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Commercial Truck Driving (CDL) Admission Information

Program Dates: August 19, 2019, to October 14, 2019
Mandatory Information Session: July 23, 2019, 2:00 p.m., North Metro Campus,
Building D, Room 400
Application and Document Deadline: July 29, 2019, at 12 noon
Payment Deadline: August 2, 2019 1:00 p.m.

The Commercial Truck Driving (CDL) program at CTC is a 37-day program that prepares students to obtain a Class A Commercial Driver’s License. Additional endorsements can be sought in Hazmat, Triple Truck, and Double Truck. Applicants must be 18 years of age. Space is limited to 26 students and is filled on a first-come, first-served basis based on the completion of the admissions and program requirements.

The program consists of 3 courses, totaling 9 credit hours:
CTDL 1010 (3 credit hours) – Fundamentals of Commercial Driving
10 day classroom session Monday—Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (August 19-August 30, 2019)

CTDL 1020 (2 credit hours) – Combine Vehicle Basic Operation & Range Work
11 day session (Students divided into 2 sessions) (September 3–September 20, 2019)
Session 1: Monday-Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. or Session 2: Monday-Friday, 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

CTDL 1030 (4 credit hours) – Combination Vehicle Advanced Operations
16 day session Same 2-session format as CTDL 1020 (September 23-October 14, 2019)

Tuition and Fees:

In-State:  $1,713.00*
Out-of-State:  $2,901.00
International:  $5,277.00

All costs associated with obtaining admissions materials, CDL examination fees, and books are the responsibility of the student. This is in addition to the above mentioned tuition and fees.

*Students must have lived in Georgia for the last 12 consecutive months to qualify as an in-state resident.

To apply for financial aid, please complete a GA Futures application at GAfutures. All questions about financial aid should be directed to Brian Hilburn at (770) 975-4059.

If you are unemployed, please contact the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Office (WIOA) in the county in which you live to learn about potential funding opportunities. Veterans who desire to use their benefits should contact our VA Certifying Official, Ms. Kay Paul, by telephone at 770-528-3964.

Application Process:

  • Submit an Application for Admission and $30 non-refundable application fee, in person, at the North Metro campus.
  • Submit a copy of your valid Georgia Driver’s License.
  • Complete the Accuplacer placement exam at the North Metro campus. Some applicants may be exempt from some or all of the tests based on previously earned
    college credit. Testing schedules and information about exempting placement testing are available on the college website.
  • Submit official transcripts from all previously attended colleges/universities or submit a College Transcript Waiver form.
  • Submit proof of lawful presence in the United States (Birth Certificate, Passport, Certificate of Naturalization, Georgia Driver’s License, or Permanent Resident Card).
  • To apply for financial aid, please complete a GA Futures application at GAfutures.

The items listed below must be submitted simultaneously and will not be accepted separately. You may email documents as an attachment, upload documents on the CDL program page, or submit documents at the North Metro campus. Please make sure that you keep a personal copy of all documents for your record; once submitted, documents will not be returned.

Obtain a DOT Physical and submit a copy of your DOT Physical Long Form and DOT Medical Card. Your Physical and Medical Card must be valid through the end of the program. You must keep the original Medical Card in your possession at all times. The only facility that can be used to obtain a DOT Physical and Medical Card is Lake City Chiropractic.

Lake City Chiropractic
4500 South Main Street Suite #104
Acworth, GA 30101
Phone: 770-529-0566

Obtain and submit your certified 7-year Motor Vehicle Report (applicants with serious traffic violations may qualify for admission, but may have difficulty gaining employment). This document should be obtained from the DMV and should not be dated prior to July 23, 2019.

Customer Service Center
3690 Old 41 Hwy NW
Kennesaw, GA 30144
Phone: 678-413-8400

Alcohol and Substance Abuse Policy:

Your continued enrollment in the Commercial Truck Driving program at Chattahoochee Technical College is dependent upon your adherence to our Drug and Alcohol policy. You will receive and sign a copy of the Drug and Alcohol policy on the first day of class. Chattahoochee Technical College’s Commercial Truck Driving Program is committed to providing a safe environment and fostering the well-being and health of its students, faculty, and employees. That commitment is jeopardized when anyone in our program illegally uses drugs, comes to school under their influence, possesses, distributes or sells drugs, or abuses alcohol while enrolled at Chattahoochee Technical College. Pre-employment testing is conducted upon receipt of the Commercial Learner’s Permit, at the expense of the student, at the completion of CTDL 1010. Random testing is conducted without individualized suspicion of a violation of the school’s substance abuse policy. Selection is made by neutral criteria so that all students eligible for testing have an equal opportunity of being tested. Failure to follow the policies contained herein will result in disciplinary action up to and including failure, withdrawal from the program, and possible legal action. It is the policy of Chattahoochee Technical College that any student who violates any of the provisions set forth in our policy will receive a grade of F for the Commercial Truck Driving Program and not be allowed to return to the CTDL Program at Chattahoochee Technical College. Any student who receives a positive drug and/or alcohol test result while enrolled in the program will be formally reported to the Technical College System of Georgia and prohibited from enrolling in Commercial Truck Driving programs associated with the Technical College System of Georgia. Violators will also be referred to other entities as specified by FMCSA regulations and the Clearinghouse.

Have Questions?

La Raissa Davis-Morris
CDL Admissions Counselor

Maggie Trimble
CDL Admissions Counselor