A high-quality program focused on connecting skilled, safe drivers with employers
Minnesota State College Southeast's Truck Driving program in Winona is well-renowned for top-notch instructors, state-of-the-art facilities, and best of all, 100% job placement. As a student, you'll enjoy a low student-to-instructor ratio to give you the attention you need.
Many trucking companies pre-hire qualified students once they are enrolled at MSC Southeast. After training is completed, our graduates are ready to get behind the wheel and earn a desirable income. Because highly skilled truckers are in demand, many companies offer tuition reimbursement and signing bonuses.
Truck driver training begins with 8 weeks of classroom and behind-the-wheel training, preparing students for the situations they may face on the road. During this 8-week sequence of training, the students will also prepare for the Class "A" commercial driver's license (CDL) road test. To complete the program, students must register for and complete an 8-week paid internship.
Because the program is so intense, attendance and attitude are crucial, just as they are once you're on the job. At MSC Southeast, you'll learn from the very best - our truck driving instructors have more than 65 years of safe driving experience.
"We have an obligation to our students, our community, and to other highway users to train the safest, most courteous drivers on the highway today. This is not an obligation we take lightly."
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Special Information About the Truck Driving Program
- You must apply for admission to Minnesota State College Southeast, but you are not required to take the Accuplacer placement test.
- You will need a valid Class "A" CDL permit prior to the first class day.
- You will need to complete a DOT physical exam prior to the start of the program. You are responsible for the DOT physical.
- Your instructors will schedule a drug screening exam during the first week of class; the cost is included in your tuition.