Get Your CDL in San Antonio, Austin, Waco & PharrCommercial Motor Vehicle Program


  • Prepare to take your Commercial Driver’s Licensing Exam (CDL Class A with Air Brakes and Combination Endorsements) upon completion
  • CDL Training in San Antonio, Austin, Waco, & Pharr
  • Flexible program can be completed in as little as 4 weeks
  • Prepare for employment as a daily local truck route driver, interstate regional truck driver, interstate OTR truck driver, and more
  • Hands-on, over-the-road driving training on basic & advanced commercial operation, vehicle systems, safety & HAZMAT procedures, & cargo handling
Commercial Motor Vehicle Operator CDL Program at SCI
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Your safety and education are priorities for SCI. Until further notice, we’re offering our classes in a hybrid/online teaching environment.
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There’s a Big Future in Driving Big Rigs

Prepare for your CDL Class A in as little as 4 weeks! Hands-on, over-the-road driving training prepares you to hit the road in a standard sleeper cab tractor with a 53’ trailer. 

As a truck driver, you’ll make your own schedule—selecting your interstate and intrastate driving jobs.

Graduate our comprehensive CDL training program with the necessary skills to begin driving a truck professionally. Expert truck driving school instructors at our San Antonio North, Waco and Austin campuses provide both the hands-on training and the classroom preparation needed to properly and safely operate a truck and obtain your Class A CDL license.

Checklist for Securing Your CDL Class A License

Get Your Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Class A in the State of Texas

Southern Careers Institute Commercial Motor Vehicle Operator training program helps prepare you to take the following licensing exams while earning up to 11 Skill Badges demonstrating the skills employers are looking for.

  • Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Class A*
  • Texas Commercial Learner’s Permit*
    Students must have Learners Permit prior to starting CMV101 – Unit 2.

*Students pay the Texas Department of Public Safety directly.

"Even though it was raining, Mr. Lozano passed his CDL license with flying colors!"

Earning Your CDL Class A to Qualify for These Trucking Jobs

  • CDL Driver
  • CDL Route Driver
  • Class A Driver
  • Delivery Driver
  • Fuel Truck Driver
  • Heavy-Trailer Truck Drivers
  • Interstate Truck Driver
  • Intrastate Truck Driver
  • Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers
  • Truck Driver

SCI Students Have Gone on to Drive for Companies Like:

  • Covenant Transport
  • Melton
  • Schneider

Southern Careers Institute does not guarantee employment.

CDL Training in Texas — Your Route to a Secure Future

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 driver training. You’ll learn skills like:

  • 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.

CMV101 – Unit 1: Basic Operation & Control of Commercial Vehicle

Gain a solid foundation of commercial vehicle control systems including dashboard, air brakes, sliding fifth wheel & inspections

CMV101 – Unit 2: Proficiency Development I

Learn the proper operation of a commercial vehicle including hands-on experience on a driving range

CMV101 – Unit 3: Proficiency Development II

Navigate a variety of traffic situations while practicing behind-the-wheel skills & driving safety

CMV101 – Unit 4: Activities, Procedures, Reporting & Systems

Focus on how to properly manage speed, maneuver hazardous materials & emergency situations including extreme conditions

Open Enrollment – Start Anytime! | Training for Your CDL is Affordable

  • Pay In Full Options
  • Affordable payment plans at 0% interest available for those who qualify


Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board

Southern Careers Institute is authorized to grant associate degrees, grant credits toward degrees, and to use certain protected academic terms at the Austin, Texas campus by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

Contact Information:
1200 East Anderson Lane
Austin, TX

Council on Occupational Education

The Commission of the Council on Occupational Education (COE)
has been the accrediting body of Southern Careers Institute for
over 25 years.

Contact Information:
7840 Roswell Road, Building 300, Suite #325
Atlanta, GA 30350
Phone (770) 396-3898
Toll Free (800) 917-2081

Texas Workforce Commission (TWC)

Contact Information:
101 East 15th Street, Rm. 226T
Austin, Texas 78778
Phone (512) 936-3100

  1. Starting salary is as reported by Emsi, a labor market analytics firm. The salary information is not specific to students or graduates of Southern Careers Institute. Actual outcomes vary based on multiple factors, including prior work experience, geographic location, and other factors specific to the individual. Southern Careers Institute does not guarantee employment, salary level, or career advancement.
  2. The estimated number of job postings over the past 12 months is provided by Emsi, a labor market analytics firm. This data may not reflect your local market conditions. Further, market conditions are dynamic and can change. This data is not intended to predict the market conditions that will be present when you graduate from your program.

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