CDL-A Professional Truck Driving
Accelerated Job Training,
Offered through Accelerated Job Training
@ Forest Park
The CDL-A Professional Truck Driving program is a 200 hour program which prepares the graduate to enter the commercial driving industry as an over-the-road truck driver.
Professional truck drivers are in high demand. Enjoy financial security with a career that takes you where you want to go.
STLCC’s comprehensive truck driving program helps prepare you for a well-paying career in commercial truck driving, one of the fastest growing opportunities in the United States today. Gain substantial knowledge and practical skills needed to become an entry-level over-the-road or local truck driver.
Our thorough curriculum exceeds the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Proposed Minimum Standards for Training Tractor Trailer Drivers, ensuring you receive training and behind-the-wheel experience employers value.
STLCC’s Truck Driving Program Delivers:
- 40 hours of classroom instruction emphasizing safety, FMCSR regulations, trip planning and more
- 160 hours of behind-the-wheel and important hands‑on learning: pre‑trip inspections, skilled backing maneuvers, road time on a variety of roadways
- Before going on the road, experience driving on a high-tech simulator in a safe environment
- 4:1 student-teacher ratio
- Highly respected training recognized by employers as thorough, individualized and effective
- Experience and credentials you can take to employers of your choice
— Kirk Pennington, graduate
Upcoming Class Start Dates:
Registering day classes now:
5 weeks, Mon.-Fri., 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Upcoming cohort start dates: July 22, Aug. 26
- Must attend a free truck driving information session
- Register online or by calling 314-984-7777
- Information sessions are held
- 9:30 a.m. on the 1st, 3rd and 4th Thursday of each month
- 5 p.m. on the 2nd Tuesday of each month
- Valid driver’s license (Missouri or Illinois)
- Minimum of two years of recent, good driving history
- High school graduate or equivalent and at least 21 years old
- Obtain a Commercial Learner’s Permit for CDL-A
- Complete online application
- Pass DOT physical and drug test within two weeks prior to class start date
- WorkKeys assessment scores of
- Workplace Documents - 4
- Applied Math - 3
- Graphic Literacy - 3
During the free truck driving information session, you will be provided with details regarding the training program options, as well as the following:
- How to study for and obtain the appropriate commercial learner’s permit prior to class, and what should be included (general knowledge, combination and air brakes, plus the recommended endorsements)
- Where to obtain a recent driving record for review and approval by the Career Pathway coach
- Where to take a WorkKeys Assessment
- When to take your DOT physical and drug test (forms and directions will be provided upon paid registration)
- Funding opportunities to explore, such as Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act (WIOA) funds available through Career Centers for eligible participants, SkillUp funding for eligible SNAP recipients, apprenticeship program with select employers, and more
Please call 314-984-7777 to register for a free information session and complete the online application. Completing the application is not considered a course registration.
Still have questions? Contact Bahi Talundzic, Career Pathway coach, at 314-644-9786 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuition: $5,000 | Need-based WIOA and SkillUP funding may be available.
Drug test and DOT physical: $150
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