CDL 160 Class A Program

This program is a four-week training program comprehensively designed to teach the necessary skills for safe operation of a commercial vehicle. It is broken down into two sections - 40 hours of classroom training and 120 hours of road, range, and skills training. After completing the program, the necessary assistance will be provided to take the license examination. This program will provide individuals with the knowledge and skills to obtain employment with local, regional, and national companies.

CDL Class A Program (160 Hours)

  • Hours: 160
  • Course Fee: $5,500
  • Non-resident Course Fee: $5,750
  • Other Fees: $250 (Class A permit - $85; Department of Transportation physical - $80; Department of Transportation drug screen - $85)
  • Schedule: Training offered on a rolling basis. Classes held Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Application requirements: Must be at least 18 years of age, maintain an acceptable Motor Vehicle Record, and pass a Department of Transportation drug screen and physical.

Course Notes/Description
This course will provide 40 hours of training to learn the skills needed to pass the Class A permit test.120 hours will be road and range training that will include pre-trip inspection, airbrake leak down test, straight link backing and alley docking maneuvers.
Training is provided in cooperation with third party, PA Pride, LLC.
Upon completion of this 160 hour course, a student will acquire the skills necessary to take the Commonwealth of PA Department of Transportation's CDL exam.

Classes in St. Marys are held at:
Community Education Center of Elk County
4 Erie Ave.

Classes in Shinglehouse are held at:
Wayne Paving
262 Rte 44
Shinglehouse, PA 16748
Classes held in Erie will be held at:
5739 West Ridge Rd. Erie, Pa 16506
Class Times subject to change

Tuition: $5,500.00
Class Length: 4 Weeks
Special Requirements
  • Drug Screening
  • Physical Exam
  • Must be at least 18 years of age

Course Sections — Summer 2021

Gary Shaw
Mon - Fri
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Jun 1, 2021  to Jun 25, 2021