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Other Programs

A CDL student holds up their license next to a blue truck


The HiSET program prepares students for the five sections of the HiSET: math, science, language arts writing, language arts reading, and social studies.

Active and consistent participation is essential for success!

Students will be helped with test registration and schedule, and with ordering official transcripts and diploma copies.

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  • Must be a Massachusetts resident
  • Cost: FREE of charge (if you receive SNAP, TAFDC or other benefits)*

Interested? Please complete the Jump Start inquiry form here or call the Jump Start office at 413.552.2730.

*Disclaimer: Information is subject to change. Please call the Jump Start office for the most up to date information.

CDL-B Program Summary
  • CDL-B License
  • Cost: FREE only if receiving TAFDC benefits
  • Instruction: Hybrid (In-class & on-road)
  • Requirements: 18+ years old, high school diploma/HiSET/GED, Massachusetts resident, driver's license, clean driving record, CORI/SORI check, drug screening, fully COVID-19 vaccinated
  • After finishing the program, students will get resources to help find jobs in the CDL-B driving field
CDL-B Program Description

The CDL-B program is a combination of independent study, yard practice, and on-road training components in preparation for the Massachusetts CDL Class B skills exam with the MA State Police CDL Division. The Class B CDL license allows for driving smaller commercial vehicles such as box, dump, and oil trucks.

Prospective students must be at least 18 years old; have earned at least a high school diploma, GED, or HiSET; complete basic math and reading assessments; provided at least three years of clear RMV driving record; pass the DOT physical and submit proof of COVID vaccination.

The Class B CDL with Passenger Endorsement (Bus) course enables participants to operate a passenger bus for public transit, shuttle service, or motor coach company. The Passenger & School Bus endorsement permits operation of a school bus. After finishing the program, students will get resources to help find jobs. 

CDL-B Program Requirements
  • At least 18 years of age 
  • Massachusetts resident
  • High school diploma/HiSET/GED
  • Valid driver's license
  • Clean driving record
  • CORI/SORI check
  • 8-panel drug screening check
  • COVID-19 vaccination

Interested? Please complete the Jump Start inquiry form here or call the Jump Start office at 413.552.2730.

*Disclaimer: Information is subject to change. Please call the Jump Start office for the most up to date information.

Aimee Funk

Program Director

Jump Start Program

Kittredge Center 322

413.552.2005 (Tel)

Amy Shaikh

Placement Assistant

Jump Start Program

Kittredge Center 322

413.552.2730 (Tel)