2016-2017 Semester Catalog

Commercial Truck Driving (CT61) Certificate

Campus Availability and Advisement:

Program Description:

The Commercial Truck Driving certificate program provides basic training in the principles and skills of commercial truck operations. The program is based on the definition of a truck driver as one who operates a commercial motor vehicle of all different sizes and descriptions on all types of roads. At the completion of the program, the student is administered the Georgia CDL Skills Exam.

Length of Program:

8-15 weeks depending on class. Call the Admissions Office for specific information.

Entrance Requirements:

Age: Minimum of 21 years of age. (18-20 year olds may take the program, however, they can only drive in Georgia.)

Education: High school diploma or GED® is not required.

Assessment Results: Applicants must make minimum scores in reading, writing, and math on the Admissions Placement Test (ASSET/COMPASS) or one of the approved entrance tests (SAT or ACT) to be admitted as regular students. Acceptable math and English courses may be used in lieu of an entrance exam for transfer students.

Entrance Dates: Scheduled Start Dates

Other: (1) Obtain a valid DOT physical by a certified physician/medical center; (2) Secure a Commercial Driving License Learner’s Permit from the Department of Drivers Services of your state of residence; (3) Obtain a Motor Vehicle Report (MVR) from the Department of Drivers Services from your state of residence indicating no DUI within the last seven years and not more than four violation points within the last three years. The MVR must be dated within 30 days of class begin date; (4) Pass a DOT drug test dated within 30 days of class begin date from a physician/medical center.

Students will be subject to random drug tests during the course with selection made by neutral criteria so that all students have an equal chance of being tested.

NOTE: Drug screen reports (results) will be maintained in the Dean’s office and will be shredded after thirty (30) days from the issue date. No drug screen information will be provided to potential employers.

Approximate Program Cost:

$1,188 tuition plus any required college fees, books and materials. Also required are fees for DOT drug screening, DOT physical, CDL road test, MVR report, fuel surcharge, and AP Learner’s Permit. (*)

*(Approximate program cost: $1,300-$1,400, if HOPE eligible.)

Required Courses (9 Credit Hours)

CTDL 1010Fundamentals of Commercial Driving


CTDL 1020Combination Vehicle Basic Operation and Range Work


CTDL 1030Combination Vehicle Advanced Operations


Total Credit Hours: 9 Minimum Credit Hours for Graduation