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About the program

The Professional Driving Academy is offered at 4 campuses at Texas State Technical College. Our classrooms and labs are interactive and have a real-world setting. We offer you the training, knowledge and hands-on skills to prepare you for commercial truck driving in the transportation industry. Our instructors are dedicated to providing students the necessary hands-on experience and technical know-how needed to succeed. This program includes classroom, driving and technical instruction that focuses on preparing individuals to operate a truck and applicable equipment in the transportation industry.

Class type
160 Hours
Marshall - $3900
Fort Bend - $3900
Harlingen $4500
Abilene $4500
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CDL Classes are offered Monday-Friday 8:00 am- 5:00 pm (160 Hours)
Evening Courses are offered Monday-Friday 5:30 pm-9:30 pm (Must have 5 students or more to open up the section) (160 Hours)

The Professional Driving Academy consists of the following courses:

  • Professional Driving Academy I (CVOP 1013)

TSTC is currently taking applications for the Professional Driving Academy. Prospective students will need to turn in the packet and requirement 5 days before a class begins. Please call the office for the next available dates


  • Pass a DOT Physical and Drug Test
  • Hold a current Class C driver’s license without warrants or pending criminal charges
  • Be at least 18 years of age. Please note that students under the age of 21 cannot drive outside the State of Texas are not eligible for the Hazardous Materials Endorsement.
  • Provide a Driving Record (Will be in application package how to obtain it).

Admission Requirements

  • Possess a valid drivers license
  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Copy of drug screen
  • Provide Medical Examination Report Certificate
  • Payment for the course
  • Provide driving record
  • Attend mandatory pre-course
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