Professional Truck Driver Training

The SCC Truck Driving program is a four-week, 160-hour noncredit self-support course that emphasizes the knowledge and procedures necessary for the operation of tractor-trailers. Classroom theory and over-the-road training prepares you for the CDL Class A written and driving (skills) test. The program meets all minimum requirements for the state of Washington, and entry level requirements in the trucking industry. Students satisfactorily completing the course receive a Recognition of Attendance. Tuition cost for the training is $3,700.

This program is offered Monday through Thursday from 7:30 AM to 5:00 PM, and Friday from 7:30 AM to 11:30 AM and/or 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM (Friday afternoon time is dependent on number of students enrolled.) SCC does not offer night or weekend classes for this program.

The upcoming class sessions are:

  • May 5 – June 4
  • June 16 – July 16
  • July 28 – August 26

We offer CDL Class A training with these endorsements:

  • Airbrakes
  • Combination vehicles
  • Tanker
  • Tanker trailers
  • Double and triples
  • Hazard material

Employers are waiting to hire graduates from this course, so sign up today!

For more information, call (509) 533-7112.


  • Students must be 18 or older
  • DOT physical required prior to start of class
  • Valid Driver's License from state in which student resides
  • Motor Vehicle or valid Abstract Driving Record; three years

Tuition: $3,700.

Additional Costs:

  • SCC Campus Parking Permit: $20 plus tax
  • CDL Permit: $10
  • Knowledge Test: $10
  • Skills Test: $100
  • Permanent License after class completion: $95

Federal Financial Aid (FAFSA) does not support this program. If you are utilizing unemployment benefits, the WorkSource office may have funding available. Please call (509) 532-3109 for more information. Eligibility criteria apply.

Students who wish to withdraw and receive a refund after enrolling and clearing cashiering must complete an official Withdrawal Form.

  • 100% refund, minus $7.00 processing fee, for student-initiated withdrawals three business days prior to the first day of class
  • No refund granted two business days or less prior to the start of a class. A business day is 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday.

There are several trucking companies that are hiring our graduates that offer tuition reimbursement. Most trucking companies have an Online Application Form. You can apply online using the Watkins and Sheppard Trucking, Inc. Online Application Form.

For more information, call (509) 533-7112.

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