Our certificate includes 320 hours of education consisting of classroom and hands on yard and road training. In addition to driving skills, students learn map reading, trip planning, log keeping, vehicle systems, cargo handling, driving under adverse conditions, defensive driving and transporting hazardous materials. The mandatory written examination and driving test must be taken at a designated commercial driver's license testing center. Equipment for the driving test will be provided to ECC students. To be commercially licensed intrastate, students must be at least age 18; age 21 for interstate and/or to transport placarded hazardous materials.
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. This course will include vehicle systems, D.O.T. rules and regulations, logs, and all legal topics of interest to trucking and transportation. Additional topics include defensive driving, cargo handling, hazardous materials.
This course is offered in the fall, spring and summer. The course is available at the Main Campus, Campus & Internet, Satellite Location, Internet Location.
You may qualify for financial aid. We connect students to more than $18 million in financial aid each year. Learn more about how you can apply for financial aid today.
Elgin Community College
1700 Apartan Drive
Elgin, IL 60123
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