West Georgia Technical College CDL Training

Introduction to West Georgia 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.

What does WGTC Offer?

  • Fundamentals of 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.
  • Combination Vehicle Basic Operation and Range Work - 2 Credits - 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 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 (with CTDL 1020) 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.
  • Combination Vehicle Advanced Operations - 4 Credits - 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 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 (with CTDL 1020) 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.
  • Commercial Driving Internship - 4 Credits - Provides the opportunity for an individual to complete his/her training with a company. The internship takes the place of CTDL-1030, Advanced Operations. Working closely with the school a company provides the advanced training which focuses on developing students' driving skills. 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 (with CTDL 1020) or range and street/road driving. Note: State law requires that whenever a vehicle is operated on public roads, an instructor must be present in the truck while the student is driving.

*With WGTC, students can take either Combination Vehicle Advanced Operations or Commercial Driving Internship to complete the program requirements.

Admission Requirements

  • Applicants must be 18 years of age by program admission date
  • Department of Transportation (DOT) physical and drug test
  • A certified unopened Motor Vehicle Report
  • COMPASS scores (and learning support scores if needed)
  • CDL Learners Permit

West Georgia Technical College Location

  • West Georgia Technical College location

    West Georgia Technical College
    997 South Highway 16
    Carrollton, GA 30116
    770-836-6800

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