Top-notch commercial truck drivers are in demand in Missouri and throughout the nation. State Fair Community College offers the region’s leading Class A CDL truck driver training program, designed by employers to put you in the driver’s seat and on the road to a great job.
Whether you aspire to drive locally, or over the road (OTR), Entry Level Driver Training (ELDT) provides you with the knowledge and skills you need to excel at driving and get a job. We teach you the real world driving skills, how to keep logs and understand regulations and how to drive. When you successfully complete the course, you will have earned your Class A CDL license.
The program includes remote theory (instruction) prior to Behind the Wheel (BTW) range skills on campus for three weeks, which includes actual driving time, with supplemental training using the Virage driving simulator.
As your driving abilities progress, you will drive in increasing amounts of traffic, on different types of roads and under varied road conditions. Both low-use and high-use docks are used for practice. You will be required to pass a motor vehicle background check to be accepted by SFCC’s insurance.
Tuition and Fees
The cost of our Class A CDL truck driver training course is $5,210 plus $102.50 for
permit and licensure fees.
New classes begin monthly. Two weeks prior to class start, you will need to have all
your paperwork completed, have your CDL permit and pass drug and health
screenings. All tuition is due by the first day of class. See refund policy for restrictions and details.
If you enjoy traveling and the open road, then you should become a driver today! The average salary for truck drivers who complete our truck driver training program is approximately $40,000 starting out. In addition to a solid salary, drivers tend to have more flexible hours.
|Complete and Submit Application||$50||Due to class size limitations, you need to submit your application as soon as possible. You will be booked for the next available opening. This fee is nonrefundable.|
|Get DOT Physical and Drug Test||$160||Two weeks before the start of class, you will be scheduled to take the Department of Transportation (DOT) physical and drug test. Payment is due by that day. You will need to stop by The LearningForce office in Fielding, Room 255, to get instructions and supplies. Results will be available within a week and will be sent directly to SFCC. This fee is nonrefundable.|
|Get Permit||$32.50||You will need to obtain your Class A CDL driving permit with airbrake endorsement prior to starting class. This is a written test. You can take the test at your local driver's license bureau. To study for the test, pick up a manual at the bureau or our office. This fee is paid to the local driver’s license bureau.|
|Pay Tuition Balance||$5,000||Due prior to starting class. The balance is used for instructional costs associated with truck operation, books and instruction.|
We work with local and OTR companies to arrange job placement assistance after successful completion of the program.