Savannah Technical College CDL Training

Introduction to Savannah Technical College

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.

Courses offered at STC

  • Fundamental-Commercial Driving - (3 Credits) 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.
  • Comb Vehicle Bas Oper/Range Wk - (2 Credits) 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 receive 12 hours behind the wheel (BTW) instructional time in range operations such as operating a tractor trailer through clearance maneuvers, backing, turning, parallel parking and coupling/uncoupling.
  • Comb Vehicle Adv Operations - (4 Credits) Advanced Operations develops student's 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 receive at least twelve (12) hours behind-the-wheel (BTW) instructional time on the street/road. In addition the student must have a minimum program total of forty four (44) hours BTW instructional time in any combination of range and street/road driving. Note: state law requires that whenever a combination vehicle is operated on public roads an instructor must be present in the vehicle while the student is driving.

Admission Requirements

  • Students must be 18 years of age (21 for interstate travel).
  • Complete and submit the admissions application along with the $25 non-refundable application fee ($10 for returning students).
  • Submit official transcripts from all colleges/universities previously attended. Transcripts must arrive to the college in a sealed envelope in order to be considered official.
  • Schedule the ACCUPLACER placement exam and achieve appropriate test scores.
  • Must have a current valid Driver’s License.
  • Must not have than eight points on your driving record.
  • Must not have more than three moving violations with the last three years.
  • No DUI or DWI within the past seven years.
  • Must not have more than two serious traffic violations (as defined by the Commercial Driver’s manual from the Department of Driver Services) within the last three years and no more than three serious traffic violations within the last seven years.
  • Must not have more than one major traffic violation (as defined by the Commercial Driver’s manual from the Department of Driver Services).
  • We strongly encourage all students to obtain their Class A Learner’s Permit prior to the start of course due to the short time frame allotted once the course begins.

Savannah Technical College Location

  • Savannah Technical College location

    Savannah Technical College
    2890 Hwy 21 South
    Rincon, GA 31326
    912-443-5859

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