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Transportation & Heavy Equipment

In our increasingly interconnected world, transportation careers continue to grow. These jobs typically require an ability to work with hands-on, physical objects and also pay attention to details. Vehicle and operator safety is a high priority, as well as performing work quickly and efficiently. Wages in this sector can exceed $30/hour but vary considerably with the level of skill required and responsibility of the job.

Types of Classes Offered

  • Commercial Driver’s License
  • Forklift Certification
  • Heavy Equipment Training
  • Aviation and Aerospace Technology

Our Training Centers with Programs and Certifications in Transportation & Heavy Equipment:

Heavy Truck Driver: $21.18 (2020)
Forklift Operator: $17.73 (2020)
Heavy Equipment Operator: $19.66 (2020)
Aircraft Mechanic A&P: $30.15 (2020)

Upcoming Classes

CDLA-01: COMMERCIAL DRIVERS LICENSE (A ENDORSEMENT)

Type of Class: in-person
This is a flex class, with ongoing enrollment.
Class Days: Saturday,
Time:  8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

The Stafford Driver Training School is a member of the National Association of Publicly-Funded Truck Driving Schools (NAPFTDS) operated through the Adult and Continuing Education program at Stafford Technical Center …

Career Field: Transportation & Heavy Equipment
Training Center: Stafford Technical Center

CDLB-02: COMMERCIAL DRIVERS LICENSE (B ENDORSEMENT)

Type of Class: in-person
This is a flex class, with ongoing enrollment.
Class Days: Saturday,
Time:  8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

The Stafford Driver Training School is a member of the National Association of Publicly-Funded Truck Driving Schools (NAPFTDS) operated through the Adult and Continuing Education program at Stafford Technical Center …

Career Field: Transportation & Heavy Equipment
Training Center: Stafford Technical Center

Commercial Driver’s License (CDL)

Type of Class: in-person
Start Date: April 19, 2021
Class Days: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Varies,
Time:  see course description

$5200 – Class A (Tuition includes permit, license, and testing fees) $3500 – Upgrade B to A To qualify for a CDL in Vermont, you must be at least 18, …

Career Field: Transportation & Heavy Equipment
Training Center: North Country Career Center

Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) at SJA

Type of Class: hybrid
Start Date: April 19, 2021
Class Days: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday,
Time:  8:30 - 4:30

Earn your CDL and start your new career.  This course includes classroom and road training, permit testing, road testing, DOT physical, and drug testing.  Students must be over 18 years …

Career Field: Transportation & Heavy Equipment
Training Center: St. Johnsbury Academy’s Applied Technology Center

Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) at SJA

Type of Class: in-person
This is a flex class, with ongoing enrollment.
Class Days: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday,
Time:  8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Commercial Driver’s License (CDL): Mar 8-19 plus driving instruction, M/T/W/TH/F 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; $5200 Class A             Earn your CDL and start your new career.  This course includes classroom and …

Career Field: Transportation & Heavy Equipment
Training Center: St. Johnsbury Academy’s Applied Technology Center

Commercial Driver’s License-Class B

Type of Class: in-person
Start Date: March 15, 2021
End Date: June 4, 2021
Class Days: Monday, Wednesday, Friday,
Time:  6-7:30AM, 3-8 PM Mon & Wed for driving

The Commercial Driver’s License Class B program is your first step toward a career driving commercial vehicles. This primarily includes straight trucks though at the conclusion of the course students …

Career Field: Transportation & Heavy Equipment
Training Center: Southwest Tech

FORKLIFT OPERATOR SAFETY TRAINING

Type of Class: in-person
Start Date: April 10, 2021
End Date: April 10, 2021
Class Days: Saturday,
Time:   9:00A - 1:00P

Designed for all powered “lift truck” operators in manufacturing, construction and retail.  The course will cover an overview of the regulations (29 CFR 1910.178), training requirements, forklift basics and characteristics, …

Career Field: Transportation & Heavy Equipment
Training Center: Hannaford Career Center