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Four graduate from Professional Driving Academy

cdl graduates in front of truck

The Northeast Texas Community College Professional Driving Academy continues to grow and supply high-demand CDL drivers to the local area. Four new students recently graduated from the program. Pictured (top row from left) is: Bob Wentzell (Instructor), Steven McNutt (Graduate), Bradley Daniels (Graduate), Ed Kerley (Instructor), and Jimmy Smith (Workforce Developer). Pictured (bottom row from left) is: Jorge Castillo (Graduate), and William Lasley (Graduate).

The four-week professional driving academy includes 160 hours of training and the cost includes the DOT physical, drug screen, MVR and CDL permit. Students spend 50 hours in the classroom and 110 hours on the road driving. The cost is $4,191 and financial aid may be available.

To sign up or for more information, please call 903-434-8330 or e-mail You can also learn more at Students must be at least 18 years of age and able to pass a DOT physical, drug screen and MVR check.

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