Day and night classes are offered to gain the class "A" Commercial Driver's License (CDL). Approved by the Illinois College Board, this course offers seven (7) hours of professional/occupational skill college credits. A certificate will be awarded upon completion.
The program can be completed in four (4) weeks by attending full time, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The part-time evening program can be completed in eight (8) weeks, Monday through Friday, 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Thirty (30) hours of home study is required during the program.
The Richland Community College truck driver program works with many trucking companies that will pre-hire students. The fact is, truck driving is one of the few occupations where students who complete training are almost certain to go to work immediately. Most students receive several job offers prior to completion of their training. Employment assistance is offered through Richland Community College's Truck Driver Training.
Students may register at any time. Full-time classes start every month. Part-time classes start periodically. Training is scheduled around holidays and interruptions caused by weather or other unforeseen circumstances.
Our website offers a job search link for you to explore. You can also follow the links provided to take CDL practice tests.
Richmond Community College
One College Park
Decatur, IL 62521
(217) 875-7211, ext. 6261
Did you know there are also paid CDL training programs available? These are truck driving schools which are owned and operated by trucking companies. They're also known as company-sponsored CDL training programs. These programs can often turn out to be free CDL training! Check out that link to learn more.
Independent truck driving schools and company-sponsored schools are both worthy of consideration and are covered thoroughly in our truck driver's career guide.
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