Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

Using a comprehensive curriculum, students in the Commercial Driver's LIcense (CDL) program at Highlands College will receive online and classroom instruction and real behind-the-wheel driving experience on the skills course, within city limits and on both area highways and interstates. The program is recognized by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) as meeting the Entry-Level Driving Training standards addressing skills, theory/knowledge, tasks, and the duties required of entry-level commercial vehicle drivers.

Upcoming Training Dates:

  • To be determined...

Program Fees:

  • $4650.00*
  • Fees include tuition, drug screen and course materials.
  • Refund policy: 100% refund before payment due date provided drug screen has not been completed; 90% refund after the screenings have been completed up to the first day of class; no refund after course start date.

Funding Assistance Programs:

  • Butte Job Service – Contact: Caitlin O’Neill; Caitlin.O’; 406-594-7374
  • Butte Career Futures – Contact: Sarah DeMoney 406-723-9101
  • Rural Employment Opportunities (REO)-Southwest Office – Contact: Lacey Reinhardt; 406-461-0504

CDL Course Registration 

  • Download the application[PDF]
  • To register electronically download the application and the email the completed signed application to or drop it off in person at the Enrollment Services office in the Student Success Center (north campus). Electronic Payment can be made here.
  • Register in-person – payment is made at the Business Office in the Student Success Center (SSC) on the Montana Tech north campus. Payment Receipt must be included with Registration Form brought to Highlands College Campus.