Continuing and Community Education

Professional Driver Prep Program

Professional Driver preparation is a serious and rewarding undertaking. The quality of our program reflects our commitment to you and your investment in your future. Our program provides 150 hours of intensive, relevant training both in the classroom and over the road. We provide state-of-the-industry rigs typical of what you will be using in your career and a low student-teacher ratio to ensure that you get exceptional instruction and experience.

Time

Other programs may offer comparable hours of training. Many programs include substantially more hours. However, these hours are spread over many weeks or even months. The additional hours included in other programs may be linked to academic requirements, college policy, or other factors that do not provide increased benefits to you. We are confident that our program will provide you the skills you need to be successful. NIACC’s Professional Driver Prep program is an intensive 3-week program that gets you on the road earning money sooner. Why is that important?

Here is what you could make from a typical company …

Suppose upon your initial hire, you make $2,100 during the first 6 weeks ($350 week). This is the company training/probationary period required after you graduate from any school . After this period, you may earn $31,050 for the remainder of your first year if you drive a typical 2,500 miles a week for $.27 per mile ($675 a week). Your total first year income is $33,150.

If you were in a training program longer than our 3-week program, each additional week of training would decrease your first year’s income by $675 per week.

Curriculum

Image of a truck driver with log and truck in background.Our three-week program includes training on all aspects of the following, but not limited to:

Safety

Equipment knowledge

small and large rigs
flatbed, dry van, refer
doubles, triples
tanker and hazardous materials

The “Rules and Laws” of the road

trip planning
motor carrier and driver laws
log books and computers
scales & inspections

Professional knowledge

Who needs and employs CDL Drivers
How to apply for a job in transportation
Final testing for CDL License and course completion