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.
The Academy is an approved WIA course and is also eligible for veterans benefits.
CDL Class “A” Training Program
4 weeks, $3,875
(CVOP 1013 – License Training)
Accepting applications through April 3, 2020.
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.
CDL Permit Course
1 week, $375
(CVOP 1015 – Permit Training)
Accepting applications through April 10, 2020.
This course is an overview of the Texas Class A Commercial Driver’s License written test and preparation for mastery of the Commercial Driver’s License written examinations. In depth coverage of Special Requirements for Texas Commercial Motor Vehicles, General Knowledge, Combination Vehicles and Air Brakes.