Professional Truck Driving


Do you love the open road? Enroll in Southwest Technical College’s Professional Truck Driving Program to prepare yourself to receive your Commercial Driver’s License (CDL). Program work includes on-the-road training, classroom instruction, self-study, and skills range practice. With certificate in hand, you’ll be ready to enter the exciting and high demand truck driving industry.

Cost: $2,942.78*
Cost includes tuition, books, fees, and supplies.
(*There is an additional $560.00 fee for course taken at Richfield location, totaling $3,502.78.)

Program Length: 183 hours (This program is designed to be completed in 1 month.)


Start Dates: This program starts about every month during the academic year. There must be a minimum of 3 students in order for the course to run. Call 435.586.2899 for more information. Want to enroll? Click here to get started.

Program Details:

Wade Esplin
Coordinator of Transportation Programs

Professional Truck Driving Instructors:
Dave R Terry
Luck Felstead
David Bulloch
William Payne

SUU Dual Enrollment/Course Equivalency (Southwest Tech courses transferring to SUU)


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“When you get out… through the desert and up through the mountains and just seeing some of the prettiest country, I just love it!”

Brandon Mortensen

Professional Truck Driving Graduate, Southwest Tech

Program Videos

Student Highlight – Branden Mortensen

Student Highlight – Tyler Hunt

Occupational Advisory Committee

Each Southwest Tech Certificate Program has an Occupational Advisory Committee that consists of industry professionals from the regions we serve. These committee members ensure that desirable, relevant, and current practices of each occupation are being taught. This program has committee members from the following organizations:

WT Transportation Services


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