Vantage Career Center

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This 200 hour program will give students the knowledge and skills necessary to take the licensing exam for a class "A " Commercial Driver's License (CDL).  Students will receive 50 hours of theoretical training and 150 hours of hands on training.  This program is designed specifically for class "A' CDL training.   
2018 - 2019 Class Schedules
Day Classes:  Monday thru Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm
CDL0818      08/27/2018 - 10/01/2018
CDL1018      10/08/2018 - 11/19/2018
CDL1118      11/12/2018 -12/19/2018
CDL0119      01/02/2019 - 02/06/2019  FULL 
CDL0219      02/11/2019 - 03/18/2019  FULL 
CDL0619      06/03/2019 - 07/09/2019  FULL
CDL0719      07/08/2019 - 08/14/2019 
 Night/Weekend Classes:  Monday thru Thursday 5pm - 9pm plus Saturdays 8:00am to 5:30pm
CLDE0918      09/10/2018 - 11/03/2018
CDLE0319      03/11/2019 - 05/04/2019  FULL 
CDLE0519      05/06/2019 - 07/01/2019  FULL
CDLE0719      07/08/2019 - 09/04/2019 

Essential Personal Characteristics

  • Minimum age of 18
  • Hold a valid driver's license
  • Pass a Department of Transportation Physical
  • Pass a drug screen
  • No more than 6 points on current driver's license
  • No DUI/ DWI or Reckless Operation Citation within 3 years
  • No drug related felonies
   NOTE: those under the age of 21 may obtain an intrastate CDL only

Basic Information

  • Tuition $4,200
  • Estimated additional costs for the student: $27 for temporary permit package plus $42 for licensing fees.
  • Program Length:  Day classes complete in approximately 5 weeks
  • Program Length:  Night/Weekend classes complete in approximately 8 weeks  
Financial Assistance:  
1.  Workforce Development Revolving Loan - This loan is available to students who reside in Ohio and who are not in default on a student loan.  No credit check is required.  Apply by contacting the Financial Aid Office at 419-238-5411, ext. 2110.
2.  VA Educational Benefits - Contact the Financial Aid Office to apply.
3.  Ohio Means Jobs - Financial Assistance may be available for those that qualify through your local Ohio Means Jobs (OMJ) agency.  Student must work directly with OMJ to apply. 

Job Outlook

Truck Drivers are in high demand.  " Over the next decade the Truck Driving industry will need to hire a total of 890,000 new drivers or an average of 89,000 per year." ( According To the 2015 Truck Driver Shortage Analysis conducted by the American Trucking Association.)
contact us
For more information about this program,  call us at (419) 238-5411, option 2.
Chuck Peters
Chuck Peters
CDL Program Coordinator
Office: 419-238-5411 x 2074
Maria Diltz
OTC Enrollment Coordinator / Customized Training Heathcare Coordinator
Office: 419-238-5411 x 2118
vantage career center
Address: 818 N Franklin St. Van Wert, OH 45891  |  Phone: (419) 238-5411
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