Logistics Training Center - Truck Driving Academy

CDL and Forklift classes in Amarillo, Dumas and Hereford

Truck DrivingThe Transportation Industry is growing and there is a high demand for well-trained drivers. 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. 

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Program Length 8 or 16 weeks  -- 336 hours of instruction --  $4,492.00

 

Fall 2021/Spring  2022 classes:     $4,492.00

 Amarillo  August 23 -  October 14, 2021  7:30 am - 5:00 pm, Monday through Thursday
   October 25 -  December 17, 2021  7:30 am - 5:00 pm, Monday through Thursday
   January 18 -  March 10, 2022  7:30 am - 5:00 pm, Monday through Thursday
Night class ‌ January 18 -  May 13, 2022 ‌ 5:30 pm - 10:15 pm, Monday through Thursday
 Hereford  August 23 -  October 14, 2021  7:30 am - 5:00 pm, Monday through Thursday
   October 25 -  December 17, 2021  7:30 am - 5:00 pm, Monday through Thursday
   January 18 -  March 10, 2022  7:30 am - 5:00 pm, Monday through Thursday
 Dumas  August 23 -   October 14, 2021  7:30 am - 5:00 pm, Monday through Thursday
   October 25 -  December 17, 2021  7:30 am - 5:00 pm, Monday through Thursday
   January 18 -   March 10, 2022  7:30 am - 5:00 pm, Monday through Thursday
Night class ‌ January 18 -  May 13, 2022 ‌ 5:30 pm - 10:15 pm, Monday through Thursday

Prerequisites

  1. Student must be 18 years of age at the commencement of the course

  2. Student is required to have a DOT physical (Department of Transportation Medical Card) and drug screen before the first day of class. These documents must be presented on the first class day. Cost of the physical and drug screen is not included. Please note that per federal guidelines, drug screen results must be within 30 days of the start of class. The following link explains the physical qualifications for a Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV) driver: Click here for Physical Qualifications 

  3. Student must have a current, eligible and valid Texas Driver License. Student must apply for a Class A Learner Permit (CLP) at the Texas Department of Public Safety office before class begins and present this document on the first class day. Prospective students may check their license eligibility at the following link: Click her for License Eligibility. 

Pre-Registration Information

Fees, books and expenses are not included in the cost of the course. 

 

For additional information please call 806-335-4370.       

                 

Estimated Total Cost to obtain CDL license

Item

Cost

Classroom supplies available at AC East Campus Bookstore

DOT Medical Card & Drug Screen (estimate)

DPS Fees (estimate)

Ear Buds (estimate)

Total required books, fees, other

Tuition:

168.00

100.00

86.00

4.00 - 10.00

364.00

4,492.00

Estimated Total Program Cost:

$4,856.00

The Commercial Driver License Program is also available as an Academic course with 16 hours of college credit. Click here for more information 

Forklift Certification:  12 hours; $300.00 

Amarillo Hereford Dumas
July 13-15    
August 17-19    
September 21-23    
October 19-21    
November 16-18    
     
     

 

Financial Aid

AC Financial Aid

Financial Aid for veterans

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Workforce Solutions  Call for more information 806-345-1340

Job Outlook

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.

 

Related Careers and Current Job Listings

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

 

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Registration

Amarillo:

Amarillo College Washington Street Campus
2201 S Washington St.
Amarillo, TX
Tel: (806) 371-5000
–or–
Amarillo College Truck Driving Academy
East Campus Logistics Training Center1310 F Avenue
Amarillo, TX  79111
Tel: (806) 335-4370

Dumas:

Moore County Campus Career and Technical Center
115 Success Blvd.
Dumas, Texas
Tel:(806) 379-2726

Hereford:

McDougal Hinkson Memorial Campus
1115 West 15th Street, Hereford, TX 79045
Tel: (806) 379-2700


Occupational Outlook Handbook, United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, 9/16/2020