The Right Choice
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 and transfer to other universities.
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 and over-the-road 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.
All new Truck Driving applicants will be required to submit a copy of a current FedMed card, which will be obtained at your DOT Physical. Must be completed and sent to CVTC pior to academy class starting.
Additional items at students expense: CDL Permit - $30 at the time the permit is issued, DOT Physical - $90-150 depending on provider. Financial Assistance may be available through United Way funding, for more information contact Student Central at (715) 833-6200.
Students must be 18 years or older to participate in the program.
Day Program (10 Weeks): TBD
7 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Note: Students must also complete approximately 60 hours of online work. Classes run during Spring Break.
Academy Location: CVTC Energy Education Center
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.
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 2This 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 3Truck 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 4This 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.
12 Credit High School Academy
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Academy Dates //January - March 2023High 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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