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Truck Driver Training

Career & Technical Certificate

The choice to become a professional truck driver is a step towards a rewarding career with a high earning potential, good benefits, and a lifestyle many people enjoy. Like any career it requires dedication and commitment. People of all ages, genders, education and backgrounds choose to enter the profession, and find equal opportunity.

At Kaskaskia College, we offer one of the most comprehensive training programs anywhere. You will be proud to say that you learned your skills at KC. Earning your Commercial Driver’s License will be a lifetime opportunity for employment. Trucking jobs cannot be outsourced or moved abroad. Your job will be in the United States with opportunities in the transportation industry continuing to grow.

We not only teach you driving skills, we go the extra mile to help get your career started. You can count on us to help you get a job with local and national companies. Recruiters will visit with you personally during your training at Kaskaskia College.


Program Details


What You Can Do

Upon successful completion of this program students will be prepared for employment in the following fields:

  • Over the Road Driver
  • Local and Regional Driver
  • Owner Operator

What the Program has to Offer

This program prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to drive trucks and buses, delivery vehicles, for-hire vehicles, and other commercial vehicles. Includes instruction in operating gas, diesel, or electrically-powered vehicles, loading and unloading cargo or passengers, reporting delays or accidents on the road, verifying load against shipping papers, arranging transportation for personnel, and keeping records of receipts and fares.

  • Behind-the-Wheel Training
  • Pre-Trip Inspection
  • Logbook Skills
  • Map Reading Skills
  • Backing Skills
  • Coupling/Uncoupling
  • Complex Backing
  • Highway Watch Certification
  • Control Systems
  • Vehicle Systems

Truck Driver Faculty

Roger Pierjok

Roger Pierjok

Truck Driver Training Instructor

Contact Us

Cydney Richardson

Coordinator of Industrial and Continuing Education

Phone  |  618-545-3256


Phone  |  618-545-3040

Fax  |  618-545-3393

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