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Logistics Training Center - Truck Driving

Classes in Amarillo, Dumas and Hereford

Truck DrivingThe Transportation Industry is growing and there is a high demand for well-trained drivers. This six-week course utilizes state-of-the-art simulator training, classroom instruction, range and road driving, and practical application of skills used in the operation of a tractor/trailer.   

Fall 2015 Start Dates:

Amarillo Dumas Hereford
August 24 August 31 August 31
September 14 October 13 October 13
October 5    
October 26    

 

 

 

 


Prerequisites

  1. Student must be 18 years of age at the commencement of the course
  2. Student must have a current valid Texas Drivers License
  3. Student must have in possession first day of class a valid original Social Security Card        
  4. Texas Department of Public Safety fees for Commercial Drivers License and permit are included in tuition. 
  5. Student will be required to take a DOT physical on the first day of class. Cost of the physical is included. If the student cannot pass the physical, they will receive a course refund, less the cost of the physical and the Defensive Driving Course.

Students completing the course will have a Class A Commercial Drivers License with tanker, doubles/triples, hazmat, and school and passenger bus endorsements. Students also trained by National Safety Council Certified instructors on Defensive Driving for large trucks and forklift operation. To obtain a Certificate of Completion, the student must pass all Texas Department of Public Safety requirements for a Class A Commercial Drivers License issued by the State of Texas. Upon completion of the course, the student will be qualified to secure an entry level job as an over-the-road operator with a Commercial Drivers License. Amarillo College is not an employment agency, nor do we guarantee the Texas Department of Public Safety will issue a license. However, students have ample opportunity and help to talk with visiting recruiters, apply for employment, and pass DPS testing. In person registration only at the Truck Driving Academy, East Campus Logistics Training Center, Room 500.        

                 

Estimated Cost of the Program

Item

Cost

Tuition and Fees (DOT physical examination, driver license costs and school bus and passenger license are included in the fees)

Please note that the HAZMAT background check is an additional charge and is not included in the fees.
 

$3,650

Total:

$3,650

* Texas Public Education Grant (TPEG) Financial Aid 
Applications are available online at www.fafsa.gov

Hazelwood Act Tuition exemption for veterans is available if you qualify.  Please contact Kelly Murphy at (806) 371-5026.     

 

Job Outlook

Employment for heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers is projected to grow 21 percent from 2010 to 2020, faster than the average for all occupations. As the economy grows, the demand for goods will increase, and more truck drivers will be needed to keep supply chains moving.(1)  The oil boom in Central and West Texas is putting a particularly severe drain on the supply of qualified operators.

 

Related Careers and Current Job Listings

Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Driver
Light Truck or Delivery Services Driver
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operator

 

Program Details

 

Registration

 

Amarillo:
In person registration only:
Amarillo College Truck Driving Academy
East Campus Logistics Training Center
Tel: (806) 335-4370

Dumas:
In person registration only:
Moore County Campus Career and Technical Center
115 Success Blvd.
Dumas, Texas
Tel:(806) 379-2726
or
the Amarillo College Truck Driving Academy
East Campus Logistics Training Center
Tel: (806) 335-4370

Hereford:
In person registration only:
McDougal Hinkson Memorial Campus
1115 West 15th Street, Hereford, TX 79045
Tel: (806) 379-2700
or
the Amarillo College Truck Driving Academy
East Campus Logistics Training Center.
Tel: (806) 335-4370.

Faculty and Staff


1. Occupational Outlook Handbook, United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, 11/27/2013  http://www.bls.gov/ooh/Transportation-and-Material-Moving/Heavy-and-tractor-trailer-truck-drivers.htm)

 

 


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