Moraine Valley Community College provides you with the training you need to feel confident and comfortable out on the open road. Our two training programs offer hands-on training with an experienced teacher and both programs provide students with 8 hours of training in Supply Chain Management,  teaching students the basic principles of transportation and the role transportation plays in economic vitality.

Moraine Valley offers both a Basic and Plus CDL program. Drivers can get endorsements to their CDL that show their ability to drive a specialized type of vehicle. Truck drivers transporting hazardous materials (HAZMAT) must have a hazardous materials endorsement obtained in the Plus Program.

Basic CDL Program

9 Weeks, 184 Total Hours
$4,100 (includes $445 drug/physical test and permit fees)


This course is designed to teach the basics for a Class “A” Commercial Driver’s License.  The student will participate in classroom instruction, hands on training, lab, and behind the wheel skills and road exercises.  The program includes a Department of Transportation physical, drug screening, Commercial Driver’s License learner’s permit, and complete vehicle training to prepare for an entry level position in the trucking industry.  This program exceeds state minimum requirements and can be completed in 9-weeks of onsite training.

Schedule 9 Weeks, Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

    • Week 1:  Permit study; Permit practice test
    • Week 2:  Permit study; Permit exam
    • Week 3:  Pre-trip class; Driving lessons 1-3
    • Week 4:  Pre-trip class; Driving lessons 4-6
    • Week 5:  Pre-trip class; Driving lessons 7-9
    • Week 6:  Pre-trip class; Driving lessons 10-12
    • Week 7:  Pre-trip class; Driving lessons 13-15
    • Week 8:  Pre-trip class; Driving lessons 16-18
    • Week 9 (finals):  Pre-trip exam; Driving Lessons 19-20; State exam

Plus CDL Program

12 Weeks,  247 Total Hours
$4,600 (includes $545 drug/physical test, permit, and background/fingerprinting fees)


This course is designed to teach the basics for a Class “A” Commercial Driver’s License with eligibility for Hazardous Material, Tanker, Doubles and Triples endorsements.  The student will participate in classroom instruction, hands on training, lab, and behind the wheel skills and road exercises.  The program includes a Department of Transportation physical, drug screening, background check/fingerprinting,  Commercial Driver’s License Learner’s permit, lessons in Hazmat, Tanker, Doubles and Triples endorsements for state exams, and complete vehicle training to prepare for an entry level position in the trucking industry.  This program exceeds state minimum requirements and can be completed in 12-weeks of onsite training.

Schedule: 12 Weeks, Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

    • Week 1:  Permit study; Permit practice test
    • Week 2:  Permit study; Permit exam
    • Week 3:  Pre-trip class; Driving lessons 1-2
    • Week 4:  Pre-trip class; Driving lessons 3-5
    • Week 5:  Pre-trip class; Driving lessons 6-8
    • Week 6:  Pre-trip class; Driving lessons 9-11
    • Week 7:  Pre-trip class; Driving lessons 12-14
    • Week 8:  Pre-trip class; Driving lessons 15-17
    • Week 9:  Pre-trip class; Driving lessons 18-20
    • Week 10:  Pre-trip exam; Driving lessons 21-22; State exam
    • Week 11:  Endorsements study
    • Week 12:  Endorsement study; Endorsements exam

What is Included in Your License?

Both CDL licenses include a Supply Chain Management Course.

This 8-hour course is included in both the Basic and Plus programs and is delivered in two 4-hour sections designed to teach students the basic principles of transportation in supply chain management.  At the end of the course, students will understand the role transportation plays in economic vitality and how different modes interact with each other to increase efficiency and reduce cost. Students will know the five basic modes of transportation (air, rail, trucking, water, and pipeline) and understand their individual strengths and weaknesses.

Other Topics Include:

  • Overview of global transportation
  • Government regulations
  • Transportation risk
  • Intermodal transportation
  • Issues and challenges of transport in the global supply chain.
  • Wed, September 18
    9000 W. College Parkway, Palos Hills 60465 Building M, Room 201
  • Wed, October 23
    6:00 pm
    9000 W. College Parkway, Palos Hills 60465 Building M, Room 201
  • Wed, November 20
    6:00 pm
    9000 W. College Parkway, Palos Hills 60465 Building M, Room 201

Career Connections Program

This program qualifies for up to $8,000 in tuition assistance.

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Konnor Parrish (Oak Lawn), shared his educational journey while on a panel for the Illinois Project Lead the Way meeting.

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Questions?

Contact the program coordinator or call (708) 974-5735