The CDL/Commercial Truck Driving program at Dodge City Community College trains students in the necessary skills to enter the industry. Students learn vehicle equipment control, set-up and inspections, basic maneuvering and handling, backing, over-the-road driving, and preventive maintenance. The trucking-driving profession is one of the fastest-growing job markets in the country. Students can earn an unrestricted CDL Class A License (manual transmission), or they can opt for a restricted CDL Class A License (automatic transmission).
Students are enrolled in the program five times throughout the year. The program spans eight weeks. The first two weeks of instruction prepares students to take the three-part state written exams. Class time in the first two weeks is generally held 8:15 am – noon, MTWRF. The next five weeks of lab/driving instruction is generally two hours per day to prepare for the state driving exam – inspection, basic skills control (backing), and on-road driving. Week 8 involves testing at local DMV. Students learn in/on the same equipment they will use to test.
Find your plan of study in the 2021-22 Course Catalog.
CDL 101 CDL Test Prep and Defensive Driving 2 credits
CDL 102 CDL Permit 2 credits
CDL 103 CDL Inspections 2 credits
CDL 104 CDL Range Driving 1 credit
CDL 105 CDL Road Driving 1 credit