Get out on the open road, listen to your favorite tunes, and make good money while driving professionally after completing a program in Truck/Bus Driving & Instructing. Typically available through certificate or associate degree programs, professional driving courses prepare you for a career in operating commercial vehicles. Potential jobs include a driver of big rigs, school buses, tankers, taxis, limousines, party buses, car haulers, flat beds, and a variety of other commercial vehicles.
Programs for commercial drivers are great for people who love driving and have a clean traffic record. Good people skills are helpful too. And if you know your way around the city/county/state you’ll be working in, that will make succeeding in the business all that much easier. During your driver program, you’ll likely have classroom instruction as well as driving practice on the road and in simulators. You’ll learn about everything from basic vehicle operation to safe driving in harsh weather and traffic conditions. Depending on your program, you’ll learn how to drive various commercial vehicles (diesel, gas, electric). You’ll also learn business procedures like loading/unloading cargo or passengers, keeping a log, handling shipping papers, and teaching others about commercial driving.
Northwest State Community College offers 1 Truck and Bus Driver/Commercial Vehicle Operator and Instructor degree programs. It's a small, public, two-year college in a faraway rural area. In 2019, 2 Truck and Bus Driver/Commercial Vehicle Operator and Instructor students graduated with students earning 2 Certificates.
Stark State College offers 2 Truck and Bus Driver/Commercial Vehicle Operator and Instructor degree programs. It's a large, public, two-year college in a large suburb. In 2019, 12 Truck and Bus Driver/Commercial Vehicle Operator and Instructor students graduated with students earning 12 Certificates.
|School||Average Tuition||Student Teacher Ratio||Enrolled Students|
|TDDS Technical Institute Lake Milton, OH||335|
|University of Northwestern Ohio Lima, OH||32 : 1||3,221|
|Great Lakes Truck Driving School Columbia Station, OH||15|
|Washington County Career Center-Adult Technical Training Marietta, OH||209|
|Northwest State Community College Archbold, OH||79 : 1||2,857|
|Ohio Technical Center at Vantage Career Center Van Wert, OH||74|
|Apollo Career Center Lima, OH||496|
|Hamrick School Medina, OH||105|
|Stark State College North Canton, OH||67 : 1||11,830|