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  • Professional Truck Driver Training.
    You could take our program for FREE!
    Program cost: $1,121 (Nebraska residents). Scholarship available: $1,500. Contact Carrie at 402-761-8448 or cderickson@southeast.edu.
    Professional Truck Driver Training.
    You could take our program for FREE!
    Program cost: $1,121 (Nebraska residents). Scholarship available: $1,500. Contact Carrie at 402-761-8448 or cderickson@southeast.edu.
    Professional Truck Driver Training.
    You could take our program for FREE!
    Program cost: $1,121 (Nebraska residents). Scholarship available: $1,500. Contact Carrie at 402-761-8448 or cderickson@southeast.edu.
     

Professional Truck Driver Training

  •  Estimated Cost: $1,121

    Program Length: 8 weeks/16 weeks 

    Locations: Milford

    Start Term(s): Jan. / March / May / Aug. / Oct.

    Awards Offered: Cert

    Program Description

    If you enjoy being on the road, why not get paid for it? Our intensive Professional Truck Driver Training program prepares you to operate a tractor-trailer semi on city streets, rural roads, and two-lane and interstate highways. You will obtain a Class A Commercial Driver’s License at the completion of the program.

    We offer two 8-week sessions during the Fall and Spring semesters, one 8-week session in the Summer, as well as a part-time option that's perfect for working adults.

    Our hands-on program has a fleet of 12 truck tractors ranging in age from 1991 to 2019 with 9 speed, 10 speed, super 10, 13 speed and automatic transmissions. Your training will be on Peterbilt, Kenworth, Freightliner, Volvo Mack and Sterling tractors with Detroit Diesel, Caterpillar, Volvo, Mack, PACCAR, and Mercedes engines. Our training includes instruction on accident procedures, daily driver’s log, trip planning, hazard perception, speed management, vehicle inspection, extreme driving conditions, defensive driving, and skills development in coupling and uncoupling, backing, shifting, and city and highway driving.

    You can start the Professional Truck Driver Training program in the Fall, Spring or Summer terms. Our intensive, one-term program features hands-on training which includes 70 total classroom hours with lab and behind-the-wheel training which amounts to 170 hours. You will log between 2,000 to 2,500 driving miles. Our schedule is Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. The program offers a face-to-face or a hybrid option where you complete the coursework online and drive Monday through Wednesday during the 8-week session, of which there are two. And we've added a part-time option that goes the entire 16-week semester. Classroom instruction is online, and drive labs are held Fridays from noon-5 p.m. and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Due to the length of the program, financial aid is not available, but GAP Tuition Assistance is an option.

    You will be successful in our Professional Truck Driver Training program if you:

    • are reliable and can stick to a schedule
    • can take a job from start to finish
    • have excellent communication and people skills
    • have basic mechanical skills and understand how to perform minor repairs
    • are able to manage stressful situations
    • follow laws and regulations
    • are alert and aware of your surroundings
    • maintain a high level of physical fitness
    • have an excellent driving record

    There is a tremendous demand for skilled drivers all across the United States. Our Professional Truck Driver Training program prepares you for both interstate and intrastate commerce. Recent SCC graduates report an average starting annual salary of $44,720. Career options in the professional truck driving industry include:

    • Owner/Operator
    • Local Truck Driver
    • Regional Truck Driver
    • Over-the-Road Truck Driver

    Kevin Uhler - Program Director
    ASE Master Certified
    AAS, Southeast Community College
    BS, Bellevue University
    26 Years Experience
    402-761-8367
    800-933-7223, ext. 8367
    kuhler@southeast.edu

    Nichole Brandes, Truck Driving Instructor
    Commercial Drivers License, Class A with MTN endorsements
    Third-Party Examiner, Nebraska DMV
    Related work Experience: 7 years
    Instructional Experience: Since 2017 
    402-761-8395
    nbrandes@southeast.edu

    Robert Stokes, Truck Driving Instructor
    402-761-8352
    rstokes@southeast.edu

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