Georgia Northwestern Technical College Cdl Training

Last Updated on December 15, 2022 by Omoyeni Adeniyi

Commercial Truck Driving (CT61) Certificate

Campus Availability and Advisement:

  • Walker County Campus Advisor: Robert Browder

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 on all types of roads. At the completion of the program, the student is administered the Georgia CDL Skills Exam.

Length of Program:

8-15 weeks depending on class. Call the Admissions Office for specific information.

Entrance Requirements:

Age: Minimum of 21 years of age. (18-20 year olds may take the program, however, they can only drive in Georgia.)

Education: High school diploma or GED® is not required.

Assessment Results: Applicants must make minimum scores in reading, writing, and math on the Admissions Placement Test (ASSET/COMPASS) or one of the approved entrance tests (SAT or ACT) to be admitted as regular students. Acceptable math and English courses may be used in lieu of an entrance exam for transfer students.

Entrance Dates: Scheduled Start Dates

Other: (1) Obtain a valid DOT physical by a certified physician/medical center; (2) Secure a Commercial Driving License Learner’s Permit from the Department of Drivers Services of your state of residence; (3) Obtain a Motor Vehicle Report (MVR) from the Department of Drivers Services from your state of residence indicating no DUI within the last seven years and not more than four violation points within the last three years. The MVR must be dated within 30 days of class begin date; (4) Pass a DOT drug test dated within 30 days of class begin date from a physician/medical center.

Students will be subject to random drug tests during the course with selection made by neutral criteria so that all students have an equal chance of being tested.

NOTE: Drug screen reports (results) will be maintained in the Dean’s office and will be shredded after thirty (30) days from the issue date. No drug screen information will be provided to potential employers.

Approximate Program Cost:

$1,188 tuition plus any required college fees, books and materials. Also required are fees for DOT drug screening, DOT physical, CDL road test, MVR report, fuel surcharge, and AP Learner’s Permit. (*)

*(Approximate program cost: $1,300-$1,400, if HOPE eligible.)

Required Courses (9 Credit Hours)

CTDL 1010Fundamentals of Commercial Driving3
CTDL 1020Combination Vehicle Basic Operation and Range Work2
CTDL 1030Combination Vehicle Advanced Operations4

Total Credit Hours: 9 Minimum Credit Hours for Graduation

GNTC brings in new tractors for Commercial Truck Driving

 APRIL 21, 2017

The World Class Lab program which helps fund programs at institutions within the Technical Colllege System of Georgia (TCSG) helps make an important shipment to Georgia Northwestern Technical College’s (GNTC) Commercial Truck Driving program  take place.

This week, five 2014 Freightliner tractors have joined the arsenal of tractor-trailers on the Walker County Commercial Truck Driving (CTD) range in Rock Spring, Georgia. Currently, the CTD program offers day and evening courses throughout the year. The one-term program provides students with basic training in the principles and skills of commercial truck operation. The programs run approximately three months in which students complete their work towards a Commercial Truck Driving Certificate.The World Class Lab program helped make the purchase of these five 2014 Freightliner Tractors possible for Georgia Northwestern Technical College. GNTC’s Commercial Truck Driving Program is offered on the college’s Walker County Campus in Rock Spring, Georgia.The World Class Lab program helped make the purchase of these five 2014 Freightliner Tractors possible for Georgia Northwestern Technical College. GNTC’s Commercial Truck Driving Program is offered on the college’s Walker County Campus in Rock Spring, Georgia.

In 2015-16, the World Class Lab program helped make equipment purchases for GNTC’s Radiologic Technology program on the Floyd County Campus. As of now, there is no word on which program will receive assistance from the program during the 2017-18 academic year.

For more information on Georgia Northwestern Technical College’s Commercial Truck Driving program, you can speak with anyone at one of GNTC’s Student Help Centers at 866-983-4682. For information online, visit the college at GNTC.edu, as well as on GNTC’s Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, Google+, WordPress, and YouTube channels. GNTC is a unit of the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) and an equal opportunity institute.

Georgia Northwestern Technical College provides quality workforce education to the citizens of Northwest Georgia. Students have the opportunity to earn an associate degree, diploma, or a certificate in business, health, industrial, or public service career paths. This past year, 14,151 people benefited from GNTC’s credit and noncredit programs. With an annual credit enrollment of 7,956 students, GNTC is the largest college in Northwest Georgia. GNTC has an additional enrollment of 6,195 people through adult education, continuing education, business and industry training, and Georgia Quick Start.

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