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Program Details

  • Award: Certificate
  • Credits: 22
  • Delivery: Face-to-face where some online courses may be available or required.
  • WIA Certified

About this Program

Would you like to shift your career into high gear?

The Riverland Truck Driving Program is a member of the National Association of Publicly Funded Truck Driving Schools

Picture yourself on the open road in control of a big rig. Our top-rated Truck Driving program can put you in the drivers' seat. This 16-week Riverland program has a reputation of providing "first-rate" hands-on and classroom training for careers in the transportation industry. The winning combination of our highly-qualified instructors and small class sizes mean you get plenty of one-on-one attention while learning all the required operating techniques, procedures and regulations. Learn defensive driving, safety and proper operating techniques without having to pay high costs of a for-profit driving school. Riverland students gain practical experience by driving in city and rural situations as part of course requirements. This includes driving conventional tractors and pulling loaded and empty 53' van, flatbed, 28.5' double, and bulk tanker trailers along with charter bus passenger endorsement training. Each student will earn a Class-A CDL with hazmat, tanker, doubles, triples, and passenger endorsements upon completion. . Students also develop skills and experience during paid internships with area motor carriers who become prospective employers.

Program Locations

  • Riverland Community College, Austin 55912
  • South Central College, Mankato 56003

Labor Market Information

  • Light Truck or Delivery Drivers

  • Median wage: $16.04/hour-Below the median
  • Employment outlook: Average
  • Transit and Intercity Bus Drivers

  • Median wage: $18.56/hour
  • Employment outlook: Above statewide average
  • College Vocational Education Teachers

  • Median wage: $23.39/hour-Above the median
  • Employment outlook: Shrinking
  • School Bus Drivers

  • Median wage: $16.29/hour-Below the median
  • Employment outlook: Average
  • Driver/Sales Workers

  • Median wage: $10.24/hour-Well below the median
  • Employment outlook: Below statewide average
  • Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers

  • Median wage: $20.13/hour-Above the median
  • Employment outlook: Average
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Riverland Community College
Riverland Community College
1900 8th Ave. N.W. Austin, MN 55912 Toll-Free: (800) 247-5039 Local: (507) 433-0820 TTY: (800) 627-3529