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Albany Technical College – Albany, GA

1704 S Slappey Blvd, Albany, GA 31701

(229) 430-3500 | Alt: (877) 261-3113 | Website

Commercial Truck Driving

Program Description

The Commercial Truck Driving certificate program provides the knowledge and hands-on training necessary to obtain a CDL in the State of Georgia and provides the opportunity to obtain employment in the Commerical Truck Driving Industry.

ATC uses the COMPASS exam for measuring proficiency in reading, writing and math. An applicant must achieve minimum admissions scores on the exam as specified in the program state standards or acceptable scores on a statistically validated test such as the SAT or ACT. The program-specific entrance scores are a minimum requirement, and higher scores may be required. Reasonable accommodations are made during testing for those who need them. (The examiner should be notified prior to testing.)

Admissions Procedures

• Submit a completed application with a $22.50 non-refundable fee. If application is mailed, send check or money order payable to ATC.

• Take the admissions test, if required.

• Submit official high school transcript or GED scores if entering a credit program.

• Submit official college or university transcript for prior transfer.

• The entrance exam may be waived if the student has completed acceptable college or technical college credit, meets certain SAT, ACT, or English Language Arts (ELA) Georgia High School Graduation Test (GHSGT) scores. Refer to ATC catalog regarding applicable entrance exam waivers.

• Report for orientation and registration on specified date.

Financial Aid

ATC offers several types of financial assistance to help qualified applicants pay for their education. Funds are available through the Federal Pell Grant, the Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, Federal Work-Study and the Georgia HOPE programs. Students may also receive assistance through the Job Training Partnership Act, operated by the Georgia Department of Labor, or the Veterans Educational Assistance Program, administered by the Department of Veteran’s Affairs. Sufficient financial assistance is available to provide the opportunity for eligible students to attend college. Grant and scholarship programs operate on an award-year beginning in August and ending in July. Students must apply or re-apply each year to receive or continue to receive financial aid.

Albany Tech traces its roots back to 1961 when it was established as the Monroe Area Vocational-Technical School enrolling 175 students. Shortly thereafter, the Albany Area Vocational-Technical School was built, and in 1972 the two schools were merged in the current location.

In July 1988, the Georgia Department of Technical and Adult Education (DTAE), now A Unit of the Technical College System of Georgia, was formed and the newly named Albany Technical Institute came under its direction. Albany Tech was charged with providing technical education opportunities to the residents, businesses and industries within a seven-county service delivery area. These counties include Baker, Calhoun, Clay, Dougherty, Lee, Randolph and Terrell.

With the passage of House Bill 1187, the Georgia Legislature approved the changing of DTAE technical institutes' names to "college," providing they offered associate degrees. Meeting the criterion, Albany Technical Institute became Albany Technical College with a grand ceremony on July 6, 2000.

Albany Tech has adult learning centers in all seven of its service delivery counties. Today, more than 3,000 full-time students are enrolled in credit programs per semester. Another 2,500 are enrolled part-time and in seminars, continuing education courses, teleconferences and customized business training.


Albany Technical College, a unit of the Technical College System of Georgia, located in southwest Georgia, prepares individuals to meet dynamic and evolving workforce needs, utilizing industry-driven teaching and learning approaches including traditional, online, and customized business solutions. The College awards Technical Certificates of Credit, Diplomas and Associate degrees to students who meet program completion criteria. Albany Technical College is a public two-year institution committed to providing higher education and life-long learning opportunities that promote self-sufficiency, economic development, and community growth and sustainability.

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