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.


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Weekend Start Dates  
What you will learn:

Entry-Level Driver Training Requirements: 

  • Proper driving techniques for commercial vehicles
  • 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 

Federal DOT requires (Part 391.11.b.2) that students can read and speak in the English language sufficiently. As a result, students will be subject to taking the ESL ACCUPLACER Exam at the start of the program and must score an Advanced Level to continue. Please contact us for more details on exact scores and concurrent enrollment specifications.

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Looking to obtain your Hazardous Materials Endorsement?

This class meets the Friday after the completion of each CDL class. 

  • February 24, 2023
  • April 28, 2023
  • June 30, 2023
  • August 18, 2023

View the Hazardous Materials Endorsement course offerings.


Questions? Don’t stress. Just ask!

Cole Payne, Coordinator/Instructor, Advanced Manufacturing and Commercial Driver's License
(641)-683-5111 ext. 1868 or (800) 726-2585, ext. 1868
[email protected]

(641)-683-5249 or (800) 726-2585, ext. 5249
[email protected]

David Hynick, Instructor, Commercial Truck Driving
(641)-683-4267 or (800) 726-2585, ext. 4267
[email protected]

Justin Masters, Instructor
(641)-683-5111, ext. 4256 or (800) 726-2585, ext. 4256
[email protected]


Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration- FMCSA

Indian Hills Community College is FMCSA Registered as an Entry- Level Driver Training Program for Commercial Motor Vehicles.