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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 in Cameron County and classroom training is held at the Texas State Technical College campus 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)
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)

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$60
CDL Testing$61
Learner's Permit$11
DOT Physical$75-$100 (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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