CDL-A Semi Tractor Trailer Driver Training
Earn a Commercial Driver's License (CDL) for Class A vehicles and you'll be able to drive tractor-trailers, truck and trailer combinations, livestock carriers, and flatbeds.
MCC offers 160-hour and 240-hour comprehensive, hands-on CDL training programs to prepare you to take the Secretary of State Class A test. You'll be trained on city, county, and federal highways under real-world conditions. Practice behind the wheel with the same equipment used to take the Secretary of State Class A test.
You must be at least 18 years of age, be able to read and write the English language and have a valid driver's license at the time of registration. Class sizes are limited.
This is a noncredit career training certificate program that will prepare you to earn an industry-recognized credential.
- How long is CDL driver training?
In the 160-hour course, you'll receive 40 hours of classroom instruction and a minimum of 120 hours of yard and road skills.
In the 240-hour course, you'll receive 40 hours of classroom instruction and a minimum of 200 hours of yard and road skills.
- When are CDL driver training courses offered?
Courses offered on a continuous basis - new courses begin weekly!
- Where will I take CDL driver training classes?
You'll take classes at the Eagle Training Services site, located at 1096 Pingree Road in Crystal Lake.
- Will I have a CDL license at the end of my course?
By successfully completing a course, you'll be eligible to take the Class A CDL test through the Illinois Secretary of State Office at the Eagle Training Services site.
- What do CDL driver training courses cost?
- 160-hour CDL driver training course fee $5,000
- 240-hour CDL driver training course fee $6,000
The course fee includes your Department of Transportation pre-employment physical and NIDA-5 drug screen.
You will need to pay an additional $50 permit fee to the Secretary of State and a $20 Motor Vehicle Report fee to the Department of Motor Vehicles.
- Can I get financial aid to help pay for a CDL driver training course?
As a non-credit student at MCC, you may be eligible for a private loan for education. Ask about private loans during the mandatory pre-registration orientation.
Apply for a non-credit career training scholarship » Scholarships are awarded based on financial need and the availability of scholarship funds. Awards are not guaranteed.
CDL courses are Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) approved.
- How do I register for a CDL driver training course?
Call (815) 479-7879 to schedule a brief pre-registration orientation.