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. The fast-track option is offered every six weeks and prepares students for all three license classes (A, B and C). Students can complete the course in two weeks. 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 of advertised job openings in Shawnee County in 2016 at $20.13 an hour or $41,860 annually. The average wage was $22.00 an hour or $45,760 annually.

Annual wage / salary

Hourly wage

Entry

$41,860

$20.13

Average

$45,760

$22.00

CERTIFICATIONS

  • CDL

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

COURSE SYLLABI

  • CHC195 Class A CDL
  • CHC196 Commercial Truck Driving Lab