Truck Driving


Start your new career today! View class dates below or call Blackie Blackwell at (567) 661-2689.

Owens Community College offers you the opportunity to obtain your commercial driver's license (CDL) and immediately join the booming field of truck driving. The time is perfect for you to secure your future earnings by enrolling in Owens Community College's truck driving program.

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In just four short weeks, you will hold your Commercial Driver's License (CDL) and be employed by one of the many excellent companies seeking tractor-trailer drivers.

In the classroom, our instructors provide unparalleled training. Then, using our vast "simulated city" driving range - the only one of its kind in Ohio - they teach students how to safely operate tractor-trailer equipment. Soon, Owens students are on their way to city, county and state roadways, gaining hands-on, real-time experience in all types of traffic situations.

Once again, Owens Community College is top-ranked for its veteran-friendly status! In our ongoing efforts to assist those who have kept us safe, we remind returning veterans you have just 30 days in which to convert your "military CDL" to a civilian license. And for those of you seeking a CDL for the first time, we welcome your calls to Blackie Blackwell, truck driving program manager, at (567) 661-2689. Thank you for your service!

Facts

  • Northwest Ohio has more than 2,585 transportation and material moving occupations
  • Drivers are needed now for nearly 2,000 heavy truck and tractor-trailer positions
  • Truck driving is the leading open job occupation in Northwest Ohio
  • Experts project more than 21,300 transportation and warehousing jobs will exist by 2020
  • The median wage for truck drivers, heavy truck and tractor-trailer drivers exceeds $18.03 per hour
  • Potential earnings of $40,000 - 60,000 per year with exceptional benefits

Here are just a few of the reasons why the clear choice is Owens:

  • Competitive tuition with no hidden costs
  • Military veterans welcomed and appreciated!
  • College credit toward certificates and degrees
  • Free lifetime job-placement assistance that fits your life direction
  • Industry support in a fast-growing field
  • Quality hands-on and classroom instruction
  • New training facility (virtually unmatched in America) allows real-world driving in complete safety!

Truck Driving Class Schedule

1DAY Course Schedule


All classes are four weeks long, Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.

Fall Semester 2017

August 28 (Mon) – September 25 (Mon)
CLOSED: Labor Day, Monday, September 04
CDL driving skills exam: September 26 (Tues)

September 25 (Mon) – October 20 (Fri)
CDL driving skills exam: October 23 (Mon)

October 23 (Mon) – November 17 (Fri)
CDL driving skills exam: November 20 (Mon)

Non-credit November 20 (Mon) – Dec. 20 (Wed)
CLOSED: Thanksgiving, Wed-Fri, November 22-24
CDL driving skills exam: Dec. 21 (Thur)

Spring Semester 2018

January 08 (Mon) – February 02 (Fri)
CDL driving skills exam: February 05 (Mon)

February 05 (Mon) – March 02 (Fri)
CDL driving skills exam: March 05 (Mon)

March 05 (Mon) – March 30 (Fri)
CDL driving skills exam: April 02 (Mon)

April 02 (Mon) – April 27 (Fri)
CDL driving skills exam: April 30 (Mon)

Summer Semester 2018

Non-credit April 30 (Mon) – May 25 (Fri)
CDL driving skills exam: May 24 (Thur)

2 NIGHT Course Schedule


All classes are six weeks long, Monday - Friday, 5 - 10:30 p.m.

Fall Semester 2017

Aug 28 (Mon) – Oct 09 (Mon)
CLOSED: Labor Day, Mon, September 04
CDL driving skills exam: Oct 10 (Tues)

Oct 23 (Mon) – Dec 06 (Wed)
CLOSED: Thanksgiving, Wed - Fri, Nov 22-24
CDL driving skills exam: Dec 07 (Thur)

Spring Semester 2018

January 08 (Mon) – February 16 (Fri)
CDL driving skills exam: February 19 (Mon)

March 05 (Mon) – April 13 (Fri)
CDL driving skills exam: April 16 (Mon)

Summer Semester 2018

Non-credit April 30 (Mon) – June 11 (Fri)
CLOSED: Memorial Day, Mon, May 28
CDL driving skills exam: June 12 (Tues)