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With the ever increasing demand for professional truck drivers, job placement from the Lake Superior College trucking program is excellent. Get you commercial driver’s license (CDL) while you learn how to drive a tractor-trailer. We’ll teach you about safety, how to maintain log books, and weight distribution. When you finish this program, you’ll have gotten your Class A commercial driver’s license. You’ll leave with the skills and knowledge to be a professional truck driver!


Skills & Knowledge

  • Obtain a Class A commercial driver’s license (CDL)
  • Become Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulation qualified

Pre-Program Requirements

Students must be able to pass and possess the following:

  • No major driving violations in the previous five years
  • DOT physical
  • Pass a drug screen

Program Features


A new addition to the Truck Driving Program is a state-of the-art Virage Simulator. The simulator has shown significant improvement in students’ ability to operate non-synchro manual transmissions. The results are better driving test scores, greater confidence and improved driving test pass rates.


To register for Truck Driving courses enter:

  • Course numbers 1820, 1822, *1824
  • Semester
  • Subject: Truck Driving (TDT)

Truck Driving Grants may be available through the Ordean Foundation.

*Course 1824 is not available for online registration until after completion of courses 1820 and 1822.

“Truck driving is a challenging job. It’s physical and mental work. My teachers and training at LSC have prepared me for the road.”

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The Program Guide is a tool to help you map out how to successfully get your degree at Lake Superior College.

Program Guide or Cost/Schedule/Registration details

Learn more about this program at Firefighting and Truck Driving Career Night


Approximate total tuition & fees for MN residents to complete this degree. Starting Fall 2018, LSC will charge the same rates regardless of a student’s state of residence. Non-Minnesota residents will pay the same tuition rates as Minnesota residents.

Tuition & Fees

10 Credits

The truck driver certificate may be completed in 7 weeks if student meets pre-program requirements.

Potential Career Opportunities

  • Line haul driver
  • Over the road driver
  • Delivery driver
  • Flatbed truck driver
  • Road driver

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Source: MN DEED website as of November 2016. Figures shown are median hourly wages rounded down to the nearest whole number.

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