Truck Driving

Southeastern Illinois College offers an excellent truck driving program in a growing industry where demand exists for over the road drivers.  Recruiters routinely seek out our students for hire and most receive job offers prior to course completion.  According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics heavy and tractor-trailer truck driver jobs are projected to grow 2% from 2019-2029 and the median pay was $45,260/year in 2019.

  • Job placement assistance is included in the training.
  • Students often receive job offers before graduating from the program.
  • Students receive hands-on training from a highly experienced instructor.
  • Low student-to-instructor ratio means more attention and support.
  • Students who successfully complete the program receive a Class A Commercial Driver’s License.
  • Payment Plan available and Financial Aid may be possible.


Approximate In-District Cost:

  • Tuition - $1,166.00
  • Course Fee - $1,980.00
  • TOTAL = $3,146.00
Approximate Out-of-District Cost:
  • Tuition - $1,892.00
  • Course Fee - $1,980.00
  • TOTAL = $3,872.00


Additional Expenses:

State of Illinois Fees

  • CDL Learners Permit and License - $60.00 (approximately) by the second week of class
  • DOT Physical - Check the registry of certified medical examiners and have before the first day of class
  • State Driving Record - $12.00 (approximately) before the first day of class
All Drug Screening will be arranged by Southeastern Illinois College
In compliance with the Federal Motor Carrier Regulations, all students will be subject to random drug and alcohol screening during the program
Training to Illinois CDL test standards

SPACE IS LIMITED, so interested students should contact us at 618-252-5400 ext. 4120 or 4130 as soon as possible.  Our toll-free number is 866-338-2742.

Program Learning Outcomes

Goal 1: Display professionalism and good work ethic
Goal 2: Demonstrate the proper use and function of a manual transmission in a semi-tractor.
Goal 3: Demonstrate the proper procedure for completing a log book.
Goal 4: Describe and demonstrate the proper procedure for conducting a semi-tractor and trailer inspection.
Goal 5: Demonstrate safe operation of a semi-tractor and trailer.
Goal 6: Demonstrate accurate map reading techniques.
Goal 7: Demonstrate basic semi-tractor and trailer maneuvering.
Goal 8: Describe basic rules of the road for semi-tractor and trailer.
Goal 9: Discuss federal regulations for semi-tractor and trailer.
Goal 10: Obtain an Illinois Commercial Driver’s License.

Curriculum Guide

Truck Driving Certificate Curriculum Guide

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