The Transportation Industry is growing fast and there is a high demand for well-trained drivers.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) will implement major changes to commercial driver licensing take effect February 7, 2022. The Amarillo College Truck Driving Academy is a registered provider of Commercial Driver License (CDL) training as an Entry Level Driving Training facility. As of the February 2022 date, the only way to get a CDL is to attend training through a registered provider.
This eight-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.
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. The course meets all Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration guidelines. Amarillo College is not an employment agency, nor do we guarantee the Texas Department of Public Safety will issue a license. Students will have ample training, opportunity and assistance to talk with visiting recruiters, apply for employment, and pass the DPS written and skills tests with an Amarillo College vehicle.
Summer 2023 (Full Program)
|Amarillo||June 5 -||July 28, 2023||7:30 am - 5:00 pm, Monday through Thursday|
|Night (Amarillo)||May 1 -||Aug. 18, 2023||5:30 pm - 10:15 pm, Monday through Thursday|
|Hereford||June 5 -||July 28, 2023||7:30 am - 5:00 pm, Monday through Thursday|
|Dumas||June 5 -||July 28, 2023||7:30 am - 5:00 pm, Monday through Thursday|
|Night (Dumas)||May 15 -||Sept. 1, 2023||5:30 pm - 10:15 pm, Monday through Thursday|
For additional information please call (806) 335-4370.
|Classroom supplies available at AC East Campus Bookstore||193.50|
|DOT Medical Card & Drug Screen (estimate)||100.00|
|DPS Fees (estimate)||86.00|
|Ear Buds (estimate)||4.00 - 10.00|
|Total required books, fees, other||389.50|
|Estimated Total Program Cost:||$5497.50|
AC Washington Street Campus
2201 S Washington St.
Tel: (806) 371-5000
AC Truck Driving Academy
East Campus Logistics Training Center1310 F Avenue
Amarillo, TX 79111
Tel: (806) 335-4370
MCC Career & Technical Center
115 Success Blvd.
AC Hinkson Memorial Campus
1115 West 15th Street, Hereford, TX 79045
Tel: (806) 379-2700
Employment for heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers is projected to grow 5 to 8 percent from 2018 to 2028, about as fast as the average for all occupations. The economy depends on truck drivers to transport freight and keep supply chains moving. As the demand for goods increases, more truck drivers will be needed. Trucks transport most of the freight in the United States, so, as households and businesses increase their spending, the trucking industry should grow.