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Del Mar College

Del Mar College has offered the Truck Driver Training program since May 2002, providing over thousands of students the skills and knowledge to enter the trucking industry. The College complies with all state certifications and licensures and is in compliance with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

Available Programs

  • Building Systems, Construction, and Manufacturing
    • Building / Property Maintenance
    • Electrical / Electronics Equipment Installation and Repair, General
    • Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology /
    • Machine Tool Technology / Machinist
    • Welding Technology / Welder
  • Business, Marketing, and Communication
    • Journalism
    • Radio and Television
    • Advertising
    • Business / Commerce, General
    • Business Administration and Management, General
    • Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General
    • General Office Occupations and Clerical Services
    • Hotel / Motel Administration / Management
  • Computer, Information, and Technology
    • Communications Technology / Technician
    • Recording Arts Technology / Technician
    • Communications Systems Installation and Repair Technology
    • Management Information Systems, General
  • Cosmetology and Wellness
    • Cosmetology / Cosmetologist, General
  • Culinary Arts, Food Service, and Nutrition
    • Baking and Pastry Arts / Baker / Pastry Chef
    • Culinary Arts / Chef Training
    • Restaurant, Culinary, and Catering Management / Manager
    • Food Service, Waiter / Waitress, and Dining Room Management / Manager
  • Design, Arts, and Architecture
    • Drafting and Design Technology / Technician, General
    • CAD / CADD Drafting and / or Design Technology / Technician
    • Art / Art Studies, General
    • Music Performance, General
    • Music Theory and Composition
  • Education and Human Services
    • Elementary Education and Teaching
    • Art Teacher Education
    • English / Language Arts Teacher Education
    • Music Teacher Education
    • Child Development
    • Child Care and Support Services Management
    • Child Care Provider / Assistant
    • Health and Physical Education / Fitness, General
    • Social Work
  • Legal, Law Enforcement, and Emergency Services
    • Court Reporting / Court Reporter
    • Criminal Justice / Police Science
    • Fire Science / Fire-fighting
    • Emergency Medical Technology / Technician (EMT Paramedic)
  • Liberal Arts, Humanities, and Literature
    • Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
    • Sign Language Interpretation and Translation
    • English Language and Literature, General
    • Rhetoric and Composition
    • Liberal Arts and Sciences / Liberal Studies
    • Multi- / Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
    • Psychology, General
    • Political Science and Government, General
    • Sociology
    • History, General
  • Math, Engineering, and Physical Sciences
    • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
    • Architectural Engineering Technology / Technician
    • Occupational Safety and Health Technology / Technician
    • Mathematics, General
    • Chemistry, General
    • Physics, General
    • Chemical Technology / Technician
  • Medical Administration
    • Substance Abuse / Addiction Counseling
    • Psychiatric / Mental Health Services Technician
  • Medicine and Health Care
    • Dental Assisting / Assistant
    • Dental Hygiene / Hygienist
    • Health Information / Medical Records Technology / Technician
    • Medical Administrative / Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary
    • Occupational Therapist Assistant
    • Pharmacy Technician / Assistant
    • Physical Therapy Technician / Assistant
    • Nuclear Medical Technology / Technologist
    • Respiratory Care Therapy / Therapist
    • Surgical Technology / Technologist
    • Diagnostic Medical Sonography / Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician
    • Radiologic Technology / Science - Radiographer
    • Clinical / Medical Laboratory Technician
  • Natural Resources, Agriculture, and Biology
    • Biology / Biological Sciences, General
    • Biology Technician / Biotechnology Laboratory Technician
  • Nursing
    • Registered Nursing / Registered Nurse
    • Licensed Practical / Vocational Nurse Training
  • Truck Driving, Transportation, and Mechanics
    • Autobody / Collision and Repair Technology / Technician
    • Automobile / Automotive Mechanics Technology / Technician
    • Diesel Mechanics Technology / Technician
    • Airframe Mechanics and Aircraft Maintenance Technology / Technician
    • Aircraft Powerplant Technology / Technician
    • Class A CDL Training +

      Program Description

      Students who attend our program will learn the essentials of all driver requirements based on state and federal rules and regulations. Our program complies with the New Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations for Entry Level Driver Training Standards in which all certified training providers will have to comply with by February 7th 2020.

      Subjects covered will include vehicle inspection, airbrakes operation, general knowledge, combination vehicles, hazardous materials, log books/hours of service, defensive/safe driving techniques, distractive driving, accident procedures, extreme driving conditions, coupling/uncoupling, backing skills, cargo securement, progressive shifting, city and highway driving, knowledge of all state traffic laws, registration and licensing laws, and driver/health and wellness.

      Students who successfully complete the 200-hour program and show the capability to pass the Commercial Driver’s License exam will be scheduled to take the driving test.

      Del Mar College is the only facility in the Coastal bend who is an certified 3RD Party Testing facility for our students to take the DMV commercial driving skills test in essence of obtaining their CDL License. All our students test onsite and avoid long testing schedules at DPS.

      CDL Class A Program:

      4 week 200 hours – Day Class 7:00 am to 5:30 pm Monday – Saturday

      10 week 200 hours – Night Class 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm Monday - Friday

      Tuition: $4,000.00

      CDL Class B Program:

      2 weeks 80 hours – Day Class 7:00 am to 5:30 pm Monday – Friday

      Tuition: $1,560.00

      Tuition Assistance:

      Students seeking tuition assistance options to attend the CDL training program will be advised by our staff for the following: – will cover 75% of the tuition cost of program; student responsible for remaining 25%.

      Vehicles and Equipment:

      DMC training equipment consists of 12 tractors (customized mobile class rooms with seats and seat belts in sleeper birth), 12 trailers (53’ Vans, 48’ flatbeds and tankers) and 7 tractor/trailer simulators.

      Current Job Placement Statistics:

      Del Mar College Transportation Training Services graduates go to work! We are very proud of our completion rate of 98% Completion Rate.

      Student Screening:

      Prior to acceptance into the program, all students must complete a detailed application listing the basic hiring criteria of most trucking companies. The application includes demographic information, employment, driving, and criminal history along with medical information. During the interview process of all applicants, the staff looks for indices that may either disqualify an applicant from getting a license or limit his/her employment opportunities.


      • Must have a valid TX drivers license
      • Must be at least 18 years of age
      • Must not have more than three moving violations on driving record in past three years
      • Must be able to pass a Department of Transportation physical and drug screen. Once registered, the student will be sent for the physical and drug screen. (Pre-Requisite Class)


1 Campus
84 Programs

Campus Locations

Corpus Christi, TX

4101 Old Brownsville Rd
Corpus Christi, TX 78405

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