Des Moines Area Community College CDL Training

DMACC is dedicated to your personal and professional success through our small class sizes, free tutoring in our academic achievement centers and the flexibility of our growing list of new Signature Series(tm) online classes. Maybe the best part: DMACC offers this outstanding education for thousands of dollars less than you will find anywhere else. It's good to know that a higher education is still affordable.

Courses Offered

The Transportation Institute Commercial Vehicle Operator Training Program is recognized as being one of the premier truck driver training programs in Iowa. The program is certified by the Professional Truck Driver's Institute.

Commercial Vehicle Operator Training (Class A CDL)

This program offers a comprehensive course for Class A CDL that will prepare individuals for jobs in the transportation industry. Students will gain a solid foundation of knowledge with 2 weeks of classroom work followed by 4 weeks of intensive hands-on driving training. Students will complete over 60 hours behind the wheel driving training in real world situations, and graduate with the Class A CDL (Commercial Driver’s License) with endorsements.

Pre-Requisite: You must attend an information session at the Transportation Institute which are held on Mondays OR Thursdays from 5-6 p.m. at 2081 NE 54th Avenue.

General Class Information

Class Schedule

Day Classes: Monday through Friday, 6 weeks

Night Classes: Monday through Friday, 12 weeks

Classes offered every 3 weeks, year-round

Tuition and Fees

Entire program: $4,700

Financial Aid

Financial Aid and Scholarship Opportunities

Veterans Benefits

If you have served in the military, or are the spouse or dependent of a veteran, you may be eligible for veterans' education benefits. Because the cost of attending DMACC is relatively low, veterans' education benefits can often cover the cost of tuition with funds remaining to assist with the cost of books, fees, supplies, housing expenses, gas money, etc.

DMACC Veterans Services

Des Moines Area Community College Location

  • Des Moines Area Community College location

    Des Moines Area Community College
    2081 N.E. 54th Avenue
    Des Moines, IA 50313
    515-965-7450

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