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COMMERCIAL DRIVER’S LICENSE CLASS B

Put your career in the driver’s seat!

Our Class B CDL program provides hands-on training in safely operating commercial straight trucks, school buses, shuttle buses, and other medium-sized vehicles.

Student Reviews

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Violet Rose
"Dixie Tech offered me the valuable opportunity to receive a technical education before entering the ...
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Violet Rose
Dixie Tech Student
"Dixie Tech offered me the valuable opportunity to receive a technical education before entering the field, and with aspirations of eventually becoming an owner-operator in OTR driving, I've found the instructors to be exceptionally supportive, making the learning experience enjoyable and motivating me to look forward to each day of class."
Violet Rose
Violet Rose
Dixie Tech Student
Shawn Bentley
"Dixie Tech came highly recommended by my father-in-law as a solid choice for entering the ...
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Shawn Bentley
Dixie Tech Student
"Dixie Tech came highly recommended by my father-in-law as a solid choice for entering the trucking industry, which is known for its steady demand and income potential; now equipped with valuable skills and benefiting from hands-on experience, smaller class sizes, and attentive instructors, I'm eager to secure a job in the field and start putting my knowledge into practice."
Shawn Bentley
Shawn Bentley
Dixie Tech Student
Gerrit Hoelterling
"Completing the CDL program was the crucial final step for me to enter the industry ...
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Gerrit Hoelterling
Dixie Tech Student
"Completing the CDL program was the crucial final step for me to enter the industry after previously taking the Diesel Technician course, and my goal is to contribute by working on trucks and ensuring their smooth operation; the hands-on nature of the program resonates with me, emphasizing the importance of practical application alongside theory."
Gerrit Hoelterling
Gerrit Hoelterling
Dixie Tech Student
Cooper Chamberlain
"I chose Dixie Tech in St. George due to its reputable program and my keen ...
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Cooper Chamberlain
Dixie Tech Student
"I chose Dixie Tech in St. George due to its reputable program and my keen interest in truck driving, recognizing it as a valuable skill with consistent job offers providing excellent job security in a field essential to America; now, with hands-on training and dedicated instructors, I'm eager to embark on my journey in the industry."
Cooper Chamberlain
Cooper Chamberlain
Dixie Tech Student
Kaden Watson
"Dixie Tech conveniently provided me with the opportunity to obtain my CDL, a requirement for ...
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Kaden Watson
Dixie Tech Student
"Dixie Tech conveniently provided me with the opportunity to obtain my CDL, a requirement for my job, and now equipped with valuable hands-on training, I'm eager to return to work driving crane trucks, appreciating the program's flexible, learn-at-your-own-pace approach starting from day one in the truck."
Kaden Watson
Kaden Watson
Dixie Tech Student

Program Overview

Learn more about our Class B CDL program

The Class B Commercial Driver’s License program provides comprehensive training to develop skilled, safe drivers. Combining classroom lessons and behind-the-wheel experience, students build diverse competencies from basic operations through securing cargo and complying with regulations. The program prepares students to pass Utah’s State Exam and earn their CDL-B credentials to drive straight trucks, school buses, shuttle buses and more career paths.

 As a student of this program, you will:

    • Safely operating straight trucks and large vehicles
    • Performing pre-trip and post-trip inspections
    • Backing maneuvers and restricted space driving
    • Securing cargo properly
    • Navigating intersections, traffic, and road conditions
    • Understanding state and federal regulations
    • Logging hours of service, documentation
    • Planning routes and trip optimization
    • Handling emergencies and equipment failures

Attainable Certificates include:

    • Accredited Dixie Technical College Certificate
    • Class B Utah State Driving License

This program prepares you for CAREERS such as:

  • Light Truck Driver – Median Income $40k year, with top earners at $76k year.*

*Source: careeronestop.org

Total Tuition and Course Fees:

$1,434.00

SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE

Program Length: Approximately

4 weeks

Credit Hours

3

High School: This program is not open to high school students. 

Upcoming start dates:

Open Enrollment | 8:00am – 2:00pm | Mon – Fri (year round)

Open Enrollment | 2:00pm – 8:00pm | Mon – Fri (summer months)

Need more information?

