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Commercial Driver License Training

You can train for your CDL Class A License!

OVERVIEW

Western Texas College on the Square designed the Commercial Driver License (CDL) program for CDL Class A licenses to work around your schedule. 

We offer flexible classes year-round and can immediately schedule your start date upon acceptance into the program.

Our goal is to prepare you to take the CDL Texas State Exam within four to six weeks.

100% of our students who completed the program passed the State Exam. 

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

To enroll in the CDL program, the State of Texas requires you to meet the following qualifications.

You must:

  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Have an acceptable driving record (a three-year driving record must be provided)
  • Hold a current Department of Transportation Medical Card or pass a DOT physical exam
  • Pass a drug screening

In order to obtain a learner’s permit, you will also need:

  • A valid Texas Department of Transportation Class C License
  • Proof of Texas residency for six months
  • A Social Security card, Birth Certificate, or Passport

Please note that students must complete the mandated classroom hours before obtaining a learner’s permit.

CLASS SCHEDULE

Our program provides quality one-on-one instruction so you can get trained and employed in the shortest time possible. We offer flexible day and evening instruction so that the program works with your schedule.

Western Texas College's CDL program provides 160 hours of training: 40 hours of classroom instruction to obtain a Learner’s Permit followed by 120 hours of behind the wheel training. The training prepares you to take the CDL Texas State Exam for a CDL Class A license.

Our first goal is to get you ready to obtain a State of Texas CDL Learner’s Permit. You’ll receive 40 hours of technical classroom instruction so you can acquire all the necessary skills to get behind the wheel.  After completing the forty hours of classroom instruction, you’ll test at the Department of Motor Vehicles to get your Learner’s Permit.

Students who already hold a Learner’s Permit will only be required to take the 120 hours of behind-the-wheel training.

Once you have your permit, your behind-the-wheel training starts. Behind-the-wheel training consists of 120 comprehensive hours with you behind-the-wheel under an Instructor’s supervision.

Students will be evaluated continually to determine when they are ready to take the State Exam. If students need additional time to learn a particular skill, this will be provided. Most students are prepared to take their State exam within 4-6 weeks.

COST AND FINANCING

Financial assistance for eligible students is available through the Texas Workforce Commission’s Workforce Solutions office. Please visit their website for more details: https://www.wfswct.org/ or contact them at 325-795-4200.

Eligible low-income students can also contact West Texas Opportunities in Snyder, Texas, to apply for assistance at 325-573-2506.

Western Texas College is also happy to partner with your employer to cover the cost of the program. We have grants and payment plans available to help fund workforce training. Please have your supervisor or business office contact us for details.

The total cost of the program is $4,000 for the full 160-hour course and $3,000 for behind-the-wheel training only. Our CDL program is a Workforce Training course and not eligible for academic financial aid such as Pell grant, student loans, or GI bill.

The course fee is due in full before beginning the course. The course fee includes a DOT physical and drug screening if needed.

MORE INFORMATION

Contact us to find out more about getting started to obtaining your Class A Commercial Drivers License.

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