Truck Driving

Technical Diploma

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Truck drivers are charged with the safe delivery of goods from point A to point B. Their routes generally take them from one state to another, navigating all kinds of weather and road conditions. Currently, there is a high demand for skilled drivers. In the Truck Driving program, prepare to earn a Class A Commercial Truck Driver's License. In the Truck Driving program, gain knowledge of federal and state regulations, safety procedures, hazardous materials, bills of lading, loading and securing, and air brake systems.

  • Graduates will have an opportunity to obtain a Class A Commercial Driver's License; endorsements for hazardous materials, tankers and doubles/triples; air brake certification; and a National Safety Council Defensive Driving Certificate.
  • Train in a state-of-the-art Emergency Driver Simulator that can replicate real-life high-risk situations within a safe environment.
  • Participants of the Truck Driving program must possess a valid regular driver's license, speak and read English, and be at least 18 years of age.
  • Program students must obtain a Wisconsin Commercial Class A learner's permit to participate in the program.
  • A Department of Transportation physical examination and drug test are required for program admission and employment in the industry.
  • Review gainful employment information.
  • Wages of recent graduates per Graduate Follow-up Report
    • Salary Range: $18,000-$55,000
    • Average Salary: $39,871
    • Median Salary: $42,867
    • Average Entry-Level Salary: $38,731
    • Average Hourly Wage: $16.71
    • Three-year Average Salary: $43,385

Required Courses

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* (Prerequisites or substitutes may apply to this class.)

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Credit Transfer Opportunities

WCTC has agreements with local high schools and various four-year colleges and universities that enable students to transition more seamlessly from high school to WCTC to four-year colleges. Transcripted credit agreements provide high school students the opportunity to take WCTC courses at their high schools. Agreements with four-year colleges enable WCTC graduates in selected programs to transfer credits, often at junior-level standing. Agreements currently in place for this program are listed below.

There are no credit transfer agreements for this program at this time. For more information, contact your academic advisor.

UW-System Credit Transfer

If you are interested in attending a UW-campus, you should contact a transfer representative at the campus you plan to attend. You may also check credit transfer agreements between WCTC and the UW System to tell you which specific courses and general education classes may be accepted.

Important Cautionary Note:
This information is intended as a general description. Please verify the availability and details of the program that interests you with the transfer coordinator at the receiving institution.

Meet your Instructor

Program instructor, Matthew Eisert

Matthew Eisert

Phone: 262.691.5154

Certifications

  • WTCS Certified
Program instructor, Mark Huss

Mark Huss

Phone: 262.691.5154

Education

  • AAS, Waukesha County Technical College

Certifications

  • WTCS Certified