Gogebic Community College

Commercial Motor Vehicle Driver License - Class A Tractor Trailer

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Commercial Motor Vehicle Driver License - Class A Tractor Trailer Program Overview

  • Certificate Program
  • 1 Semester
  • Main Campus - Ironwood


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.    

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, but not limited to safety, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) regulations, truck mechanical parts and components, vehicle inspection procedures, basic truck maneuvers, driving techniques, trucking industry practices and additional content.   

Unique Features

  • Reasonable ADA equipment accommodations are available.
  • The program is unique in its design which allows a student to enter the program without a Commercial Learner’s Permit (CLP). The college prepares the student to test for their CLP and provides the education to test for their Commercial Driver’s License (CDL).   


  • 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.
  • Note of post program requirement: Completion of the CMV certificate program does not guarantee the CDL licensure. Successful acquisition of the CDL license does not constitute completion of the CMV certificate program.


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Courses at Gogebic

Prefix Title Credits
CMV 160 Classroom Basic Training 5
CMV 170 Non-Driving Practicum 4
CMV 180 Driving Class 7
Total Credits: 16
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