JCC Partners With The CDL Schools to Offer a Commercial Driver’s License Training Program
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JCC Partners With The CDL Schools to Offer a Commercial Driver’s License Training Program

Published: July 13, 2023

Jefferson Community College (JCC) has partnered with The CDL Schools to offer a 4-week Class A Master Tractor Trailer Driver Program for individuals 21 years of age and older who are looking to meet the qualifications for the Class A CDL Skills test. Training will be held at the Lewis County JCC Education Center fall 2023 and on JCC’s campus in Watertown spring 2024. 

The training encompasses hands-on experience in operating a tractor trailer, allowing participants to gain practical skills in driving. The curriculum is 192 hours and consists of three parts. The first part is 80 hours of classroom, lab, and learning management system (LMS) instruction. Completion of this part leads to the ELDT Theory certification and Commercial Learner’s Permit (CLP). The second part is 110 hours of Behind the Wheel (BTW) vehicle instruction to prepare the student for FMCSA Range and Public Road ELDT proficiency requirements for the Class A CDL skills test (road test). The final portion of the program is allotted for 2 hours to complete the state Skills Test (road test).

Participants must complete the Department of Transportation physical as prerequisites for admission and a drug test must be taken upon passing the CDL A permit during class.

Registration is $9,495 and funding may be available for qualified individuals. Space is limited and early registration is recommended.

For more information,  contact JCC Workforce Development office at (315) 786-2233 or email ced@sunyjefferson.edu

Class A Master Tractor Trailer Driver Program 
Training is designed for individuals who are 21 years of age or older and are looking to meet the qualifications for the Class A CDL Skills test. The curriculum prepares students to meet Theory and Behind the Wheel Vehicle training per the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) Entry Level Driver Training (ELDT) requirements. The curriculum is 192 hours in length and consists of three parts. The first part is 80 hours of Classroom, lab, and Learning Management System (LMS) instruction. Completion of this part leads to the ELDT Theory certification and Commercial Learner’s Permit (CLP). The second part is 110 hours of Behind the Wheel (BTW) vehicle instruction to prepare the student for FMCSA Range and Public Road ELDT proficiency requirements for the Class A CDL skills test (road test). The final portion of the program is scheduling for 2 hours for the state Skills Test (road test). Preparation and scheduling for the CDL Skills test on a manual transmission vehicle is included. Cost of the license upgrade from Class D to Class A is not included. Note: Participants must complete the DOT physical as prerequisites for admission and a drug test must be taken upon passing the CDL A permit during class. After passing the New York State CDL Skills test, individuals will be responsible for paying the license fee directly to the Department of Motor Vehicles.

Date: Monday – Friday, September 25, 2023 – October 20, 2023 
Time: 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Location: Lewis County JCC Education Center, 7395 East Road, Lowville
Cost: $9,495 

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Story by:

Pamela Dixon

Additional Information:

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

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