Earn a Commercial Vehicle Drivers LicenseCommercial Motor Vehicle Operator Program


  • Earn a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL Class A with Air Brakes and Combination Endorsements) upon certification
  • Flexible program that can be completed in as little as 4 weeks
  • Prepare for employment as daily local truck route driver, interstate regional truck driver, interstate OTR truck driver, and more
  • Learn skills such as hands-on driving, backing and turning, vehicle reporting, and safety precautions and procedures
Commercial Motor Vehicle Operator CDL Program at SCI
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Life doesn’t stop for school. With SCI’s commercial motor vehicle operator program, you can keep your job while you further your career opportunities.


Commercial Motor Vehicle Operators from SCI can sit for these certifications:

    • Commercial Driver’s License
      • CDL – Class A w/ Air Brakes & Combination Endorsements*
        *Upon receiving a passing score on the TXDPS Class A Commercial Driving Skills Test

Career Skills

The SCI commercial motor vehicle operator program prepares graduates to sit for the Commercial Driver’s License (CDL Class A) and start a career as a professional truck driver. Students will gain a solid foundation with hands-on, over-the-road driving in a standard sleeper cab tractor with a 53’ trailer. You’ll learn skills like: 

  • Hands-On Driving
  • Basic and Advance Operation
  • Backing, Turning, Hooking/Unhooking
  • Vehicle Systems and Reporting
  • Safety Procedures and Regulations
  • Hazard Perception and Emergency Maneuvers
  • Handling Cargo and Environmental Compliance

The program follows a flexible schedule allowing full-time students to complete it in as little as four weeks. 

Employment Opportunities

After graduation, our career services team will assist you with launching your career as a commercial truck driver by helping prepare your resume, working with you on interview skills, and networking with local employers. 

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“I made a complete career change when I started my training at Southern Careers Institute. I needed a stable career to continue providing for my growing family. SCI provided me with the medical terminology and know how that I needed to understand and acquire a career in the medical field. SCI taught me that it doesn’t matter where you are in life right now; you always have room to advance and learn.”


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“When my youngest child graduated from high school, I told my husband that it was my time. I went back to school to change careers after spending 37 years in the business field. At SCI, the instructors are professional, and they care about what they are teaching you, as well as expect you to give 100% in return. I had problems understanding how to draw in syringes and give injections. I requested extra help from a knowledgeable instructor, and I was able to receive one-on-one training. Today, I draw injections for approximately 100 patients each week. I am very confident in what I’ve learned. SCI has given me the chance to do what I always wanted to do. Thank you for my education. I am doing wonderful.”


Bonnie M
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“I am now a certified Lab Tech. SCI helped me get an externship, and I came out with a job. After my little sister had cancer, I knew I wanted a career in the medical field that allowed me to help others. I am happy about what I do.”


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“Southern Careers went beyond my expectations. Very impressed. The assistance I got from Career Services is truly amazing. They really went out of their way to get me placed. They really care and I am grateful to all of them.”


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Valerie D.

“I am very happy with where I am and where I’m going. Through high school, I struggled with math. When I came to SCI, I enrolled in the Business Accounting Specialist program to see if I could do it. SCI provided me with the accounting skills I needed to help me find a career. Now, I have an amazing career and room to grow in the company.”


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