Course Catalog

Commercial Truck Driving - CT61 Technical Certificate of Credit

Campus Locations: Valdosta, Coffee

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.


  • Submit a completed application and application fee
  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Submit official college transcripts, if applicable
  • Present acceptable ACCUPLACER, ACT, ASSET, COMPASS, PSAT, or SAT scores or GED score of 145 or higher or have one of the following: an associate degree or higher or have a HOPE GPA of 2.6 after the completion of 10th grade. Documentation on a college transcript of successful completion of appropriate courses from a regionally accredited college or university may be accepted in lieu of test scores.

Additional Program Requirements:

  • Students are required to submit a Department of Transportation (DOT) physical and drug test, as well as a satisfactory Motor Vehicle Report. Information about the Commercial Truck Driving’s specific drug and alcohol testing procedures can be found here. This information will be reviewed the all CTD students during the first week of the course.
  • 18-20 year olds may take the CDL program; however, they are only allowed to drive a commercial truck in Georgia.
  • Students enrolled in Commercial Truck Driving must acquire APs by the 1st day of class to receive credit for CTDL 1010.
  • Students must pay the surcharge fee by the 6th day to continue into CTDL 1020/1030.
  • Beginning with the third attempt, students will be assessed a testing fee of $50 for the CDL licensure exam.

Experienced Worker Certification Form

This program is a HOPE Career Grant eligible program for students who are HOPE Grant eligible. The Career Grant award is a fixed amount per semester based on the number of credit hours taken. Maximum award per term is $500.

Curriculum Outline (9 hours)
Occupational Courses 9
CTDL 1010

Weekly Contact Hours: Lecture - 3 Lab 2 - 0 Lab 3 - 0 Pre-requisite(s): None Co-requisite(s): None 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 1020

Weekly Contact Hours: Lecture - 1.5 Lab 2 - 1.5 Lab 3 - 0.5 Pre-requisite(s): None Co-requisite(s): 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 1030

Weekly Contact Hours: Lecture - 1.5 Lab 2 - 4 Lab 3 - 2 Pre-requisite(s): None Co-requisite(s): CTDL 1020 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 trailer safely on public roads through a variety of maneuvers.


Commercial Truck Driving Instructor
Coffee Campus

Commercial Truck Driving Mobile Unit

Commercial Truck Driving Instructor
Valdosta Campus


Commercial Truck Driving Program Coordinator
Coffee Campus


Commercial Truck Driving Instructor
Valdosta Campus

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