John Wood Community College offers its truck driver training courses certified by the Professional Truck Driver Institute, 2460 W. 26th Ave, Ste. 245-C, Denver, CO 80211, telephone 720.575.7444, PTDI,; which issues certificates of completion.
JWCC offers a 16-week Truck Driver Training Certificate which prepares students for the CDL examination leading to employment as Class A truck drivers. This course of instruction also may earn the students a college credential toward an AAS degree in Logistics and Operations Management. During the course, students will learn the basics of logistics and supply chain management as well as the basic introductory information needed to acquire a Class A CDL. Students will gain in-depth knowledge and hands-on experience in the proper operation of Class A trucks. JWCC uses industry standard equipment for training and employs the latest technology, including an up-to-date computer lab.
An 8-week truck driver training program, which is not eligible for federal financial aid (FAFSA), is also available. Students in the 8-week course attend Monday through Thursday from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. This course of study is the traditional "Truck Driving School" approach to attaining a Class A CDL for employment as an over-the-road truck driver.
Class Schedule: A two or four day “pre-session” is held the week preceding class (students already in possession of a valid CDL Learner’s Permit from their state of residence will not be required to attend the first two days of the pre-session). Classes meet Monday through Thursday, 7:00 AM to 4:00 PM, for seven weeks (eight including the pre-session).
Note: Illinois CDL regulations now require individuals to show a birth certificate or passport in order to take the CDL permit test.
Some companies, upon employment, require a Hazardous Materials Endorsement and/or a TWIC Card. The cost for the Hazardous Materials Endorsement is $86.50; the TWIC card cost is $132.00 ($25 discount if you have Hazardous Materials Endorsement first).
John Wood Community College
1301 S. 48th Street
Quincy, IL 62305
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