DEGREE TYPE: Certificate
Austin: August & March
COURSE PLAN: 16-weeks
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The truck driving program at Riverland is a comprehensive program and covers all varieties of CDL required vehicles, including double trailer, commercial bus and snow plow. The instructor for the program keeps current in the transportation industry and provides thorough training and has partnerships with quality companies such as Minnesota Department of Transportation, Rochester City Lines, and XPO Logistics who hire our graduates.
Our truck driving program prepares students for a career in transportation by providing the following:
The truck driving program at Riverland has partnerships with quality companies who hire our graduates. Students have the option to become fully endorsed in all varieties of CDL required transportation (doubles, passenger, tanker, hazmat, etc.)
This career is high growth compared to other careers.
There will be a need for about 7,920 new Truck Drivers to meet market demand between 2014-2024. This includes the demand due to replacement (workers leaving the occupation or retiring) as well as growth.
For more information about Truck Drivers and job outlook, please visit https://careerwise.minnstate.edu/careers/careerDetail?id=1&oc=533032#outlook
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The same types of equipment used in the industry in order to achieve hands-on learning of the different specialties.
XPO Logistics, Rochester City Lines, Norseman Trucking, and other transportation companies have hired alumni as professional drivers for their company.
Our Truck Driving program offers paid internship of 240 hours.
Riverland offers several scholarships for students to help with the cost of their education.
Truck Driving Instructor
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