Truck Driving

man at truck driving simulator

Program Information

  • Location: Oak Creek Campus
  • Pathway: Manufacturing, Construction & Transportation
  • Program Code: 30-458-1
  • Offering: In-class
  • Degree Type: Technical Diploma
  • Start Dates: August/October/January/March/May

About the Truck Driving Diploma

DESCRIPTION

As a graduate of this eight-week Truck Driving program, you will enter an industry in need of qualified workers. Developing skills related to safety, maintenance and the operation of trucks prepares you for entry-level positions as a local or over-the-road driver. Students have the opportunity to attain Class A CDL (Commercial Driver’s License) as a result of their training.

Currently the need for qualified truck drivers remains high in Wisconsin. The demand for truck drivers is expected to continually increase due to the retirement of current drivers and the increased need for freight-carrying services.

Additional program details: To prepare you to safely operate and maintain tractor-trailer and heavy trucks, the curriculum focuses on teaching driving and backing skills through classroom, lab, range and roadway experiences; online resources also assist with developing skills.

Truck Driver diploma informational packet (pdf)


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Detailed Program Information

2020-21 Curriculum

Semester Course Course Name Credits
(1) TRCKDR-341 Truck Driver 1 ‡ 3
(1) TRCKDR-342 Truck Driver 2 ‡ 4
(1) TRCKDR-343 Truck Driver 3 ‡ 3
TOTAL CREDITS 10

( ) Semester order for full-time students.
‡ Prerequisites required:

Must be admitted to the Truck Driver (30-458-1) program.

Prerequisite for TRCKDR-342: Successful completion of TRCKDR-341 within the last six months.

Prerequisite for TRCKDR-343: Successful completion of TRCKDR-341 and TRCKDR-342 within the last six months.

Program curriculum requirements are subject to change.

Current MATC students should consult their Academic Program Plan for specific curriculum requirements.

To see course descriptions, class times, locations or to register online:
Students already enrolled in an MATC program can visit Self Service Student Planning.
All others can access this information through INFOnline.

2020-2021 Program Card

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Important Dates

Deadlines and important dates can be found on:
Cost & Aid Deadlines

Also, you can find dates and deadlines on the MATC Calendar

Program Outcomes

  • Perform commercial vehicle inspections
  • Communicate with industry and regulatory personnel
  • Complete legal and industry related documentation
  • Plan trips
  • Perform safe operation of a commercial vehicle
  • Obtain a CDL (Commercial Driver’s License)

Career Outlook

Currently the need for qualified truck drivers remains high in Wisconsin. The demand for truck drivers is expected to continually increase due to the retirement of current drivers and the increased need for freight-carrying services. Long-term drivers interested in running their own business can become independent owner-operators of their trucks.

Possible Careers

Local Truck Driver
Over-the-Road Truck Driver
Owner-Operator of Trucking Business

Admission Requirements

  • Age 18 years or older
  • Valid Wisconsin driver's license (Class D) and acceptable driving record
  • Department of Transportation medical exam and drug test
  • Valid Commercial Learners Permit (CLP) – for more information, see Wisconsin Commercial Driver's Manual at wisconsindot.gov or at local DMV office.

Scholarships

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Manufacturing, Construction & Transportation Academic & Career Pathway
414-297-8901, mctpathway@matc.edu

Truck Driving program: matccdltraining@matc.edu

Downtown Milwaukee Campus, T Building, Room T200
Mequon Campus, Room A108-110
Oak Creek Campus, Room A121
West Allis Campus, Room 103

Last updated: 08/28/2020