pathway programs at ICC have a map that shows the courses/degree requirements that will lead students to their desired education and employment goals.

Career Cluster: Transportation, Distribution & Logistics
Pathway: Transportation Operations
ICC Pathway: Truck Driver

Early College

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Point of Entry

High School Diploma or GED

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Certificate of Completion

Truck Driver Training (7 credit hours)

Industry Credentials

Class “A” license. Optional endorsements available - Hazmat, Passenger, Tanker, Doubles and Triples, and TWIC catf

Employment Information

Bus drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers, light truck or delivery services drivers $12 to 26/hr. Over the road drivers can make more, but varies from company to company. Many companies pay between $0.46 and $0.51 cents per mile.


An Associate in General Studies Degree allows students to combine a broad range of academic courses to suit their specific needs. While it is not designed as a transfer degree, some coursework may fulfill Illinois Articulation Initiative general requirements or transfer to a 4-year institutions. Students who choose this option should work closely with their advisors to determine whether this option meets current and/or future needs.