To prepare students for a career as a Commercial Truck Driver. Truck Driving can be an exciting and adventurous new career earning you up to $42,000 in the very first year! Travel everywhere and get paid for it!

This is a 200 hour course. This course provides 80 hours of classroom instruction and 120 hours practical training designed to prepare the student to enter the job market as a commercial truck driver. Training also includes learning all vehicle systems, department of transportation rules and regulations, safe operations, cargo handling, hazardous material and job placement.



The goal of this program is to provide comprehensive training course for an entry-level position as a commercial truck driver. For this purpose, El Paso Community College has partnered with Mesilla Valley Training Institute and their outstanding training program.

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Grace Erivez

ATC Vocational Guidance Assistant

VV ATC 110 E

(915) 831-2379

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Courses are offered continuously throughout the year. Courses are 40 hours per week and are 5 weeks in length.

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Students are recruited by the major truck driving companies in the region, to include: Mesilla Valley Transportation, Werner Enterprises, Swift, Covenant Transport, Danny Herman Trucking and Contract Freighter, Inc. (CFI).