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Truck Driving


Get on the road to a great paying career!

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The Owens CDL Training Program is unique, unlike other programs, offering small classes, personal attention from instructors and affordable tuition. Licensed by the State of Ohio and taught by licensed instructors, the program provides rigorous training with 200 course hours – 56 in the classroom and 144 hours of hands-on training on the road in our big rigs!

This course is designed to provide you with the skills needed to become a Professional CDL Class A Truck Driver in one of the fastest growing industries in America.

FUNDING SOURCES AVAILABLE

Owens collaborates with a number of government-funded programs such as:

  • Workforce Investment Opportunity Act (WIOA)
  • Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities (OOD)
  • Dislocated Worker Program
    • Laid-off workers find new job opportunities.
    • Individuals find careers in high demand occupations.
    • Provide workers with the tools necessary to advance their careers.
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These programs provide qualified participants with some, or all, of the tuition costs, as well as other services and funds to assist in the pursuit of a new employment opportunity.

STUDENT LOANS

Many lenders know and understand the importance of the Trucking Industry for our economy. They offer a variety of private loans to cover the cost of Truck Driving Schools. A personal loan can be a great way to start your training, when the timing is right for you and get you on your way to a great career.  Ask us for more details.

EMPLOYMENT SERVICES

The Owens Community College Truck Driving Program is one of the oldest and best-connected programs in the State of Ohio.  What that means is, we have long-standing partnerships with the leading employers in the Trucking Industry.  Recruiters routinely come to Owens to meet with our students near the completion of the course, to interview and hopefully hire our students as quickly as possible.  They sometimes offer attractive sign-on bonuses!

Owens offers lifetime career assistance through our Workforce office, so we are here for you if you need us down the road.

VETERANS SERVICES

Once again, Owens Community College is top-ranked for its veteran-friendly status! In our on-going efforts to assist those who have kept us safe, we remind returning veterans, you have 30 days to convert your “military CDL” to a civilian license.

For those of you seeking a CDL for the first time, we welcome your calls at (567) 661-2689. Thank you for your service!

Ohio = The Best State for Truck Drivers*!
No. 1 Most in-demand occupation Ohio
Jobs! 11,249 Ohio
Average Annual Salary $71,044 Ohio
Lowest 10 percent Earn $34,000 Ohio
Highest 10 percent Earn $144,000 Ohio

* https://www.zippia.com/truck-driver-jobs/best-states/

Truck Driving

Owens Student Class A CDL Training – Day Classes

Classes are five weeks long, Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call (567) 661-2689 for more information about dates.

Summer Semester 2020

Monday, August 17 through Friday, September 18
CDL Driving Skills Exam:  TBD

Fall Semester 2020

Monday, October 19 through Friday, November 23
CDL Driving Skills Exam:  TBD