Mid Michigan College has several sessions of CDL-A Commercial Driver’s License Short-Term Training starting soon at a location near you! Training is hands-on and designed to prepare students for licensure in just three-weeks!

CDL Short-Term Training combines classroom and hands-on learning methods. Students are engaged, involved, and motivated throughout the training, and learn key functions of vehicle systems, including diesel engines, auxiliary systems, brakes, drive train coupling systems, and suspension systems.

Topics such as Federal and State requirements, safe and efficient operation, and the need for permits are also covered. Training wraps up with practice maneuvers and operations on a designated range and public roadway. Upcoming training sessions are listed below.

  • CDL Truck Driving | Starts July 8 | $4,200 | Mt. Pleasant
  • CDL Truck Driving | Starts July 22 | $4,200 | Big Rapids
  • CDL Truck Driving | Starts August 5 | $4,200 | Bad Axe
  • CDL Truck Driving | Starts August 12 | $4,200 | Mt. Pleasant

Training costs may be significantly reduced or completely offset through MiWorks! assistance programs. Potential trainees should contact their local MiWorks! to see if they qualify.

"I've wanted to drive professionally for a while. It took me some time to make sure I was ready and my life was in order, but I'm here now. The training is fast-paced and keeps my interest - you won't be bored! The instructor is friendly, helpful, and always willing to review information or skills to help us improve and succeed," shared Colleen Dittenber, a current CDL-A training student.

Truck driving career opportunities are expected to increase by 6% through 2026, and drivers can expect an average annual salary of $43,680 according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

For more information about upcoming trainings or to register, visit midmich.edu/short-term-training or contact the Technical Education Center at training@midmich.edu or (989) 386-6614.

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