Commercial Truck Driving (CT61)  Technical Certificate of Credit

(Stand Alone & Embedded in Commercial Truck Driving & Owner Operator TCC)

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 of all types of roads. At the completion of the program, the student is administered the Georgia CDL Skills Exam.

Entrance date: Each semester

Program admission requirements:

Minimum Test Scores

ACCUPLACER NEXT GENERATION– Reading 218 ACCUPLACER- Reading Comprehension 36
Writing 222 Sentence Skills 30
Arithmetic 223 Arithmetic 23

Applicants must be at least 18 years old. Applicants must provide documentation of their Motor Vehicle Driving report that includes the past seven (7) years. The report cannot have more than 8 points or 4 moving violations and NO DUI’s in the past three (3) years. Applicant must provide documentation of: their Department of Transportation (DOT) physical; their negative DOT drug test; and Class A/P License (truck driver’s learner license). Fuel Surcharge, currently $185.00, is also due in addition to tuition and fees.

These items must be obtained no more than 30 days prior to the start of class and must be submitted on-time to the Office of Admissions. Applicants will not be accepted into the Commercial Truck Driving program if they fail to obtain these documents within the appropriate time-frame.

High School diploma or equivalent required for admission.

Credits required for graduation: 9

Beginning Spring 2022 (January 2022), ALL FIRST TIME college students will be required to take the College Success (COLL 1020) course.

Courses 9 credits
CTDL 1010

Fundamentals of Commercial Driving introduces students to the transportation industry, federal and state regulations, records and forms, industrial relations, and other non-driving activities. This course provides an emphasis on safety that will continue throughout the program.

CTDL 1021
Corequisite: CTDL 1010

This course familiarizes students with truck instruments and controls and performing basic maneuvers required to drive safely in a controlled environment and on the Driving Range. Each student must demonstrate proficiency in performing range operations such as operating a tractor trailer through clearance maneuvers, backing, turning, parallel parking and coupling/uncoupling.

CTDL 1031
Corequisite: CTDL 1021

Advanced Operations develops students' driving skills under actual road conditions. The classroom part of the course stresses following safe operating practices. These safe operating practices are integrated into the development of driving skills on the road. Each student must demonstrate proficiency in required behind-the-wheel (BTW) skills such as operating a commercial vehicle safely on public roads through a variety of maneuvers.

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Commercial Truck Driving, Instructor

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