Truck Driving Academy

Course Description

The Truck Driver Training program prepares individuals to drive tractor trailer rigs. This course teaches proper driving procedures, safe driver responsibility, commercial motor vehicle laws and regulations, and the basic principles and practices for operating commercial vehicles. The course work includes motor vehicle laws and regulations, map reading, vehicle maintenance, safety procedures, daily logs, defensive driving, freight handling, security, and fire protection. Highway driving training exercises and classroom lectures are used to develop the student’s knowledge and skills. Upon successful completion, students are qualified to take the Commercial Driver’s License exam and are employable by commercial trucking firms. They may also become owner-operators and work as private contract haulers.

Employment Opportunities

Graduates should be prepared to take the commercial driver’s license tests, which are required for drivers to operate commercial vehicles.

Requirements Checklist (Student is responsible for completing these items before registering):

  • Complete the Virtual Orientation – accessible at the following link (Opens in new window)
  • Be at least 18 years old
  • CDL A or CDL B Permit – (Must be valid through the end of the course student is registered for)  – depending on the course you are taking (SC Driver’s License not accepted)
    (You will need to take the General Knowledge, Air Brakes and Combination exam at the DMV) Click here for the study manual – required to register)

  • D.O.T. physical examination
  • D.O.T. drug screen (for CDL A only) (Must be completed no more than 30 days prior to course start date)



Under-employed or unemployed registrants are eligible for 100% funding for class through WIOA. For more information on WIOA (Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act) funding, call 704.283.7541.

Short-Term Workforce Development (STWD) Grant
The maximum amount for each award is $750.00 per course, per student.
Must be an NC resident to qualify.


Additional costs not included in the tuition and fees listed above are shown below. Some of these costs are approximate and should only be used as a guide.

DOT Physical$60.00Paid to physician
DOT Drug Screen$50.00Paid to physician
Class A Permit$21.50Paid to DMV
Class B Permit$21.50Paid to DMV
CDL Application Fee$43.25Paid to DMV
CDL License$21.50 per yearPaid to DMV
Endorsements$4.25 per yearPaid to DMV
Log Book$2.00


Student must purchase their own log book.

Upcoming Courses


March 20, 2023 - June 16, 20238am - 5pm (1 hour lunch)
Class will meet from 6-10pm on June 15&16.
**No class on 5/29
M,T,WOld Charlotte Highway Campus - Monroe


Coming Soon8am - 5pm (1 hour lunch)MTWThFOld Charlotte Highway Campus - Monroe

Registration Options

Required documents due at the time of orientation. See requirements checklist above.

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For more information, contact:

Email navigate@spcc.edu or call 704-290-5100

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