Truck Driver Training

Drive into new opportunities with a Commercial Driver License! GTCC will soon offer comprehensive CDL training.

A CDL can help you reach your career goals with a variety of in-demand job opportunities to choose from.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, "Employment of heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers is projected to grow 6 percent from 2016 to 2026, about as fast as the average for all occupations. As the demand for goods increases, more truck drivers will be needed to keep supply chains moving."

This comprehensive training program will teach you the skills you need to pass the NCDOT’s CDL skills and knowledge tests and give you hands-on driving practice. Scholarships are available to help cover program costs!

Enrollment Requirements

Students who wish to be admitted to the GTCC Truck Driver Training Program, must meet all enrollment requirements listed below before the registration date.

  1. Must be able to read, write, and speak English at a level that permits the student to benefit from the course.
  2. Must be 18 years of age.
  3. Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident alien.
  4. Pass and obtain a Department of Transportation (DOT) physical examination not more than six months prior to start of class. This physical examination may be obtained from any outpatient clinic, urgent care center or doctor's office.
  5. Obtain a valid North Carolina Class A CDL Learner's Permit. The written test may be taken at your local Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) office consisting of general knowledge, air brakes, and combination vehicle tests. You should study sections 13 and 5-6 of the North Carolina Commercial Driver License Handbook.
    1. Review our CDL Test Prep courses below.
  6. Obtain a NC-DMV driving record not more than three months prior to the start of class. We need an Uncertified Complete History obtainable from DMV in Raleigh or online at https://www.ncdot.gov/dmv/offices-services/records-reports/Pages/driving-records.aspx. Any of the following violations within two years of the start of class will prohibit a person from entering the program.
    1. Driving while impaired (DWI)
    2. Careless and reckless driving
    3. Hit and run
    4. Refusal to take chemical test
  7. Pass a DOT drug-screening test at a lab designated by the school. Students will also be subject to random drug-screening testing for the duration of the class.

Courses

A requirement to enter the Truck Driver Training program is to have a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Class "A" learners permit.

This 24-hour exam prep course is designed to help individuals pass the written test at the NC Department of Motor Vehicles that is required to obtain a CDL Class "A" learners permit.

This exam prep class is not required, but is available for persons who need help in preparing to sit for the NC DMV exam.

Course Registration Fee: $91.10; includes student manual that will be issued in class.

Prior to registering online contact MaryAlice LaDue mtladue@gtcc.edu 336-334-4822 Ext. 57001. For questions call 336-334-4822 Ext. 87825. 

Course Name Dates Days Hours Campus Room Register
TRA-3605-340 CDL Learners Permit Exam Prep 10/23/21 - 10/31/21 Sa, Su 8:30 am - 3:30 pm Greensboro TEC (W4) 307 Register Now

This 3-hour career awareness course will provide information on what you should know before pursuing a career in truck driving. This course is offered by the Human Resources Development (HRD) program in partnership with GTCC’s comprehensive Truck Driving Training program.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, "Employment of heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers is projected to grow 6 percent from 2016 to 2026, about as fast as the average for all occupations. As the demand for goods increases, more truck drivers will be needed to keep supply chains moving."

Topics covered:

  • The job and lifestyle of trucking
  • Career planning and long-term goals
  • Living better on the road
  • Hear from a truck driving professional
  • Overview of GTCC’s Comprehensive Truck Driving Training program
  • Walk-thru truck inspection

Course Registration Fee: No cost (fee-waived) for qualifying individuals who meet one of the following:

  • Unemployed
  • Received notification of pending layoff
  • Working and eligible for Federal Earned Income Tax Credit
  • Working and earning wages at or below 200% of the federal poverty guidelines

Book cost: None

No classes are scheduled at this time. Please email mtladue@gtcc.edu to be
added to email list to be informed of future classes

The Truck Driver Training (TDT) curriculum provides students with training to inspect and operate tractor-trailers; assume responsibilities on the road and at pickup/delivery points. This is a 320 hour course, Instruction will be 22% classroom and 78% on the driving range and/or on the road. Emphasis is placed on vehicle inspection, defensive driving, range maneuvers, motor carrier’s safety regulations, trip planning, cargo handling, size/weight laws, general maintenance procedures; hours of service and vehicle accident prevention. 

