Progressive Truck Driving School Inc.

5538 West Belmont Avenue
Chicago, IL 60641

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Main telephone 773.736.5522
Request more information Email
Other sites Progressive Truck Driving School, Inc.
3475 South Cicero Avenue
Cicero, IL 60804

Progressive Truck Driving School, Inc.
1945 Bernice Road
Lansing, IL 60438
Contact person name Gary Strube
Contact person title Vice President
Contact person e-mail Email
Contact person phone 773-736-5522 ext. 202
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Public or private Private
Type of school CDL Truck Driver Training
Date founded 1965
Degrees offered Certificate of completion
School accreditation Licensed by Illinois Secretary of State
Specialized licensure
Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act eligible training provider Class A CDL Truck Driving Training Course 200 Hours; Class A CDL Truck Driving Training Course 240 Hours; Class A CDL Truck Driving Training Course 300 Hours;
Setting Urban (in a large city)
Closest major metropolitan area City of Chicago, Town of Cicero, and Village of Lansing
Population of city the school is in 2,705,994
Distance from campus to city center Multiple locations in both suburban and urban areas
Public transportation to campus Yes
Student parking on campus Yes
Campus size Cicero Campus 94,830; Lansing 116,057; Chicago 9,375
County Cook
Visitor information website Find more information on this website
School visit availability M-F 8am-4pm; Sat 8am-4pm
Contact to set up school visit Admissions Department
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Number of full time, male students 49
Number of full time, female students 8
Total number of full time students 57
Number of part time, male students 560
Number of part time, female students 59
Total number of part-time students 619
Total number of male students 609
Total number of female students 67
Total number of students 676 per year
Black 55%
Hispanic 29%
White 14%
Race/ethnicity unknown 2%
These figures reflect responses of people who chose to indicate their racial-ethnic background. All categories except Hispanic represent non-Hispanic students. International students are not included in these figures so they may not add up to 100 percent.
Percentage of students from out of state 3%
Number of states and territories represented 2
Percentage of students from outside the US 0%
Other age of student information Ages 18 to 25 at 15%
Percentage of students 25 or older 85%
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Costs (for proprietary schools) $3,500 to $7,000
Tuition refund policy Please see Tuition Refund Policy
Installment plan (you can pay tuition in several payments over the course of the term) Yes
Pre-payment plan (if you pay your entire tuition when you enroll, you don't have to pay higher prices if tuition increases) Yes
Tuition guarantee (you aren't affected by tuition increases; the tuition you pay your first year is the amount you pay all years) Yes
Other tuition payment plan information Additional fees may apply based on terms of enrollment agreement.
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Financial aid contact person Gary Strube
Financial aid contact title Vice-President
Financial aid contact e-mail Email
Financial aid phone 773.736.5522
Other loan program information "pay as you go" plans
Veteran's benefits
Veteran's benefits, such as the GI Bill, are honored Yes
Other veteran's benefits information Chapter 30 - Montgomery GI Bill (MGIB)
Chapter 33 - Post 9/11 GI Bill
Chapter 35 - Survivors & Dependents Educational
Assistance Program (DEA),
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Admissions contact person Gary Strube
Admissions contact title Vice-President
Admissions contact e-mail Email
Admissions phone (local) 773.736.5522
Electronic application website Find more information on this website
For incoming students Minimally difficult (about 95% of applicants accepted)
Open admissions policy applies to Must have valid driver's license and a proof of legal presence.
Must be over the age of 18 to drive a commercial motor vehicle within the state lines and at least 21 years of age to drive a commercial motor vehicle across state lines, carry hazardous materials or transport any passenger.
Must be able to pass medical and drug test screen
High school education High school diploma or equivalent not required.
Required high school courses recommended GED or equivalent
Admission is available Class starts weekly on Mondays throughout the school calendar year.
Online application available Find more information on this website
Application fee $175
Submit these items:
Application Required for all students
Interview Required for all students
Other application materials MVR, resume, pre-hire letters
Other application materials Required for some students
Other application requirements information MVR, DOT required physical and drug screen
Required exams Instruction permit, pre-trip inspection, skill and road exams
Recommended exams Endorsements: Hazardous Materials, Tankers, Doubles-Triples and Passenger
Other information about exams Fingerprinting for hazardous materials endorsement
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Pre-certification training Yes
Pre-licensing training Yes
Certificate or diploma Yes
To get a catalog Find more information on this website
Academic calendar Continuous calendar year
Grading system Pass/fail, 5 point scale (A, B, C, D, F), GPA
Number of faculty on campus 17
Student faculty ratio 6:1
Average class size
Lecture 15:1
Laboratory 3:1
Evenings Yes
Part time Yes
Weekends Yes
Computers on campus for student use Yes
Computer lab available to students Yes
Online registration for classes Yes
Audio tape Yes
Broadcast TV Yes
Conference/Workshop Yes
Video tape Yes
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Academic advising Yes
Tutoring Yes
Basic job skills Yes
Orientation Yes
Other services other Job placement
Disabilities contact person Gary Strube
Disabilities contact title Vice-President
Disabilities contact e-mail
Disabilities contact phone 773.736.5522
Number of students with a disability served in a recent year 0
Designated parking Yes
Registration assistance Yes
Low-income students Yes
Minorities Yes
Veterans Yes
24-hour emergency phone and alarms on campus Yes
Other campus security 24 hour surveillance cameras
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Career contact person Robert Erfft
Career contact title Placement Director
Career contact e-mail address Email
Career contact phone 773.736.5522
Had a full-time job offer within six months of graduation 85%
Was counseled by the career services office 100%
Career counseling Yes
Job bank Yes
Job fairs Yes
Job interviews Yes
Job interview preparation Yes
On campus recruitment by employers Yes 45 (2 recruiting companies in school per week)
Placement assistance Yes
Résumé preparation assistance Yes; school offers help in resume preparation
Résumé referral to employers Yes
Source: Illinois Career Information System (CIS) brought to you by Illinois Department of Employment Security. If you have questions or concerns about the information displaying please contact Illinois Career Information System.