2022-2023 College Catalog

Commercial Truck Driving TCC

Commercial Truck Driving TCC (Major Code: CT61)

Program Description

The Commercial Truck Driving Certificate Program provides basic training in the principles (classroom) and skills of commercial truck operations (on driving range and over-the-road). At the completion of the program, the student is administered the Georgia CDL Skills Exam by the Georgia Department of Drivers Services.

Career Information


Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers

Career Projections

The number of jobs in this field is expected to increase by 14% nationally and 16% in the State of Georgia over the next several years. Estimated salaries in this field start at $40,000 a year.
Labor market data was compiled using Economic Modeling Specialists, international and is updated annually.

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Admission Requirements

General College Admissions Requirements

Additional Program Requirements

  • Must be 18 years of age.

  • Must submit current 7 year MVR with no more than 8 points (or 5 points in one year) or 4 moving violations.

  • Must have valid Georgia Driver's License and Class A Combination Vehicle Learner’s Permit.

  • Must pass USDOT Physical and Drug Screen.

  • Official high school or GED transcript is not required to apply, however, you must complete and provide the official high school or GED transcript as a requirement for graduation. No credential will be awarded until the official transcript is received in the Office of Enrollment Services


Program Contact Information

Academic Building C2207A


Program Length and Cost

Minimum Program Length in Semester Terms: 1 Term

Credit Hours: 9

Estimated Program Cost: $1,776

Additional Program Costs of $404 to cover the following:

  • 7 year MVR 

  • USDOT Physical

  • USDOT Drug Screening

  • State Motor Vehicle Exams

  • CDL License Fee

  • Fuel Surcharge

Drug/Alcohol Lecture (Mandatory) - $20 per student

Required Courses


Occupational Courses (9 Credits)

CTDL 1010Fundamentals of Commercial Driving


CTDL 1020Combination Vehicle Basic Operation and Range Work


CTDL 1030Combination Vehicle Advanced Operations


Total Credit Hours: 9


Program Outcomes

1. Graduate should be able to effectively communicate with various company personnel.
2. Graduate should be able to obtain load and trip information as required.
3. Graduate should be able to perform a vehicle and load inspection for each trip.
4. Graduate should be able effectively use resources to plan a route and estimate expense for any trip.
5. Graduate should be able to competently drive a tractor trailer on all types of roads and deliver a load safely and efficiently.
6. Use and reference FMCSA regulations and rules.