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.


  • Attend Orientation – see dates below
  • Be at least 18 years old
  • CDL A or CDL B Permit – 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 (no more than 6 months prior to class start) – required to register
  • D.O.T. drug screen (for CDL A only)



The North Carolina Community Colleges Governor’s Emergency Relief (GEER) Scholarship offers FREE Tuition for community college students pursuing high-demand workforce training programs.

Apply for GEER Scholarship

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.

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.

Mandatory Orientation

Wednesday, July 13 at 5:00pm at OCH, Main

Wednesday, July 20 at 5:00pm at OCH, Main

Registration: Wednesday, July 27 at 5:00pm, OCH Main

Upcoming Courses


June 6 - August 30, 20228am - 5pm (1 hour lunch)MTWF (No Fridays in June or July)Lockhart Taylor Campus - Wadesboro
September 2 - October 21, 20228am - 5pm (1 hour lunch)MTWThFOld Charlotte Highway Campus - Monroe


October 28 - December 16, 20228am - 5pm (1 hour lunch)MTWThFOld Charlotte Highway Campus - Monroe

Registration Options

Required documents due at the time of registration. Please email documents to Navigate@spcc.edu.


Old Charlotte Highway Campus, Monroe

Campus Map

For more information, contact:

Navigate@spcc.edu, 704-290-5100


John Garcia – CDL Instructor, 704-290-1711, jgarcia@spcc.edu

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