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The Texas State Technical College (TSTC) Professional Driving Academy is designed to teach you 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 in Taylor County, Nolan County and Brown County and classroom training is held at the Texas State Technical College campus in Abilene with additional classes in Sweetwater and Brownwood as needed. 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.

The Professional Driving Academy consists of the following two courses:

  • Commercial Driver’s License Written Skills (Professional Driving Academy Pre-Requisite TCVOP 10CE),
  • Fundamental Driving Skills (Professional Truck Driving Academy I CVOP-1013).

TSTC is currently taking applications for the Professional Driving Academy. Prospective students will need to return this packet of information to TSTC. At this point, payment must be made in full at least three days before class start date. 


  • Pass a drug test
  • Hold a current Class C driver’s license without warrants or pending criminal charges
  • Must hold a valid Social Security Card (Authorized to work in US)
  • Minimum of 18 years of age
  • Pass DOT Physical Exam

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

Application Packet 

Request information

Program Structure 


Truck Driving

Tuition Fee


Drug Testing


CDL Testing


Learner's Permit


DOT Physical

$75-$100 (depending on test location)











For more information call Teresa Adames at 325-672-8236 or via email at 

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