CDL Class A Training Beginning in May & July - Cancelled 5/1/23
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CDL Class A Training Beginning in May & July - Cancelled 5/1/23

Published: April 03, 2023

Jefferson Community College (JCC) in partnership with the National Tractor Trailer School, Syracuse, is once again offering a 5-week CDL Class A Accelerated Training Program for individuals 21 years of age and older who are interested in preparing for a rewarding career in transportation. Training will be held on JCC’s campus from May 22 through June 27, 2023, and at the Lewis County JCC Education Center (LCJCCEC) from July 10 through August 11, 2023. Training runs Monday through Friday, from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Upon successful completion, students will be eligible to take the Department of Transportation (DOT) CDL Class A license exam. Space is limited. Early registration is recommended. 

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the job outlook for tractor-trailer truck drivers is expected to grow more than 6% through the year 2030 due to recovery from the COVID-19 recession and the need for truck drivers as households and businesses increase their spending online. Now is a great time to upskill and join the transportation industry by becoming a truck driver.

Students will complete 225 hours of CDL A training with 118 hours of classroom instruction and 107 hours of behind-the-wheel driving practice. DOT safety, rules and regulations, logbook training, backing maneuvers and road rides throughout the Watertown area are included. CDL A training prepares students to be qualified to drive an automatic or manual tractor trailer without any restrictions (i.e. tractor trailer, dump truck, straight truck, or snowplow to name a few). 

Tuition is $7,870. Qualified applicants may be eligible for tuition funding. Prior to the start of training, students must take a DOT physical and drug test at their expense.

To register and for more information, contact Kimberly Sather, Program Development Director, National Tractor Trailer School, at (315) 410-2207 or email

CDL Class A Accelerated Training Program

Jefferson Community College
Date: May 22 - June 27, 2023
Day/time: Monday through Friday / 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 
No class on May 29, 2023 and June 19, 2023.
Tuition: $7,870.00 (all-inclusive price)

Lewis County Jefferson Community College Education Center
Date: July 10 - August 11, 2023
Day/time: Monday through Friday / 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Tuition: $7,870.00 (all-inclusive price)

Note: After passing their New York State CDL Skills test, the student will be responsible for paying the license fee directly to the Department of Motor Vehicles.



Story by:

Pamela Dixon

Additional Information:

Public Relations Department, Jefferson Community College, (315) 786-2392, Email Public Relations

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