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Why choose WWCC for Commercial Truck Driving?

At WWCC, you can earn your Truck Driver Training Certificate and be on your way to a Class A Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) in just one quarter. It’s one of the shortest programs at WWCC — with one of the best payoffs. You’ll learn how to safely drive large vehicles, like truck and trailer combos, tractor-trailers, flatbeds and livestock carriers. It’s a perfect option if you’re looking for the fast-track to a trucking career. Or it can be a great addition to another degree, like Diesel Technology. From farms to construction sites to warehouses and more, drivers with a CDL are always in demand.

Careers in Commercial Truck Driving

Drivers Are in Demand

Trucks are an essential part of the shipping industry. They carry nearly all goods at some point in their journey from producer to customer. The trucking industry has a shortage of skilled drivers. And the need is only projected to rise over the next 10 years. Truck driving can be challenging, with long hours on the road and strict schedules to keep. But with drivers in high demand, the salary and benefits can be well worth it. And if truck driving full-time isn’t for you, a CDL can help you get other jobs in farming, construction, vehicle repair and more.

Certificates & Degrees in Commercial Truck Driving

This one-quarter certificate will prepare you to take the Class A CDL knowledge test and skills test for Washington. A Class A CDL is the highest-level driver’s license you can earn. Within a few short months, you can be in the workforce earning money faster than many other trade programs.

Commercial Truck Driving Program Details

Entrance Requirements

The prospective student must have a valid state license with NO current driving privilege suspension in any state; demonstrated physical qualifi cations by passing a D.O.T. physical examination and drug screening as required by FMCSR part 391; meet current hiring standards as set by the trucking industry; be 18 years of age or older; and have instructor permission. Students may enter the program in fall, winter, or spring quarter. Other Information: For additional information including regional employment data, completion rates, student characteristics, and employment see

Program Outcomes

  • Implement competency-based education, skill standards, and program certification.
  • Create and maintain a marketing plan related to student recruitment.
  • Update facilities with consideration for function and appearance.
  • Maintain up-to-date curriculum that meets or exceeds the Washington State requirement for a Class A driver’s license.


Scholarship Opportunities

At WWCC, we’ll help you find scholarships that may be open to you. Scholarships provide money for school that you don’t have to pay back. They can be used for things like tuition, books, tools and fees. They come from sources like the WWCC Foundation, local businesses and private funds. Some WWCC programs also have scholarships for students working toward a certain certificate or degree. You might qualify based on good grades, financial need or the potential to benefit from school. The bottom line: You have options. We’ll help you explore them at WWCC.

Paying for Your Degree

There are lots of ways to pay for college. We will work with you to find the right mix of support so that you can go after your dreams. Talk with us to learn more about:

  • Financial aid — grants, scholarships and student loans.
  • Workforce Education Services — support for students on workforce training pathways.
  • Warrior Pledge — covers needs not met by other financial aid.
  • Flexible payment plans — low monthly payments with no interest.
  • Work study — work part-time on campus while you earn your degree.
  • Emergency funds — for students who are struggling to make ends meet.

You can go to college. Start exploring your options today.

Other Information

For additional information including regional employment data, completion rates, student characteristics, and employment see

WWCC By the Numbers


Weeks to Earn a Certificate


In CDL Scholarships Available


Projected Job Openings Each Year

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