Commercial Driver’s License A Training Program (CDL 101)

Designed for individuals with little or no commercial driving experience, this program includes everything you need to receive a Commercial Driver’s License. You will receive a Department of Transportation physical, Commercial Driver’s License learner’s permit and endorsement preparation as well as Department of Transportation rules and regulations, log books, instruction in map reading and trip planning, and complete vehicle training to prepare you for an entry-level position in the trucking industry. In addition, the program includes the Secretary of State administered Class A road test. The program can be completed in four weeks by attending full-time, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Each student is required to complete 30 hours of home study during the program. Students are required to take a physical/drug screening test. For more information or to register, call (815) 280-6902 or email

Classroom (40 Hours):

  • Orientation
  • CDL Permit Study
  • Endorsement Studyadt-logo-web
  • Job Procurement
  • Log Book, Hours of Service
  • Map Reading, Trip Planning
  • DOT Regulations
  • Hazard Perception
  • Night Operations
  • Extreme Driving Conditions
  • Railroad Crossing Safety
  • Accident Reports
  • Double Trailers

Yard & Road Skills (120 Hours)

  • Pre-trip Inspection
  • Couple/Uncouple
  • Straight Backing  
  • Offset Backing
  • Parallel Parking 
  • Shifting
  • Double Clutching
  • Turns
  • Hazard Perception
  • Uphill/Downhill
  • Ramps
  • Lane Changes
  • Space Management
  • Secretary of State Class A Skill Test

Class Schedule

Full-time day classes start every Monday. 


Training is held at Joliet Junior College’s Weitendorf Agricultural Education Center, 17840 Laraway Road, Joliet,IL 60433

Course Fee

The course fee is $3,995. Check, Money Order, MasterCard, Visa will be accepted. There are no additional charges for books or supplies. The Class A licensing fee, drug screening and physical examination is included in the registration fee.

Financial Assistance

Workforce Investment Act – Contact your local job service office to see if you qualify for Workforce Investment funds.

Refund Policy

To receive a refund (less any expense incurred) a student must withdraw, in writing, by the end of the second day of class.

Wages & Employment Outlook

For updated information about Wages & Employment Outlook, visit the United States Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics website.

For more information or to register, call (815) 280-6902 or email