The CDL Truck Driving Program at Northeast Alabama Community College will prepare you to safely and effectively operate a tractor trailer and pass the commercial driver's license (CDL) exam. The 160-hour program runs for four weeks.
This program is currently funded through a Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act (WIOA) grant. Priority admission is given to those who qualify for WIOA funding. To learn if you qualify for WIOA scholarship, contact your local Alabama Career Center. If approved, WIOA will cover all your college expenses. Download the program information packet for WIOA students for more information.
Program Entry Requirements
|Payable to the College Before Class Starts||Tuition||$3,000|
|Payable to Outside Sources Before Class Starts||DOT Physical & Drug Screen||$150 (approximate)|
|Motor Vehicle Report||$5.75|
|Payable to Various Vendors During Class||CDL Written Test||$25|
|CDL Learner’s Permit||$36.25|
|CDL Driver’s License||$66.25 (Class A)|
|Estimated Total Program Cost||$3,286,25|
Step 1 – Secure funding
This program is funded with Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) funding through June 2020. For that reason, WIOA-eligible students will be given admission priority. To see if you qualify for WIOA funding, please contact your local Alabama Career Center. Tell them you are interested in attending the CDL class at Northeast Alabama Community College. It is imperative that you follow through with all the career center requirements. Once you have been certified as WIOA-eligible, they will send you to NACC Skills Training Office to apply. If you are not WIOA-eligible, you may proceed with the program by paying the required tuition and fees.
Step 2 –Apply for the Program
You may apply for the program by visiting the Skills Training Office (located in room 118 of the Pendley Administration Building) at NACC. You may make an appointment or request registration information by calling 256-228-6001, ext. 2214 or emailing Julie George at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Step 3 – Attend an Orientation Session
Orientation sessions are held each month for students interested in pursuing CDL training. At this orientation, you will learn the steps necessary for you to secure your spot in the training program. At the orientation session you will receive a list of requirements and your expected class start date. You must submit all items to the Skills Training Office at least seven days (but no more than 21 days) prior to your class start date.
Bring the following items with you:
Step 4 – Complete Pre-Course Requirements
These items must be completed at least seven days before but no more than 21 days prior to the first day of class.
Email a copy of your physical and proof of drug screen to Julie George no later than 12:00 noon on the Monday before your class begins the following Monday. If all items required for your class are not received by that time your slot in the class will be given to someone else.
You will incur the other following expenses during class:
|CDL Written Test||$25|
|CDL Learner's Permit||$36.25|
|CDL Driver's License||$66.25|
2019 Orientation Schedule
All orientations will take place on the NACC campus in room 216 of the Pendley Administration Building at 2:00 pm. Please plan to arrive by 1:50 pm. The orientation will last approximately 90 minutes. Please register for the orientation session by contacting Julie George at 256-228-6001, ext. 2214 or via email at email@example.com.
2019 Class Schedule
Students must apply for the program and will be notified of the class in which they are accepted. Classes scheduled for 2019 include:
Day Classes (Monday – Thursday, 10-hour days)
The College plans to add weekend classes to the schedule soon.
For more information, contact Julie George: 256.228.6001 ext. 2214 or email firstname.lastname@example.org