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 a 160-hour comprehensive hands-on CDL training program that prepares 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 size is limited.
- How long is the CDL program?
You'll receive 40 hours of classroom instruction and a minimum of 120 hours of yard and road skills.
- When are classes offered?
Classes begin weekly.
- Where will I take classes?
You'll take classes at the Eagle Training Services site, located at 1096 Pingree Rd., Crystal Lake, IL 60014.
- Will I have a CDL license at the end of the program?
By successfully completing the program, 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 does the CDL program cost?
The CDL course costs $4500. This cost 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 the CDL program?
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 interview.
This course is Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) approved.
- How do I register for the CDL program?
Call (815) 479-7879 to schedule a half-hour pre-registration orientation.