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Commercial Driver's License

Appointment Plus ButtonEarn your Commercial Driver's License at Barton! Barton’s CDL courses are designed to meet U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), and the new Entry Level Driving Training (ELDT) requirements.  In Barton's CDL program, students will learn, drive, practice and test in the same trucks and at the same facility! Request a Program Brochure!

Barton SemiTraining Details

  • 6 Week Online Theory Course:  3 credit hours; $450
  • 8 Week Behind-The-Wheel (BTW) Course:  2 credit hours; $528 (includes tuition/course fees)
  • Students have access to a variety of trucks; day cab, conventional with sleeper, flatbed, van trailer, and class B flatbed.  All trucks are equipped with manual transmissions.
  • Financial assistance may be available.
  • Job Placement Opportunities with various industries.

Course Descriptions

Class A and Class B Theory courses are offered online in a 6-week format. The theory curriculum is closely aligned with the FMCSA ELDT regulation. There are no prerequisites for this course. 

The required textbook is J.J. Keller Entry Level Driver Training Manual purchased online from J.J. Keller here.

Students will need to enroll themselves.

Proud to be TAT Trained (Truckers Against Trafficking) Class A and Class B BTW courses are 8 weeks in duration, offered face-to-face, and only offered on the BCC Great Bend Campus. Drive time will be scheduled to accommodate students, driving instructors and truck availability. Daytime, nights and some weekend time slots will be available. 

   Prerequisites for this course include:

  • Medical DOT card
  • Passed Drug Test
  • Passed MVR
  • CDL Permit with corresponding endorsements
  • IMPORTANT NOTE: Beginning in Spring 2022, prerequisites for this course will include completion of CDL Theory, AGRI 1217

Course Schedule

Fall 2021

Theory (BOL): August 23 - October 17, 2021; November 1 - December 12, 2021
BTW: August 18 - October 8, 2021; October 11 - December 9, 2021

Spring 2022

Theory (BOL):  January 24 - March 20, 2022;  April 4 - May 15, 2022
BTW: January 11 - March 4, 2022, March 7 - May 12, 2022

Contact Information

For course information, contact Maggie Tracy at or 620-786-1120.

CDL Barton Semi