School of Applied Technology

Professional Truck Driving (KPDR)

Certificate of Proficiency
240 Hours

This intensive program is designed to prepare students for an entry-level truck driving position as a Class “A” CDL driver. The program has two courses with units of study that cover basic and advanced operating practices, defensive driving, inspections, life skills and essential activities such as trip planning, map reading, hours of service, cargo handling and an employment workshop.

Tuition and Fees

  • Application Fee: $40.00
  • Tuition: $504.00
  • Student Fees: $36.00
  • Lab Fees: $1,950.00
  • Books: $87.00

Total Estimated Cost: $2,577.00
(subject to change without notice)

Associated Costs not payable to the College:
CDL Learner's Permit: $40.00
DOT Physical: $40.00 – $50.00
Driving Record (MVR): $6.00
Drug Testing: $35.00
(must be completed at the SLCC approved collection site prior to starting class – obtain the form from admissions)

Standalone Course

Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) - Learner’s Permit (KCDL 0100) - Life Skill (Test Preparation Course)
16 hours, 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm, M,T,W (4 days)
Estimated Cost: $33.60

Financial Aid



TABE or TRANSCRIPT (Basic Skills Assessment):

  • Reading: 6.5
  • Math: 4.5
  • CDL Learners Permit (Class A)
  • Motor Vehicle Report (MVR) w/ no DUI's within past two years
  • DOT medical card
  • Drug Test (at SLCC approved collection center)

Available Course Schedules

Meadowbrook Campus

250 West 3900 South
Salt Lake City, Utah 84107

Mon - Fri 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Mon - Thu 5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Sat 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.


Drug Testing: Participation in the SLCC Random drug testing program is required. Students must proceed immediately upon notification for pre-enrollment or random drug testing. Students pay for the initial test, however, if the student’s name is randomly selected for testing after the initial test, the SAT will pay for that test. If a test comes back positive for drugs or alcohol, it is grounds for immediate dismissal from the program.


Program Student Learning Outcomes

Related College-Wide Student Learning Outcomes


  1. Acquire Substantive Knowledge
  2. Communicate Effectively
  3. Develop Quantitative Literacy
  4. Think Critically and Creatively
  5. Civic Engagement
  6. Work Professionally and Constructively
  7. Develop Computer and Information Literacy

The student will successfully pass the Commercial Driver License Skills Tests, obtain a Commercial Driver License (CDL) and find employment in the trucking industry.     

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Required Courses: 240 Clock Hours)



Clock Hours



KPDR 0510

Truck Driving/Class “A” CDL




KPDR 0521

Extended Driving Course



KPDR 0510                             



Department Contact Info

Meadowbrook Campus
Building C 110

General Information

Program Information

Academic Advisor
Liliana Rodriguez

Program Faculty

Bill Tovar
Kenneth Medell