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).
CDL/Commercial Truck Driving Students:
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.
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
Total for Manual Transmission $2,085 $2,389 $2,485