Bus and Truck Driver Training at Elgin Community College

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Bus and Truck Driver Training

The bus and truck driver program at Elgin Community College prepare students for careers as professional truck drivers, bus drivers and other professional delivery drivers. The program focuses on applying technical knowledge and skills to drive trucks and buses, delivery vehicles, and other commercial vehicles. Program courses include: operating gas/diesel and electrically-powered vehicles, loading and unloading cargo and passengers, reporting delays or accidents on the road, arranging transportation for personnel, and keeping records of receipts and fares. Get more details below including other Illinois colleges that offer bus and truck driver training.

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Students Enrolled in the Bus and Truck Driver Program

Get more details below regarding enrollment, academics, and school demographics. Elgin Community College offers a less than one year certificate program in bus and truck driver.

Students by Gender (2015)

 Graduates
Male29
Female2

Students by Race (2015)

 Graduates
Asian1
Black3
Hispanic14
White11
Multiple Races1
Unknown1

Source: IPEDS Survey 2012-2015: Data obtained from the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). Data may vary depending on school and academic year.

Career Options for Graduates

Upon completion of the Bus and Truck Driver program at Elgin Community College, most students have pursued careers in the following fields:

Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary

Description

Teach or instruct vocational or occupational subjects at the postsecondary level (but at less than the baccalaureate) to students who have graduated or left high school. Includes correspondence school, industrial, and commercial instructors; and adult education teachers and instructors who prepare persons to operate industrial machinery and equipment and transportation and communications equipment. Teaching may take place in public or private schools whose primary business is education or in a school associated with an organization whose primary business is other than education.

Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity

Description

Drive bus or motor coach, including regular route operations, charters, and private carriage. May assist passengers with baggage. May collect fares or tickets.

Career Outlook & Projections ()

According to the BLS, bus drivers, transit and intercity employment is expected to grow at a rate of 5.9% from 2014 to 2024

Salary & Wages

  • Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division
    • Total Employment: 6
    • Average Hourly Rate: $25.15
    • Average Annual Salary: $52310
  • Gary, IN Metropolitan Division
    • Total Employment: 130
    • Average Hourly Rate: $17.84
    • Average Annual Salary: $37120
  • Lake County-Kenosha County, IL-WI Metropolitan Division
    • Total Employment: 310
    • Average Hourly Rate: $18.99
    • Average Annual Salary: $39490

Bus Drivers, School or Special Client

Description

Transport students or special clients, such as the elderly or persons with disabilities. Ensure adherence to safety rules. May assist passengers in boarding or exiting.

Career Outlook & Projections ()

According to the BLS, bus drivers, school or special client employment is expected to grow at a rate of 5.6% from 2014 to 2024

Salary & Wages

  • Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division
    • Total Employment: 12
    • Average Hourly Rate: $15.35
    • Average Annual Salary: $31930
  • Gary, IN Metropolitan Division
    • Total Employment: 1
    • Average Hourly Rate: $14.80
    • Average Annual Salary: $30780
  • Lake County-Kenosha County, IL-WI Metropolitan Division
    • Total Employment: 2
    • Average Hourly Rate: $16.50
    • Average Annual Salary: $34320

Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers

Description

Drive a tractor-trailer combination or a truck with a capacity of at least 26,000 pounds Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW). May be required to unload truck. Requires commercial drivers' license.

Career Outlook & Projections ()

According to the BLS, heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers employment is expected to grow at a rate of 5.5% from 2014 to 2024

Salary & Wages

  • Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division
    • Total Employment: 39
    • Average Hourly Rate: $23.64
    • Average Annual Salary: $49180
  • Gary, IN Metropolitan Division
    • Total Employment: 5
    • Average Hourly Rate: $23.06
    • Average Annual Salary: $47970
  • Lake County-Kenosha County, IL-WI Metropolitan Division
    • Total Employment: 2
    • Average Hourly Rate: $21.14
    • Average Annual Salary: $43980

Source: Job descriptions, estimated salary and wages, and projected job growth are taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

Other schools offering Bus and Truck Driver Programs in Illinois

Bus and Truck Driver programs are available at the colleges and universities listed below.

C = Certificate or Award | A = Associate Degree | B = Bachelor's Degree | M = Master's Degree | D = Doctorate Degree (PhD,MD,...)

Star Truck Driving School - Bensenville

Bensenville, IL
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School Details

  • Type: Career College
  • 380 students completed this program

Programs

  • Bus and Truck Driver (C)

Star Truck Driving School - Hickory Hills

Hickory Hills, IL
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School Details

  • Type: Career College
  • 410 students completed this program

Programs

  • Bus and Truck Driver (C)

City Colleges of Chicago - Olive - Harvey College

Chicago, IL
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 2200 students completed this program

Programs

  • Bus and Truck Driver (C)
  • Ground Transportation (C)

Sauk Valley Community College

Dixon, IL
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 19 students completed this program

Programs

  • Bus and Truck Driver (C)

Illinois Valley Community College

Oglesby, IL
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 58 students completed this program

Programs

  • Bus and Truck Driver (C)

Highland Community College

Freeport, IL
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 20 students completed this program

Programs

  • Bus and Truck Driver (C)

Midwest Technical Institute - East Peoria

East Peoria, IL
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School Details

  • Type: Career College
  • 38 students completed this program

Programs

  • Bus and Truck Driver (C)

Midwest Technical Institute

Moline, IL
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School Details

  • Type: Career College
  • 35 students completed this program

Programs

  • Bus and Truck Driver (C)

Parkland College

Champaign, IL
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 62 students completed this program

Programs

  • Bus and Truck Driver (C)

Danville Area Community College

Danville, IL
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 47 students completed this program

Programs

  • Bus and Truck Driver (C)

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