CDL Prep Class B to Class A


Trucking is a high-demand industry that offers rock-solid wages and job security. Lamar State College - Port Arthur's CDL Prep Class B to Class A training course can get you up to speed and on the road in under 1 month.

Funding available through Texas Workforce and the Port Arthur Economic Development Corporation.

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

  • Courses are scheduled on Monday through Thursday, 5:30pm to 8:00pm
  • Experienced, helpful instructors
  • Small class size means more one-on-one interaction
  • Great earning potential
  • Local jobs available NOW!

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN

  • 100% hands-on training! No simulators! You will train with qualified drivers who will draw on years of experience to teach you all you need to know about the driving industry.
  • You will drive the actual vehicles used in the field, including dump trucks to school buses and an 18-wheeler.
  • Basic knowledge and driving skills to pass the Texas Commercial Driver's License A exam in three endorsement areas (Hazmat, Passenger Vehicles & School Buses).
  • Rules of the road and smart driving strategies.
  • How to connect with companies that are hiring truck drivers.

HOW YOU'LL LEARN

  • We provide a diverse mix of classroom and videos, discussion sessions, driving demos and -- most important -- on the road, hands-on driving experiences.
  • You’ll train on vehicles used in the field.

PREREQUISITES

  • Be 18 years of age.
  • Must have current CLP (Commercial Learner's Permit).
  • Read and speak the English language to converse with the general public and make entries on reports and records.  

TRUCKING INDUSTRY FACTS

  • Great earning potential - salaries start at around $40,000 per year.
  • High demand - there's a regional shortage of drivers that will continue for years to come.