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Prepare for your career in commercial truck driving with this 37-day certificate program emphasizing CDL Class A training. Students also can pursue endorsements in Hazmat, Triple Truck, and Double Truck. There is high industry demand for program graduates.

Commercial Truck Driving Certificate


Availability: North Metro Campus

Program Purpose: The purpose of the Commercial Truck Driving certificate program is to prepare students for careers in commercial truck driving. The program emphasizes specialized training in fundamentals of CTD, basic CTD operation, advanced CTD operation and a CTD internship with a company to provide advanced training, which focuses on developing driving skills.

Admission Requirements : For Regular Admission, an applicant must be at least 18 years of age*; complete an application; pay the application fee; and achieve the appropriate scores on the placement test.

*The Commercial Truck Driving program prefers applicants to be 21 years of age or older. Students 18 to 20 years of age may operate a commercial truck only in the State of Georgia, and therefore, may have limited employment opportunities. Therefore, students under 21 must meet with the Director of Admissions and complete an acknowledgment form stating that they understand the restrictions on employment and training opportunities in the trucking industry.

Additionally, students must:

  • Obtain a 7-year Motor Vehicle Report (MVR) from the State of Georgia Highway Patrol
  • Have a valid driver’s license and have no more than 8 points (or 5 points in one year) or 4 moving violations on the Georgia Violator Scale
  • Not have any DUI violations in the last 7 years
  • Successfully pass a NIDA 5 drug screen after CTC receives the MVR
  • Pass the Department of Transportation (DOT) physical examination

The coursework in the following TCC curriculum may have prerequisite courses that must be completed prior to enrolling in the TCC courses. All TCCs offered at the college require a minimum of appropriate certificate/diploma placement test scores OR completion of any required learning support courses through the diploma exit point.

This program is eligible for the HOPE Career Grant. For more information on the HOPE Career Grant, visit

Q What are the admission requirements?

Program Dates: August 17, 2020 - October 12, 2020
Application and Document Deadline: August 3, 2020 1p.m.
Payment Deadline: August 7, 2020 1 p.m.
The Commercial Truck Driving (CDL) program at CTC is a 37-day program that prepares students to
obtain a Class A Commercial Driver’s License. Additional endorsements can be sought in Hazmat, Triple
Truck, and Double Truck. Applicants must be 18 years of age. Space is limited and is filled on a firstcome, first-served basis based on the completion of the admissions and program requirements.
The program consists of 3 courses, totaling 9 credit hours:
CTDL 1010 (3 credit hours) – Fundamentals of Commercial Driving
10-day classroom session Monday—Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
CTDL 1020 (2 credit hours) – Combine Vehicle Basic Operation & Range Work
11-day session (Students divided into 2 sessions)
Session 1: Monday-Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. or Session 2: Monday-Friday, 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
CTDL 1030 (4 credit hours) – Combination Vehicle Advanced Operations
16-day session same 2-session format as CTDL 1020
Tuition and Fees:
In-State: $1,733.00*
Out-of-State: $2,921.00
International: $5,297.00
Additional Costs (subject to change, without notice, not regulated by the college)
Books (required) $170.00
Individual Drug Screening $38.00
DOT Physical Examination $60.00
CDL Permit and Application Fee $45.00
CDL Road Test $100.00
Class A License $32.00
Endorsements $5.00 each
7-Year MVR Report $8.00
All costs associated with obtaining admissions materials, CDL examination fees, licensing credentials,
pre-employment drug screening, and books are the responsibility of the student. This is in addition to
tuition and fees.
*Students must have lived in Georgia for the last 12 consecutive months to qualify as an in-state
All questions regarding financial aid should be directed to Regina Banks

Q Where can I find employment information?

What can I do with my Commercial Truck Driving major?
Find jobs in the Commercial Truck Driving field.
Select Career Guide near the top of the menu on the left.

Q Where can I find salary information?

Bureau of Labor Statistics – Heavy Tractor Trailer
Bureau of Labor Statistics – Delivery Trucks
Commercial Truck Driving Job Search

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