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Truck Driving Program Details

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!

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Just the Facts

Truck Driving
12 Credit Technical Diploma

Length of Program:
16 weeks or less

Delivery Method

Program Location
Eau Claire

Start Dates
August, January, and June

Estimated Program Cost
Total Tuition, Fees & Books: $2,602

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Additional Information

Program Outcomes

Non-Traditional Occupation

How To Enroll

Enrolling at CVTC is easy! You will need to complete an online application.  If you are ready to apply now, click here.

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Get a Job

92% of our Truck Driving graduates get a job in the industry.

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Make More Money

Our recent Truck Driving graduates reported an average starting salary of $45,505.

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Degrees in Demand

The U.S. Department of Labor projects 80% of the jobs created in the next decade will require education beyond high school.


These are a few of the courses you will take in the Truck Driving program.
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  • 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.

Transfer Credits

Once you’ve completed your associate degree at CVTC, if you are interested in pursuing further education, we have agreements with several institutions. To view a list of CVTC’s transfer agreements, click here.


  • Dispatch Driver
  • Dump Truck Driver
  • Over-the-Road Truck Driver
  • Transload Driver
  • Truck Driver
  • Tow Truck Operator

Career Outlook

According to the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development and Bureau of Workforce Information, a 2% growth is projected in truck driving positions in CVTC’s 11-county area by 2016.

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