Professional Truck Driver

Program Type: Face-to-Face
Program Level: Continuing Education
Department: Continuing Education
Institute: Advanced Manufacturing & Logistics
College: NLC, SPC

What is the Professional Truck Driver (CDL) program?

Programs that prepare students for the Texas Class A Commercial Driver License and Class B Passenger endorsements.

SAGE Corporation - Secure the necessary skills and training to secure employment in the oil industry along with major over-the-road carriers by obtaining a Texas CDL in a few short weeks. SAGE Corporation offers a quality 156-clock-hour training program designed to exceed the standard certification for entry-level truck drivers. Class meets Monday-Friday, 8-5 pm. Students will learn about Tractor-Trailer vehicle systems, the Department of Transportation (DOT) rules and regulations, and logs and legal topics pertaining to safe operations. Additional topics include cargo handling, hazardous materials, and the vehicle pre-trip inspection and students will receive a defensive driving course. The program includes classroom and video instruction, remote learning, full-range, and behind-the-wheel instruction.

Distinctive to the program is the one-to-one driving instruction and the in-house testing for both the CDL permit and driving exams, to avoid those long lines at the DMV. (Cost of DOT physical and permit included)

Excel Driver Services, LLC - Secure the necessary skills and training to secure employment in the oil industry along with major over-the-road carriers by obtaining a Texas CDL in a few short weeks. Alamo Colleges Continuing Education and Excel Driver Services, LLC have partnered together in order to offer a quality 150-clock hour training program designed to exceed the standard certification for entry-level truck drivers. Accelerated class meets Monday-Friday, 7:00 am-5:30 pm for 3 weeks. Students will learn about Tractor-Trailer vehicle systems, the Department of Transportation (DOT) rules and regulations, and logs and legal topics pertaining to safe operations. Additional topics include cargo handling, hazardous materials, and the vehicle pre-trip inspection and students will receive a defensive driving course. All participants are expected to follow safety and social distancing protocols. (Cost of DOT physical and permit included)

Star Career Training - Secure the necessary skills and training to secure employment in the oil industry along with major over-the-road carriers by obtaining a Texas CDL in a few short weeks. STAR CAREER TRAINING offers a quality 160-clock hour training program designed to exceed the standard certification for entry-level truck drivers. Class meets Monday-Friday, 8-5 pm. All participants are expected to follow safety and social distancing protocols. Students will learn about Tractor-Trailer vehicle systems, the Department of Transportation (DOT) rules and regulations, and logs and legal topics pertaining to safe operations. Additional topics include cargo handling, hazardous materials, and the vehicle pre-trip inspection and students will receive a defensive driving course. All participants are expected to follow safety and social distancing protocols. (Cost of DOT physical and permit included)

CDL-B passenger endorsements Star Career Training - The Class B CDL License is required to operate any single vehicle that isn’t hitched to a trailer (commercial trucks that have an attached cab and cargo area with a combined weight greater than 26,000 pounds). Vehicles carrying more than 16 passengers inclusive of the driver are also included in the scope. This 80-hour Class B CDL training will prepare you in 2 short weeks with classroom and hands-on driving enabling you to operate these vehicles: Straight trucks, Large buses (city buses, tourist buses) Segmented buses, Box trucks (including delivery trucks and furniture trucks), Dump trucks.

CDL-B passenger and School Bus endorsements Star Career Training - In addition to the Texas Class B CDL with passenger endorsement, you can receive the school bus endorsement that transports 16 or more students in the state of Texas and requires passenger safety training and maneuvering of large vehicles. Add this school bus endorsement to your Class B CDL with passenger endorsement for a total of 96-hour training in less than 3 short weeks.

