Commercial Driver Training

Big Truck, Big Road, Keeping America Moving! That’s Life.Changing!
Campus North Campus
Length of Program 6-9 Weeks
Diploma/Degree  Certificate

If you’re looking for a job that will take you places, maybe it’s time to take it to the road! By taking the Indian Hills Commercial Driving Program, in just six short weeks you could be making $50,000 or more. One of every 19 people in America is employed by the trucking industry, so what are YOU waiting for? Let’s take a ride!

Each year, Indian Hills offers eight standard six–week courses and two nine–week weekend courses, both for 10 college credits. The standard courses meet for six weeks, Monday through Thursday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The weekend courses meet for nine weekends, Saturday and Sunday, 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.


Weekday Start Dates  
What you will learn:
  • Proper driving techniques for commercial vehicles   (Defensive Driving)
  • Proper backing procedures for combination vehicles
  • Map reading, trip planning and scheduling
  • Proper communication skills
  • Road etiquette


Ready to take your education to the next level? Check out the Commercial Driver Training Program Details below to see how our program at Indian Hills Community College will help you get a Life.Changing. Career as a Commercial Driver, Driver Safety Manager, or even a Construction Equipment Operator!

What you need to start class:
  • CDL Permit
  • Certified Copy of your Motor Vehicle Report
  • DOT Physical


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Questions? Don’t stress. Just ask Rick or Loretta!

hankinsRick Simpson, Professor, Commercial Truck Driving
Indian Hills Community College

525 Grandview Avenue Ottumwa, Iowa 52501

(641)-683-4256 or (800) 726-2585, ext. 4256


hankinsLoretta Hankins, Administrative Assistant, North Campus
Indian Hills Community College

525 Grandview Avenue Ottumwa, Iowa 52501

(641)-683-5214 or (800) 726-2585, ext. 5214