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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

Number One DAY Course Schedule


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

Fall Semester 2018

September 17 (Mon) through October 12 (Fri)
CDL driving skills exam: October 15 (Mon)

October 15 (Mon) through November 09 (Fri)
CDL driving skills exam: November 12 (Mon)

November 12 (Mon) through December 12 (Thurs)
CLOSED: Thanksgiving, Wed., Nov. 21; Thurs., Nov. 22 & Fri., Nov. 23
CDL driving skills exam: December 13 (Fri)

Spring Semester 2019

January 07 (Mon) through Feb 04 (Mon)
CLOSED: Martin Luther King Jr. Day Mon., Jan. 21
CDL driving skills exam: Feb 05 (Tues)

February 11 (Mon) through March 08 (Fri)
CDL driving skills exam: March 04 (Mon)

March 18 (Mon) through April 12 (Fri)
CDL driving skills exam: April 15 (Mon)

Summer Semester 2019

April 22 (Mon) through May 17 (Fri)
CDL driving skills exam: May 20 (Tuesday)

May 28 (Tues) through June 24 (Mon)
CLOSED: Memorial Day, Mon., May 27
CDL driving skills exam: June 25 (Tues)

July 01 (Mon) through July 29 (Mon)
Closed: Independence Day, Thurs., July 4
CDL driving skills exam: July 30 (Tues)

Fall Semester 2019

August 05 (Mon) through August 30 (Fri)
CLOSED: Labor Day, Mon., Sept. 02
CDL driving skills exam: September 03 (Tues)

Number two NIGHT Course Schedule


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

Fall Semester 2018

October 15 (Mon) – November 28 (Wed)
Closed: Thanksgiving Wed., Nov. 21; Thurs., Nov. 22 and Fri., Nov. 23
CDL driving skills exam: November 29 (Thur)

Spring Semester 2019

January 07 (Mon) – February 18 (Mon)
Closed: Martin Luther King Jr. Day Mon., January 21
CDL driving skills exam: February 19 (Tues)

March 04 (Mon) – April 12 (Fri)
CDL driving skills exam: April 15 (Mon)

Summer Semester 2019

April 29 (Mon) – June 10 (Mon)
Closed: Memorial Day Mon., May 27
CDL driving skills exam: June 11 (Tues)

June 24 (Mon) through Aug 05 (Mon)
Closed: Independence Day, Thurs., July 04
CDL driving skills exam: August 06 (Tues)

Fall Semester 2019

August 19 (Mon) through September 30 (Mon)
Closed: Labor Day, Mon., Sept. 02
CDL driving skills exam: October 01 (Tues)