Professional Driving Academy

According to American Trucking Association, over half a million drivers are needed each year for the next decade. With the growing of the Transportation Industry, there is a high demand for professional truck drivers. Odessa College offers a five-week course of classroom instruction, basic Street driving, and application of skills used in the operation of a tractor-trailer. Starting salaries for long-distance professional truck drivers can average $45,000 per year.

Our classes, which consist of 200 hours, include classroom and behind-the-wheel instruction, as well as screening to help qualify our trained drivers for employment. Students who successfully complete the entire course will receive a class "A" Commercial Driver License (CDL), a certificate of completion, and be qualified to secure an entry-level job as a Commercial Motor Vehicle driver. Odessa College does not guarantee that the Texas Department of Public Safety will issue a license. Students will have over 200 hours of training and will have the opportunity to talk with visiting recruiter for possible employment.


Applicants for the program must successfully complete a pre-employment screening (fee is included in tuition) which includes DOT physical, drug screen, moving violation report and CDL application. The total cost of this program is $4,150.


Applicants must have a high school diploma, GED, or pass an assessment test and be 18 years of age or older.

For more information or an appointment with the program recruiter, William Church, call the OC Truck Driver School Office at 432.335.6580.

Class Schedules

Fall 2018 Class Schedule  Program Length 5 weeks - 200 hours
Oct 15th - Nov 16th  7:30am-5:30pm, M-TH & 8:00am - 1:00pm Fri
Spring 2019 Class Schedule  Program Length 5 weeks - 200 hours


Please call William Church for more information 432.335.6674.

After Graduation from this course, the student will be:

  1. Qualified to secure an entry level job as an over the road driver with a commercial driver's license.
  2. Aware of safety procedures; alcohol and drug effects; laws and penalties applicable to the professional driver.
  3. Proficient at performing pre-trip, on the road, post-trip vehicle, and equipment inspections.
  4. Skillful in safe driving techniques.
  5. Capable of map reading, log books, cargo documentation, dispatch procedures, emergency responsibilities and regulations of transportation agencies.
  6. As an over-the-road driver, you can travel all 48 states and Canada in all kinds of weather and terrain.


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