Northern Maine Community College
Commercial Driving Academy
CDL Training Cost
$3,580 for the class, including books. (Additional costs include DOT physical and drug screen - varies, currently $135 at 3rd party agency)
FT: 8 weeks / PT: 16 weeks (approx.)
How Many Hours Do Students Spend In The Truck?
200 hours (approx.)
How Many Hours Do Students Spend Driving? (Direct Control, Not Observing)
60 hours (Range/practice time is about 45 hours, road time is around 15 hours)
In The Truck, Are Students Taught As A Group or One-on-One?
Instructor to Student Ratio During Driving (Number of Students In The Truck)
1 instructor to 6 students
Is The Training Schedule Full-Time or Part-Time?
Both: FT year round, part time option (nights/weekends) in the fall
Is This Training Offered By A Private Program, or Sponsored By A Trucking Company?
Are Grants and Financial Aid Available At This School?
Grants, Loans, Scholarships and Work-Study Programs available.
Job Placement Assistance Provided?
Successful Job Placement Rate & Related Info
NMCC states: "We do everything we can to help those that graduate from the program, but a formal "placement" system is not in place (ie: we don't have any agreements with companies to take a certain number of graduates). We are well connected to the industry, though, and whenever possible will refer graduates to employers or employers to graduates."
What Percentage of Students Graduate This Program?
100% of students that complete the course obtain their CDL-A with all endorsements.
Additional Information Provided By The School:
Students that are enrolled in a degree program have the option to take a credit-bearing (3 college credits) track for the course to apply toward their NMCC degree requirements.