Professional Truck Driver
- Non-credit Fast Track program
- Results in a Lone Star College certificate
- Industry training, without the need for core classes
- Full program offered at LSC-North Harris, Transportation Institute
Students will learn the skills needed to become a professional truck driver, including pre-trip inspection, basic control skills, backing, and city street/highway driving. This program satisfies the requirements set by the Texas Department of Public Safety.
The objective of the Professional Truck Driver program is to provide an applicant with the basic knowledge and skills in preparation for successfully completing the Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) exam. An individual successfully completing this program should have the ability to safely operate a tractor-trailer on the nation’s highways. The 240 hour program requires students to go through extensive classroom, backing and driving training. It should be expected that a graduate of the program would train with a motor carrier for a short period of time to improve basic proficiency and gain employer related skills.
Lone Star College Transportation Institute trained more than 500 new drivers last year. Our 240 hour program surpasses industry expectations for new drivers. Students are able to put their new career in gear 6 short weeks. Our placement rate is currently at 96%. Many students are prequalified before beginning class and in many cases already have job offers before beginning class! The job opportunities for entry-level drivers are endless! The American Truck Association estimates a need for 200,000-250,000 new drivers by 2020. It’s time to get your new career in gear!
For more information, please contact Lorie Qualls at the Lone Star College Transportation Institute, Lorie.W.Qualls@LoneStar.edu or 281.765.7750
|CVOPC 2100500||Commercial Drivers License Written Skills||64|
|CVOPC 2101300||Professional Truck Driver I||80|
|CVOPC 2104001||Professional Truck Driver II||80|
|CVOPC 2101500||Commercial Drivers License Exam Preparation||16|
|Professional Truck Driver (CDL-A Licensure) Total||240|
Median wage: $35,4961
Representative career titles and job positions for this program plan include:
- Professional Truck Driver2
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Program Cost: $3,483
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Lone Star College is a public institution accredited through the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) as well as several other program specific accrediting bodies.