Commercial Truck Driving

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.

Industry Certification
Alabama Class “A” Commercial Driver License

Alabama Class “B” Commercial Driver License

Estimated Program Length – 15 weeks


Award Length Credit Hours
Short Term Certificate 1 semester 13

Required Program Courses

Course Title Credit Hours
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
MRT175 Basic Hydraulics 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.

ISTC Program Commercial Truck Driving

Program Contact

Mr. Allen Johnson, Instructor
Draper Instructional Service Center
334-285-5177

Occupational Data*

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