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  • Results in a Lone Star College certificate

  • Industry training, without the need for core classes

  • Lone Star College is now officially recongnized as a Third Party Testing Center by Texas Department of Public Services.

  • Full program offered at

    LSC-North Harris, Transportation Institute

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Program Pathway

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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
DOT CDL, Professional Truck Driver Total 240


Program Details

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, Class "A" (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 can put their new career in gear in 7 short weeks in a fulltime Monday-Friday course or 14 weekends in a part-time, Saturday & Sunday course. Our placement rate is currently at 96%. Students are prequalified before beginning class and in many cases already have job offers before starting 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 text 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)

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