Truck Driving
Truck Driving
Technical Diploma
13 Credits
Central Campus (Janesville)

Flexible Learning Options

At Blackhawk, we understand our students have busy lives and hectic schedules which is why the college offers a variety of flexible learning options to best serve you. Learn more about all of our flexible class options here.

Several classes in this program are offered in one or more of the following formats:

What You’ll Learn

The backbone of American commerce is the trucking industry, as nearly every business relies on truck drivers to move products and materials throughout the U.S. In fact, more than two-thirds of the freight tonnage moved throughout the country each year is moved by trucking.

Skilled, licensed truck drivers are in short supply, and with a technical degree from BTC, you will be in high demand with the credentials employers are looking for. By completing our technical degree program, which can be done in 12 or 14 weeks, you will have the skills and preparation needed to earn a Class A commercial driver’s license (CDL).  

You’ll get in-depth training on current laws and regulations; time management, cargo, inspection, and logbook documentation; safety and emergency procedures; high traffic, tight parking, narrow alley and loading platform maneuvers and skills; load and weight management distribution. You’ll also be trained in how to communicate with fellow drivers, dispatchers, shippers, mechanics, and law enforcement personnel. In addition, prospective employers often visit our classes, giving you a chance to connect with them for future employment. Plus, many employers offer tuition reimbursement, putting you ahead of the game after completing the program!

In addition to the Truck Driving diploma, BTC also offers separate commercial driver license training classes and a five-credit course if you are interested in earning a Class B CDL. This course prepares student drivers to operate various types of non-combination vehicles such as short-haul delivery trucks, construction vehicles, and trucks used in sand mining, concrete, or similar industries. 

Estimated Program Costs & Potential Earnings

Average Wage


*based on EMSI Occupational Employment Statistics

Potential Careers

Company Driver/Owner Operator
Driver Manager
Driver Mentor
Local/Regional/Long Distance Driver
Recruiting Specialist

Career Pathway

Previous education and work experience could qualify for Credit for Prior Learning saving you time and money. Find out more about what may apply to this program.
Truck Driving
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