Commercial Driver’s License

A shortage of long-haul drivers prompted the creation of Big Bend Community College’s Commercial Truck Driving Program. The course provides classroom study and behind-the-wheel driving and experience. Classes cover a variety of professional topics and prepare students for entry-level job opportunities. Classes include defensive driving techniques, brake adjustment, equipment inspection, hazardous material transportation, DOT log books, trip planning and other job related topics. Class space is limited and early registration is strongly recommended. Dorms are available.

Enrolling in the CDL Training Program

In order to successfully enroll into the CDL Training Program please follow these steps:

1.  Apply for admission to Big Bend Community College

Apply Online Here 

2.  Complete and submit the CDL Application packet to Julia Gamboa

CDL Application Packet 

3.  Explore financial assistance program 

Financial Assistance Program for CDL

Call, email or come find us if you have any questions.  

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Commercial Driver’s License Outcomes

Course Level

  1. Students, who successfully complete the program, will have the skills to be employed in the trucking industry.
  2. Students, who successfully complete the program, will have obtained the skills to pass the State CDL Exam.

Program Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate safe driving techniques
  2. Conduct pre-trip and post-trip inspections
  3. Demonstrate safe coupling and uncoupling techniques
  4. Demonstrate safe shifting, backing and maneuvering
  5. Complete documents pertaining to cargo, hazardous materials, mileage, trip sheets, etc.
  6. Complete log books accurately

CDL Program Schedule

SUMMER Quarter 

July 6th– August 7th

FALL Quarter 

September 21st-October 23rd
October 26th-December 3rd

WINTER Quarter 

January 4th– February 9th
February 15th– March 19th

SPRING Quarter 

April 5th-May 7th
May 17th-June 21st

See what it’s all about

CDL Contact

(509) 793-2045

Building 3700

Room 137S

CDL Faculty/Staff

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Garza, Guillermo

CDL Faculty
(509) 793-2221
Program Coordinator, Julia Gamboa

Gamboa, Julia

Program Coordinator for Workforce Education Programs
(509) 793-2045

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