Earn Your Class A License!

CCAC now offers training for a Pennsylvania Class A Commercial Driver's License (CDL).

Classes meet at CCAC's Boyce Campus. CCAC's curriculum prepares students to take the CDL Class A knowledge, skills and road tests.

The knowledge test covers general knowledge, combination vehicle, air brake, hazardous materials, tankers and double-triples. The skills test requires performing a pre-trip inspection and various backing and parking maneuvers. The road test consists of driving a predetermined route.

The curriculum also covers:

  • Department of Transportation (DOT) & Hours of Service regulations
  • Map reading & trip planning
  • Shifting techniques
  • Industry terminology & career opportunities

Before taking the CDL Class A course, students must successfully complete the CDL Class A prerequisite course (Part 1) and also pass a DOT physical and drug screen.


CDL Driver Theory Classroom Sessions

  • Four weeks, 80 hours
  • All information needed to take and pass the PA CDL Class 'A' permit exam
  • The exams are administered at the PA DMV Drivers' License Center(s)
  • Expected outcome is to obtain a PA Class 'A' CDL permit with the appropriate endorsements to train and drive a Tractor-Trailer rig equipped with air brakes
  • This permit MUST be obtained before the student can move on the second segment of the Class 'A' CDL program

CDL Range and Road Training BTW (Behind the Wheel) Sessions

  • Four weeks, 80 hours 
  • Students will be trained to take and pass the PA Class 'A' BTW exam and obtain a CDL Drivers' license.
  • Exams consists of Pre-trip Inspection, CDL Skills, On-the-Road driving test
  • This test will be conducted on the CCAC CDL 3rd.-party test site at the CCAC Boyce Campus
  • The expected outcome is for the student to obtain a Class 'A' CDL License with appropriate endorsements.
  • This will allow the student seek and obtain employment as a CDL Class 'A' driver


Requirements for Students to Start, Train and Successfully Complete the CCAC CDL Course

  • A valid Drivers' license
  • Payment and/or funding in place before the start of the first day of Class

  • Must meet course benchmarks
    • 90% attendance in both the classroom and BTW (range & road) training
    • At least 80% on all tests and exams (both writer and BTW)
    • Other benchmarks
      • Copy of current valid drivers' license (2nd, day of class)
      • 10-year DMV driving motor vehicle history (5th. Day of class)
      • Obtain a Class 'A' CDL Driving permit with the appropriate endorsements (13th. Day of class)
      • Take and pass the all Class 'A' BTW tests (Pre-trip, CDL Skills & CDL Road test)

Sign Up For The CDL Program Today!

Train for a Pennsylvania Class A CDL License in eight weeks!

For more information, email [email protected] or call 724.325.6834.


Employment – Placement and Retention

Students will be required to meet with the CDL Program placement advisor to discuss:

  • Employment options based on the individual needs and circumstances
  • The student's individual circumstances and appropriate employment opportunities (ex: Local, Regional, OTR, 2nd Chance, type of jobs, etc.)

Students are requested to respond to job retention information:

  • Current employment status in the transportation industry
  • Previous employment in the industry (if relevant)
  • Additional employment information (as needed)