Truck Driving Technical Diploma | Northcentral Technical College

Truck Driving

Technical Diploma

The Truck Driving Technical Diploma program prepares learners with the skills and knowledge to become safe, professional drivers of commercial motor vehicles. This program emphasizes hands-on learning to teach and develop safe driving techniques, shifting, turning, inspections, and common to unusual backing maneuvers. Limited lecture and online materials are used to provide a solid foundation in industry related issues drivers face. Potential occupations include: Over-The-Road Truck Driver, Local Truck Driver, Tractor-Trailer Driver, Straight Truck Driver, Dump Truck Driver, Owner-Operator of a Trucking Business.

program at a Glance

Truck Driving 10 Credit Technical Diploma

Formats Offered

On-Campus Availability

  • Wausau Fully Available
  • Antigo
  • Medford
  • Phillips
  • Spencer
  • Wittenberg

Approximate Cost

$2,220 (Tuition: $2139, Books: $81)

Average Starting Salary

$31,158 According to Economic Modeling Specialists International.

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program Outcomes

  • Obtain a commercial driver learner permit
  • Obtain a commercial driver's license
  • Understand how to manage loads and weight distribution
  • Demonstrate the ability to plan trips
  • Understand how to fill out paperwork and logbooks correctly
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the laws and regulations pertaining to the operation of a commercial vehicle
  • Inspect a vehicle to ensure safe operation

Potential Careers

  • Over-the-Road Truck Driver
  • Owner Operator of a Trucking Business
  • Local Truck Driver
  • Straight Truck Driver
  • Bus Driver

Course List

To view the amount of credits or descriptions for the courses required within this program please view the course list.

Course List

Additional program Information

Program Location

The entirety of this program takes place at NTC’s CDL Training Center at 1204 W. Taylor St. in Merrill, WI. When applying for this certificate you will need to select Wausau as the campus.

Legal Citizenship

You must provide proof of legal status or citizenship to obtain a CDL through this program

Federal Medical Card

This program requires proof of a Federal Medical (FedMed) card, which is issued after you complete a Department Of Transportation (DOT) physical with a registered, certified medical examiner. Students will also be subject to pre-enrollment drug and alcohol screening, as well as random, reasonable suspicion, and post-accident screening.

Driver’s Record

Maintaining a valid and clean driving record is important for your success in this industry.

Transfer Opportunities

Credits earned at NTC may transfer to four-year colleges and universities. Visit for a complete listing of transfer opportunities for this program.

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