Central New Mexico Community College requires all students, faculty, and staff to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 . Please visit the CNM Vaccine Policy website for more information: https://cnmingenuity.org/learner-information-resources/
Classes start monthly and rotate between a weekday schedule and evenings/weekends. Scroll down to review our schedule.
We do not qualify for traditional sources of financial aid, but work with external programs that can help. You can review the list here: Funding Resources
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The CDL Class A training program is an accelerated program designed to teach students how to safely operate a Class A commercial vehicle and obtain a Class A commercial driver’s license. Students will receive theory instruction to prepare them for the written exams at the MVD. Once you have received your permit, you will attend behind-the-wheel training with a CNM Ingenuity CDL instructor.
Instruction is based on the New Mexico CDL Manual and the Federal Motor Carriers Safety Administration requirements including airbrakes, vehicle inspection, manual transmission, backing skills, and over-the-road driving.
All students must complete and submit a driver qualification file including the following documents. This will be part of the registration process. Be ready to provide:
Self paced, online modules that you can complete at your convenience prior to behind-the-wheel training. Typically takes around 30 hours to complete.
Behind-the-wheel trainings are 4-5 weeks plus CDL Skills Exam (scheduled upon completion of class hours). Schedule may vary for on-site training activities, weather, and vehicle availability.
Monday through Friday, starting at either 7:00am OR 11:30am.
Saturday through Wednesday session start times vary.
We run classes once per month throughout the year. Here our classes open for registration:
November 2022 (weekday schedule)
January 2023 (weekday schedule)
The following fees are not included in tuition and are the responsibility of the student (estimated costs)
Medical Card: ~$150
Commercial Learners Permit: ~$10
Commercial Drivers License: ~$20