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CDL Training Near Cedar Rapids

Cedar Rapids, with a population of over 128,000 people, is one of the largest cities in Iowa. Residents enjoy a low cost of living. Highway 30 and I-380 are major trucking routes in this area. Local trucking employers include CRST International and Midwest Motor Express.Whether you want to become a diesel mechanic or truck driver, Cedar Rapids may have a school for you. There is one school in this area that offers both programs: Kirkwood Community College. Tuition costs about $3,990 at this school and students may receive an average scholarship award of $2,122.

The truck driving program at Kirkwood Community College lasts for four weeks. You must attend classes six days per week. The diesel technology program at Kirkwood Community College has two degree options. You can earn an Associate’s degree in five semesters or a diploma in two semesters.