Truck Driving Academy


According to American Trucking Association, over half a million drivers are needed each year for the next decade. With the growing of the Transportation Industry, there is a high demand for professional truck drivers. Odessa College offers a five-week course of classroom instruction, basic Street driving, and application of skills used in the operation of a tractor-trailer. Starting salaries for long-distance professional truck drivers can average $45,000 per year.

Our classes, which consist of up to 200 hours, include classroom and behind-the-wheel instruction, as well as screening to help qualify our trained drivers for employment. Students who successfully complete the entire course will receive a certificate of completion, be eligible to test for their Class "A" Commercial Driver License (CDL), and be qualified to secure an entry-level job as a Commercial Motor Vehicle driver. Odessa College does not guarantee that the Texas Department of Public Safety will issue a license. Students will have up to 200 hours of training and will have the opportunity to talk with visiting recruiter for possible employment. 

Are you interested in getting your Commercial Driver License (CDL)? Thanks to The Permian Strategic Partnership, scholarships are available to help you become a truck driver! Apply today and get started in the program this spring: APPLY HERE

Have enrollment questions? Please call our office at 432.335.6580 or email at


Applicants must have a high school diploma, GED, or pass an assessment test and be 18 years of age or older.

COST: $4,150 (includes pre-employment screening, drug screen, moving violation report, and CDL application) 

Courses Details: 

  • Duration: 5 Weeks
  • Class Size: 8 Min/12 Max
  • Cost: $4,150 (includes pre-employment screening, drug screen, moving violation report, and CDL application) 
  • Down payment: $2,075
  • Hours: up to 200 hours
  • Times: 7:30am-5:30pm Monday-Thursday; Friday 8:00am-1:00pm

2023 Truck Driving Schedule

  • Jan 9, 2023 to Feb 10, 2023
    • Campus Closed/No Class: Jan 16 (MLK Day)
  • Feb 6, 2023 to Mar 10, 2023
  • Mar 6, 2023 to Apr 14, 2023
    • Campus Closed/No Class: Mar 13 to 19 (Spring Break)
  • Apr 10, 2023 to May 12, 2023
    • Campus Closed/No Class: Apr 7 (Good Friday)
  • May 8, 2023 to June 9, 203
    • May 29 (Memorial Day)
  • June 5, 2023 to July 7, 2023
    • Campus Closed/No Class: July 4 (Independence Day)
  • July 3, 2023 to August 4, 2023
  • July 31, 2023 to Sep 1, 2023
  • Aug 28, 2023 to Sept 29, 2023
    • Campus Closed/No Class: Sept 4 (Labor Day)

To register contact Continuing Education at 432-335-6579