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Classes average 6 students for our Advanced Truck Driver and Commercial Truck Driver Training programs.

The school does not have on-campus housing for students. The cost of housing is not included in the tuition and is the responsibility of the student. There are several hotels within a short distance of the school that offer housing at various prices. Contact Career Tech Student Services for more housing information and options.

The full payment of the total program cost is required before the first class begins. Students have the option for a payment plan as listed in the enrollment agreement, subject to approved credit.

Financial aid, in the form of student loans, are available to qualified and credit worthy students from commercial lenders and direct from the school. Applications for direct school loans are available at the school. The amount of the loan and the terms of the loan are determined by the lender. Financial aid in the form of partial scholarships and WIA vouchers may be available to qualified students through their local workforce development board. Career Tech participates in workforce development programs in Polk, Hillsborough, Pasco, and Highlands counties. Veterans assistance programs, vocational rehab and welfare to work programs are also available to qualified applicants. Any student needing financial aid should contact Career Tech Student Services for more information.

The Affordable Care Act requires all adults to maintain health insurance.  Students are expected to be in compliance with the law and may also want to purchase student accident insurance to cover themselves during their time in school. Safety is emphasized during your training, however, there are inherit risk associated with being a truck driver and being around heavy equipment. that moves. Students are responsible for their own safety while in the trucks or on the campus.

Students are encouraged to continue their job search while enrolled at Career Tech and participate in various voluntary training and counseling opportunities that may be offered from time to time. Employment advisement, including resume preparation and interviewing tips are available. Career Tech assists graduates with finding employment in the field they have been trained. The placement staff makes every effort to assist graduates with part-time or full-time employment; however, the school does not guarantee employment.