Trade Programs

Trade Programs

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 for skilled trade workers. As more current trade 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, Electrician 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 trade 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 Dayton college campus, which is strictly for our Truck Driving Academy. In addition to learning the trade 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.


At Ohio Business College, you can enroll in a trade program that can prepare you for an entry-level position as an electrician, providing trade skills and services that are needed in a variety of settings, including residential, commercial and industrial. Whether it’s wiring a new building, fixing an electrical problem, or getting old wiring up to code, Ohio Business College can get you the hands-on training you need to become employed in this vital field.


Ohio Business College also offers an HVAC/R program designed to prepare our school's 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 trade jobs in the field are expected to increase by 5 to 10 percent through 2030, according to data from O*NET. Now is a great time to want to get into the HVAC/R field.

Ohio Business College 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 school's caring instructors have valuable real world experience that enhances the quality of your education. All of our trade programs feature smaller class sizes, which means you will have easier and more access to our school instructors’ wealth of industry knowledge. At Ohio Business College, we pride ourselves on the fact that our college campuses are friendly and professional learning environments meant to foster your chances of professional success. We offer career search and training to all trade programs as well.

Our trade 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 school's financial aid staff provides FAFSA assistance, in addition to help with any other questions you may have about paying for college.

Start your new electrician, truck driving or HVAC/R career today by enrolling at Ohio Business College. To schedule a visit to one of our college 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 Ohio Business College!