Professional Truck Driving School
At the Southwest Texas Junior College Professional Truck Driver School, our goal is simple - get our students fully trained and on the road to a new high-paying career as quickly as possible. That is why our program offers an 160 hour course starting every other Monday.
This course covers the content necessary for mastering the skills for the entry-level tractor trailer driver. General truck driving with hands-on skill development and preparation for mastery of the Commercial Drivers License written and driving examinations. The curriculum focuses on the skills, knowledge and duties of professional Truck Drivers. Objectives include:
Fundamentals of Tractor-trailer operations
Tractor-trailer rules and regulations as mandated by State and Federal laws
Logbook and record keeping
Day and night driving
General employability skills
CVOP 1013 - Professional Truck Driver I - Overview of the State of Texas Class A Commercial Drivers License written test. Includes preparation for mastery of the Commercial Drivers License written examination, general truck driving skills with hands-on component, and instruction coordinated with the Department of Transportation. Students will demonstrate the safe operation and compliance with the law in various maneuvers of a commercial vehicle in different traffic situations; operate a tractor-trailer combination; and maneuver the vehicle safely frontward and backward around various obstacles.
CVOP 1040 - Professional Truck Driver II - A continuation of Professional Truck Driver I. General truck driving with hands-on skill development and instruction coordinated with the Department of Transportation. Students will demonstrate the safe operation and compliance with the law in various maneuvers of a commercial vehicle in different traffic situations; exhibit an understanding of the operation of a tractor-trailer combination; and maneuver the vehicle safely forward and backward around various obstacles.
A Great Education Close To Home!
Our vision is to create and nurture a learning-centered environment in which students, faculty, staff, and the community at-large can achieve their greatest potential.
Southwest Texas Junior College (SWTJC) is a regional, "open door" institution serving an 11-county area that stretches from the Texas Hill Country to the US-Mexican border.
Our main campus is located in Uvalde, a city of 15,000 located in the foothills of Texas Hill Country. Uvalde is approximately 70 miles west of San Antonio and 70 miles east of the Mexican border. Additional campuses are located in the border cities of Del Rio and Eagle Pass. We also operate instructional facilities in Crystal City, Pearsall, and Hondo. SWTJC also provides online instruction and distance education links to twenty-two school districts.
No other state community college provides educational resources in an area this large.