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Truck Driver, CDL

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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, Class "A" (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 can put their new career in gear in 7 short weeks in a full-time Monday-Friday course or 14 weekends in a part-time, Saturday & Sunday course. 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! 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 recognized as a Third Party Testing Center by Texas Department of Public Services. The opportunity to test and earn the Commercial Driver's License is scheduled based on successful completion of the program

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Professional Truck Driver Application (PDF)

Program Plan

Courses Contact Hours
CVOPC 2100500 Commercial Drivers License Written Skills 40
CVOPC 2101300 Professional Truck Driver I 112
CVOPC 2104001 Professional Truck Driver II 80
CVOPC 2101500 Commercial Drivers License Exam Preparation 8
CDL, Professional Truck Driver Total 240

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Career Options

Median wage: $40,3551

Representative career titles and job positions for this program plan include:

  • Professional Truck Driver2

Gainful Employment

The U.S. Department of Education requires colleges to disclose a variety of information for any financial aid eligible program that ďprepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation."


  1. Texas Wages and Employment Projections is brought to you by the Labor Market & Career Information (LMCI) Department of the Texas Workforce Commission. TexasWages.com
  2. Position titles vary by employer and location.


Program Cost: $3,958

Financial Aid

Financial aid helps students and their families pay for college. There are several types of financial aid available to LSC students and financial aid packages may include more than one type of award.

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