Commercial Truck Driving

Campus

Clarkesville

Credentials Offered

Certificate

Program Length

8 Weeks

TUITION-FREE ELIGIBLE

This department has programs that are eligible for 100% tuition coverage. 

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Commercial Truck Driving

Today’s economy is relying on skilled Commercial Truck Drivers more than ever, and this program is a high dollar, high demand career that can begin in eight weeks. Heroes on the road have unlimited potential, and NGTC offers the education needed to drive away with all the right credentials to begin a new trucking career.

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.

There are many employment fields that require a Commercial Drivers License, such as:

  • Tractor-Trailer Driver
  • Bus Driver

Additional career options can be researched on the following site(s):

Student Program Information

 Student Handbook

Student Advisement Packet  (Sample Packet – You will be provided a packet during advisement)

Drug/Alcohol Testing and Program Requirements

  • Must submit MVR for the last 7 years with no more than 8 points, 3 moving violations, and no DUI within the last 3 years; report must be within 30 days prior to the beginning of class
  • Must submit report of DOT physical completed within 30 days prior to beginning class 
  • Obtain a Class A CDL permit 
  • Must submit negative 5-panel DOT drug screen 7 days prior to first day of class 
  • Pre-Employment/Enrollment drug screening must be administered by the approved testing site for North Georgia Technical College
  • Subject to random drug/alcohol screening 
  • Must enroll in Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse 
  • Must comply with US Department of Transportation (DOT) regulations in parts 40, 382, 383 and 391, as well as State and/or local laws, related to alcohol and controlled substances testing, age, medical certification, licensing, and driver records, as required by §380.707(a) 

For more information on the US Department of Transportation regulations governing drug and alcohol testing, please click link below. 

What Employees Need to Know About DOT Drug & Alcohol Testing

Meet the Faculty

Photo of Daniel Card Daniel Card Commercial Truck Driving Instructor 706-754-7836

Gain basic training in the principles and skills of commercial truck operations.

male student in the cab of a blue semi truck
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