Commercial Truck Driving (CDL) is a short-term non-credit program combining classroom theory, state-of-the-art driving simulators and hands-on learning behind the wheel. Students can earn a Class “A” or Class “B” Alabama Commercial Driver License with endorsements. The program is designed to help students acquire the knowledge, skills and abilities needed to prepare for successful entry-level employment in the trucking industry.
Alabama Class “A” Commercial Driver License
Alabama Class “B” Commercial Driver License
Estimated Program Length – 15 weeks
|Short Term Certificate||1 semester||13|
Required Program Courses
|MRT101||Marine Engines & Drives||3|
|MRT108||Maine Rigging & Trailers||3|
|MRT111||Services Operations/Customer Svc||3|
|MRT114||Fuel & Lubrication Systems||3|
|MRT124||Electrical systems & Diagnostics||4|
|MRT200||Marine Engines & Outboard Drives||3|
|MRT220||Marine Engines & Stern Drives||3|
Electives may be offered to meet a student’s personal educational goals or for instructional purposes.
Mr. Allen Johnson, Instructor
Draper Instructional Service Center
Commercial truck drivers are an essential part of the economy, responsible for the safe and timely transport of items from one location to another. They work individually or in small teams and their schedule can require them to be away from home for days or weeks at a time. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, median annual wage for heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers was $48,310 in May 2021. Employment in-field is projected to grow approximately six percent from 2020 to 2030, a rate comparable to all occupations.
*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook