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Commercial Drivers License (CDL)

Training in Commercial Drivers License (CDL) Class A, Class B, and specific endorsements are now available. Training is hands-on and designed to get you out of the classroom and on the road fast. Be prepared to test for your license in just three-weeks!

Mid Michigan College's CDL Short-Term Training combines classroom and hands-on learning methods. You stay 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 CDL Class A Sessions

Location | Mt. Pleasant Campus, Morey Tech Center

Days | Monday - Friday

Time | 8am - 4:30pm

Upcoming Trainings

  • October 9 - October 27, 2023
  • October 23 - November 10, 2023
  • November 6 - November 24, 2023
  • November 20 - December 8, 2023
  • December 4 - December 22, 2023
  • January 2 - January 19, 2024
  • January 15 - February 2, 2024
  • January 29 - February 16, 2024
  • February 12 - March 1, 2024
  • February 26 - March 15, 2024
  • March 11 - April 5, 2024
    • No class March 25-29
  • April 2 - April 19, 2024
  • April 15 - May 3, 2024
  • April 29 - May 17, 2024
  • May 13 - May 31, 2024
  • May 28 - June 14, 2024
  • June 10 - June 28, 2024
  • June 24 - July 12, 2024

Training Cost

Current tuition for CDL-A training is $4,900.

  • Includes all training materials, the cost of a commercial learner's permit and one attempt of the state road test.
  • Trainees must obtain the DOT medical exam and DOT drug screen at their own expense.

Training OutLiNe

Week 1: Virtual classroom training

  • During the first week of training students need to obtain their Commercial Learner's Permit from the Secretary of State. Students cannot continue to the driving portion of training until they have their permit.

Weeks 2 & 3: Behind-the-Wheel Driving Experience (80 hours)

Throughout the course, students are expected to spend 40 hours outside of the classroom for self-study time and homework.

Automatic and manual transmission trucks will be available for training. The use of automatic trucks is increasing in the trucking industry. Students who choose to train in an automatic truck, will have a restricted license.

Other CDL Training Options

To register for these training opportunities, complete the registration form and select the training you are interested in completing. Mid's Technical Education Center team will contact you with training details.

CDL Class B | $1,900 | Freeland
This 40 hour program, which includes 2 days of virtual classroom training and 3 days of hands-on training, educates individuals with little or no experience how to correctly operate a Class B commercial vehicle.

The training consists of vehicle inspections, shifting gears, managing speed, and managing space. Instructors prepare drivers for real life situations that can occur during highway, urban, rural, and interstate driving. Trainees learn how to properly change lanes, complete traffic checks, and execute other driving techniques.

  • Includes all training materials, and the cost of a commercial learner's permit and one attempt of the state road test.
  • Trainees must obtain the DOT medical exam and DOT drug screen at their own expense.
  • Training is conducted in an automatic truck.

CDL B classes begin the same days as the CDL A classes listed above. Enrollments are accepted on a first come, first served basis. Use the form on the right, to register for training and we'll confirm your training dates with you after your registration is received.

Trainee Requirements

All applicants must

  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Have a valid Michigan driver's license
  • Must have a clean driving record with no license suspensions and less than 3 points in the last 3 years
  • Be able to read and speak English fluently
  • Must obtain a US DOT medical examination card
  • Must have a negative US DOT drug screen

DOT Requirements for CDL Training

Review webpage linked below for the full list of DOT Requirements.

DOT Requirements for CDL Training

Training Cost Assistance

Mid's CDL program is not elgible for federal financial aid (FAFSA). Training costs may be significantly reduced or completely offset through Michigan Works! assistance programs. Contact your local Michigan Works! office to determine eligibility.

CDL Training Testimonials

Collen Ditenber sits behind the driver's seat during CDL-A Short-Term Training."I've wanted to drive professionally for awhile. 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." - Colleen Dittenber
Wyatt Burgess leans the basics of truck driving during CDL-A Short-Term Training."I pursued CDL-A training so I could add the skill to my resume. I graduated high school last year and am hoping to have a career at a local county road commission. The hands-on practice has been key for me during this training." - Wyatt Burgess
CDL5.jpg"I signed up for this training and the Burgess' boys decided to sign up too! The instructor has been patient, understanding, and helpful. If we don't understand something he takes the time to explain without making you feel uncomfortable or unworthy. I want a career close-to-home and hope to have a career related to the excavating industry." - Connor VanBuskirk

Mid's CDL training is offered in partnership with Regen Trucking School LLC.

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