CDL Training/Truck Driving

Discover Alvin Community College's CDL Program

Unleash your potential with our comprehensive Commercial Driver's License (CDL) program. Gain the skills and knowledge you need to excel in the trucking industry through our hands-on training. Join us today to embark on a rewarding career on the open road.

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 (see below)
  • Must have a valid Social Security number
  • Must have original or certified copy of birth certificate
  • Must pass a DOT 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

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).

  • 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

Students are required to pass all 4 written tests in order to obtain the (CLP).

  • Click here to apply for admission into the program
    • Select "CDL Application" under Topic Code.
  • Proof of admission requirements will be required before registration can be completed.
  • A member of CEWD will contact you to complete registration into the program, or contact us at cewd@alvincollege.edu or 281-756-3787.
  • Payment in full is due at the time of registration.

 

 

Upcoming Classes

Alvin Campus
Commercial Driving License (CDL) - Class "A" Training in as little as 4 weeks

Course No. Date(s) Time Day(s) Room Faculty
CECVOP 1013 01 FULL 3/18/2024 - 4/15/2024 7:00AM - 5:30PM MTWTh Hybrid/B-Lot J Munk
CECVOP 1013 02 4/15/2024 - 5/9/2024 7:00AM - 5:30PM MTWTh Hybrid/B-Lot J Munk
CECVOP 1013 03 5/13/2024 - 6/10/2024 7:00AM - 5:30PM MTWTh Hybrid/B-Lot J Munk
CECVOP 1013 61 3/18/2024 - 5/2/2024 4:00PM - 8:00PM MTWThF Hybrid/B-Lot TBA

 

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.

Tuition & Fees
In-District: $3,438.00 | Out-of-District: $3,473.00

Costs does not include physical exam, books, or CLP.  Tuition and fees are subject to change. 

Book: Entry-Level Driver Training: Obtaining a CDL. By J.J Keller ISBN:978-1-68008-493-1. ~$50