Transportation Training

Contact & Location

Lorri Flores

Transportation Training Secretary
(432) 681-6318, Office
Christensen Stadium
transportation@midland.edu

Christensen Stadium

4300 N. Lamesa Rd.
Midland, TX  79705

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Transportation Training at Midland College

 

Commercial Driver Training Courses

Select links below for details

Professional Truck Drivers deliver more goods than aviation and rail combined, making truck driving and transportation one of the top in-demand industries in the Permian Basin. Our CDL program is approximately 5 weeks in length and consists of 40 hours of online training and 160 hours of hands-on in-truck training which satisfies all ELDT requirements. Upon successful completion of the program, students will receive their Class A CDL with the option of obtaining endorsements in Hazmat, Double, Triples and Tankers. 

* Weekend classes available, Saturday & Sunday, 10 week program. Contact Lorri Flores (transportation@midland.edu) for start dates and availability.

Online Training

CVOP 1015
40 Hours, 4.0 CEUs

In-Truck Training

CVOP 1013
160 hours, 16.0 CEUs

Cost

  • Total Program Cost = $4,350
  • Includes cost of drug screen and all books/classroom materials for course.
  • Cash, checks, money orders, traveler’s checks, Visa, MasterCard, and Discover cards accepted.

Scholarships

Scholarships are available through Midland College Continuing Education for students who qualify. Additional assistance is also available for eligible students through:

Casa de Amigos

(432) 682-9701

Casa de Amigos

Workforce Solutions

(432) 367-3332

Workforce Solutions

Requirements

  1. Students must have a current DOT Physical-Medical Card and a Class A Commercial Learners Permit (CLP) to begin program. CLP is $25.00 and is obtained through DPS.

  2. DOT Physical-Medical Cards may be obtained through any Certified Medical Examiner, visit the FMCSA page for details:

    FMSCA: National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners

  3. Students are required to pass a drug screening prior to program start date.

  4. Appointments are required to submit completed application packets.

Interested?

Contact: Lorri Flores
Transportation Training Secretary
(432) 681-6318
transportation@midland.edu

CVOP 1001

40 Hours, 4.0 CEUs
COST: $1,200

Our 5-day, 40-hour CDL Refresher course is designed for individuals who hold a current CDL license and want to refresh their skills in order to return to work. This course provides hands-on, behind the wheel training and in-depth coverage of vehicle inspection, in-cab air brake test, proper shifting, right and left-hand turns, movement in traffic, parking of a commercial vehicle, highway and city driving, and backward movement and control.

Interested?

Contact: Lorri Flores
Transportation Training Secretary
(432) 681-6318
transportation@midland.edu

CVOP 1045

16Hours, 1.6 CEUs
COST: $50

Before obtaining a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL), students must first hold a Commercial Learners Permit (CLP). This 16-hour online, self-paced course will prepare students for the State of Texas CLP exam by providing them with an overview of the Commercial Driver License Handbook and questions that will be asked during the Knowledge Test.

Interested?

Contact: Lorri Flores
Transportation Training Secretary
(432) 681-6318
transportation@midland.edu

CVOP 2035

16 Hours, 1.6 CEUs
COST: $500

The customizable course is geared toward those who are responsible for the safe and effective operation of commercial vehicles, or those looking to obtain or who have recently earned their commercial driver’s license (CDL). Techniques covered during this defensive driving training include the identification of hazardous situations and methods for recognizing, understanding, and taking corrective action to prevent accidents in a commercial vehicle. Students will have both classroom and behind-the-wheel instruction.

Interested?

Contact: Lorri Flores
Transportation Training Secretary
(432) 681-6318
transportation@midland.edu

EPCT 2004

16 Hours, 1.6 CEU
Cost: $200

Our Entry Level Driver Training (ELDT) Hazmat Course is a 16 hour online, self-paced course that covers all the required topics set forth by Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). 

Completion of this course will allow students to sit for the Hazmat Endorsement test with the Department of Public Safety (DPS). After successful completion of DPS testing, students will then schedule a fingerprint and background check to receive their official Hazmat Endorsement on their drivers license. 

Interested?

Contact: Lorri Flores
Transportation Training Secretary
(432) 681-6318
transportation@midland.edu

CVOP 1091

8 Hours, 0.8CEUs
COST: $250

This course is designed for those responsible for securing loads on commercial vehicles. Comprised of both classroom and hands-on instruction, this training provides students with an understanding of the proper load securement techniques as well as the rules and regulations of the North American Cargo Securement Standard and Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

Interested?

