Truck Driving - Day Program

Dual Credit High School Academy

CVTC and local high schools have partnered to offer incoming seniors who are interested in pursuing a career in Truck Driving an opportunity to earn high school and college credit. Dual credit academies give high school students a chance to navigate their interests and career options to develop the most successful individualized career path. Credits earned through this academy may be applied to CVTC programs.

Truck drivers are professional drivers who deliver goods between locations. Local truck drivers move goods from terminals and warehouses to factories, stores and homes in the area. Skilled drivers maneuver trucks into tight parking spaces, through narrow alleys and up to loading platforms. This program offers training in local truck driving. Students experience classroom lessons and exercises with the semi-tractor/trailer.

The program has three start dates during the year:  August, January, and July.

Location: CVTC Energy Education Center (Eau Claire)

Requirements: Students must be 18 years or older to participate in the program

Credentials Earned

  • Truck Driving (30-458-1), Technical Diploma
  • Class A Commercial Driver's License with air brakes
  • Doubles/triples, and tanker endorsements if written tests are passed at DMV
Course TitleCredits & HoursCourse Time/Dates
Truck Driving 1  4 cr., 192 hrs.

Day Program (10 Weeks): August 31 – October 28, 2021

T|W|Th   7 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Note: Students must also complete approximately 60 hours of online work. 

Truck Driving 2  3 cr., 144 hrs
Truck Driving 3  3 cr., 144 hrs
Truck Driving 4  2 cr., 96 hrs

Today's trucking industry is stronger than ever. 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, 10-speed, 13-speed and automatic transmissions, conducting the pre-trip inspection, and backing maneuvers.

Course Description

Truck Driving 1
Truck Driving 1 covers the laws pertaining to the operation of a commercial motor vehicle (CMV). This course also focuses on how to properly inspect a CMV and how to operate one safely. Each student progresses according to his or her own abilities with the assistance of an instructor. Student must be 18 years of age when class begins.

Truck Driving 2
This courses focuses on understanding the paperwork connected with the trucking industry. This course also covers communication skills and security issues. Student must be 18 years of age when class begins.

Truck Driving 3
Truck Driving 3 further prepares students to obtain a commercial driver's license. Learners have the opportunity to plan trips and manage loading procedures. Weight distribution techniques and security issues are also discussed. Student must be 18 years of age when class begins.

Truck Driving 4
This course focuses on continuous improvement. This course is designed for students who have successfully obtained a commercial driver's license. Operating skills and the role of a professional truck driver are stressed. Student must be 18 years of age when class begins.

Just the Facts

Fall 2021
12 Credit High School Academy

Registration Status //

Academy Dates //
August 31 – October 28, 2021High School Academies follow all scheduled CVTC breaks.

Days of Week //
Tue - Thu

Times //
7 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Classroom Location //
CVTC Energy Education Center

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Still have questions? Please contact our HS Academies Team at 715-852-1365 for more information.