Commercial Truck Driving

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160 Hours

Program Length

Lehi Campus


Day and Night

Times Offered




VA Qualified

Finish in as few as four weeks.

Learn advanced driving skills, truck components, handling cargo, safety and more.

Log over 60 hours of on-the-road driving.Truck drivers transport goods from one location to another.

Most drivers are long-haul drivers and operate trucks with a capacity of at least 26,001 pounds per gross vehicle weight (GVW). They deliver goods over intercity routes, sometimes spanning several states. Some heavy truck drivers transport hazardous materials; such as, chemical waste, and have to take special precautions when driving. Also, these drivers normally carry specialized safety equipment in case of an accident.

Other specialized drivers, such as those carrying liquids, over sized loads, or cars, have to follow rules that apply specifically to them. A driver has to know which roads allow trucks and which do not. Drivers also must plan legally required rest periods into their trip. Some have one or two routes that they drive regularly and other drivers take many different routes throughout the country.

Four weeks of intensive training will prepare students for a career in the trucking industry. Topics include: basic and advanced driving skills, truck components and operation, cost efficient operation, rules and regulations, handling cargo and paper work, first aid, personal health and safety, and driver professionalism. Students will also log over 60 hours of on-the-road driving and observation. This training prepares drivers for a career with a wide variety of carriers. Employment in professional driving may depend on ability to meet employer and/or licensing requirements (i.e., health and drug screening, a satisfactory driving record, driving test, etc.), which is the student’s responsibility.

Endorsements for Doubles, Triples and Tankers are included in the course fees.

  • MTech Commercial Truck Driving Program Certificate
  • State of Utah Commercial Driving License A (CDLA)
  • The program is recommended for drivers 21 years of age and older, 18 to 20 years of age, employment is intrastate driving only
  • Students need to meet with the CDL Lead Instructor before enrolling in the program to insure eligibility
  • Students are required to provide MATC a current copy of a Motor Vehicle Report (MVR) no later than the Friday prior to the start of class.
  • Students are required to speak, read, and write English well enough to complete the curriculum, understand traffic signs, and speak with law enforcement authorities and the public; it is recommended to have at least a 10th grade competency level in Reading & English.
  • All students must have a valid driver’s license.
Session Location Start Date End Date Start Time End Time Days
Session 1 Lehi Campus Room 306 OE/OE OE/OE 8:00 AM 5:00 PM M-F
Session 2 Lehi Campus Room 306 OE/OE OE/OE 4:00 PM 10:00 PM M-Th

Open Entry/Open Exit Schedule

The schedule for this course is offered as an Open Entry/Open Exit. Register by selecting from one of the available sessions. You will start on the next available OE/OE Start Date. You can find the next available OE/OE Start Date by checking the College Calendar.

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  • Self Paced means you may need more time to work with one concept, while needing less time with another. OE/OE allows you to choose how much time to spend on a particular concept and where to focus your attention. You are allowed to pick how quickly or slowly you complete your course, as long as you finish on or before your program hours run out.
  • Open Entry means that you can register for any OE/OE program on any OE/OE Open Registration date. Generally those date are the first and third Mondays of the month. However, there are exceptions. Please check the MTECH Calendar for exact OE/OE dates.
  • Open Exit means that you may complete a course sooner than the end of the total OE/OE hours for this program.

Time Management

Due to the flexibility of this schedule, many students have an issue at first with effectively managing their time taking OE/OE classes. There are no regularly schedule assignments and lectures, which can make it more difficult to keep on task, using your own motivation. Students are used to having regular deadlines in place for assignments, and will have to be self-motivated to complete their coursework in a timely manner.

Each instructor will give students a syllabus at orientation that will include suggested due dates to assist them with managing their time. We have found time and time again that students who are regularly turning in coursework are more successful in their course than students who don’t submit work regularly or procrastinate.

Item Cost Notes
Application Fee $0.00 There is no cost to apply.
Registration Fee $40.00 This fee is waived if you have already registered.
Facilities Fee $50.00
Program Fees $2,610.00
Tuition $320.00 All tuition and fees are due at the time of registration.
Total : $3,020.00

Financial Aid Eligible:No.
VA Eligible:Yes
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Item Cost Notes
Passenger, School Bus and Hazmat Endorsements $7.00 each These fees are paid to a 3rd party, not to MTech
Criminal Background Check $80.00 – $110.00 These fees are paid to a 3rd party, not to MTech
Total : Total depends on items selected
  • Information, including but not limited to, times, dates, locations, tuition, fees, prerequisites, etc. are subject to change without notice. It is the viewer's responsibility to verify the timeliness and accuracy of this information prior to enrollment.
  • Classes not meeting the minimum enrollment may be cancelled or rescheduled. Minimum enrollment requirements vary per program.
  • MTECH provides training for students to prepare to take and/or receive MTECH or 3rd party licensures and certifications such as state, national or industry certifications. MTECH does not guarantee MTECH or 3rd party licensures and certifications such as state, national or industry certifications upon completion of MTECH Programs. State/national licensure or industry certifications are required for employment in some occupations and it is the responsibility of the student to obtain them. In order to receive an MTECH certificate students must demonstrate all competencies.
  • Financial Aid availability may be based on program locations and/or scheduling requirements.
  • Programs at the MTECH are based on CLOCK HOURS. Clock hours are actual hours and not credit hours.
  • If your program is OE/OE, you can easily calculate the time it takes to complete a program (your targeted completion date) by taking the total hours of the program and dividing it by the number of hours per day you meet. This will give you how many days it should take. You can then plot this on a calendar,excluding weekends and holidays.
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