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CDL Commercial Truck Driver Training


The Career Ready Education and Success Training (CREST) Center will be holding Class-A Tractor-Trailer driving training. This is a great local opportunity to learn the skills needed to pass the NYS Class A driving exam and start a career in this lucrative industry. See below for the current schedule and other details.

This is a 8-week program, consisting of 10 hours of classroom sessions on Thursday evenings from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM and 40 hours of behind the wheel training scheduled by the student and instructor.

SUNY Canton Driving Instructor Ryan J. Harrigan (pictured right) speaks with a student driver during an on-campus training session.

Schedule Start Dates:

  • October 27, 2022

Items needed before final acceptance into the program:

  • Completed Application
  • Class A Learner’s Permit
  • DOT Physical Results
  • Drug Test Results
  • Driver’s Abstract
  • High School Diploma or Equivalent
  • Payment of Tuition or proof of financial support
  • Proof of COVID vaccination or medical/religious exemption

Important Links:

Possible Tuition Assistance sources:

NYS Department of Labor, St. Lawrence County One Stop
Contact for Services:
Larry Fetcie
Ph: 315-386-3276
Fx: 315-386-3414

Access VR
Ph: 518-483-3530
Toll-free: 800-882-2803

GI Bill
Ph: 315-386-7838

CREST Contact Information for more questions or to send applications:

SUNY Canton CREST Center
Halford Hall
34 Cornell Dr.
Canton, NY  13617

Phone: 315-386-7838
Fax: 315-386-7640

e-mail: crest@canton.edu

Patrick Massaro II, Director
SUNY Canton
34 Cornell Drive
Canton, NY 13617

Phone: 315-386-7838
Fax: 315-386-7945