18 Wheeler

A 18-wheeler travels on I-14 East in Killeen Friday, April 6, 2018.

The Central Texas College Continuing Education department is offering a professional truck driver training program to help those obtain a class A license and become professional truck drivers. The four-week training course begins Nov. 18 and is held Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., concluding Dec. 14.

The program consists of 210 training hours in two classes. Professional Truck Driver I provides an overview of the state of Texas class A commercial driver’s license written exam. It includes exam preparation, general truck driving skills with hands-on training and instruction coordinated with the Department of Transportation.

The second class, Professional Truck Driver II, is a continuation of the first course. It provides general truck driving lessons with hands-on skills development and instruction. Both courses total 40 hours of classroom instruction and 170 hours of practical and behind-the-wheel training.

Upon completion, employment assistance is available, and fnancing for the program is available.

In addition to the November start date, the Professional Truck Driving program will be offered again starting Dec. 2. For more information or to register, contact the CTC Continuing Education department at 254-526-1586.

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