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Professional Truck Driving / CDL

Professional Truck Driving / CDL 

Put your hands behind the wheel of an in-demand career!

The Professional Truck Driving course trainings are offered in partnership with a third-party vendor R&B Vocational Training. To qualify for a CDL, students must register in both Professional Truck Driving I and Professional Truck Driving II.  CDL I prepares the student for mastery of the Commercial Drivers License written examination and permit. CDL II is a continuation of CDL I and provides general truck driving skills with hands-on component and instruction coordinated with the Department of Transportation.

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Call 972.985.3750 or email  CEInfo@collin.edu for more information. 


 Professional Truck Driving / CDL I and II course training information:

•Classes meet from Monday to Friday from 8 am to 6:30 pm for approximately 4 weeks.*
•200 hours of training in Professional Truck Driving I and II to earn CDL license.
•Interested students must be able to read and speak English.
•Must have a valid Class C license and an acceptable driving record.
•Tuition includes CDL licensing and instructional materials.
•Tuition assistance available for eligible applicants: www.collin.edu/ce/financial-aid.html.
•Median annual earnings in the DFW area are $47,130 (source: O*NET OnLine).

*Subject to factors including passing the pre-trip, inclement weather, etc. 

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

1.  How is the course conducted? 

CDLT 9050 Professional Truck Driving I/ CDLT 9055 Professional Truck Driving II.
The 200 hour Professional Truck Driving / CDL courses are divided up in 2 parts, CDL Part I and Part II for a total of 4 weeks of classes. The first week of classes will be in classroom followed by hands on driving instruction at the truck yard.

2. What is the tuition?

CDLT 9050 Professional Truck Driving I/ CDLT 9055 Professional Truck Driving II.
Course fee $4,600 (Part I $2300 + Part II $2300)

3. Where is the training conducted? 

 Classroom sessions are held at Farmerville Campus, 501 S. Collin Parkway, Farmersville, TX 75442
 Students will meet at 6500 Monte Stratton Parkway, Greenville, TX 75402 for the driving sessions. 

The tuition includes permits and licensing.

4. Who qualifies for the program? 
  
The professional truck driving course is an open enrollment course and students do not need preapproval to register.  You must have a valid driver’s license and must be 18 years or older. 

5. Is there job placement after I complete the program?

We do not provide job placement after completion of the program but our Career Center is open to all students to assist in resume writing and job search.

6. Are any endorsements included with the training? We are an approved provider of the Hazardous Materials Endorsement (HME) and the required training is in included in Part I.  Also, two additional endorsements are included with our training: endorsement T which authorizes towing two (double) or three (triple) trailers over a specified weight (CDL only) and endorsement N which authorizes the operation of a tank vehicle.   However, please note that we do not administer the test for any endorsements.  The student can take the tests at the DPS at his own expense after earning the CDL. Click here for more information on the HME endorsement.  Click here for more information on all endorsements.     

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