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MT Training Center – Grand Prairie, TX

1801 S Great Southwest Parkway, Grand Prairie, TX 75051

(972) 890-9066 | Alt: (972) 262-5395 | Website


The Truck Driving Program is designed to provide the student with the skills and competencies necessary to pass the Texas Department of Public Safety Commercial Driver’s License Exams. Once the student is issued a CDL from the Texas DPS, he/she will be qualified to perform entry-level truck driving duties. Through hands-on experience the student will be able to safely operate a tractor-trailer. Students will also learn how to complete necessary paperwork required of truck drivers, as well as be educated on the regulations that govern the truck driving industry. After receiving a Class A driver’s license, the graduate will qualify for employment as a truck driver, driver, and tractor-trailer operator for private carriers, short haul trucking companies, and distributors.

The truck driving program offers a total of 160 hours of student instruction which includes, but is not limited to lectures, simulations, observations, behind the wheel and range driving.

TTBO-100 Basic Operations: The student will learn how to properly operate the control systems of a tractor and trailer, coupling and uncoupling, as well as proper procedures for shifting and backing maneuvers.

Prerequisites: None.

Lecture/Lab Contact Hours: 15/60

Quarter Credit Hours: 4.5

TTBO-200 Safe Operating Practices: The student will master visual methods for visual searches of traffic including night driving, realize the effects of rain, snow, and ice, and how to handle difficult situations.

Prerequisites: Learner’s Permit.

Lecture/Lab Contact Hours: 10/30

Quarter Credit Hours: 2.5

TTBO-300 Advanced Operating Practices: The student will learn advanced methods of operating a tractor and trailer, as well as road speed, space management extreme driving conditions, hours of service, hazardous awareness, and sliding 5 th wheel and tandem axles.

Prerequisites: Learner’s Permit.

Lecture/Lab Contact Hours: 10/10

Quarter Credit Hours: 1.5

TTBO-400 Systems and Malfunctions: The student will learn vehicle systems, methods and processes of vehicle inspections, how to properly recognize truck / trailer malfunctions, as well as how to report any malfunctions.

Prerequisites: Learner’s Permit.

Lecture/Lab Contact Hours: 5/0

Quarter Credit Hours: 0.5

TTBO-500 Non-Vehicle Activities: The student will learn how to properly fill out cargo documentation and will learn how to carefully handle cargo, as well as how to keep track of service log sheets. The students will also learn how to perform first aid, environmental issues, alcohol and drug awareness while operating a vehicle, as well as learn accident procedures and how to handle hazardous materials.

Prerequisites: Learner’s Permit

Lecture/Lab Contact Hours: 15/0

Quarter Credit Hours: 1.5

TTBO-600 Human Trafficking: The student will learn basic information regarding human trafficking as well as current statistics. The student will learn facts about major types of human trafficking, be able to identify potential situations of trafficking and learn when and how to report suspected trafficking.

Prerequisite: None

Lecture/Lab Contact Hours: 5/0

Quarter Credit Hours: 0.5


History Of The School

The MT Training Center was established as a partnership in Grand Prairie, TX, on September 4, 2001. Our inaugural class began their coursework study in October of 2001, with graduation ceremonies taking place in January of 2002. We offer a variety of CDL programs including truck driving school, CDL training and welding classes!

Mission of The Institution

MT Training Center is committed to assisting students with little or no background in their chosenfield and providing the requisite training necessary for them to achieve, at a minimum, an entry level position in their profession. At the same time, we strive to refine the skills of students whopossess a more advanced knowledge allowing those individuals to advance and excel in their preferred career.

The school provides learning opportunities and job placement assistance through vocational courses by utilizing the following:

Qualified instructors and staff

Skills CDL training for the workplace through traditional delivery methods

Quality student services, administrative support and educational facilities that are equipped with industry standard technologies.

Access to adult literacy training

Lifelong learning through contributions to the educational culture of the communities we serve

Vision Of The Institution

We strive to be the industry leader in adult vocational education by enhancing the lives of our students through education, job placement, and a caring commitment to excellence.


The MT Training Center is housed in office facilities in south Grand Prairie, TX. The 10,500 square foot facility is equipped with lecture rooms for trucking classes, media services/computer room, CDL training area, Computerized Numerical Control laboratory, Combination Welding laboratory, and break room complete with a full kitchen for student use. On-site parking with adequate lighting is available for all students, staff, and instructors.


Students attending the MT Training Center will be instructed using a variety of equipment and technologies. Windows based operating systems and software are utilized on all computers. Classroom lectures are enhanced with overhead projections, audiovisuals and anatomical models.

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