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), this short-term truck driver training program provides you with the knowledge and skills you need to excel at driving and get a job. We teach you the rules of the road, how to keep logs and understand regulations and how to drive. When you complete the course, you will have earned your Class A CDL license.
The four-week program includes classroom instruction and driving time. As your
driving abilities improve, you will get to 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.
One- and two-week refresher courses are available for drivers with some commercial driving experience. If you are ready to get back on the road, with a Class A or Class B license, our program will put you there! Applicants must have a current MO CDL, current DOT health card or be able to pass drug and health screenings prior to starting the program.
Tuition and Fees
The cost of our Class A CDL truck driver training course is $3,595 plus $102.50 for
permit and licensure fees.
One-week refresher is $1,250 and includes one day of classroom, four days of hands-on truck and over the road driving. Two-week refresher is $2,000 and includes four days of classroom, six days of hands-on truck and over the road driving. No state testing is included in either program. Out of district costs slightly higher to include lodging.
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.
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||$3,385||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.