Commercial Drivers License (CDL)

Program Plan

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Commercial Drivers License (CDL)
1.0 - 3.0 credits CDLT-105: SPIN: (Special Interest)
Course is designed to address a variety of subjects required to meet the needs of lifelong learning students. Not available for transfer nor applicable as an elective.
Offered: DMND
15.0 credits CDLT-150: CDL Composite Class
This eight week program includes classroom preparation for the CDL permit tests at the MVD office. Students will also study the doubles/triples, tanker and hazmat endorsements as well as regulations related to commercial vehicle operation. After obtaining a CDL learner?s permit, the students spend four weeks practicing driving skills in preparation for the CDL driving test which is included as part of the class.
Offered: ALL
3.0 credits CDLT-151: CDL Permit Class
This course will provide students with specific information to assist in passing the NM MVD exams for general knowledge, air brakes and combination vehicles to obtain a Class "A" CDL (Commercial Vehicle) permit.
Offered: DMND Faculty Permission Required
7.0 credits CDLT-153: CDL Class "A" Training
This five week driving only course will prepare the student to take the CDL driving test in a Class A commercial vehicle. It includes instruction on pre-trip inspection, backing skills and highway driving in a combination vehicle with a gross weight rating over 26,000 lbs. The CDL driving exam is included.
Offered: DMND Faculty Permission Required
2.5 credits CDLT-154: CDL Class "B" Training
This two week driving only course will prepare the student to take the CDL driving test in a Class B commercial vehicle. It includes instruction on pre-trip inspection, backing skills and highway driving in a straight truck with a gross weight rating over 26,000 lbs. The CDL driving exam is included.
Offered: DMND Faculty Permission Required
2.5 credits CDLT-155: CDL Class "C" Training
This two week driving only course will prepare the student to take the CDL driving test in a Class C commercial vehicle. It includes instruction on pre-trip inspection, backing skills and highway driving in a commercial vehicle with a gross weight rating below 26,001 lbs. This applies to vehicles displaying hazmat placards or carrying 16 or more passengers. The CDL driving exam is included.
Offered: DMND Faculty Permission Required
1.5 credits CDLT-156: CDL Upgrade Training
This one week class will prepare an experienced Class B driver to upgrade to a Class A CDL. The CDL driving exam is included.
Offered: DMND Faculty Permission Required
2.0 credits CDLT-157: CDL Refresher Training
This one week class provides driving practice for a previous Class A CDL holder who needs to re-take the CDL exam to obtain the license again. The CDL exam is included.
Offered: DMND Faculty Permission Required
0.5 credits CDLT-158: CDL Air Brake Training
This is a one day driver training course which covers the operation of air brake systems including inspection and adjustment. A training card is provided.
Offered: DMND Faculty Permission Required
0.5 credits CDLT-160: CDL Log-Book Training
This one day driver training course covers the Hours of Service Regulations for commercial vehicle operators including the procedure for maintaining a log book and monthly summary sheet.
Offered: DMND Faculty Permission Required
0.5 credits CDLT-161: Pro Truck Driver DDC
This professional truck driver defensive driving course is presented using National Safety Council training materials. A certificate of completion and wallet card are provided.
Offered: DMND Faculty Permission Required
8.0 credits CDLT-163: CDL Permit/Pro Driver
This program includes classroom preparation for the CDL permit tests at the MVD office. Students will also study the doubles/triples, tanker and hazmat endorsements as well as regulations related to commercial vehicle operation.
Offered: DMND Faculty Permission Required
6.0 credits CDLT-164: CDL Novice Driver
This course focuses on industry specific classroom and driving skills for the novice CDL driver. Students must be sponsored by an employer. CDL exam is included.
Offered: DMND Faculty Permission Required
0.5 credits CDLT-165: CDL Driver Evaluation
This is an evaluation of basic CDL driving skills for a CDL holder who is a new employee of a company that operates commercial vehicles.
Offered: DMND
1.0 credits CDLT-166: CDL Brush Up Training
This training class is for a current CDL holder who lacks recent driving experience. Its purpose is to prepare the driver to apply for a truck driving job.
Offered: DMND Faculty Permission Required
4.0 credits CDLT-167: CDL Preparation Class
This is a specially scheduled knowledge review class to prepare students to operate an industry specific commercial vehicle.
Offered: DMND Faculty Permission Required
2.0 credits CDLT-168: CDL Online Preparation NM
This eight week online CDL program includes: theory, exams, NM CDL Motor Vehicle Division (MVD) permit preparation for a student wanting to become an operator of a class "A" commercial vehicle.
Offered: ALL
0.5 credits CDLT-169: CDL Hazmat Materials Test Pre
This one day class covers the material necessary to pass the CDL Hazmat test at the MVD office. A background check at the MVD office is subsequently required to add the endorsement to a driver's CDL (not included in the class).
Offered: DMND Faculty Permission Required

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