Contact: Lorri Flores
Transportation Training Secretary
(432) 681-6318
transportation@midland.edu

CVOP 1011

80 Hours, 8.0 CEUs
COST: $1,200

A CDL passenger endorsement is required for any commercial vehicle that transports 16 or more passengers including the driver. These include livery vehicles, motor coaches and public service motor vehicles. Our 2-week, 80-hour course combines online and hands-on, behind-the-wheel training that will prepare students to take the knowledge and skills test. Topics covered include vehicle inspection, in-cab air brake test, proper shifting, right and left-hand turns, movement in traffic, parking of a vehicle designed to transport passengers, highway and city driving, and backward movement and control. Students must posses a valid Class B Texas Learner’s Permit with airbrakes, passenger endorsement and school bus endorsement (if applicable) to enroll.

Interested?

Contact: Lorri Flores
Transportation Training Secretary
(432) 681-6318
transportation@midland.edu

 

DOT Training Courses

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Presented by Safety Compliance & Training, LLC, this three-day DOT Compliance Manager – Part I course is the first in a two-part series, providing in-depth knowledge for personnel managing Department of Transportation (DOT) safety programs. This course offers a comprehensive understanding of regulatory requirements and best practices for compliance in motor carrier operations. Covering essential areas such as motor carrier operations, driver compliance, and vehicle equipment, it ensures students acquire the necessary knowledge and skills to effectively navigate the complex landscape of DOT regulations.

This course is best suited for individuals who are responsible for managing DOT compliance within motor carriers, including compliance officers, fleet managers, safety mangers, and operations managers.

Students receive the following materials during the course:

  • Course Presentation Booklet
  • Guidance Handouts (CDL, FMCSR, HAZMAT, Permissible Weight Table, Permit Book Requirements, Vehicle Equipment Diagrams - Truck Tractors, Trucks, Trailers)
  • Driver Qualification Folder Example
  • Vehicle Maintenance Folder Example
  • 2023 Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations Handbook
  • 2023 CVSA Out of Service Criteria Handbook
  • USB Drive with documents and videos
  • Certificate of DOT Training

Course Details

  • CVOP 2001: 24 Hours, 2.4 CEUs
  • Cost: $1,500 (Out-of-state participants $1,525)
  • Minimum 4 students required to run course

COST

$1,500

Summer 2024

Date: August 6 - 9
Time: 8 am - 5 pm
Location:
Advanced Technology Center, Room 120
3200 W. Cuthbert
Midland, TX 79705

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Interested?

Contact: Lorri Flores
Transportation Training Secretary
(432) 681-6318
transportation@midland.edu

Presented by Safety Compliance & Training, LLC., the DOT Compliance Manager Training – Part II course is the second in a two-part series and is designed for students who are seeking a professional certification in DOT Compliance Management. This three-day course is a great opportunity for seasoned professionals seeking to obtain a professional certification that will expand their abilities to successfully manage a safety program.

Students who attend this course will receive the required training over topics such as Motor Carrier Operations, Driver Compliance, Vehicle Equipment and Hazardous Materials. Successful completion of this training course equips individuals with a robust foundation in DOT Compliance Management, as well as, a designation as a Certified DOT Compliance Manager, positioning them for success in maintaining regulatory standards and ensuring safe and efficient motor carrier operations.

STUDENTS MUST COMPLETE PART I OF THIS TWO PART SERIES PRIOR TO REGISTERING FOR THIS COURSE.

Students receive the following materials during the course:

  • Course Presentation Booklet
  • 2024 PHMSA Hazardous Materials Regulations Handbook
  • Hazardous Materials Employee Training Material (Video & Exam)
  • Hazardous Materials Guidance Flow Charts (Hazmat Marking, Cargo Tanks & Testing Dates)
  • SCT USB Drive (Guidance Documents, Course Videos)
  • CDM Challenge Coin
  • Certified DOT Compliance Manager Certification w/ holder

Please contact the Transportation Training Secretary, Lorri Flores, for registration.  Contact information is below.

COURSE DETAILS

  • EPCT 2000: 32 Hours, 3.2 CEUs
  • Cost: $2,000 (Out-of-state participants $2,025)
  • Minimum 4 students required to run course

COST

$2,000 (Out-of-state participants $2,025)

Summer 2024 DATES

July 29 - August 1
Time: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Location

Jack E. Brown Conference Hall
3600 N. Garfield
Midland, TX 79705

INTERESTED?

