Tuesday – January 28, 2020

Truck Driving (2019-2020)

Technical Diploma
School of Technology and Applied Sciences / Transportation, Distribution & Logistics Career Cluster

Oak Creek Campus
Program Code: 30-458-1

For Information: 414-571-4500

Overview– After completing this eight-week Truck Driving program, you will enter an industry in need of qualified workers. 

Graduates are prepared for entry-level positions as local or over-the-road truck drivers with skills and knowledge related to safety, maintenance and operation of tractor-trailer and heavy trucks.

The curriculum focuses on developing the student's backing and driving abilities through classroom, lab, range and roadway experiences; online resources also assist with developing skills. Students have the opportunity to attain Class A CDL (Commercial Driver's License) as a result of their training.


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.


Program Learning 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)


Admission Requirements  

  • High school diploma or GED recommended
  • 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.


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


Related Programs
Automotive Maintenance Technician
Diesel and Powertrain Servicing


Start Dates: August/October/January/March/May

Current MATC students should consult their Academic Program Plan for specific curriculum requirements. 
Eight-Week Terms
(  ) = Semester order for full-time students






Truck Driver 1 ‡




Truck Driver 2 ‡




Truck Driver 3 ‡




‡ 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.


For class times and locations or to register online, visit INFOnline.

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

Page updated April 2019.