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Professional Driving Academy


The Texas State Technical College (TSTC) Professional Driving Academy is a program in which you'll learn specific skill sets related to the professional truck driving occupation. The program prepares trainees to test for a Class A Commercial Driver’s License. The program is designed to lead graduates to immediate employment within the transportation industry after four weeks of hands-on training.


The Professional Driving Academy is offered at Texas State Technical College in Harlingen. 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.


CDL Classes are offered Monday-Friday 8:00 am- 5:00 pm (160 Hours) (4 Weeks)
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) (8 Weeks)

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

Professional Bus Driver Training

Diesel Program




Application Packet

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Program Expenses



 Truck Driving
Tuition Fee$4500
Drug Testing$40 - $50 (depending on location)
CDL Testing$97
Learner's Permit$25
DOT Physical$40 - $60 (depending on test location)


For more information call Linda Cavazos at 956-364-4553 or via email at

Texas State Technical College 3801 Campus Drive Waco, Texas 76705 254-799-3611
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