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Del Mar College
1 Campus
84 Programs

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 / Property Maintenance
    Building Systems, Construction, and Manufacturing

  • Electrical / Electronics Equipment Installation and Repair, General
    Building Systems, Construction, and Manufacturing

  • Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology /
    Building Systems, Construction, and Manufacturing

  • Machine Tool Technology / Machinist
    Building Systems, Construction, and Manufacturing

  • Welding Technology / Welder
    Building Systems, Construction, and Manufacturing

  • Journalism
    Business, Marketing, and Communication

  • Radio and Television
    Business, Marketing, and Communication

  • Advertising
    Business, Marketing, and Communication

  • Business / Commerce, General
    Business, Marketing, and Communication

  • Business Administration and Management, General
    Business, Marketing, and Communication

  • Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General
    Business, Marketing, and Communication

  • General Office Occupations and Clerical Services
    Business, Marketing, and Communication

  • Hotel / Motel Administration / Management
    Business, Marketing, and Communication

  • Communications Technology / Technician
    Computer, Information, and Technology

  • Recording Arts Technology / Technician
    Computer, Information, and Technology

  • Communications Systems Installation and Repair Technology
    Computer, Information, and Technology

  • Management Information Systems, General
    Computer, Information, and Technology

  • Cosmetology / Cosmetologist, General
    Cosmetology and Wellness

  • Baking and Pastry Arts / Baker / Pastry Chef
    Culinary Arts, Food Service, and Nutrition

  • Culinary Arts / Chef Training
    Culinary Arts, Food Service, and Nutrition

  • Restaurant, Culinary, and Catering Management / Manager
    Culinary Arts, Food Service, and Nutrition

  • Food Service, Waiter / Waitress, and Dining Room Management / Manager
    Culinary Arts, Food Service, and Nutrition

  • Drafting and Design Technology / Technician, General
    Design, Arts, and Architecture

  • CAD / CADD Drafting and / or Design Technology / Technician
    Design, Arts, and Architecture

  • Art / Art Studies, General
    Design, Arts, and Architecture

  • Music Performance, General
    Design, Arts, and Architecture

  • Music Theory and Composition
    Design, Arts, and Architecture

  • Elementary Education and Teaching
    Education and Human Services

  • Art Teacher Education
    Education and Human Services

  • English / Language Arts Teacher Education
    Education and Human Services

  • Music Teacher Education
    Education and Human Services

  • Child Development
    Education and Human Services

  • Child Care and Support Services Management
    Education and Human Services

  • Child Care Provider / Assistant
    Education and Human Services

  • Health and Physical Education / Fitness, General
    Education and Human Services

  • Social Work
    Education and Human Services

  • Court Reporting / Court Reporter
    Legal, Law Enforcement, and Emergency Services

  • Criminal Justice / Police Science
    Legal, Law Enforcement, and Emergency Services

  • Fire Science / Fire-fighting
    Legal, Law Enforcement, and Emergency Services

  • Emergency Medical Technology / Technician (EMT Paramedic)
    Legal, Law Enforcement, and Emergency Services

  • Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
    Liberal Arts, Humanities, and Literature

  • Sign Language Interpretation and Translation
    Liberal Arts, Humanities, and Literature

  • English Language and Literature, General
    Liberal Arts, Humanities, and Literature

  • Rhetoric and Composition
    Liberal Arts, Humanities, and Literature

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences / Liberal Studies
    Liberal Arts, Humanities, and Literature

  • Multi- / Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
    Liberal Arts, Humanities, and Literature

  • Psychology, General
    Liberal Arts, Humanities, and Literature

  • Political Science and Government, General
    Liberal Arts, Humanities, and Literature

  • Sociology
    Liberal Arts, Humanities, and Literature

  • History, General
    Liberal Arts, Humanities, and Literature

  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
    Math, Engineering, and Physical Sciences

  • Architectural Engineering Technology / Technician
    Math, Engineering, and Physical Sciences

  • Occupational Safety and Health Technology / Technician
    Math, Engineering, and Physical Sciences

  • Mathematics, General
    Math, Engineering, and Physical Sciences

  • Chemistry, General
    Math, Engineering, and Physical Sciences

  • Physics, General
    Math, Engineering, and Physical Sciences

  • Chemical Technology / Technician
    Math, Engineering, and Physical Sciences

  • Substance Abuse / Addiction Counseling
    Medical Administration

  • Psychiatric / Mental Health Services Technician
    Medical Administration

  • Dental Assisting / Assistant
    Medicine and Health Care

  • Dental Hygiene / Hygienist
    Medicine and Health Care

  • Health Information / Medical Records Technology / Technician
    Medicine and Health Care

  • Medical Administrative / Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary
    Medicine and Health Care

  • Occupational Therapist Assistant
    Medicine and Health Care

  • Pharmacy Technician / Assistant
    Medicine and Health Care

  • Physical Therapy Technician / Assistant
    Medicine and Health Care

  • Nuclear Medical Technology / Technologist
    Medicine and Health Care

  • Respiratory Care Therapy / Therapist
    Medicine and Health Care

  • Surgical Technology / Technologist
    Medicine and Health Care

  • Diagnostic Medical Sonography / Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician
    Medicine and Health Care

  • Radiologic Technology / Science - Radiographer
    Medicine and Health Care

  • Clinical / Medical Laboratory Technician
    Medicine and Health Care

  • Biology / Biological Sciences, General
    Natural Resources, Agriculture, and Biology

  • Biology Technician / Biotechnology Laboratory Technician
    Natural Resources, Agriculture, and Biology

  • Registered Nursing / Registered Nurse
    Nursing

  • Licensed Practical / Vocational Nurse Training
    Nursing

  • Autobody / Collision and Repair Technology / Technician
    Truck Driving, Transportation, and Mechanics

  • Automobile / Automotive Mechanics Technology / Technician
    Truck Driving, Transportation, and Mechanics

  • Diesel Mechanics Technology / Technician
    Truck Driving, Transportation, and Mechanics

  • Airframe Mechanics and Aircraft Maintenance Technology / Technician
    Truck Driving, Transportation, and Mechanics

  • Aircraft Powerplant Technology / Technician
    Truck Driving, Transportation, and Mechanics

  • Class A CDL Training
    Truck Driving, Transportation, and Mechanics

    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:

    www.fafsa.ed.gov – 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.

    Requirements:

    • 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)

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