Welcome Mineral Area College
Congratulations! You are now ready to come on site to MTC- Mineral Area College Campus campus.
Training begins at 7:00am. You will meet with an instructor when you arrive. You will be issued a safety vest, go through some safety information, and conduct an agility test. Your instructor will show you around the facility and make you familiar with the day-to-day training schedule. Training should last 3-4 weeks depending on your ability and cdl testing availability. We look forward to having you on campus!
Directions to Campus
Campus Classroom Directions: Turn off Flat River Road into the main campus and follow the road past the soccer field and technology building. Keep following the same road (You’ll be what feels like “behind” the college) past the theatre, look to the left you will see “Allied Health” continue following the road and keep looking left you will see a large parking lot and the “yard” where the semi-trucks are. Park in the parking lot next to the yard. Follow the yard line on the left, go up the stairs, enter the doors and go right past Rice Lecture Hall and campus police and straight down the hallway. We are in Suite 110.
What to Bring to Training
Now that you are scheduled for class, it’s time to think about your first day of class! Below is a helpful list of what to bring to CDL school.
Before your first day, ensure you have all the necessary documentation in order. This will help you navigate through any administrative requirements smoothly. Make sure to bring:
- Valid driver’s license
- Social Security card
- Birth certificate or passport
- CDL Permit if you have it
- Proof of residency
- High school diploma or GED
- DOT Medical Card if you have it
- Voided check
- Cash for expenses
- Permit Fee: $41.00
- CDL License Fee: $77.00
Brining a mix of comfortable and practical clothing that will allow you to focus on your training without distractions. Keep in mind that the majority of your CDL training will involve hands-on driving practice outdoors. We recommend wearing the following:
- Weather-appropriate clothing: Layered clothing for varying weather conditions, including rain gear and warm coats in winter.
- Closed-toe, non-slip shoes: Sturdy footwear with good traction for safety during driving practice. No flip flops or sandals. Tennis shoes are fine.
- Work gloves: Protect your hands during hands-on activities such as coupling and uncoupling trailers.
- Comfortable clothing: Opt for clothes that allow you to move freely and comfortably, such as jeans or work pants and t-shirts.
Other Useful Items:
In addition to documentation and clothing, there are several other items that can enhance your CDL training experience:
- Notepad and pens: Take notes during classroom sessions and jot down important information.
- Calculator: The calculator on your phone will work fine.
- Water bottle and snacks: Stay hydrated and energized throughout the training day.
- Sunglasses and sunscreen: Protect yourself from the sun during outdoor training sessions.
- Backpack or tote bag: Carry your essentials conveniently during training days.