Truck Driving Academy

DACC Truck Driving Academy

DACC WDCR Truck Driving Academy prepares participants to drive semi tractor-trailers (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 search, and job placement.  A maximum of 4 students per course.

  • 6-week course
  • 44 hours of BTW driving for each participant
  • Medical exam, drug screen, driving record, and skills exam included

To obtain a CDL, a driver must have a clean driving record, have a negative drug screen, and receive 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: $3800

  • $200 - Application fee due with application
  • $1800 - Confirms enrollment in the desired course date
  • $1080 - Due Monday before the course start date
  • $720 - Remainder of tuition due one week before close of the program


For more information, please contact Melinna at:

Phone: 575-528-7092


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, 575-527-7776 or


The federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity 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 or retain work for decades. Funding is available for postsecondary education upon meeting eligibility. If you are determined eligible for services, you and your counselor will take on the responsibility to develop 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 for more information. Las Cruces locations include: 3381 Del Rey Blvd / (575) 524-6135 and 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 (Note: This program is strictly for participants who receive TANF assistance.                                                                                            For more information on TANF, contact NM Works at (575) 532-0233)