This 6-week program offers professional training in all areas required to succeed in the transportation industry.  Course content is delivered via classroom and practical application methods.  Gain hands-on expertise and experience for vehicle inspections, logbooks, trip planning, and rules and regulations that pertain to industry standards.  Students will get on-the-job training by completing actual day/night driving and practice labs, all focused on the successful preparation and completion of NC DOT Commercial Driver License (CDL) licensing.


  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • DOT physical and drug test
  • DMV driving history
  • Valid NC Driver License
  • Class A CDL permit

CDL Permit Preparation Course (CPP)

Coastal Carolina Community College is offering a 3-hour CDL Permit Prep course, designed to assist you in successfully preparing for the NC CDL Permit Test. Course content is delivered through classroom instruction and practical application.

Topics covered in this course include; familiarization of the NC DMV Drivers Manual and study techniques. Instructors will also provide an overview of air brakes, combination vehicles in a wide scope of delivery methods and help increase confidence.

(NC DMV permit prerequisite to Truck Driver Training course)

 CDL Refresher Course (CRT)

This 40hr course is designed for drivers with 1-2 years of driving experience but have since stopped driving. It’s designed to refresh the skills and expertise required to re-enter the workforce through behind the wheel driving, backing maneuvers, and pre-trip inspection with the goal of successfully re-entering the trucking industry.

Financial Assistance/Veterans Educational Benefits

Financial assistance may be available, please visit the Continuing Education Financial Assistance page for details.

This course is approved for Veterans Educational Benefits.  Transitioning Service Members, please contact the Director, Skills, Trades, and Computer Programs, Sabrina Adalin, at 910.938.6112 or

Upcoming Classes

For details about upcoming classes, please see the Continuing Education Schedule of Classes.  If you have any questions or would like more information on the Truck Driver Training program, contact Continuing Education at 910.938.6294 or