Commercial Vehicle Driving (CDL)

Drivers planning routes and meeting delivery schedules

Trucks keep it rollin’…

CARES Act Funding:

This program is included in the Rapid Credentialing Grant which was designed in response to COVID-19.


The Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) program offers extensive hands-on training with the most modern trucks on the road today. Employability and communication skills are an integral part of the program. Good work habits, punctuality, attendance, attitude, and job orientation are stressed throughout training. The purpose of this program is to prepare students for a Class “A” Commercial Driver License

Career Opportunities:

  • Double and Triple Driver
  • Flat-Bed Driver
  • Freight Driver
  • Local Driver
  • Long Haul Driver
  • Regional Driver
  • Tanker Driver

Employment Outlook:

Employment of heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers is projected to grow 6% from 2020 to 2030.


The average wage for this career in Florida is $20.74 hourly or $43,140 annually.

Completion Requirements:

The entire program is 320 hours. Students can earn a certificate at the completion of the following Occupational Completion Points (OCPs):

OCP ATractor Trailer Truck Driver320 Hours
Total Hours: 320

Location & Course’s Schedule:

Commercial Vehicle Driving (CDL) is available at the following school (s):

Miami Lakes Educational Center & Technical CollegeMonday - Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Monday - Friday from 5:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

Contact Information at the Location:

Additional information can be provided by student services:

Miami Lakes Educational Center and Technical College
(305) 557-1100
Danielle Taylor
Jackie Benjamin
Vanessa Torres
Elizabeth Forero
Ext. 2230
Ext. 2215
Ext. 2250
Ext. 2216




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