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Technical Diploma

Truck Driving

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Truck Driving Overview

Today’s trucking industry is stronger than ever. Whether you are interested in local, regional, long-haul, or over-the-road truck driving, there are thousands of truck driving jobs available, and CVTC will help you land that job through our Truck Driving program. In 16 weeks or less, you can earn your technical diploma and get out on the open road.

Through hands-on, simulation, and online instructional experiences, you'll receive training patterned after the day-to-day demands of this career, including shifting 9-, 10-, and 13-speed transmissions, conducting the pre-trip inspection, and backing maneuvers. The program is partially taught online, offering you flexibility.

Graduates will obtain:

  • Class A Commercial Driver’s License with air brakes
  • Hazardous materials, doubles/triples, and tanker endorsements if written tests are passed at DMV

Become a truck driver today!

Earn credit for prior learning! Do you have previous educational or work experience in the field? You could be eligible to receive credit for prior learning.

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Just the Facts

Truck Driving
12 Credit Technical Diploma

Program Length
16 Weeks or Less

Delivery Method

Program Location
Eau Claire

Start Months
August, January, June

Next Start Date
August 27, 2024


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Non-Traditional Occupation

Estimated Program Cost 

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 What are estimated program costs? Estimated Total: $3,112

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Career Opportunities

Over-the-Road Truck Driver

Truck Driver

Yardhorse Driver

Graduate Employers


Blue Northern Distributing

Bob Brink, Inc.

Farner Bocken

Indianhead Food Distribution


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Deadline to Apply
August 20, 2024

Program Outcomes

CVTC graduates are ready for the workforce. Each year, we send our graduates the Graduate Follow-Up Survey asking several questions related to employment. Here are the program outcomes and job data.

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Yearly Salary

Our recent Truck Driving graduates reported an average starting salary of $57,336.



65% of our recent Truck Driving graduates got a job in the industry.


Regional Jobs

There are 663 job openings in the CVTC district for the Truck Driving industry.


Credits to Other Institutions

Should you choose to continue your education after you leave CVTC, we have agreements in place with several institutions to ensure an easy transfer.

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Program Courses

These are a few of the courses you will take in this program. Courses and the recommended sequence change from year to year; once you are enrolled in a program at CVTC you will be given a recommended course sequence that outlines what courses you should take and the order in which to take them.

You may search for available courses. If you are ever unsure of what courses to take, talk to your academic advisor. If you are looking for course information for previous years, check out our past catalogs.

Here are a few of the courses you can take in the Truck Driving program.

Sample Courses

Truck Driving 1
Learn the laws pertaining to the operation of a commercial motor vehicle (CMV). This course also focuses on how to properly inspect and operate a CMV safely.

Truck Driving 2
Focuses on understanding the paperwork connected with the trucking industry. This course also covers communication skills and security issues.

Truck Driving 3
Students have the opportunity to plan trips and manage loading procedures. Weight distribution techniques and security issues are also discussed.

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Yilin, Truck Driving Student

Before I came here, I’d only been driving cars for about a half a year. I didn’t even know how to drive a stick shift. The first day I was really nervous, but after the instructor showed me how to do it, I was pretty comfortable driving a truck.


Truck Driving Student

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