Commercial Truck Driving, TCC (CT61)

Technical Certificate of Credit

Program Chair: Kerrie Wilson

Program Description: The Commercial Truck Driving Technical Certificate of Credit 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. The CTD program prepares students for the Georgia CDL Skills Exam.

All students who enter the Commercial Truck Driving training program are subject to all Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSR) as they apply to the professional driver. Each student's file must contain copies of the driver's Motor Vehicle Record (MVR), DOT Physical, and a NIDA 5 DOT drug screen before they can operate a commercial vehicle on public roads. All CDL testing is done under contract with the Georgia Department of Driver Services (DDS). CDL testing is administered by DDS certified 3rd party examiners under the direction of the Georgia DDS. Each testing location in randomly audited several times each year to ensure compliance.

Length of Program: 7 ½ Weeks

Locations offered:
Tifton
Bainbridge

Student Learning Outcomes:

  • Students will perform an inspection on a tractor-trailer vehicle and ensure the air brake system is safe to operate.
  • Students will safely back and turn a tractor-trailer using mirrors.
  • Students will perform advanced maneuvers on highway and city streets using a tractor-trailer vehicle.

Entrance Date: Beginning and midterm of fall and spring semesters and beginning (only) of each summer semester.

Entrance Requirements: Refer to Admission criteria. Click for Entrance Score Requirements.

Age: Must be 18 years of age or older.

Education: A high school diploma or equivalent (GED) is not required for application, admission, or graduation.

Advisor: A Program Advisor must be consulted prior to enrolling in the Commercial Truck Driving program. An advisor will be assigned by admissions.

Additional CTD Admission Requirements: Prospective students should be advised that the FMCSA regulates commercial driver licensing and requires a DOT physical and drug test and satisfactory motor vehicle report (MVR) priornto the issuance of a CDL or learners permit, which is required prior to beginning in-the-truck training. Further, random drug testing is required during the course of the CTD program.

This program qualifies for the HOPE Career Grant:
To qualify, a student must be fully admitted to the college and receive the HOPE Grant for the same term. The amount of the HOPE Career Grant award is a fixed amount for each term of enrollment: Commercial Truck Driving = $1,000.00. High School students in dual enrollment and joint enrollment are NOT eligible.

Program Final Exit Point: Commercial Truck Driving, Technical Certificate of Credit.

Credits Required for Graduation: 9 minimum semester hour credits required for graduation.

Note: Credits from this program may be applied to a degree or a diploma program.

Cost
1st Term
Tuition: $1188
Fees: $724
Fees: $30
Total: $1942

Curriculum Credits

1: Occupational Courses (9 Hours)

9

CTDL 1010 Fundamentals of Comm Driving 3
CTDL 1020 Combin Vehicle Oper&Range Work 2
And one of the following (4 Hours) 4
CTDL 1030 Combination Veh Adv Operations 4
CTDL 1040 Commercial Driving Internship 4

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