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Trades

About the Trade Programs

As more current workers are reaching retirement age there may be a shortage of skilled individuals to work vital jobs, such as driving tractor trailers or servicing air conditioning units.

It’s no secret that there is a demand skilled trade workers. As more current workers continue to reach retirement age, there may be a shortage of skilled individuals to work important jobs, such as driving tractor trailers or servicing air conditioning units. Ohio Business College is proud to offer a Class A CDL program and an HVAC/R program to prepare the next generation of skilled trades workers.

Truck Driving Academy

Truck drivers are currently in demand, with employment expected to increase six percent through 2026, according to the Occupational Information Network (O*NET). If you are looking for a career hauling heavy amounts of cargo on the open road, earning a Class A CDL could be the right path for you. In the Tri-State area, there is no better place to gain the knowledge you need to pass the Class A CDL exam than Ohio Business College’s Truck Driving Academy.

A Class A CDL qualifies a driver to operate a vehicle with a gross combination weight rating (GCWR) of more than 26,000 pounds. GCWR is a vehicle’s maximum allowable mass, which varies depending on the vehicle.

OBC’s Class A CDL program is offered at our Middletown campus, which is strictly for our Truck Driving Academy. In addition to learning the skills you need to confidently step up into the cab of a big rig, you will also be able to take the Class A CDL exam on site.

HVAC/R

Ohio Business College also offers an HVAC/R program designed to prepare students for an entry-level role as an HVAC technician. In our 64 credit hour program, students learn the essentials of HVAC/R systems, installation, repair and more that they need to be successful as HVAC/R professionals.

HVAC/R technicians are also in high demand. The number of jobs in the field are expected to increase by 15 percent through 2026, according to data from O*NET. Now is a great time to want to get into the HVAC/R field.

OBC Difference

As a student at Ohio Business College, you will learn the essential skills and knowledge you need to be successful in an entry-level role in the labor force. Our caring instructors have valuable real world experience that enhances the quality of your education. All of our programs feature smaller class sizes, which means you will have easier and more access to our instructors’ wealth of industry knowledge. At Ohio Business College, we pride ourselves on the fact that our campuses are friendly and professional learning environments meant to foster your chances of professional success. We offer career search and training to all programs as well.

Our programs provide a practical, quality education at a fraction of the price of traditional four-year colleges and universities, combined with the comfort and convenience of home. We understand that choosing to continue your education is a significant financial investment in yourself. Financial aid is available to those who are eligible by filling out the FAFSA. Our financial aid staff provides FAFSA assistance, in addition to help with any other questions you may have about paying for college.

Start your new truck driving or HVAC/R career today by enrolling at Ohio Business College. To schedule a visit to one of our campuses or to learn more information, contact the campus of your choice and one of our admissions representatives will be happy to assist you.

We look forward to seeing you at OBC!

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