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Southeastern Technical College – Swainsboro, GA

346 Kite Rd, Swainsboro, GA 30401

(912) 537-0064 | Alt: (478) 289-2200 | Website

Commercial Truck Driving

The Commercial Truck Driving (CTD) Certificate program provides basic training in the principles and skills of commercial truck operations. The program provides training for those individuals seeking a Commercial Driver's License. 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. In addition to classroom instruction, students receive commercial truck driving training on site and on the road. The CTD Certificate program is a 7½ week course of study. Day classes meet 8:00 am to 4:00 pm Mondays through Thursdays. Night classes meet from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. and includes Saturdays from 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

The standard curriculum for the program includes three (3) semester courses taught sequentially. Although the College operates on the semester system, due to the nature of the coursework, the CTD program will offer classes five (5) times during the school year, enabling five (5) cohorts of students each year. The program will therefore admit new students five (5) times a year. To graduate, students must earn a minimum of nine (9) semester credit hours. Starting and ending dates may be found by contacting Student Affairs or the program instructor.


Submit a completed application;

Be at least 18 years of age;

Have a valid Georgia Driver's License;

Provide a 7-year Motor Vehicle Report that shows no more than eight (8) points or three (3) moving violations in the last three (3) years and no DUI in the last seven (7) years

Must be completed within 30 days of program start date;

Pass a DOT physical

Not required until all other criteria has been met.

Obtain a Commercial Learner’s Permit prior to acceptance

Pass NIDA 5 drug screening

Meet any applicable Federal Standards;

Applicants must comply with Federal requirements as set forth in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations.

Satisfy Placement Testing requirements.

Due to limited space in the program, applicants will be admitted to the truck driving program on a first-come, first-served basis. Once an applicant has completed and submitted all the required paperwork, he/she will be added to the list of students that are ready to begin the program.

Southeastern Technical College is located in southeast Georgia. Serving Candler, Emanuel, Jenkins, Johnson, Montgomery, Tattnall, Toombs, and Treutlen Counties, the college is the primary public advanced educational institution for this eight county population. Our diverse staff is here to train students in more than 90 programs. We have campuses in Vidalia and Swainsboro.

Southeastern Technical College Mission Statement

Southeastern Technical College, a unit of the Technical College System of Georgia, provides an innovative, educational environment for student learning through traditional and distance education delivery methods focused on building a well-educated, globally competitive workforce for southeastern Georgia.

The college fulfills its mission through:

associate degree, diploma, and technical certificate of credit programs;

adult education;

continuing education; and

customized training and services.

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