Refresher - 40-clock hour training program designed to exceed the standard certification for entry-level truck drivers. Students will learn about Tractor-Trailer vehicle systems, the Department of Transportation (DOT) rules and regulations, and logs and legal topics pertaining to safe operations. Additional topics include cargo handling, hazardous materials, and the vehicle pre-trip inspection and students will receive a defensive driving course. Motor Vehicle Registration and drug screening for the refresher program are required prior to registration. All participants are expected to follow safety and social distancing protocols.

Courses 

  • Professional Truck Driver - CVOP 1013
  • CDL Refresher Program - CVOP 1015
  • CDL-B Endorsement (P) Passenger – CVOP 101
  • CDL-B Endorsement (P) Passenger & Endorsement (S) School Bus – CVOP 1011 and CVOP 2000

 

Program Information

Time Commitment

CDL 150-160 Contact Hours

3-5 Week Training

 

CDL-B 80 Contact Hours

2 Week Training

 

CDL-B 96 Contact Hours

3 Week Training

Certification

Texas Class A Commercial Driver License

 

Texas Class B Commercial Driver License

Endorsement (P) Passenger

 

Texas Class B Commercial Driver License

Endorsement (P) Passenger +

Endorsement (S) School Bus

Career Outlook

Learn more at the Alamo Colleges Career Coach website
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St. Philip's College and Northeast Lakeview College offer a five-week training that exceeds the standard certification for entry-level CDL drivers.

Classes begin every two weeks throughout the year!

The program consists of classroom and video instruction, remote learning, full-range, and behind-the-wheel instruction.

Distinctive to the program is the one-to-one driving instruction and the in-house testing for both the CDL permit and driving exams, to avoid those long lines at the DMV.

 

Program Requirements

All qualified applicants must at least be 21 years of age,

Ability to comprehend the English language sufficiently to meet the Department of Transportation regulations

Pass a DOT physical exam as well as meet the Motor Carrier Safety Regulations; Qualification of Drivers

Some High School

Must have access to computer/tablet and internet

 

CDL vendors and their locations

Southwest Side of San Antonio
St. Philip's College (Southwest Campus) - SAGE, Corporation
204 Dunton St., San Antonio, TX. 78226

  • 156 Contact Hours
  • Monday thru Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Northeast Side of San Antonio
Northeast Lakeview College - Excel Driver Services, LLC
10202 IH-10 E, Converse, TX 78109

  • 150 Contact Hours
  • Accelerated Monday thru Saturday 7:00 am – 5:30 pm

East Side of San Antonio
St. Philip's College (Southwest Campus) - Star Career Training
4735 Emil St. San Antonio, TX. 78219

  • 160 Clock Hours
  • Monday thru Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Tuition

Professional Truck Driver (CDL) - $5,000
Professional Truck Driver Class B (CDL) - $3,500
Professional Truck Driver Class B (CDL) - $4,000
Professional Truck Driver (CDL) Refresher - $2,700
Effective Sept 1, 2022 - Dec 31, 2022
 

Financial Aid Resources

 

Grant funding is available for CDL Training!

Eligibility includes Active Duty, Reservists, Veterans, and spouses!!
Five-week training program. Classes begin every two weeks with both CLP and Texas Skills exams provided in-house.

Registration and program pre-requisite information can be obtained by contacting:

Alfred Landeros at (210) 486-7082 or Jeannette Cooper at (210) 486-7080 for training in the Southwest side and East side of San Antonio.

 

Contact Information

CE Tier 2

Phone: 210-212-5266 (Option 4)
Email: CETier2@alamo.edu
Campus: District Support Office

Program Manager

Alfred Landeros
Phone: 210-486-7082
Email: alanderos1@alamo.edu
Campus:
St. Philip's College

Admin Support Specialist, CE & Workforce

Norma Gutierrez
Phone: 210-486-5380
Email: ngutierrez78@alamo.edu
Campus: Northeast Lakeview College

CE Specialist

Vanessa Barrera (Class B CDL only)
Phone: 210-485-0860
Email: dst-alamoICD@alamo.edu
Campus: District Support Office