Available Courses

Truck Driver Training – CDL Class A License
Location: Greensboro Campus, 3505 E. Wendover Ave. Greensboro, 27405
Course Registration Fee: $947.00; Books $95.30 + tax

Full-time courses: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Monday through Friday

Full-Time Courses (Approval needed for enrollment)
Course Name Dates Days Hours Campus
TRA-3607- TD09 - CLASS FULL Truck Driver Training 8/30/21 - 10/19/21 M-F 8:00 am - 5:00 pm  Greensboro
TRA-3607-TD10 Truck Driver Training 10/25/21 - 12/17/21 M-F 8:00 am - 5:00 pm  Greensboro

Part-time courses: 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm Friday; 7:00 am - 6:00 pm Saturday and Sunday 

Part-Time Courses (Approval needed for enrollment)
Course Name Dates Days Hours Campus
TRA-3607-TD07 Truck Driver Training 9/10/21 - 12/19/21 Friday; S, Su 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm; 7:00 am - 6:00 pm Greensboro

Frequently Asked Questions

Prep Classes

Students can register for CDL Prep classes and Truck Driving: An Introduction to the Job and Lifestyle in one of three ways:

  • To register online, visit: WebAdvisor and search for “CDL”.
  • To register in person, complete a Continuing Education Registration Form and bring it, along with your payment* to one of these GTCC Campus locations:
    • Jamestown: 140 Jamestown Court, Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
    • Greensboro: 3505 E. Wendover Ave., Continuing Education Center, Monday – Thursday, 8:30 am – 6:00 pm and Friday, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
    • High Point: 901 S. Main St., H1, Monday – Thursday, 8:30 am – 6:00 pm and Friday, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • Mail: Download the registration form from website, and mail to GTCC, PO BOX 309, Jamestown, N.C. 27282. Download the form here: Con Ed Registration Form.

* Acceptable forms of payment include: check, cash, credit card, or money order.

Truck Driver Training Classes

Prior to registering online contact MaryAlice LaDue mtladue@gtcc.edu 336-334-4822 Ext. 57001.

Once all required documentation has been submitted you will register and pay on the Jamestown Campus. 

Or you can register and pay by mail. Download the Continuing Education registration form and mail to GTCC, PO BOX 309, Jamestown, and N.C. 27282.

Con ed Registration form

* Acceptable forms of payment include: check, cash, credit card, or money order.

Course Requirements:

Before you can register for class, we need to have copies of the following items:

  1. CDL Class A permit – You can contact the NCDOT and make an appointment to take this written test. (If you need additional support studying for the permit test consider our CDL Prep course.)
  2. Get your DOT physical by a certified medical examiner.
  3. Get a copy of your three (3) year driving history (non-certified). This can be done on the DMV website.

Please upload your documents using the form below or send to MaryAlice LaDue mtladue@gtcc.edu.

 

GTCC will make a 100% refund of registration fees if you officially withdraw from class before the first class meeting.

GTCC will refund 75% of the registration fee (tuition only) if you officially withdraw from classes on the first day of class or before the class reaches the 10% point. The 10% point varies from class to class.

To request a refund, please call MaryAlice LaDue at 336-334-4822 Ext. 57001 or email at mtladue@gtcc.edu

If a class is canceled or full, GTCC will automatically process a full refund. Refunds are processed on a monthly basis and may take 4 to 6 weeks.

The college refund policy is established by state legislative action and is subject to change without prior notice to students.

  • Alcohol and drug testing: What drivers need to know driver handbook
  • Daily Log Book
  • Rand McNally Motor Carriers Road Atlas
  • J.J. Keller Entry-Level Driver Training Obtaining a CDL Manual
  • Keller Motor Carr Safety Reg Pocketbook
  • Book cost: $94.30 + tax

You may be eligible for scholarships. Each scholarship has time sensitive application deadlines. Click on the link below to learn if you might meet the requirements. 

  • Workforce and Continuing Education Scholarship
  • Golden Leaf Scholarship Application

WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT SCHOLARSHIPS

$47,130

2020 Median Pay Per Year