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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 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.Summer 2022 Class Start Dates

Fall 2022 Class Start Dates:

October 10
October 31

Licenses Offered:

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

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:

  • 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:

  • 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* 

  • Daytime classes available Monday though Friday at Belmont College in St. Clairsville, 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.


CDL Student Loan – How to Afford the Cost of Truck Driving School

Taking out a personal student loan is a great option for students to pay for their truck driving school tuition. Many employers may offer a tuition reimbursement program to help graduates re-pay their loan payments each month.

Belmont Savings Bank offers a great solution to afford CDL training. To apply fill out the Belmont College CDL Loan Application.

  1. 5 year term (rate kicks in at the start of the first payment)
  2. 6-month deferral – begins once the loan is signed
  3. No penalty for early payoff
  4. $100 application fee (included in the loan – student does not pay up front)

For more information, contact the Workforce and Community Education Office at 740-695-9500 or Belmont Savings Bank at 740-676-1165.

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

  • 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 – 740-282-0971 – 114 North 4th Street, Steubenville, OH 43952
  • Workforce West Virginia: 304.232.6280 – 1275 Warwood Ave, Wheeling, WV 26003