Contact: Lorri Flores
Transportation Training Secretary
(432) 681-6318
transportation@midland.edu

Presented by Safety Compliance & Training, LLC, this two-day Commercial Vehicle and Brake Inspector course is designed for personnel who conduct in-house federal, annual commercial motor vehicle inspections, brake inspections, and brake readjustment services for fleets as outlined in Parts 396.19 and 396.25 of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSR).

Students will cover the legal and logistical procedures for inspectors as well as practical inspection training with a truck and trailer. Students will also learn what items DOT officers inspect during Level I Roadside Inspections.

Students will receive the following materials during the course:

  • Student Presentation Booklet
  • Level I Inspection Procedure Diagrams
  • Lights & Reflect Requirement Diagrams (Truck, Truck Tractor, Trailer)
  • Inspection Tools (Soapstone w/ Holder, Ruler, Tire Tread Depth Gauge, Tire Air Pressure Gauge)
  • Certificate of Training

Course Details

  • CVOP 1091, 15 Hours, 1.5 CEUs
  • Cost: $850 (Out-of-state participants $875)
  • Minimum 4 students required to run course

Cost

$650 (Out-of-state participants $675)

DATES

September 18 - 19, 2023
8 am - 5 pm & 8 am - 3 pm

Location

Christensen Stadium
4300 N. Lamesa
Midland, TX 79705 

Interested?

Contact: Lorri Flores
Transportation Training Secretary
(432) 681-6318
transportation@midland.edu

Presented by Safety Compliance & Training, LLC, this seminar will cover all the requirements motor carriers need to comply with to successfully pass a DOT New Entrant Safety Audit or Compliance Review Audit. This training is ideal for administrative assistants or office personnel who handle DOT record-keeping and filing.

Students will receive the following materials during the course:

  • Course Presentation Booklet (PDF Download)
  • Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations Handbook (PDF Download)
  • Driver Qualification Example Folder and Files (Folder Download)
  • Vehicle Maintenance Example Folder and Files (Folder Download)
  • DOT Audit Documents and Investigator’s Checklist

Course Details

  • WFTT 1000: 4 Hours, 0.4 CEUs
  • Cost: $300 (Out-of-state participants $325)
  • Minimum 4 students required to run course

COST

$250 (Out-of-state participants $275)


Online Classes

SPring 2024

May 14


In-Person Class

SPRING 2024

Date: April 30
Time: 9 am - 1 pm
Location:
Petroleum Professional Development Center
221 N. Main St.
Midland, TX 79701

Interested?

Contact: Lorri Flores
Transportation Training Secretary
(432) 681-6318
transportation@midland.edu

Presented by Safety Compliance & Training, LLC., this 8-hour course serves as a refresher and update for those who have previously completed the DOT Compliance Manager Course.  This course delves into essential topics such as, Driver Qualification, Hours of Service, Texas House/Senate Bill Updates, and much more ensuring students stay up-to-date with the latest industry standards and regulatory changes.

Whether you're a seasoned compliance manager or new to the field, this course offers invaluable insights and updates to help you navigate the complex landscape of transportation regulations.

Course Details

  • CVOP 1901: 8 Hours, .8 CEUs
  • Cost: $350 (Out-of-state participants $375)
  • Minimum 8 students required to run course

COST

$350

Spring 2024

TBA

MAP

Interested?

Contact: Lorri Flores
Transportation Training Secretary
(432) 681-6318
transportation@midland.edu

Presented by Safety Compliance & Training, LLC, this comprehensive 8-hour course aims to equip commercial vehicle drivers, whether CDL or Non-CDL holders, with a foundational comprehension of DOT Compliance. Throughout the course, drivers will be guided through the essential components of the FMCSR’s and the DOT roadside inspection procedures. Additionally, drivers will gain insights into how the SMS and PSP programs impact both carriers and individual driver records. A thorough examination of the Hours of Service regulations outlined in Part 395 will provide drivers with a comprehensive understanding of logging procedures, maximum hours, and pertinent exceptions and exemptions.

Furthermore, drivers will be educated on the regulatory requirements pertaining to pre-trip and post-trip inspections. The training culminates with an overview of commercial vehicle equipment standards delineated in Part 393. Designed specifically for drivers operating DOT-Regulated commercial vehicles, this training caters to individuals regardless of their CDL status.

Course Details

  • CVOP 2000: 8 Hours, .8 CEUs
  • Cost: $350 (Out-of-state participants $375)

Course Outline

Spring 2024 Course Dates

TBA

Interested?

Contact: Lorri Flores
Transportation Training Secretary
(432) 681-6318
transportation@midland.edu

Questions about Transportation Training programs?

Call (432) 681-6318
Email transportation@midland.edu