Workforce Development-Continuing Education

CDL Courses

How can they help your business?

About the KC Commercial Driving Academy:

Kilgore College trains individuals who are new to the field of commercial driving and also can enhance and reinforce skills for more experienced drivers. Courses are offered at a variety of times, including day, evening and weekend programs.

What do graduates of the program do?

They transport goods including cars, livestock, and other materials in liquid, loose, or packaged form. Many routes are from city to city and cover long distances. Some truck drivers have regular runs to transport freight to the same city on a regular basis. Other drivers perform runs because shippers request varying service to different cities every day. Long-distance truck drivers spend most of their working time behind the wheel, but also may have to load or unload their cargo. The U.S. Department of Transportation requires that drivers keep a log of their activities, the condition of the truck and the circumstances of any accidents. East Texas companies use many drivers in oil field, manufacturing and delivery positions.

For Veterans: The Academy is an approved WIA course and is also eligible for veterans benefits.

CDL

CDL Classes - Fall 2018

The KC Commercial Driving Academy offers courses to train individuals who are new to the field of commercial driving and to enhance and reinforce skills of experienced drivers.  For more info, please call 903-983-8170 or e-mail jalcantar@kilgore.edu.


CDL Class “A” Training Program

5 weeks, 200 hours, $4,250
(CVOP 1013 – Professional Truck Driver)

This course is designed for individuals who have no prior experience in driving a commercial vehicle.  Topics include an overview of the State of Texas Class “A” Commercial Driver’s License written examination, truck safety, traffic congestion, general truck driving skills, and extreme driving conditions.  Emphasis will be placed on air brake, Hazmat, and trailer endorsements.  KC pre-screens all applicants.


Class I:

CVOP 1015.009 Q1
Mondays-Fridays beginning Sept. 4
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (1 week)

CVOP 1013.001 Q1
Mondays-Fridays beginning Sept. 11
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (4 weeks)


Class II:

CVOP 1015.010 Q1
Mondays-Fridays beginning Oct. 15
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (1 week)

CVOP 1013.002 Q1
Mondays-Fridays beginning Oct. 22
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (4 weeks)


Class III:

CVOP 1015.011 Q1
Mondays-Fridays beginning Nov. 19
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (1 week)

CVOP 1013.003 Q2
Mondays-Fridays beginning Nov. 29
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (4 weeks)


Class IV:

CVOP 1015.012 Q2
Mondays-Fridays
beginning Jan 3, 2019
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (1 week)

CVOP 1013.004 Q3
Mondays-Fridays
beginning Jan. 10, 2019
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (4 weeks)


Class V:

CVOP 1015.013 Q2
Mondays-Fridays
beginning Feb. 11, 2019
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (1 week)

CVOP 1013.005 Q2
Mondays-Fridays
beginning Feb. 18. 2019
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (4 weeks)


Class VI:

CVOP 1015.014 Q3
Mondays-Fridays
beginning March 18, 2019
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (1 week)

CVOP 1013.006 Q3
Mondays-Fridays
beginning March 25, 2019
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (4 weeks)


Class VII:

CVOP 1015.015 Q3
Mondays-Fridays
beginning April 22, 2019
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (1 week)

CVOP 1013.007 Q3
Mondays-Fridays
beginning April 29, 2019
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (4 weeks)


Class VIII:

CVOP 1015.016 Q3
Mondays-Fridays
beginning May 28, 2019
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (1 week)

CVOP 1013.008 Q4
Mondays-Fridays
beginning June 4, 2019
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (4 weeks)


Class IX:

CVOP 1015.017 Q4
Mondays-Fridays
beginning July 2, 2019
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (1 week)

CVOP 1013.009 Q4
Mondays-Fridays
beginning July 11, 2019
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (4 weeks)


CDL Exam Review

8 hours, $125
(CVOP 1015 – Commercial Driver’s License Exam Preparation)

This course prepares individuals for the federally mandated commercial driver’s license examination.  Topics include state and federal laws, air brakes, combination vehicles, tankers, doubles/triples and Hazmat.

Kilgore campus:

CVOP 1015.011 Q4
Sat., Aug. 11 (8 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

CVOP 1015.012 Q4
Sat., Aug. 25 (8 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

CVOP 1015.001 Q1
Sat., Sept. 8 (8 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

CVOP 1015.002 Q1
Sat., Sept. 22 (8 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

CVOP 1015.003 Q1
Sat., Oct. 6 (8 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

CVOP 1015.004 Q1
Sat., Oct. 20 (8 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

CVOP 1015.005 Q1
Sat., Nov. 3
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

CVOP 1015. 006 Q1
Sat., Nov. 17
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

CVOP 1015.007 Q2
Sat., Dec. 1
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

CVOP 1015.008 Q2
Sat., Dec. 15
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For information about the Commercial Driving Academy:

Martha Woodruff
Director
Workforce Development and CE
Phone:
(903) 983-8287
Office:
Woodruff Adult Education Cntr. (WDRUF), 104
Jennie Alcantar
Assistant Director
Corporate Services (WDCE)
Phone:
(903) 983-8170
Office:
Woodruff Adult Education Center (WDRUF)
Fax:
(903) 983-8660