Truck Driving Program 'The small class sizes really allow for a lot of student/instructor time.'

We offer a comprehensive, hands-on truck driver training program that exceeds Ohio requirements for obtaining your CDL (Commercial Driver's License). The costs below include instruction, licensing, and all endorsements. There are no hidden or additional costs.

Our approach means that most of your driving instruction time is spent in the truck; either on our closed course or on the road. Classes are small so you will be guaranteed the "behind-the-wheel" time that you need to begin your professional trucking career. And individual instruction means that you get quick answers and valuable driving experience. Contact us to learn more!

Program categories in this pathway:

CLASS A CDL

4 Week Program

CLASS A CDL

8 Weekend Program

CLASS B CDL

2 Week Program

PASSENGER BUS

2 Week Program

Training Cost Hours Program Design
Class A $5,300 160 4 Weeks or 8 Weekends
Class B $2,900 80 2 Weeks
Passenger Bus $900 / $2900 80 2 Weeks

Program Start Dates:

The program can be offered on any of our 2 locations including Wilmington & Piketon . The start dates are listed below:

  • Class A training | November 8th | Weekdays | Wilmington & Piketon
  • Class A training | December 4th | Weekends | Wilmington & Piketon
  • Class A training | December 13th | Weekdays | Wilmington & Piketon

Call 800.628.7722 x4560 or 937.393.3431 x4560 for Class B start dates

Employment OUTLOOK:

At SSCC, we tailor our programs to reflect growing trends in employment opportunities. Research ohiomeansjobs.com to learn about current projections in the Truck Driving field, or visit the SSCC Job Board to view available jobs.

STUDENT RESOURCES

FINANCIAL RESOURCES

The cost for the Class A weekday or weekend programs is $5300, and the cost for the Class B weekday program is $2900. This will cover the entire cost of the program (instruction, materials, truck driving time, and practice tests) as well as state-required testing and licensing fees and DOT-required physical and drug screen. HAZMAT Endorsement is included in the program cost as well.

Sources of Financial Aid

Truck Driving Academy accepts payment for educational expense through the following:

  • 1. Notify your local Ohio Means Job office for availability of WIA grants
  • 2. Apply for a Sallie Mae student loan either by calling 1.800.695.3317 or at salliemae.com
  • 3. Ask about the Marathon Scholarship!

We are a recognized training provider for the Ohio Workforce Investment Act (WIA), the U.S. Veterans Administration, the Trade Adjustment Act, and many others.

You may also find that some employers offer tuition reimbursement. Many of our graduates receive employment offers before they graduate, and some of these positions offer reimbursement. Be sure to ask your potential employer about any free training that may be available!

Contact us to find out what you may qualify for!

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FACULTY and STAFF CONTACTS

Want to learn more about these programs?

Speak with one of the program's faculty members to see which area of study is right for you.

Truck Driving Faculty
  • J.T. Smith, Director-Training Manager
  • 800.628.7722 x4535
  • 937.393.3431 x4535
  • 937.444.7790 (Fax)
  • jtsmith@sscc.edu
  • Angie Devilbliss, Office Manager
  • 800.628.7722 x4560
  • 937.393.3431 x4560
  • 937.444.7790 (Fax)
  • adevilbliss@sscc.edu
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LOCATIONS

You can attend our training course at our original driver training Pad located at 370 Davids Drive in Wilmington, and we also offer training in Pike county.

Wilmington Pad

370 Davids Dr, Wilmington, OH 45177
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The Wilmington classroom portion will operate at the Brown county campus

Pike County CTC

175 Beaver Creek Rd., Piketon OH 45661
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STUDENT TESTIMONIALS

Joshua Lauwers, Congratuations and Thank You

Congratulations and Thank You. Werner Enterprises is extremely proud to put the safest and most productive professional drivers on the road year after year, and we wouldn't be able to do that without your help. We appreciate everything that you and your staff do to prepare students to become professional drivers and begin their career with Werner. This letter is just a token of our appreciation to you and your staff for the outstanding job you did in helping to prepare one of your former students to become a Werner Enterprises team member. We are confident that your school will continue to provide the trucking industry and Werner with high-quality and well-trained students. If we can assist you in any way, please do not hesitate to call us at 1.888.4WERNER.

Jim Morbach
Vice President
Field and Government Recruiting

Tyler Zimmerman, Congratuations and Thank You

Congratulations and Thank You. Werner Enterprises is extremely proud to put the safest and most productive professional drivers on the road year after year, and we wouldn't be able to do that without your help. We appreciate everything that you and your staff do to prepare students to become professional drivers and begin their career with Werner. This letter is just a token of our appreciation to you and your staff for the outstanding job you did in helping to prepare one of your former students to become a Werner Enterprises team member. We are confident that your school will continue to provide the trucking industry and Werner with high-quality and well-trained students. If we can assist you in any way, please do not hesitate to call us at 1.888.4WERNER.

Jim Morbach
Vice President
Field and Government Recruiting

ony E. | SSCC Truck Driving Academy Instructor

"Southern State's Truck Driving Academy has been a big part of my life - for the past 13 year to be exact. I started here as a student, received my Class A license and am now teaching others how to drive a truck under this program. The small class sizes really allow for a lot of student/instructor time. It is close to home and affordable."

Tony E. | SSCC Truck Driving Academy Instructor

Patricia C. | SSCC Truck Driving Academy Alumni

"The Truck Driving Academy at Southern State has small classes sizes, which I like. The friendly staff and comfortable atmosphere are great for learning. Southern State has been very helpful at making sure I received funding to help offset enrollment costs. I am happy I chose the Truck Driving Academy at Southern State to assist me in getting my commercial driver's license."

Patricia C. | SSCC Truck Driving Academy Alumni

Robert F. | SSCC Truck Driving Academy Alumni

"It was through my family and friends that I heard about the Southern State Truck Driving Academy and how good the program was. Now that I am enrolled, I am very pleased and would have to agree with them. The classes are very informative and I have learned a lot about how to operate a semi safely."

Robert F. | SSCC Truck Driving Academy Alumni

Suzy E. | SSCC Truck Driving Academy Alumni

"I chose to attend the Truck Driving Academy at Southern State because it was close to my home. I would definitely recommend this program to anyone considering truck driving as a career. I received lots of hands on experience, which made me feel confident about getting a job. Southern State's Truck Driving Academy has put me on the path to getting my CDL. I can't wait to see what opportunities this will bring!"

Suzy E. | SSCC Truck Driving Academy Alumni

ADVISORY COMMITTEE

Southern State seeks to fill specific post-secondary educational needs for the residents of southern Ohio. The College cannot meet this commitment without guidance and constructive input from members of the community. To foster this vital involvement, the College has established advisory committees. Persons involved in business, public service, and industry volunteer their service and expertise for the purpose of guiding and updating educational programs offered by the College. The advisory committees help to ensure that general and technical education is of finest quality and is always attuned to community needs.

Truck Driving Academy Advisory Committee