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

Credits required for graduation: 9

Admission Requirements for Commercial Truck Driving (CDL)

To enroll in the COMMERCIAL TRUCK DRIVING (CTD) PROGRAM, prospective students must meet the following requirements:

  • Complete the application for admission and pay the $25.00 application fee.
  • Meet required test scores or provide official college transcripts, if applicable. (Testing is currently waived, subject to change without notice)
  • Provide official High School/GED transcript if earned (high school diploma or GED is NOT required for admissions into the Commercial Truck Driving Program).
  • Be 18 years of age or older.
  • Have a Valid Georgia Driver’s License.

Acceptance and registration of classes will not take place until you submit the following required documents

  • AP Permit: $45 (Download CDL Prep app from Google Play or Apple Store on your Smartphone) (Must have AP permit to obtain DOT physical and drug test). Permit is obtained from Department of Driving Services.
  • A Motor Vehicle Driving Report (MVR) that includes the past seven (7) years .The report cannot have more than 8 points, 4 moving violations within a year and NO DUIs in the past 3 years. Approximately (MVR must be obtained no more than 30 days prior to the start of class) MVR is obtained from Yolanda Bell in Carlton Construction Academy, Office 103, Telephone: 229-430-1941 at Albany Technical College.
  • A Department of Transportation (DOT) physical $55 and drug test $45 (Drug test must be obtained no more than 30 days prior to the start of class). Must obtain from Phoebe Corporate Health, 2410 Sylvester Road Albany, GA 31705, 229-312-9220 (will need authorization form from Yolanda Bell in Carlton Construction Academy, Office 103, Telephone: 229-430-1941 at Albany Technical College)
  • Fuel Charge: $185; non-refundable fee

IF YOU HAVE ANY CTD PROGRAM QUESTIONS, PLEASE CONTACT Dennis Oliver (229) 430-1732. Registration is on a first-come basis. Maximum number of students for day or evening classes is 18.

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 Chair/Instructor

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