Truck Driver Training Certificates

Basic Truck Driver Training Certificate

WHAT FOLLOWS IS THE PROGRAM OUTLINE.  This program is not designed for students transferring to other colleges or universities.  As a rule, courses with a second digit "0" are designed to transfer.  Students planning to transfer should consult a Counselor to verify the transferability of courses.  Prerequisites for courses are noted in the IVCC Catalog.  Program Pre-Admission Information is included if applicable.  

Any SemesterCredits
TDT 1201 Truck Driving Training I3
TDT 1202 Truck Driver Training II7
Year Total: 10
Total Credit Hours: 10

Students who want to utilize Financial Aid** (Pell Grant, MAP Grant, or student loans) MUST pursue the Advanced Truck Driver Training Proficiency Certificate. The Basic TDT program is not eligible for financial aid or student loans, but eligible veterans may utilize their educational benefits for this program. For additional information, please consult, 815-224-0266.

The Truck Driver Training classes total 160 hours which are a combination of classroom and equipment training.  Students have the opportunity to choose between day and evening classes.  Day classes are 4 weeks long and meet Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.  Evening classes are 6 weeks long and meet Monday through Friday 5:00 - 10:00 p.m. and require 1 Saturday drive.  The classroom training is TDT 1201.  The equipment training is TDT 1202. 

Potential salary base:  The IDES employment outlook for truck drivers show greater than average growth through 2017.  Opportunities for truck drivers should be good for qualified drivers at all levels.  Regional drivers will make an average of $37,000 to $58,000 their first year with a significant increase thereafter.  


Advanced Truck Driver Training Proficiency Certificate

Students must complete 6 credits of electives prior to enrolling in TDT courses. The 6 credit hours can be chosen from any course that has the prefixes from the list below and/or TDT-1204 or ALH 1221.


ATO, BUS, CSP, ELE, ELT, GNT, HPE, IMT, MTH, PSY, RED, SDT, SOC, WHS, WLD and/or TDT 1204 or ALH 1221.

After Completion of Electives:

Any SemesterCredits
Elective 3
TDT 1201 Truck Driving Training I3
TDT 1202 Truck Driver Training II7
Year Total: 16
Total Credit Hours: 16

For additional information please consult, (815) 224-0266.