Clark State's Commercial Transportation Training Center (CTTC) offers several truck driver programs of varying duration and intensity, for both corporate employees and newcomers to the industry. These truck driver programs are available Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Programs conclude with the participants obtaining Class "A" or Class "B" CDL licensing and job placement assistance if needed.
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The increasing needs of the trucking industry offer substantial opportunities to individuals entering the workforce or those seeking to change to a rewarding truck driver career. Learn more about the truck driving industry by visiting FleetDirectory.com and the Occupational Outlook Handbook.
All tuition costs include physical, drug screen, CDL permit, CDL test and CDL license fees in addition to all truck driver training materials.
CDL "A" Truck Driver Program
This five-week truck driver course runs Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. and starts with 80 hours of classroom instruction that includes defensive driving, logbook and hours of service, map reading and trip planning, vehicle inspection, vehicle familiarization, coupling and uncoupling and backing. Another 120 hours are dedicated to truck training. The cost of the five-week truck driver program is $5,100*.
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Range work is designed to allow students to develop their truck driver skills in a controlled environment. These skills consist of:
Right and left turns • Alley dock • Shifting skills • Safe backing skills
Normal and panic stopping • Conventional parallel park
The over-the-road driving portion of the truck driver program consists of training on all types of roads: city, county, state and interstate highways. This will allow our students to get valuable experience in handling a tractor-trailer in all types of traffic situations. Class size ranges from 12-15 students, which allows our school to provide the individual training that might be needed by our students.
Students who attend any of our CDL "A" truck driver programs can receive the Passenger/School Bus Endorsement training for an additional amount of $500.
CDL "B" Passenger / School Bus Endorsement Program
This 60-hour program starts with 32 hours of classroom instruction that includes entry level driver training as required by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, defensive driving, vehicle inspection, vehicle familiarization and backing. Another 28 hours are dedicated to bus driver training. The cost of the program is $2,200.
Range work is designed to allow students to develop their driver skills in a controlled environment. These skills consist of:
Pre-trip inspections • Parallel parking • Alley dock
straight line backing skills • Reverse lane change
The over-the-road driving portion of the program consists of training on all types of roads: city, county, state and interstate highways. This will allow students to get valuable experience in handling a passenger vehicle in all types of traffic situations. Class size ranges from three to nine students, which allows our school to provide the individual training that might be needed by our students.
Tractor-Trailer Refresher Program
This three-week course is for experienced truck drivers who hold a valid Class "A" CDL and need to refresh their skills prior to going back to work. The course runs Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. and consists of 80 hours of classroom and 80 hours of truck driver training. The cost of the three-week program is $3,000*
The Clark State Commercial Transportation Training Center is affiliated with the following professional truck driver organizations: National Association of Publicly Funded Truck Driver Schools, Women in Trucking, Ohio Trucking Association and National Safety Council.
Truck Driving Contact
Brinkman Educational Center