Truck Driving

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With a new destination every day and the chance to be your own boss, Truck Driving offers you a career that is in high demand, has great pay and prepares you for the workforce after just one semester. Elgin Community College offers the best and largest fleet of tractors and trailers and is the most comprehensive training program available compared to other programs in the area. You will learn and train on vehicles currently used throughout the industry, so you’ll be confident and ready to excel in your new career. ECC’s the state-of-the-art driving simulator—used by major trucking companies to train their drivers—is another strength of our program that you won’t find elsewhere. ECC instructors have decades of experience in the industry and are here to help you. Jobs in the trucking field are plentiful and open to everyone, so join us and get your career rolling towards success.

Program Options

Certified Forklift Operator

A forklift operator certificate from Elgin Community College is a valuable credential for truck drivers as well employees in manufacturing, warehouse, and other business settings. Earned after completing only one class, the forklift certificate consists of classroom and hands-on instruction in the safe operation of lift trucks. You’ll learn about safety inspections, balance calculation, and safe operation for loading and unloading a forklift with and without loads. All instruction will follow training requirements outlined by Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations. You will earn a Forklift Operator Certificate upon completion

Program Highlights

Prepare for Immediate Employment

Vocational Certificate

Basic Certificate

Planning to Transfer

Learn more about earning a Bachelor’s degree, earning summer credits for transfer or dual admissions with a university by visiting University Transfer & Partnerships.