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Truck Driving

Shift your career into high gear!

Trucking companies across the country are trying desperately to fill the increasing demand for trained truck drivers and new graduates are finding themselves more valued than ever in this competitive job market. In the Alvin Community College Commercial Driving Licensing Program, students are prepared for entry-level employment in the trucking industry.

This 160-hour program provides classroom instruction and behind-the-wheel driving experience and training. Students will receive their CDL, "Class A" training in 4 weeks/day classes or 8 weeks/Evening classes.  

Commercial Learners Permit (CLP) 

All students are required to have their CDL Commercial Learner's Permit (CLP)  before registering for the class. To prepare for the course download the Texas Commercial Motor Vehicle Driver's Handbook. 

  • The cost of the (CLP) is $25.00. If an individual fails any exam three times, a new application fee of $25.00 is required.
  • Students will need to take Sections 2, 5, 6 and 14 for the Commercial Learners Permit (CLP).  
  • Students are required to pas all 4 written tests in order to obtain the (CLP)

The 4 Written Tests Are:

Test 1- Section 14: Special Requirements for Texas Commercial Motor Vehicles

Test 2- Section 2: General Knowledge (Driving Safely) Recommended to browse entire handbook but questions are mainly chosen from Section 1, 2, 3, 12, and 13.

Test 3- Section 5:  Air Brakes 

Test 4- Section 6:  Combination Vehicles


Admission Requirements:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Must have a valid Texas driver license
  • Must have a valid Texas Class A driver permit
  • Must have a valid Social Security number
  • Must have original or certified copy of birth certificate
  • Must pass mandatory DOT drug screen test
  • Must pass a physical and be in good physical condition
  • Must not be under doctors care with work limitations to do assigned class and skills work
  • Must have no serious physical handicap
  • Must be English proficient or pass the English Proficiency Test administered at the college
  • Must be able to travel throughout the state of Texas

Download our CDL program application here.

New CDL Refresher Course: The object of this 40-hour CDL Refresher Course is to reacquaint student with the equipment and its safe operation. The student will demonstrate control of the vehicle; exhibit the ability to shift the tractor efficiently; demonstrate the operation of a tractor trailer combination; and move the vehicle safely forward and backward around various obstacles. Classes based on demand. For more information, call 281-756-3819 or email trucking@alvincollege.edu 

ACC Truck Information:

The vehicles used in the ACC CDL program are comparable to those used in the trucking industry. WE have two trucks that are conventional tractors, with 10-speed and 13-speed transmissions, setback axles, dual tandem rear axles with Jiff lock. Our trailer is a 53-foot dry van with access to other trailers.

ATTENTION:  Local Companies

Do you have a group of employees that need CDL training?

Request more information at:  trucking@alvincollege.edu or call 281-756-3819


Upcoming Classes:

Alvin Campus
Commercial Driving License  (CDL) - Class "A" Training in 4 weeks.  Prior to start date, contact the program coordinator for additional requirement at 281.756.3819

Course No. Date(s) Time Day(s) Room Faculty
CEVOP 1013 AC04 01/08/2018 - 02/01/2018 07:00AM - 05:30PM MTWTH  H119 J Munk
CEVOP 1013 AC05 02/05/2018 - 03/01/2018 07:00AM-05:30PM MTWTH  H119 J Munk
CEVOP 1013 AC06 03/05/2018 - 04/06/2018 07:00AM-05:30PM MTWTH H119 J Munk
CEVOP 1013 AC07 04/09/2018 - 05/03/2018 07:00AM - 05:30PN MTWTH H119 J Munk
CEVOP 1013 AC08 05/07/2018 - 06/01/2018 07:00AM - 05:30PM MTWTH  H119 J Munk
Tuition & Fees: In-District
$3,620
Out-of District $3,640 Other Fees $348.40    

Request more information at  trucking@alvincollege.edu or call 281-756-3819

To register visit Building H, Room 103

Contact Us

Main Campus

Address: 3110 Mustang Road, Alvin, TX 77511
Telephone: (281) 756-3500
Email: info@alvincollege.edu

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