West Georgia Technical College1 College Circle
LaGrange, GA 30240
Commercial Truck Driving
Are you looking for a career in Commercial Truck Driving?
The Commercial Truck Driving program is a sequence of courses designed to prepare graduates for employment as a commercial truck driver.
The program provides learning opportunities which introduce, develop, and reinforce occupational knowledge, skills, and attitudes required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement.
Completion of the program of study leads to a certificate in Commercial Truck Driving.
Day Classes: Monday – Thursday 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Night classes: Monday – Thursday 5:00 . – 10:00 p.m.
Locations: Carrollton, Greenville, LaGrange, and Newnan
Please Note: LaGrange Campus CTD: East Campus building D room D-111.
CT61: Commercial Truck Driving TCC
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 on all types of roads. At the completion of the program, the student is administered the Georgia CDL Skills Exam.
NOTE: Applicants must be 18 years of age by program admission date. After ASSET/COMPASS scores (and learning support scores if needed) are complete, students should have all the necessary paper work completed and ready to turn in on the first day of class.
Prospective students should be advised that the Federal Motor Carriers Safety Administration (FMCSA) regulates commercial driver licensing and requires a Department of Transportation (DOT) physical and drug test and a satisfactory Motor Vehicle Report prior to the issuance of a commercial drivers license
(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 Commercial Truck Driving program (FMCSA Regulations 382.305 and 391, subpart E). Students are responsible for the cost of all drug screenings and
Graduates may seek employment as Commercial Truck Drivers or related employment. Applicants must be 18 years of age for employment as an intrastate driver and 21 years of age for employment as an interstate driver.
Program graduates who are under the age of 21 may drive a commercial truck only in Georgia; therefore, Career Opportunities may be limited until graduates reach the age of 21.
Credit Required for Completion:
Minimum of 10 credit hours
Program Course Credits
______ CTDL 1010 Fundamentals of Commercial Driving 3
______ CTDL 1020 Combination Vehicle Basic Operation and Range Work 3
______ CTDL 1030 Combination Vehicle Advanced Operations 4
______ CTDL 1040 Commercial Driving Internship (3)