$2,000 TOWARDS A NEW CAREER
AT HEARTLAND COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Consider becoming a professional truck driver. Nussbaum Trucking Academy at Heartland Community College’s Truck Driver Training Program will open the door to a lifetime of opportunities!
You will receive classroom training for the CDL Learner’s Permit, 8 hours of Essential Workplace Skills training in communications and customer service, and behind-the-wheel training in an automatic transmission semitrailer-truck.
At the end of the course, you will take a Class “A” License Road and Skill Test, administered by the Illinois Secretary of State’s Office.
The course covers the following topics to prepare you for an entry-level position as a driver:
State + Federal Regulations
Logbook Entry Details + Compliance
Map Reading + Trip Planning
Complete Vehicle Training
Registration, Requirements, and Qualifications.
The first week is about introducing students to the world of truck driving. Topics include commercial driving regulations, safe driving techniques, how to perform inspections, and hours of service (HOS). After the first week, students will take the written test to obtain a CDLP (CDL learner’s permit). During the next three weeks, students will complete behind-the-wheel training: inspecting the rig, practicing driving skills (both on a skills course and the road), backing, etc. After completing the full four-week class, students will take their CDL exam at an Illinois Secretary of State Driver’s License Facility.
Our course also emphasizes development in communication and customer service skills. As a professional driver, you will represent your employer to the various customers that you serve, and trucking companies look for these types of skills when considering you for employment.
The total cost of the program is approximately $5,065. This includes tuition ($4,900), a drug screen/physical exam (around $115), and a CDL permit fee ($50). During your enrollment, Heartland will inform you of financial assistance opportunities, as well as the program requirements and expectations.
You may choose to finance your education through a payment plan or student loan assistance. Ask your Heartland enrollment advisor for more information.
To get started, download Heartland’s “Get Rolling” document and complete all the instructions. Then, you may contact Heartland (309) 268-8448) to schedule your registration appointment.
You get the best of both worlds – Heartland’s award-winning learning environment and scholarship opportunities + Nussbaum’s industry and driving expertise. Your instructors are highly skilled professional drivers with years of experience in trucking.
The Trucking Academy is located at Heartland Community College in Normal, Illinois – just a few miles down the road from Nussbaum.
Transition to an Excellent Career
OBTAIN YOUR CDL:
No School Cost
The GI Bill covers the cost of sending veterans to school. Nussbaum Trucking Academy will be 100% paid for.
Illinois Veterans Grant
Veterans who live in Illinois are also able to apply for the Illinois Veterans Grant to help cover tuition.
UPCOMING 2023-24 CLASS DATES
** NOTE: Registration closes six days prior to the beginning of class.