Many of today’s jobs require employees to continue training and upgrade their skills while on the job.
The Corporate & Industry Training Department offers a many courses that will allow you to enhance your skills and qualifications in your current job or prepare you for a new career.
Day and evening classes are offered for your convenience.
You can receive quality training at an affordable cost.
FTCC also offers customized training for local employers wanting to upgrade the skills of their employees.
Commercial Driver’s License Program (CDL)
Welcome to Commercial Driver’s License program at FTCC. Our goal is to prepare students for successful employment in the transportation industry.
This page contains important program information and guidelines. Be sure you read and follow all directions to enroll in the program.
Out of Pocket Expenses
|DOT Physical & Drug Screening||$125.00|
|Class A CDL Permit||$60.00|
|Class A CDL License||$100.00|
Total Program Cost: $525.00
- Must be 18 years of age
- Must have a valid driver’s license
- Must pass a DOT physical, drug screen and background history check
- Must obtain a CDL Class “A” permit from the state you are licensed in
The following violations will not prohibit your enrollment in the program, however; such violations may limit your employment opportunities:
- Felony Drug Possession
- License Suspension
- Refusal of Chemical Test
- Leaving the Scene of an Accident
- Careless and Reckless
- More than three (3) moving violations
- Negative item(s) on your background history check
Failure to pass a drug screen will make an individual ineligible for the program.
|CDL 18-02||August 7 – October 12||Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. (1 hour lunch)
|CDL 18-03||October 23 – January 15||Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. (1 hour lunch)
|August 1 – December 21||Monday – Friday
6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
There are eight (8) seats in each session. The class will be filled on a first come, first serve basis. You must contact Pendy Evans, Transition Tech Recruiter, as soon as possible the with the class session you wish to attend.
Important Class Information
All students are required to obtain a copy of the Commercial Driver License manual from a local DMV office prior to the beginning of class. It is recommended that you obtain the manual as soon as possible. You will need to study sections 1, 2, 3, 5, and 6. It is expected that you will come to class on the first day knowing this material as you must obtain your Class A CDL permit during the first week of class if you have not done so prior to the first day of class. Failure to obtain your permit during the first week will result in dismissal form the program. The cost of the permit is $60.00. You must make payment to the NCDMV when you pass the permit test. You only have three (3) attempts to pass the permit test. Each time the test will contain different questions. You can only take the test once per day.
Additionally, during the first week of class, you must complete the following requirements:
- DOT/Physical: Obtain “Long Form Physical.” Applicants are required to schedule their DOT Physical with Fayetteville DOT Exams & Testing. Appointments will be made online at www.fayettevilledotexams.com ($125.oo – student is responsible for payment at the time services are rendered)
- Drug Screen: Fayetteville DOT Exams & Testing will conduct your drug screen at the time of your DOT Physical. Appointments will be made online at www.fayettevilledotexams.com (included in cost of DOT Physical – student is responsible for payment at the time services are rendered)
- Driving History Record: A non-certified copy may be obtained at www.ncdot.org/dmv or at your local DMV office. The cost is $10.00. This record must be within the last 30 days.
- Criminal History Background: Each applicant to the program must agree to a criminal history background check. The form will be provided on the first day of class.
- Student Registration Data Form: If you received this form via email, you will not need to complete the form prior to registration. A form will be provided on the first day of class.
Rules and Regulations
A copy of the FTCC Commercial Driver’s License program Rules & Policies is below. Please familiarize yourself with them prior to class. Your instructor will cover each item in depth during the first day of class.
Documents Required at Registration
Copies of the following are required by the first day of class:
- Program Application (will be provided at Registration)
- Valid Driver’s License
- Social Security Card
- Completed Criminal Background History Certification and Release form (provided at registration)
FORD Maintenance & Light Repair (MLR)
The Corporate & Continuing Education Ford Maintenance and Light Repair Part I instructs students in operation and diagnostic/repair of automotive brakes and electrical systems, shop procedures and safety, and PC-based diagnostic equipment and scan tools. Courses in this program can be transferred directly into the Automotive Systems Technology Associate Degree curriculum (Brake Systems/Lab, Introduction to Transportation Technology, Basic Transportation Electricity, PC Skills for Transportation).
Contact the Transition Tech Recruiter for enrollment steps
Load Escort Vehicle Operator Certification
The North Carolina Department of Transportation requires that certified vehicle escort drivers accompany the movement of oversize/overweight loads on the NC highway system. To become certified, you must meet the following requirements: 1) certified by another state’s approved program, or 2)a North Carolina law enforcement officer, or 3) a person who meets one of the following requirements: a) at least 21 years of age, or b) at least 18 years of age with a Class A commercial driver’s license; 4) possesses a valid driver’s license without restrictions other than for use of corrective lenses and has a driving history without conviction of driving while impaired or reckless driving in the previous 12 months; 5) has successfully completed an NCDOT oversize-overweight escort vehicle operator course with certification exam score of at least 75 percent (75%) correct and has received consequent certification by the Department. Certification is valid for four years. Complete information is available on the Connect NCDOT website or by calling 888-221-8166.
This is a self-supporting class; fee-exempt status does not apply.
Load Escort Vehicle Operator Recertification
This course has been designed for those seeking renewal of their NC Load Escort Vehicle Operator’s Permit. The NCDOT requires that operators be certified every four years. Vehicle escort drivers accompany the movement of oversize/overweight loads over the North Carolina highway system. This course meets the NCDOT requirement for permit renewal certification.
This is a self-supporting class; fee-exempt status does not apply
OBD2 Emissions Inspection
This course will certify vehicle emissions inspectors in accordance with the NC Department of Transportation laws. Textbook provided in class. Students will need to know their Inspection Station Number and have a valid North Carolina Driver’s License when completing paperwork in class; also, students will need to go to the NCDOT website, print a copy of the LT-310 form, have the shop owner, partner, or officer sign and date and bring with you on the first day of class.
Vehicle Safety Inspection
This course will certify safety inspectors in accordance with the NC Department of Transportation laws. Students will need to know their Inspection Station Number and have a valid North Carolina Driver’s License when completing paperwork in class; also, students will need to go to the following link. print a copy of the LT-310 form, have the shop owner, partner, or officer sign and date and bring with you on the first day of class.