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School of Applied Technology and Technical Specialties

Professional Truck Driving (KPDR)

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.

Certificate of Achievement: 270 Hours


For state and national occupation information, visit O*Net Online and enter the following O*Net code(s):

53-3032.00 - Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers


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For more information about this program, please contact us at or 801-957-3354. 

Required Courses: (270 Clock Hours)

Clock Hours
Course KAOS 0170
Title Computer Concepts
Clock Hours 30
Semester A
Course KPDR 0510
Title Truck Driving/Class “A” CDL
Clock Hours 160
Semester A
Course KPDR 0521
Title Extended Driving Course
Clock Hours 80
Semester A

Tuition and Fees

  • Application Fee: $40.00
  • Tuition: $623.70
  • Student Fees: $40.50
  • Lab Fees: $845.00
  • Books: $79.13

Total Estimated Cost: $1,628.33 (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 Screening: $35.00 (must be completed at the SLCC approved collection site)

Stand-Alone 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: $39.36

Available Class Schedules

Westpointe Campus
1060 N. Flyer Way
Salt Lake City, UT 84116

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.

Financial Aid

  • VA Educational Benefits may be available


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 Screening (at SLCC approved collection center)


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.

Students need a USB Flash Drive and headphones for the first day of class.