Commercial Motor Vehicle-CDL

Both programs offer extensive classroom training, hands-on vehicle activities, and behind-the-wheel practice in preparation for commercial driver license tests. Topics covered include safety, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) regulations, truck mechanical parts and components, vehicle inspection procedures, basic truck maneuvers, driving techniques and additional content.

The program is unique in its design which allows a student to enter the program without a temporary instructional permit. The college prepares the student to test for their temporary instructional permit and provide the education to test for their Commercial Driver’s License.

GCC offers training in a variety of vehicles including sleeper cabs, a day cab, logging loader rail trailer, dry van trailer and both manual and automated shifting transmissions. 

Reasonable ADA equipment accommodations are available.

*These programs have a differential tuition charge per credit hour in addition to the regular per credit tuition rate equal to a total program cost of $4,404.00. 


Commercial Motor Vehicle Driver License – Class A Over the Road (OTR)
Prefix Course Title Credits
CMV 160 Classroom Basic Training 5
CMV 170 Non-Driving Practicum 4
CMV 180 Driving Class 7
Total Credits 16


Commercial Motor Vehicle Driver License – Class B Straight Truck          
Prefix Course Title Credits
CMV 110 Classroom Basic Training 5
CMV 120 Non-Driving Practicum 4
CMV 130 Driving Class 7
Total Credits 16



"When I started the CDL class, I had little knowledge about tractor trailers.  I left the class with a Class A CDL with multiple endorsements. At the driving range, I received hands-on experience learning about different trucks which prepared me for a lot of driving time on the road.  Classroom time went more in-depth than just reading a book and answering questions. We covered everything a professional driver must know.  I would highly recommend this class to anyone!"    ~Amelia Harma, 2021 Graduate


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