Commercial Driver’s License Training

Do you like driving and want to hit the highway?

Earn your Commercial Driver’s License and embark on a rewarding career across the open road!

CDL student in truck

San Juan College eight-week Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) program provides the training and skills necessary for individuals to pass the three-part CDL exam. Students learn in the classroom, on a simulator, in a truck on the training course and in a truck on the highway.

 For more information call (505) 566-3017 or email 


The School of Energy’s CDL program is the best in the state. Students are taught how to maneuver large trucks, as well as how to inspect and load trucks to comply with regulations. In addition, students receive instruction on endorsements and log books.

Students use a three-screen plasma driver training simulator that combines a fully operational truck cab with the latest digital simulation to experience a variety of possible on-road scenarios. While safely seated in the simulator, students learn to handle challenging combinations of weather and truck operations to improve their driving behaviors and skills.

Class A, B, and C training trucks are available.

The CDL Class A is an eight-week class, start to finish, 14-credit hour program. Refresher upgrade and Class B programs are also offered. Nine state-certified CDL examiners offer the CDL test, which is conducted on a 30- acre paved lot with 10 backing ranges.

Wages and information are based on national data and may vary based on your training, experience, and the market for the career in your area.

Recruitment Partnerships

San Juan College partners with these great companies to help place you in a successful career after completion of the program. 

Swift Transportation Logo                   Coca-Cola of Durango Logo                     Schneider Logo

Need help paying for college?

Funding is available for those looking to re-career through the Workforce Innovation and Opportunities Act program.

  • Farmington Workforce, 505.327.6126
  • Shiprock Workforce, 505.368.1094
  • Southwest Colorado Workforce
    • Cortez – 970.565.3759
    • Durango – 970.247.0308
    • Pagosa – 970.264.5627

The San Juan College Foundation has scholarship funding available! Call 505-566-3200 or visit

Program Requirements to Enroll

  • Student must be a NM and CO resident
  • Have a Valid Driver's License
  • Be at leat 18 years of age
  • Pass a DOT Physical and Drug Screen