Commercial Passenger Driver: Class B, Basic Certificate



Program Code: 0875

Program Requirements

Required Program Core
STTRDE 147Passenger Driver Practice4
STTRDE 338Passenger Driver Theory5
Total Hours9


This is an example course sequence for students interested in earning a Basic Certificate (BC) in Commercial Passenger Driver: Class B. This does not represent a contract, nor does it guarantee course availability. 

Prospective students must apply for admission into the Commercial Driver Training Program.

Semester-by-Semester Program Plan for Full-Time Students

Plan of Study Grid
Semester 1Hours
STTRDE 147 Passenger Driver Practice 4
STTRDE 338 Passenger Driver Theory 5
 Total Hours9

Choose your courses with your College Advisor.

Special Admission Requirements

  • Must be at least 21 years of age
  • Have a valid Illinois driver’s license
  • Have a good driving record
  • Provide a current Court-Purpose Motor Vehicle Report (MVR) which can be obtained from Secretary of State for $12.00
  • Be able to pass a DOT Physical and Drug Screen
  • Must be able to read, write and understand English


This program can prepare students for the jobs listed below. Click on each one to learn more, including average earnings, annual job openings, and how much education people in that field have. For additional guidance and resources on career options, current City Colleges students and alumni can contact the Career Services Office.

Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity

Job Description

Drive bus or motor coach, including regular route operations, charters, and private carriage. May assist passengers with baggage. May collect fares or tickets.

Salary Based on Experience Level

Take a look at the average hourly/annual earnings for this career in Cook County

Lightcast earnings figures are based on OES data from the BLS and include base rate, cost of living allowances, guaranteed pay, hazardous-duty pay, incentive pay (including commissions and bonuses), on-call pay, and tips.

Annual Wages

Entry-Level 10th Percentile$46,824
Median 50th Percentile$66,409
Senior-Level 90th Percentile$84,941

Hourly Wages

Entry-Level 10th Percentile$23
Median 50th Percentile$32
Senior-Level 90th Percentile$41

Annual Job Openings

730 annual openings in Cook County

National Education Attainment

Here, you can see the level of education that people in this career complete.

Degree Program% of Jobs
A high school diploma or less96.84%
A certificate1.66%
Some college1.49%
An Associate degree0.00%
A Bachelor's degree0.00%
A Master's or Professional degree0.00%
A Doctoral degree or more0.00%

0.00% continue their education beyond an associate degree