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.


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, DOT physical, drug screen, moving violation report, and CDL application) 

SCHEDULE: 7:30am-5:30pm Monday-Thursday; Friday 8:00am-1:00pm

  • April 11-May 13 [Apr 15 Good Friday]
  • May 9-June 10 
  • June 6-July 8
  • July 5-August 5 [July 1-4 Independence day]
  • August 2-September 2
  • August 29-September 30

To register contact Continuing Education at 432-335-6575