Central Texas College CDL Training

Classroom and hands-on instruction are provided by professional, experienced and trained instructors. The program is taught at the Central Texas College central campus in partnership with ATDS Truck Driving School of Killeen, Texas.

What Does ATDS Offer?

The program is 210 clock hours (four weeks) in length, consisting of 70 hours of classroom instruction and 140 hours of practical and behind-the-wheel training.

Classroom training includes

  • Department of Transportation (DOT) Rules and Regulations
  • Logbooks
  • Safety

Range Training and Testing (conducted at an off-campus site) includes:

  • Vehicle Inspection
  • Operation and Maintenance
  • Starting and Stopping
  • Shifting and Clutch Control
  • Coupling and Uncoupling
  • Straight-Line Backing
  • Parallel Parking
  • Sight-Side Backing
  • 45- and 90-degree Backing

Over-the-road training is conducted on public roads and highways. Students will be exposed to light, moderate and heavy traffic. The student will be evaluated on turning, freeway entry and exit, merging and traffic lane changes and safe driving techniques. In addition, students will demonstrate PTI procedures and a 14-point brake system check. Night driving, short-haul and long-distance driving is included.

Admission Requirements

Initial screening is done at the ATDS office. Requirements include, but not limited to, a clean driving record, at least 18 years of age, and possess a valid Texas state driver's license.

Financial assistance is available for those who qualify.

Central Texas College Location

  • Central Texas College location

    Central Texas College
    6200 Central Texas College Drive
    Killeen, TX 76540
    1-800-223-4760

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