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CDL/Commercial Truck Driving (8 credit hours)

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Brian Johnson

CDL Coordinator/Instructor

Alexander DeVil

CDL Technician

Rhonda Pike

CDL Technician



8 credit hoursFord CountyOut-of-CountyNon-Kansas
Incidental Fees$552$712$728
Technology Fee$120$120$120
Program Fees$1,125$1,125$1,125
Total for Automatic Transmission$2,029$2,333$2,429
Add for Manual Transmission$650$650$650
Total for Manual Transmission$2,679 $2,983 $3,079 

Program Overview

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).


Dr. Clayton Tatro

Vice President for Workforce Development