Printed on 6/16/2024

Estimated Cost

Costs may not include all books or all materials and supplies. Some textbook costs may be included in the estimated program cost.

Cost based on current tuition and fees
Additional materials and supplies

* Tuition and fees are subject to change. For more details, see Cost of Attendance (PDF).


Skills Assessment

An academic skills assessment is required for admission into this program or the following: High School GPA of 2.75 or higher (last 10 years) OR provide completion of associate’s or higher degree OR; 165 or higher on your 2014 series GED tests OR; ACT OR SAT OR Accuplacer OR Companion OR Compass (last 3 years) to waive to the general education level; The cost of the Accuplacer assessment is $15; Catalog #: 94100100; Learn more at

Commercial Permit

Obtain your Commercial Drivers Learner’s Permit at your local Department of Motor Vehicles office (valid for 180 days); Study guides are available online at (3 tests required for Class A - Study and take in the following order: Section 5 Air Brakes, Section 6 Combinations and General Knowledge Sections 1-3, 5&6; 2 tests required for Class B - Study and take in the following order: Section 5 Air Brakes and General Knowledge Sections 1-3); Upload front and back of learners permit to MyFVTC

Federal Medical

Obtain a Medical Report & Federal Medical Card; refer to your email (you may need to check your spam folder) for instructions


Provide copy of valid Driver's License to

Additional Information

This program may require professional licensure or certification; FVTC has determined that this program meets professional licensure requirements in the state of Wisconsin; however, FVTC has not determined if this program meets professional licensure requirements for other states.

**Appleton Transportation Center**
Days: Monday – Thursday, 7:15 am to 4:45 pm
Various starts throughout the year - approximately every 4 weeks

This program is in compliance with the [Federal Motor Carriers Safety Administration]( (FMCSA) Entry-Level Driver Training (ELDT) rule in effect as of February 7, 2022.

Students are required to read and speak the English language sufficiently to converse with the general public, to understand traffic signs and signals in the English language, to respond to official inquiries and make entries on reports and records.

Drug screening must be completed with ThedaCare At Work clinics only. Please do not schedule the drug screen until you receive a confirmation email from FVTC.

Veterans – check with the FVTC Veterans Resource Center at 920-735-5651 or []( to see if your VA benefits can be used for this program.

Program Outcomes

  • Adhere to safe truck driving operating procedures
  • Communicate effectively with peers, customers and supervisors
  • Comply with non-driving activities
  • Demonstrate knowledge of securing a commercial vehicle
  • Explain advanced operating practices
  • Explain vehicle systems and reporting malfunctions
  • Perform basic truck driving operations

Beyond The Classroom

Student Clubs

There are over 35 different clubs and organizations available for students. Many clubs are directly related to programs offered at FVTC, so you can develop professional connections while meeting other students.

Student Services

We’re here to help you succeed. You’ll find a broad network of support at Fox Valley Tech. Don’t hesitate to contact us if you need help.

Career Services

Career Services is here to help you with your employment needs. Our services begin when you enroll as an FVTC student and continue throughout your employment career.

One-on-One Help

Let us guide you through the admissions process from beginning to end.

Phone: 920-735-4740
Text: 920-294-1738