Due to COVID-19, our in-person information sessions are temporarily suspended. If you are interested in learning more about the program and how to sign up for an upcoming class,
All sessions are held at:
DMACC Transportation Institute
2081 NE 54th Ave.
Des Moines, IA 50313
Please call 515-965-7450 with questions or for more information.
In 1988 the DMACC Transportation Institute is a driving school, founded in response to the needs of the transportation industry by providing quality education, training, and retraining. We conduct our training at our 14 acre facility in North Des Moines and on the road for those interested in driving a truck professionally. Our primary objectives are:
- to provide the transportation industry with quality entry level drivers.
- to respond to specialized training needs of individual transportation companies.
To continue our responsiveness, DMACC's Transportation Institute fosters and maintains positive relationships with a variety of transportation companies, governmental agencies, and associations including:
- Professional Truck Driver Institute
- National Safety Council
- Iowa Motor Truck Association
- State and Federal Departments of Transportation
- Iowa Workforce Development Programs
- National Association of Publicly Funded Truck Driving Schools
- Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance
- Over thirty individual trucking companies.
We are accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, 30 N. LaSalle St., Suite 2400, Chicago, IL 60602-2504. We are also approved by the Iowa State Department of Education and the Iowa Board of Regents and are approved for veterans benefits.
Our classes are based on the industry's Bureau of Motor Carriers Safety Curriculum. Experienced drivers work individually with student drivers to develop driving skills on the training concourse and on the road. The ratio of one instructor for every two students provides an excellent training experience. This gives the student as much behind-the-wheel time as possible.
For truck driving education verifications only, please fax 515-965-7451.
Public Notice of Title VI Program Rights
The Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) gives public notice of its policy to uphold and assure full compliance with the non-discrimination requirements of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and related Nondiscrimination authorities. Title VI and related Nondiscrimination authorities stipulate that no person in the United States of America shall on the grounds of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, income level or Limited English Proficiency be excluded from the participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.
Any person who desires more information regarding DMACC’s Title VI Program can contact its Title VI Coordinator – Sharon Bittner -- at the address noted below.
Any person who believes they have, individually or as a member of any specific class of persons, been subjected to discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, income level or Limited English Proficiency has the right to file a formal complaint. Any such complaint must be in writing and submitted within 180 days following the date of the alleged occurrence to:
Des Moines Area Community College
2006 S Ankeny Blvd
Ankeny, IA 50023