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 $12 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.