Commercial Driving

6-week Accelerated CDL Program

Looking to start a career in truck driving? Hawkeye's 6-week Accelerated Truck Driving program is designed for the adult who would like to train for a high-demand career in a short-term training format.

The program will focus on developing safe driving skills in backing, turning, and driving on rural and suburban roads.

Students will receive hands-on training using:

Upon completion, students will take their DOT skills and driving tests to obtain their class A CDL.

Date Continuous start dates
Days Meets daily
Time Varied
Location Classroom, virtual driving training, and driving training will be held at Hawkeye's Regional Transportation Training Center.
Cost $3,000 - Program not eligible for federal student aid, but may be eligible for other aid.


Graduates can find employment in a variety of areas including:

  • truck driver
  • spotter
  • shag driver
  • freight agent

Starting wages range between $26,000-$38,000*

Iowa Workforce Development forecasts more than 1,400 job openings each year truck drivers (heavy and tractor trailer) through the year 2014.

*Source: Iowa Workforce Development


Contact Business and Community Education to register for the 6-Week Continuing Education Truck Driving program.

Business & Community Education

Cedar Falls Center
5330 Nordic Drive
Cedar Falls, IA 50613
319-266-6772 (F)
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