435.674.8400

Courses

what you’ll learn

Commercial Driver’s license – Class B

Upon completing the program, students acquire a spectrum of driving skills, transforming into secure, poised, and law-abiding drivers. They will be fully prepared to successfully undertake the Utah State Driving Exam for the Class B license.

Term 1

Class B CDL Courses (3 credit hours)

TECD 1010: Commercial Driver’s License Class B – 3 credit hours

COUNCIL ON OCCUPATIONAL EDUCATION

Dixie Technical College is accredited by the Council on Occupational Education. Accreditation by COE is viewed as a nationally-honored seal of excellence for occupational education institutions and denotes honesty and integrity. Information regarding accreditation may be obtained at:

Council on Occupational Education
7840 Roswell Road, Building 300, Suite 325
Atlanta, GA 30350
Telephone:770-396-3898 Fax:770-396-3790
council.org

Tuition & Course Fees

Cost overview

Tuition at Dixie Technical College is affordable

Tuition & Fees must be paid before registering for class unless a payment plan or other funding options have been approved and signed. Information is subject to change without notice.

Term:
Tuition:
Course Fees:
Total Tuition & Course Fees:
Total Cost:
$915
$519
$1,434

Tuition, fees and other costs are subject to change without notice.

Total Tuition and Course Fees:

$1,434.00

Additional Costs:

$68 – CDL Textbook

$52 – State Written Exam (State of Utah)*

$150 – State Driving Exam (State of Utah)*

$75 – DOT Physical (Work/Med)*

*Expenses paid directly to outside entity

This program is NOT eligible for Federal Financial Aid. 

Learn about scholarships and how to apply for them.

Start dates & times

cohort start dates

upcoming start dates and class times for this program
Class Days:
Class Hours:
Open Enrollment
Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 2:00 pm (year round)
Open Enrollment
Monday - Friday
2:00 pm - 8:00 pm (summer months)

Program cohorts are open until filled. Once a cohort is filled, applicants will be considered for the next start date.

Program Length: Approximately

4 weeks

Admissions Process
V

BEGIN AN APPLICATION

V

DOT Physical

V

CDL Learner's Permit

V

Education Verification

Provide a copy of one of the following: High School Diploma, High School Transcript showing graduation date, GED, Associate’s Degree, or Bachelor’s Degree. 

V

Application fee

$0 for in-state applicants and $10 for out-of-state applicants.

V

Application Review

After successfully completing and submitting the above requirements, the College will perform an application review. Students will be emailed regarding their acceptance status.

To get started on these requirements begin an application.

career pathways

what you can become

Light Truck Driver

Learn more about this field. Find things like job outlook, expected salary, and many other job specific stats.

Steps to take

Follow these steps to start your journey at Dixie Tech! Many classes have a waitlist or fill fast, so getting started as soon as possible is recommended.

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Funding
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Tour Campus & Classroom

Dixie Technical College is located a top Tech Ridge overlooking downtown St. George. Please stop by and learn a little more about a program that you might be interested in. While here don’t forget to check out the Campus Tech Ridge Cafe to grab some lunch and ask about the specials prepared by our world class Culinary students.


Industry Expert Instructors

Our industry-leading instructors, equipped with years of experience and knowledge, are prepared to mentor and guide the next generation of Truck Drivers. 

Cody Christensen

Cody enjoys camping and tinkering with gadgets. With a diverse background in farming, construction, mechanics, trucking, and education he’s prepared to help students become experienced truck drivers. Cody says, “driving truck is a fun, meaningful, and lucrative career.”

Heber Holm

Heber Holm studied at BYU and Dixie College. He owned a construction company for 25 years before becoming co-owner of HD Trucking, where he served as superintendent. Heber also worked as a field manager for Trade Star LLC, providing oil field trucking and logistics. He joined Dixie Tech in 2019.

Steve Hansen

With a lifetime of experience operating machinery and 40 years of commercial driving, Steve brings real-world skills to Dixie Tech’s hands-on CDL program. His passion is welcoming new drivers and using Dixie Tech’s trucks as interactive classrooms to tailor education to professional CDL goals.

CDL Industry Partners

Dixie Technical College’s OAC program collaborates closely with industry partners, ensuring that its curriculum remains highly relevant and applicable to the dynamic demands of the modern workplace.

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Questions about this specific program? Maybe a question about Dixie Tech? Our advisors are here to help.

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