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CDL PROGRAM
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.   
2019 - 2020 Class Schedules
The following classes meet Mondays through Fridays 8:00am to 4:30pm 
 
CDL1119      11/14/2019 - 12/20/2019  *class is full
CDL0120      01/06/2020 - 02/10/2020  *class is full   
CDL0220      02/24/2020 - 03/27/2020  *class is full
CDL0420      04/06/2020 - 05/08/2020  *class is full
 
The following classes meet Mondays through Thursdays from 8:00am to 4:30pm 
 
CDL0720      07/06/2020 - 08/17/20     
 

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

 2019-2020 Program Costs:  
  • Tuition $4,400
  • Additional costs: $27 for temporary permit package; $44.75 for licensing fees (Van Wert County BMV prices as of 4/5/19) 
  • Program Length:  Day classes complete in approximately 5 weeks
FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE
VA Educational Benefits - Apply for your benefits online at www.va.gov/education.  Contact the Financial Aid Office to complete certification.
OhioMeansJobs - 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.   Additional Information  
Employer Assistance -  CDL drivers are in high demand.  Some companies assist with tuiton.   

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.)
LINKS AND FORMS
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For more information about this program,  call us at (419) 238-5411, option 2.
Jim Rosen
Jim Rosen
CDL Training Manager
Office: 419-238-5411 x 2074
Maria Diltz
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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