LCCC Celebrates First CDL Program Graduates

CHEYENNE, WY. — Ten students completed Laramie County Community College’s new commercial driver’s license program.

LCCC had six students enrolled in the daytime program and four in the evening class. All students successfully completed the 165-hour course, which LCCC started offering in March.

The commercial drivers’ license program was developed in partnership with Eastern Wyoming College in Torrington and Northwest College in Powell to address the growing need for CDL drivers in Wyoming’s workforce. The program includes preparation for the permit test, introductory exercises on a simulator and a minimum of 32 hours behind-the-wheel driving. Additional endorsements, such as hazardous materials and tankers, are also available. Partnerships with Admiral Beverage and the Wyoming Highway Patrol make the program possible.

“We proudly offer customized training for passenger endorsement, as well as the opportunity for private industry to utilize our simulator for business instruction,” said Penny Fletcher, technical program manager with Outreach and Workforce Development.

For more information on the CDL Program, contact program coordinator Michael Geissler at 307.432.1637 or CDL@LCCC.wy.edu or Darlene Kaelin at 307.778.4381 or dkaelinFREELARAMIE.