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Finish CDL Class A Classes in Less Than 10 Months

Financial Aid Available at PLCC's CDL Driving School

Earning a Class A CDL opens the door to a fulfilling career marked by independence and nationwide exploration. The need for skilled, qualified CDL drivers continues to be strong, opening up a variety of job prospects, including operating most vehicles covered by Class B or C CDLs plus tractor-trailers, truck and trailer combinations, tankers (non-hazardous materials), livestock carriers, and flatbeds. 


Begin your journey now toward a career in professional trucking with the accredited Portage Lakes Career Center (PLCC) CDL Plus Program. Located in Uniontown, Ohio, PLCC makes training convenient, accessible, and affordable. In partnership with Hamrick Truck Driving School, our program offers a blend of quality education and practical, hands-on training. With evening CDL classes Monday through Thursday from 5 – 9 pm, our program is designed to fit seamlessly into your busy schedule, making it easier than ever to pursue your ambitions without pausing your life.


Apply now for our northeast Ohio-based CDL classes and get on the road to in-demand, high-paying job opportunities. Financial aid is available for anyone who qualifies, and a CDL permit is not required to start.

PLCC CDL Training Is Your Pathway to Success

Our program will equip you with all the knowledge, skills, and confidence you need to excel as a professional truck driver. From mastering vehicle operation to understanding safety protocols and regulations, our 600-hour CDL Class A program covers every aspect of the job. We even go above and beyond with instruction on:

  • Advanced map reading for interpreting and navigating complex routes
  • Practical math to enhance efficiency, safety, and decision-making abilities
  • Extensive CDL exam prep and practice

Our small class sizes ensure personal attention and direct feedback and instruction that caters specifically to your learning needs. This attention to detail and commitment to comprehensive training makes PLCC’s CDL training the best choice in northeast Ohio.

Choose a CDL School With All-inclusive Tuition & Job Placement Assistance

Investing in your future shouldn’t break the bank! At PLCC, there are no hidden fees—ever. Everything you need for CDL Class A training is included:

  • Tuition and exam fees: enrollment, practice exams, and CDL license fees
  • Education and exam materials: textbooks, online resources, and study guides
  • Training equipment, including six weeks at Hamrick Truck Driving School in Medina
  • Personal protective equipment (PPE): safety vests, gloves, and more
  • Health- and safety-related fees: costs for the required Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) physical exam and drug screenings

In addition to financial aid for those who qualify, we offer flexible payment options, making CDL driving school accessible for all. Plus, everyone who successfully completes our program benefits from our extensive network of industry connections and receives personalized job placement assistance for that critical career jumpstart. 

Learn From Experienced CDL Instructors

At PLCC, our team of seasoned instructors offers a wealth of knowledge and hands-on experience from the trucking industry. With backgrounds spanning various sectors of transportation, our educators teach the essentials and share invaluable insights designed to prepare you for real-world situations and challenges. Dedicated to helping you get the skills, confidence, and understanding you need to succeed in your career as a truck driver, PLCC CDL class instructors foster a supportive and interactive learning environment.

Use State-of-the-art Equipment & Facilities

Our commitment to excellence in CDL training is reflected in the modern educational settings we provide, emphasizing the importance of quality and safety. You’ll benefit from top-tier facilities, including our partnership with Hamrick Truck Driving School, known for its advanced technology and training equipment, and will train on:

  • Cutting-edge driving simulators that mimic diverse driving scenarios
  • Today’s newest trucks for an immersive, hands-on experience.

Apply now and be fully prepared to take your CDL exams and to thrive in your career as a professional truck driver. 

Admissions Policy Statement

Students looking to enroll in the above-listed program must submit an official high school or GED transcript to be reviewed. Team members will grant student placement only after evaluating the transcript and determining that it meets all criteria for admission.







Mon. – Thurs., 5-9 PM




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Schedule a Tour

We take pride in our facility and welcome the opportunity to show it off!  You would never buy a car without looking at it first.  Choosing the place to give you a head start on a successful path in life should be no different.  We invite you to schedule a tour of our beautiful campus.  We’re pretty sure you’ll be impressed!

If you are a high school student, please note that you will have several opportunities to visit PLCC during your sophomore year.

Once we receive your request, a PLCC staff member will follow up directly. Thank you for your interest, we look forward to seeing you soon.

Portage Lakes Career Center is accessible to visitors with physical disabilities. Visitors should contact the Main Office at 330-896-8200 prior to arrival for parking instructions and other information.