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  Printed on 7/20/2018

Truck Driving

Share 30-458-1 Technical Diploma (TD) 12 Credits Not Financial Aid Eligible Locations*: Appleton, Wautoma

*Some general education courses may be available at multiple locations.

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There is a strong demand for professional truck drivers, and this program can help you prepare for an exciting career on the road. As a professional truck driver, you are responsible for the safe, efficient delivery of goods between locations. You’ll have lots of time behind the wheel learning how to maneuver trucks into tight parking spaces, through narrow alleys and up to loading platforms. You’ll develop backing and driving skills through classroom, lab, range and roadway experiences. You’ll also cover communications with fellow drivers, dispatchers, shippers, mechanics and law enforcement personnel. In addition, you’ll learn how to complete the necessary paperwork and appropriate inspections. You’ll have the skills you need to earn your Class A commercial driver’s license (CDL) and start your career.

Career Opportunities

  • Company Driver/Owner Operator
  • Driver Manager
  • Driver Mentor
  • Local/Regional/Long Distance Driver
  • LTL/Truckload Carriers
  • Recruiting Specialist

Estimated Program Cost

Truck Driving

This program will cost about $2,645.99*
based on current tuition and fees.

Additional materials and supplies will cost
about $341.00*.

* Tuition and fees are subject to change.
  Costs may not include all books or all materials and supplies.
  Some textbook costs may be included in the estimated program cost.


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Truck Driving

Term Availability
Summer 2018
Fall 2018
Spring 2019

* Program availability may vary by location. Depending on program enrollment and prerequisite requirements, there may be a wait for some program courses. Please see the additional information section for details.

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Credit Transfer Options

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Whether you’re an incoming student, transferring to another two-year college or pursuing your bachelor’s degree, we make it easy for you to seamlessly transfer your credits. With full accreditation by the Higher Learning Commission, we offer credit transfer agreements with more than 65 two-and four-year colleges.

Transfer In

Many students come to Fox Valley Tech with credits they’ve already earned, either while in high school or at other colleges and universities. It’s also possible to be granted credit for career-related knowledge and skills you’ve already mastered.

Transfer Out

Is a four-year degree in your future? Save time and money by starting here. You can earn your associate degree at Fox Valley Tech, then apply your credits toward a bachelor’s degree. Or easily transfer your credits to other two-year colleges.

Program Outcomes
  • Drive a commercial vehicle safely.
  • Inspect the vehicle to ensure safety of operation.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the laws and regulations pertaining to the operation of a commercial vehicle in the United States.
  • Complete appropriate paperwork correctly.
  • Demonstrate ability to plan trips and routes including managing loads and weight distribution.
  • Communicate effectively with peers, customers and supervisors.
  • Obtain a commercial driver's license.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of securing a commercial vehicle.
  • Demonstrate proper safety and wellness behaviors expected by employers and the industry.
Program Accreditation/Certification
This program is certified by the Professional Truck Drivers Institute (PTDI). The mission of PTDI is to promote high-quality standards for truck driver training while advancing proficiency, safety and professionalism among drivers.

PTDI is widely recognized as the gold standard in truck driver training. PTDI standards were used by the Federal Motor Carrier and Safety Administration as the primary basis for their new regulations.

Attending a PTDI certified program or course means you will receive the best training.
Additional Information
Please review [this guide]( for complete admissions and program information.

Fox Valley Technical College's Truck Driving program is certified through the Professional Truck Driving Institute (PTDI).

In addition, the Fox Valley Technical College truck driving program and staff are members of the Wisconsin Motor Carriers Association (WMCA) and the National Association of Publicly Funded Truck Driving Schools (NAPFTDS).

To register for Truck Driving courses, you must possess a valid driver's license for at least one year and pass a Department of Transportation physical examination. You must also pass a drug test on the first day of class.

English language speaking, writing and reading proficiency is required to be successful and safe in this program. A student must be able to read, write and discuss transportation-related textbooks. Minimum English Language proficiency necessary for this program is 8th-grade level or High Intermediate (Level 4). Testing will be required the first day of class for all students. Students who do not meet the English language proficiency minimum requirement will be withdrawn from the class until they meet the requirement.

Veterans – check with the FVTC Veterans Resource Center at 920-735-5651 or []( to see if your VA benefits can be used for this program.

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