Isothermal Community College

Continuing Education

Truck Driving Training

truck in parking lotTraining at ICC is provided through a partnership with Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute, Hudson NC. CCC&TI started training drivers in 1990 with one truck and a few students. Today they have over 70 pieces of equipment and have graduated over 2,000 CDL drivers in the past 10 years. At present Isothermal only offers full-time day classes requiring 8.5 weeks to complete.

Employment Outlook 

The trucking industry continues to be a major employer in the United States, with almost 9 million people employed in trucking-related jobs. Over 3 million of these are drivers of tractor-trailers operated by over 550,000 interstate motor carriers. More than 80% of U.S. cities receive their goods exclusively from trucks.

Now as freight and the economy begin to turn around the trucking industry is facing a growing epidemic across the country. As the driver shortage epidemic grows larger every day, entry-level drivers are entering a demanding field where there is a premium placed on quality student drivers fresh out of school.

At CCC&TI we have a very successful job placement program with numerous local and national trucking companies recruiting our graduates during and after each class. During the past 12 month reporting period, CCC&TI graduated 188 students with 81% of those being pre-hired prior to graduation.

Graduates from our program can expect to average $34,000 or more their first year and up to $50,000 or better with one year of experience.