ABOUT THE 8-WEEK PROGRAM
Students may choose to take JWCC's eight week truck driver training program, which is not eligible for federal financial aid (FAFSA).
- A prep session is held the week preceding class
- Classes meet Monday through Thursday, 7:00 AM to 4:00 PM, for seven weeks (eight including the prep session)
- Prepare for the Commercial Driver’s License learner’s permit
- Learn what is required to become a qualified professional truck driver
- Train under the guidance of skilled instructors with many years of over-the-road experience
- Acquire the skills to drive tractor-trailer rigs on all kinds of roads, from city streets and rural two-lane roads to interstate highways
To better meet students’ needs, the program is located in the Workforce Development Center, a state-of-the-art, 30,000 square foot facility on fourteen acres with a four-acre maneuvering range. The Workforce Development Center is at 4220 Kochs Lane in Quincy.
Husband-and-wife team truck drivers Tim and Amanda Nash completed JWCC's program in 2006 and hit the open road.
"I had wanted to drive a truck since I was a kid," Tim says, "and the program fulfilled my expectations and then some."
"It's a real change of pace, a different lifestyle and the salary and benefits are great," says Amanda. "The program is really thorough and I felt very well prepared for my career."
Tim and Amanda invested in a JWCC education and in themselves when the training and certification prepared them for jobs with Dot Transportation.
"The benefits of truck driving are phenomenal," Tim adds.