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 class "A" Commercial Driver License (CDL), a certificate of completion, 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) 


  • Feb 22 - April 2 - Class is full
  • Mar 29 - April 30 M-Th 7:30am – 5:30pm, F 8am-1pm
  • May 3 - June 4    M-Th 7:30am – 5:30pm, F 8am-1pm
  • June 7 - July 9 M-Th 7:30am – 5:30pm, F 8am-1pm
  • July 12 - Aug 13 M-Th 7:30am – 5:30pm, F 8am-1pm
  • Aug 16 - Sep 17 M-Th 7:30am – 5:30pm, F 8am-1pm
  • Sep 20 - Oct 22 M-Th 7:30am – 5:30pm, F 8am-1pm
  • Oct 25 - Dec 2 M-Th 7:30am – 5:30pm, F 8am-1pm

To register contact Continuing Education at 432-335-6575