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Bus and Truck Driver Training at Elgin Community College (ECC)

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  • FAFSA School Code: 001675
  • Phone: (847) 697-1000

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  • Phone: (847) 214-7393

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  • Phone: (847) 214-7360

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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. ECC offers a less than one year certificate program in bus and truck driver.

Students by Gender (2010-2011)

 Graduates
Male30
Female3

Students by Race (2010-2011)

 Graduates
Black9
Hispanic6
White18

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:

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 & Projects ():

    According to the BLS, bus drivers, transit and intercity employment is expected to grow at a rate of 14.8% from 2010 to 2020

  • Salary & Wages
    • Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division
      • Total Employment: 9,260
      • Average Hourly Rate: $19.87
      • Average Annual Salary: $41,320
    • Lake County-Kenosha County, IL-WI Metropolitan Division
      • Total Employment: 240
      • Average Hourly Rate: $15.02
      • Average Annual Salary: $31,250

Bus Drivers, School

  • 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 & Projects ():

    According to the BLS, bus drivers, school employment is expected to grow at a rate of 12.0% from 2010 to 2020

  • Salary & Wages
    • Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division
      • Total Employment: 13,800
      • Average Hourly Rate: $13.79
      • Average Annual Salary: $28,690
    • Gary, IN Metropolitan Division
      • Total Employment: 1,110
      • Average Hourly Rate: $14.48
      • Average Annual Salary: $30,130
    • Lake County-Kenosha County, IL-WI Metropolitan Division
      • Total Employment: 1,620
      • Average Hourly Rate: $15.39
      • Average Annual Salary: $32,010

Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer

  • 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 & Projects ():

    According to the BLS, truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer employment is expected to grow at a rate of 20.6% from 2010 to 2020

  • Salary & Wages
    • Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division
      • Total Employment: 35,760
      • Average Hourly Rate: $23.08
      • Average Annual Salary: $48,000
    • Gary, IN Metropolitan Division
      • Total Employment: 5,360
      • Average Hourly Rate: $21.58
      • Average Annual Salary: $44,880
    • Lake County-Kenosha County, IL-WI Metropolitan Division
      • Total Employment: 2,050
      • Average Hourly Rate: $20.63
      • Average Annual Salary: $42,920

Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services

  • Description:

    Drive a light vehicle, such as a truck or van, with a capacity of less than 26,000 pounds Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW), primarily to deliver or pick up merchandise or to deliver packages. May load and unload vehicle.

  • Career Outlook & Projects ():

    According to the BLS, truck drivers, light or delivery services employment is expected to grow at a rate of 14.7% from 2010 to 2020

  • Salary & Wages
    • Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division
      • Total Employment: 22,250
      • Average Hourly Rate: $18.28
      • Average Annual Salary: $38,020
    • Gary, IN Metropolitan Division
      • Total Employment: 1,560
      • Average Hourly Rate: $14.80
      • Average Annual Salary: $30,780
    • Lake County-Kenosha County, IL-WI Metropolitan Division
      • Total Employment: 1,390
      • Average Hourly Rate: $15.76
      • Average Annual Salary: $32,770

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 = Doctor Degree (Ph.D.,M.D.,...)

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Malcolm X College - City Colleges of Chicago

Chicago, IL
Type: Community College

Programs Offered
  • Bus and Truck Driver (C)
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City Colleges of Chicago - Richard J Daley College

Chicago, IL
Type: Community College

Programs Offered
  • Bus and Truck Driver (C)
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City Colleges of Chicago - Harold Washington College

Chicago, IL
Type: Community College

2000 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Bus and Truck Driver (C)
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City Colleges of Chicago - Olive - Harvey College

Chicago, IL
Type: Community College

75 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Bus and Truck Driver (C)
  • Ground Transportation (C)
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Sauk Valley Community College

Dixon, IL
Type: Community College

21 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Bus and Truck Driver (C)
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Illinois Valley Community College

Oglesby, IL
Type: Community College

89 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Bus and Truck Driver (C)
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Parkland College

Champaign, IL
Type: Community College

51 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Bus and Truck Driver (C)
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Danville Area Community College

Danville, IL
Type: Community College

36 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Bus and Truck Driver (C)
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Spoon River College

Canton, IL
Type: Community College

21 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Bus and Truck Driver (C)
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Lincoln Land Community College

Springfield, IL
Type: Community College

140 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Bus and Truck Driver (C)