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Truck Driving

  • Technical Diploma - Less Than One Year
  • Program Code: 30-458-1
  • Eligible for Financial Aid

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Schedule Options

10 Weeks

  • Mon - Thurs, 7am-5pm
  • Start dates in August, January, March and June

16 Weeks

  • Tues & Thurs, 5pm-10pm and Sat 7am-5pm
  • Start dates in August and January

Continuing Education

Enhance your education and meet your CEU requirements through our continuing education or customized training offerings.


*This program is partially eligible for student loans beginning August 2014.

The trucking industry needs trained professionals with the skills and personal characteristics to get the job done.

  • Independent, but able to follow regulations
  • Excellent driving skills
  • Responsible; concerned for safety
  • Able to follow directions

If that's how you'd describe yourself, the Truck Driving Program could be the training you've been looking for. Your course will provide you with the knowledge you need to begin your truck driving career.

  • Federal and state regulations
  • How to maintain the driver's logbook
  • Safe operating procedures
  • Loading and securing loads
  • Engines, transmissions, and differentials
  • Map-reading
  • Handling related tools and equipment
  • Bills of lading, hazardous materials

Through hands-on, simulation, and on-line instructional experiences, you'll receive training patterned after the day-to-day demands of this career.

  • Shifting 9-, 10-, and 13-speed transmissions
  • Conducting the pre-trip inspection
  • Coupling and uncoupling
  • Backing maneuvers
  • Operating tractors and 48-/53-foot trailers

You may also gain training to give you a competitive edge in your career, including a Class "A" Commercial Driver's License with air brakes: hazardous materials and advanced training in off-road recovery, evasive maneuvers, controlled braking, and skid control.

This program will be a combination of traditional classroom, lab and online computer-based learning. The first 2 days of instruction will be delivered in a face-to-face computer lab. The remaining lecture portion of the courses will be delivered online, facilitated by your instructor.

This program could be what you need to begin a rewarding career!

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Minimum Program Credits Required - 12
Admissions Requirements

Admission Overview

The admissions process has been broken down into phases. Some programs only have one phase, while others have multiple phases.

Phase One: General Admission

  • Submit an online Application for Admission.
  • Pay the one-time $30 application fee. A $20 processing fee is required if you reapply to the college, change your program, or add another program.
  • Applicants without a high school diploma or GED/HSED must take the Compass® Reading assessment and score a minimum of 62.
  • If you have an international degree/diploma you must take the TOEFL® exam and receive a minimum score of 61 on the internet-based test, or 500 on the paper-based test. If you want to be included in a study group to prepare for the TOEFL exam contact Lynette Neibauer at 715-858-1892 or

  • Complete the verification of valid driver's license form. View admission forms.
  • Submit a copy of your valid Wisconsin drivers license.

Admission Process Complete

Once the above items have been completed, you will be considered for enrollment based on current openings in the program.

Additional Requirements

Department of Transportation (DOT) Medical/Physical Requirement form.

Results of controlled substance testing must be submitted before starting classes.

International Students

See our International Students website for more information.

Estimated Costs

2014-2015 Tuition & Fees

View a breakdown of additional fees, on our Tuition & Fees page.

  • $125.85 per credit (resident)
  • $188.80 (out-of-state resident)


The figure below is an estimate of what you will pay for books throughout the duration of your program if you purchase your books through the CVTC bookstore. For more details visit


Total Program Cost

The figure below is an estimate based on current tuition and fee rates and is intended for planning purposes only.