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Become a professional truck driver with CDL training!

  • Non-credit, hands-on training on our Rome Campus
  • Be job-ready in weeks
  • Employment opportunities available NOW!
  • New drivers are earning more than ever
  • Funding opportunities available for those who qualify
  • Classes start monthly and meet four days per week

In partnership with Ancora Corporate Training, MVCC is offering a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Class A training program. Students may earn a CDL in as little as five weeks.

CDL Class A drivers transport goods between locations using tractor trailers and heavy trucks with a gross vehicle weight (GVW) capacity of more than 26,000 pounds. They often travel long distances spanning several states to deliver their cargo, and they must follow all traffic and safety regulations while making their deliveries on time. In order to pass a skills test to acquire a CDL license, students must master performing a full vehicle inspection, range maneuvers, and proper operation of the vehicle on public roadways.

Course Description

This CDL Training Class A Truck Driver program provides the optimal balance between classroom learning and on the road training to better prepare students for the CDL exam. Class sizes are small and experienced instructors will provide you with insight into what it's like to be a truck driver.

Program Overview

Students in the CDL Training Class A Tractor Trailer program will gain skills in the areas of:

  • Vehicle inspections
  • Defensive driving
  • Range maneuvers
  • Motor carrier safety regulations
  • Trip planning
  • Cargo handling
  • Size/weight laws
  • Vehicle maneuvering
  • Hours of service
  • Accident prevention

Course Entry Requirements

  • Valid NYS driver’s license 
  • Resident of New York
  • Prove your legal presence in the United States and show Social Security card
  • Sufficient ability to read and speak English
  • Successfully pass a DOT physical, DOT drug test, and have a driving record that meets criteria. Minimum of 18 years old required to drive intrastate (operate only within state boundaries), while those 21 years old can also interstate (can cross any state boundaries).
  • Ability to drive safely, regardless of weather or time of day
  • Be comfortable operating heavy machinery

Fee: $5,500

Includes materials, enrollment checks (driving record, drug test, and physical), and learner’s permit fee. Scholarships are available for eligible students.

Outcome

Student will prepare to pass the written test for the CDL learner permit and CDL road test, including inspecting and operating vehicle safely and competently.

To enroll, visit: ancoraed.com/mvcc

For more information, contact cdl@mvcc.edu or 315-334-7730.

View the informational flyer here.

COVID 19 Policy: For the safety and well-being of our students, employees, and guests, all students (credit and non-credit) registering for in-person or hybrid classes must be fully vaccinated and boosted when eligible, unless they have been granted a religious exception or medical exemption. Students must show proof of vaccination using the digital New York State COVID-19 Vaccination Excelsior Pass or show the official hard copy of their COVID-19 vaccination card and must wear facial coverings/masks regardless of being fully vaccinated.