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).

Class Schedule:

  • 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)

Training Details:

  • 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.

Tim and Amanda Nash"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.