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Prepare for a career in the lucrative, growing trucking industry with JCCC. Our quality training can help you earn your Class A commercial driver's license (CDL-A).

CDL student Alison Smith stands next to a semi-truck cab.

About the JCCC CDL-A Program

If you're at least 18 years old (for intrastate driving; 21 for interstate driving) and are interested in becoming a commercial truck driver, the JCCC CDL program is your best next step. Our convenient 9-week program includes:

  • 5 hours per week in the classroom — a total of 35 hours of classroom instruction
  • 6-8 hours behind the wheel each week on our truck driving range and over the road — up to 60 hours of real-world training
  • Increased flextime on the range as your skills advance

Take Your Next Steps

Prior to starting CDL training at JCCC, you must attend a free orientation session. And you need to complete the following prior to registering for the course:

  1. Have a valid driver's license from your state of residence
  2. Have a valid Class A commercial learner's permit (including general knowledge, air brake and combination vehicle endorsement) from your state of residence
  3. Sign a drug test release form and pass a 10-panel drug screen within 30 days before the start of class
  4. Pass a current Department of Transportation (DOT) physical
  5. Complete a criminal background check/motor vehicle record check
  6. Arrange for funding or financing for the course fee
    • CDL students have several funding options available, including veterans and other program scholarships, payment plans and alternative student loans

Attend a FREE CDL Program Orientation Session

Before beginning the JCCC CDL program, you must attend an orientation session.

Plan to bring any questions, as well as your state-issued driver's license, your Class A commercial learner's permit and other prerequisite information with you.

If you can't make a scheduled orientation, call 913-469-3836 or email Continuing Education Transportation to schedule an individual meeting to review the program and discuss whether it's the right choice for you.

Register for a FREE orientation session

— Scot H., JCCC CDL Program graduate
It was very easy to find employment.