Commercial Truck Driving
Offered at the Following Campuses
The Commercial Truck Driving (CTD) certificate program provides basic training in the principles and skills of commercial truck operations. The program provides training for those individuals seeking a Commercial Driver's License. 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. In addition to classroom instruction, students receive commercial truck driving training on site and on the road. The CTD certificate program is a 10 week course of study. Day classes meet 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays. Night classes meet from 5:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. with 2 Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
The standard curriculum for the Commercial Truck Driving (CTD) program includes 3 semester courses taught sequentially. Although the college operates on the semester system, due to the nature of the coursework, the CTD program will offer classes 4 times during the school year, enabling 4 cohorts of students each year. The program will therefore admit new students four times a year. The program can be completed in 7-10 weeks. To graduate, students must earn a minimum of 9 semester credit hours. Starting and ending dates may be found by contacting Student Affairs or the program instructor.
- Submit a completed application;
- Be at least 18 years of age;
- Have a valid Georgia Driver's License;
- Provide a 7-year Motor Vehicle Report that shows no more than 8 points or 3 moving violations in the last 3 years and no DUI in last 7 years;
- Pass a D.O.T. physical* (*Not required until all other criteria has been met.)
- Pass NIDA 5 drug screening*
- Meet any applicable Federal Standards;
- Applicants must comply with Federal requirements as set forth in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations.
- Satisfy Placement Testing requirements.
- Due to limited space in the program, applicants will be admitted to the truck driving program on a first come first served basis. Once an applicant has completed and submitted all the required paperwork he/she will be added to the list of students that are ready to begin the program.