Jefferson Community College will team up
with National Tractor Trailer School to offer
CDL Class A training in Watertown, Lowville

WATERTOWN, N.Y. (April 4, 2023) – Jefferson Community College (JCC), in partnership with the National Tractor Trailer School, Syracuse, once again will offer a five-week CDL Class A Accelerated Training Program for individuals 21 or older who are interested in preparing for a rewarding career in transportation.

Training will be held on JCC’s campus from May 22 through June 27, and at the Lewis County JCC Education Center from July 10 through Aug. 11. Training runs from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Upon successful completion, students will be eligible to take the Department of Transportation (DOT) CDL Class A license exam.

Space is limited. Early registration is recommended.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the job outlook for tractor-trailer truck drivers is expected to grow more than 6 percent through the year 2030 due to recovery from the COVID-19 recession and the need for truck drivers as households and businesses increase their spending online. Now is a great time to upskill and join the transportation industry by becoming a truck driver.

Students will complete 225 hours of CDL A training with 118 hours of classroom instruction and 107 hours of behind-the-wheel driving practice. DOT safety, rules and regulations, logbook training, backing maneuvers and road rides throughout the Watertown area are included. CDL A training prepares students to be qualified to drive an automatic or manual tractor trailer without any restrictions (i.e., tractor trailer, dump truck, straight truck, or snowplow, to name a few).

Tuition is $7,870. Qualified applicants may be eligible for tuition funding. Before the start of training, students must take a DOT physical and drug test at their expense.

To register and for more information, contact Kimberly Sather, Program Development Director, National Tractor Trailer School, at (315) 410-2207 or email or visit 

Note: After passing their New York State CDL Skills test, the student will be responsible for paying the license fee directly to the Department of Motor Vehicles.

(Jefferson Community College)