Commercial Driver’s License (CDL)

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Course Description

Class Hours: 160 hours

In four to eight short weeks, students will be ready to pass the Class A Commercial Driver’s License exam and hit the road as a licensed commercial truck driver. Students will get classroom and highway instruction as they train to sign on with a trucking company or become their own boss as an owner-operator of a commercial vehicle.

Graduates will be prepared to test for a Class A Commercial Driver’s License. If accepted into the program, students are required to obtain a Commercial Learner’s Permit, a 10-year driving record obtained from DMV, a DOT drug screening and a DOT physical before they can be fully registered for a class. The program has been inspected, approved and licensed by the S.C. Department of Motor Vehicles. All instructors meet the department’s standards and are certified by the DMV. Students are given the opportunity to take the CDL driving test in the same vehicle they used to complete their training.

CCTC has partnered with Ancora Education to provide the CDL Training Certificate. The entire registration process can take several weeks to complete and must start at a Central Carolina Technical College campus. For more information about the CDL program registration process, please contact them at or 803.778.6656

Classroom Hours: Approximately 40 hours. The remainder of the time will be spent on the range and in the trucks.

Classes are scheduled on a regular basis in one of the following formats:

Weekday: Monday – Thursday, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (four-week session) or
Weekend: Saturday – Sunday, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (eight-week session)


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