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 Driverís License (CDL) exam. An individual successfully completing this program should have the ability to safely operate a tractor-trailer on the nationís 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 change your life and your future. Get your career in gear and the Lone Star College Transportation Institute! Lone Star College is now officially recongnized as a Third Party Testing Center by Texas Department of Public Services. Testing is scheduled based on completion of road skills training.
Representative career titles and job positions for this program plan include:
Professional Truck Driver2
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Program Cost: $3,489
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