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Truck Driving Academy – CDL Training at Belmont College in St. Clairsville, Ohio!

Drive your career! Prepare for a high-paying career in up to five weeks!

Belmont College’s Truck Driving Academy, in partnership with OV Truck Driver Training School, offers a students a wide-ranging curriculum and training process to prepare them to pass the CDL exam. Students receive practice time behind-the-wheel from state-certified instructors licensed with the Ohio Division of Public Safety.

Licenses Offered:

Class A License – Training on any combination vehicle such as a semi-tractor trailer and hazmat endorsements.

Class B License – Training to be licensed to operate dump trucks, school buses, water trucks, and box vans. Note: Class B training is included in the Class A training at no additional cost. 

Refresher Course – For current Class A/B license holders who require additional training to meet industry standards.

For more information, or to register, contact the Workforce and Community Education Office at 740-695-9500.

 

Commercial Truck Driving Training

The Truck Driving Academy serves Belmont, Harrison, Monroe and surrounding counties, and is licensed by the Ohio Department of Public Safety.

Classroom Instruction Includes:

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  • Textbooks
  • Workbooks and Materials
  • Vehicle Safety
  • Shifting
  • Log Book
  • Pre-Trip Preparation
  • Coupling and Uncoupling
  • Air Brakes
  • Weight Distribution and Proper Loading
  • Preventative Maintenance
  • Handling Hazardous Materials
  • Map Reading

Range Practice and Road Course Covers Skills Including:

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  • Basic Control Systems
  • Safe Operating Procedures
  • Speed Management
  • Extreme Driving Conditions
  • Backing
  • Visual Search
  • Night Operations

Train for your Class A CDL in just five weeks* 

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  • Daytime classes available Monday though Friday at Belmont College in St. Clarsiville, Ohio
  • Workforce funds available to students who qualify**
  • CDL Test Included
  • Drug Screening/DOT physical required
  • Job placement assistance

*To enroll in this program, students must pass a USDOT physical exam, an alcohol and controlled substance test, have a valid state driver’s license and payment of proof of funding must be submitted before start of program.

**Workforce Investment Opportunity Act (WIOA) funds are available to students who qualify. Please contact Ohio Means Jobs or Workforce West Virginia for WIOA funding.

For financial assistance, please contact the following State Workforce/Job Service Offices:

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  • Belmont County Ohio Means Jobs: 740.633.5627 – 302 Walnut St, Martins Ferry, OH 43935
  • Harrison County Ohio Means Jobs: 740.942.2171 – 520 N. Main Street, Cadiz, OH 43907
  • Monroe County Ohio Means Jobs: 740.472.1602 – 100 Home Av, Woodsfield, OH 43793
  • Jefferson County Ohio Means Jobs – 749-282-0971 – 114 North 4th Street, Steubenville, OH 43952
  • Workforce West Virginia: 304.232.6280 – 1275 Warwood Ave, Wheeling, WV 26003

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