CDL

Commercial Truck Driving

Length of Program: 8 weeks 

Monday - Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.


The Commercial Truck Driving program provides the knowledge to work in a high paying industry, in a short period of time. It will provide accessible, quality educational opportunities that will provide individuals with the knowledge, technical skills, and attitudes necessary to obtain entry-level employment in the commercial truck driving profession.

The goal of the certificate program is to produce graduates who are prepared for entry-level employment, upon licensure, as Class “A” commercial truck drivers. Program graduates are to be competent in the technical areas of hours-of-service regulations, vehicle inspection procedures, basic backing skills, defensive driving techniques, basic driving techniques, driver fatigue recognition and recognition of driving environment hazards. This program creates a foundation for your success.

Reid State Technical College accomplish this by providing students with a comprehensive technical training in the core area of Commercial Truck Driving. The occupational skill preparation is designed to meet the United States Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, and Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) recognized skill standards. The college will ensure program quality through internal certification of graduate competencies and external licensure of graduates by the Commercial Driver's License Division.

Note: This course is not offered for college credit at Reid State Technical College. 

Third Party Commercial Truck Driving Testing

Third Party CDL testing is provided on the RSTC Main Campus at 100 Hwy 83, Evergreen AL and on the RSTC Monroeville Commercial Truck Driving Site at 188 C Sheffield Road, Monroeville, AL.  Individuals interested in scheduling a CDL exam must contact the Third-Party examiner (contact information below).  Requirements for third party testing are:

Submit an Application for Third Party Test Click Here   

Contact the RSTC Third Party Examiner to schedule exam

Submit payment for testing fee to the College's Cashier (payment must be submitted in-person)

Third Party Examiner Contact:

Evergreen: Will Richerson   Email: jricherson@rstc.edu   Phone: 251-578-1313 Ext. 154

Monroeville: Chad Jerkins   Email: chad.jerkins@rstc.edu   Phone: 251-743-2553 or 251-578-1313 Ext. 101

Program Contact

Ms. Clarinda Mixon

Instructional Support Specialist

Phone: 251-578.1313 Ext. 101

Fax: 251-578.5355

Email: cmixon@rstc.edu

   APPLY NOW FOR OUR NEXT 8-WEEK CDL CLASS

      Class starts March 13, 2023 at both sites.

ALL CHECKLIST ITEMS AND FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE MUST BE SUBMITTED TWO WEEKS PRIOR TO CLASS START DATE!!!

Please submit complete application and supporting documents to Clarinda Mixon at cmixon@rstc.edu.

ADMISSIONS CHECKLIST

 

Must be 18 years of age or older

A copy of your valid State Driver’s License

A copy of your CDL Class A Learner’s Permit

A Current Motor Vehicle Report (MVR):

  • Obtained 30 days before the start date of class
  • To obtain your MVR, go to www.alabamadl.alea.gov (The cost is approximately $6 and must be paid by debit or with credit card directly to them.)

A valid Department of Transportation (DOT) Physical

Current Drug Screening:

  • Full Blood Panel Screening required
  • Obtained 30 days before the start date of class

TABE scores

  • Obtain TABE scores from your test provider

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Adult Education Enrollment

By checking this box, the applicant hereby provides permission for his/her data to be exchanged with other education, state, and workforce agencies for the purpose of verifying outcomes, performance, and credentials related to postsecondary education/training and employment or other services that are provided by Adult Education.   https://aed.cc.al.us/

APPLICATION (Open until May 21, 2023)

Evergreen Campus Click Here                                                                                            Monroeville Instructional Service Center Click Here 

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

 

THIS IS A NON-CREDIT PROGRAM.

FAFSA (PELL GRANT) IS NOT ACCEPTED.

If you are need financial assistance for this program, we have several available options below.

 

Veteran’s Administration Programs and Rehabilitations Services

  • Christy Goodwin, Director of Financial Aid (251) 578-1313 ext. 107

 

Alabama Career Center – WIOA assistance

  • Andalusia Career Center  334-347-0044
  • Bay Minette Career Center  251-937-4161
  • Brewton Career Center  251-867-4376 ext.85233
  • Foley Career Center  251-943-1575 ext. 85451
  • Greenville Career Center  334-382-3128
  • Monroeville Career Center  251-575-3894

 

Adult Education Services - Employment Preparation for Career Pathways Services (200%)

 

WIOA Youth Program - Ages 16-24

  • Kasey Bradley - WIOA Youth Program Coordinator  251-578-1313 Ext. 152
  • Jazzma Seay - WIOA Case Manager  251-578-1313 Ext. 133

 

Locations

Main Campus

100 Hwy 83, Evergreen, AL 36401

Monroeville Commercial Truck Driving Site, Instructional Service Center

188 C Sheffield Road, Monroeville, AL 36460

Fall '22 CDL Graduates

CDL Student Signs

Reid State CDL Student Signs Apprenticeship Agreement