DACC Truck Driving Academy


DACC Truck Driving Academy prepares participants to drive a semi-tractor trailer (Class A). Students prepare for the written exam and the driving skills portion as well as topics such as defensive driving, managing resources, trip planning, and vehicle maintenance. The program assists students with employment skills, including resumes, applications, job searches, and job placement. 

Student-to-instructor ratio: 4:1

Course Topics & Hours

  • Commercial License Permit Preparation (80 hrs)
  • Professional Driving Classroom Training (55 hrs)
  • Professional Driving Skills (BTW) (44 hrs)
  • Observation, Pre-Trip, Range (61 hrs)
Total hours: 240

Eligibility Requirments

To obtain a CDL, a driver must have a clean driving record, have a negative drug screen, and receive a medical clearance. Applicants to the program will get these documents with WDCR assistance and submit this documentation prior to course enrollment.  In addition, applicants must have a valid driver’s license, picture I.D., social security card, and no outstanding tickets or warrants.


Total Program Cost: $4000

  • $200 - Application fee due with application (non-refundable)
  • $1800 - Due at Registration with Application fee
  • $1080 - Due Monday before the course start date
  • $920 - Remainder tuition due one week before the closing of the program

Course Registration


Luis Leal, Training Specialist 




Financial Aid & Assistance

Federal Financial aid is not available for DACC Truck Driving Program. Other financial assistance may be available if you are unemployed,  or if you have a disability.  Educational loans are also available from many local banks.  Please contact WDCR to set up an appointment for more information at: 575-527-7776. You can also email thenmsu.edu


The federal Workforce Innovation and Opfortuity Act (WIOA) funds eligible, in-demand programs that are designed for adults over the age of 18. Depending on eligibility, individuals can receive tuition assistance to help pay for their education. Assistance can cover tuition fees, books and supplies. If you would like to see if you qualify for the WIOA Tuition Assistance Program, please contact the Workforce Connection Center at (575) 524-6250 or visit their office at 226 S. Alameda in Las Cruces, NM.


The New Mexico Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (NMDVR) has helped people with disabilities find and retain work for decades. If you are found to be eligible for services, you and your counselor will create and follow an Individualized Plan for Employment (the plan of services and activities that can reasonably be expected to lead to an employment outcome). Apply for services at the office nearest you or visit http://www.dvr.state.nm.us/ for more information. Las Cruces locations include: 

  • 3381 Del Rey Blvd / (575) 524-6135 
  • 226 S. Alameda Blvd / (575) 383-6705

Any person with a disability that lives in New Mexico may apply for NMDVR services.


New Mexico’s Skill Up Network (SUN) program is a consortium of New Mexico public colleges working in connection with the NM Dept. of Workforce Solutions. The goal is to increase the attainment of degrees, certifications, and industry-recognized credentials; and create strategic alignment between education and workforce systems, resulting in improved employment outcomes. For more information or to see if you qualify for this assistance, please contact Diana Betts at (575) 524-6250 ext. 1009 or email her at: diana.betts@state.nm.us

(Note: This program is strictly for participants who receive TANF assistance.                    

For more information on TANF, contact NM Works at (575) 532-0233)