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Commercial Driver's License (CDL)


Key Program Features: Program funding available, real-world experience, small class sizes, hands-on learning, professional opportunities, and an engaging faculty.

Heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers transport goods from one location to another. Most tractor-trailer drivers are long-haul drivers and operate trucks with a gross vehicle weight (GVW) capacity—that is, the combined weight of the vehicle, passengers, and cargo—exceeding 26,000 pounds. These drivers deliver goods over intercity routes, sometimes spanning several states.


Hocking College's Commercial Truck Driver Training School offers truck driver training in a variety of course models to fit any timeline. The training program courses vary in intensity and duration and can be utilized by new students, existing students, and corporate sponsors.

Tuition includes DOT physical, CDL permit, CDL test, and license fee. Grant funding is available through the Ohio Department of Higher Education Short Term Certificate Grant Program. For more information, contact Sean Terrell, Dean of Workforce Development.

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Hocking College

2018 - 2019 Occupational Certificate in Commercial Driver License (CDL) 

Total Credit Hours:

Estimated Course Fees:

Class Hours: 7.0 
Lab Hours: 15.0

Total Credit Hours:

Estimated Course Fees:

Class Hours: 7.0
Lab Hours: 15.0


Hocking College Reserves the right to modify curricular requirements, to change course content, and change course fees at any time.
  COURSE NO. FIRST SEMESTER Class Hours Lab Hours Credit Hours Course Fee
     Drug Test Requisite  0.0  0.0  0.0  
  CDL-1176  Commercial Driver Permit Preparation 1.0  0.0   1.0  $125.00
  CDL-1178  Commercial Drivers License Class A Preparation 4.0   6.0  7.0  $4,800.00
  CDL-1179  Commercial Drivers Industry Topics and Endorsements  1.0  2.0 2.0  $300.00 
  NRM-2296  Natural Resources Practicum and Seminar  1.0 7.0  2.0   $100.00
    Totals 7.0 15.0 12.0 $5,200.00

Class Hours: 7.00 Lab Hours: 15.00 Cost: $5,200.00

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Opportunities with a CDL

As the demand for goods increases, more truck drivers will be needed to keep supply chains moving.

Employment of heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers is projected to grow 6 percent from 2016 to 2026, about as fast as the average for all occupations. 


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Student Learning Outcomes 

Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) are statements of what a student will be able to do when they have completed a program. They represent the knowledge and skills a program has determined are most important for students to gain from that program and include both the Success Skills (institutional outcomes) and Program Outcomes. SLOs are specific and measurable so the program can accurately assess the degree to which students have achieved each outcome, and they align with college and institution mission and values. Data on the achievement of SLOs is used to make improvements in the program and increase student success. 

Success Skills

  • CE - Communicates Effectively
  • PA - Maintains Professional Skills and Attitudes
  • CT - Demonstrates Learning Critical Thinking, and Problem Solving Skills
  • ET - Maintains a Code of Ethics
  • HR - Practices Human Relations Skills
  • MS - Demonstrates Math Skills
  • GA - Demonstrates Community, Cultural and Global Awareness
  • IT - Implements Career-Appropriate Technology

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Program Outcomes

The following outcomes are skills, behaviors, and attitudes cultivated in the Commercial Driver's License program:

  • Training in a variety of course models to fit any timeline.
  • Experience in long-haul driving and operating trucks with a gross vehicle weight (GVW) capacity—exceeding 26,000 pounds.

New academic programs and curriculums being re-designed based on industry needs will have outcome data available after one complete graduation cycle. 

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