Fast-Track to CDL

WHAT DOES A COMMERCIAL TRUCK

DRIVER DO?

Quickly get on the road to a better future by training to earn your Kansas commercial driver’s license (CDL). This specialized, fast-track program can lead to a variety of career options from driving a bus to hauling goods across the country. If you seek adventure, travel and the chance to meet new people, this training opportunity might be right for you. It is a short-term investment that can bring long-term benefits.  

LEARNING AT WASHBURN TECH

The Commercial Truck Driving short course utilizes classroom instruction and on-the-road driving time to prepare students for the Department of Motor Vehicles Commercial Driver's License exam. Students can generally complete the Fast-Track program in two to three weeks, and are prepared for employment both locally and regionally. Students wanting to work for a major carrier and travel across states will likely want to choose the full Commercial Truck Driving program. The fast-track option is offered every six weeks and prepares students for all three license classes (A, B and C). Please note: this program is not financial aid eligible.

JOB AND SALARY OUTLOOK

Employment of heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers is expected to grow by 11 percent during a 10-year period according to the Kansas Department of Labor (KDOL). As the economy grows, the demand for goods will increase, and more truck drivers will be needed to keep supply chains moving. KDOL lists the average entry-level salary in Northeast Kansas at $21.97 an hour or $45,690 annually. The wage for an experienced driver is $27.59 an hour or $57,379 annually.

Annual wage / salary

Hourly wage

Entry

$45,690

$21.97

Experienced

$57,379

$27.59

CERTIFICATIONS

  • CDL

COURSE SYLLABI

  • CHC195 Class A CDL
  • CHC196 Commercial Truck Driving Lab