Richmond Community College CDL Training

Class A CDL Truck Driver Training Program

About the Program

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.

This Commercial Drivers CDL A Program Includes;

  • Department of Transportation Physical
  • Department of Transportation rules and regulations
  • Log books and map reading
  • Trip planning
  • Complete vehicle training to prepare you for an entry-level job in the trucking industry.
  • Illinois Secretary of State-administered Class A road test

Payment and Financing Methods

  • Personal financing such as your own bank, loans from family or refinancing an existing loan.
  • MasterCard, Visa or Discover
  • Workforce Investment Solutions (WIS) - Contact your local job service office to see if you qualify for WIS at (217) 875-8753
  • Department of Rehabilitation - Call (217) 875-8703 for more information.

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 Location

  • Richmond Community College location

    Richmond Community College
    One College Park
    Decatur, IL 62521
    (217) 875-7211, ext. 6261

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