Commercial Transportation Studies

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Diploma Program

If you’re interested in becoming a business owner or manager in the transportation industry, this program will provide you with skills you need, as well as prepare you to test for your CDL Class A or B driver’s license. The 32-week diploma program is designed for the student who plans to advance his/her career beyond just truck driving. In addition to hands-on driving, the diploma program includes coursework in areas such as motor fleet safety, vehicle systems, computer applications, and business studies.  Our diploma students also take courses in human relations, business mathematics, and composition – all designed to help graduates succeed in the management field.

To prepare you for your CDL license, this program offers classroom study and practical experience behind the wheel of diesel powered tractor trailers.  You will learn on a private training range, as well as on public streets and highways.  Our graduates have a 100% pass rate on the CDL exam.

Diploma program graduates can test for their CDL Class A and B Operator's Licenses, earn 30 college credits, and receive a college diploma.

This program is offered at the Georgetown campus.

What You Can Do

In this program, you will gain the knowledge and skills to prepare you for positions such as:

  • A business owner in the transportation industry
  • A management position in the transportation industry
What You Will Learn

Program Graduate Competencies

The Program Graduate Competencies listed below identify the major learning goals related to your specific program of study and identify the knowledge and skills you will have when you graduate to be successful in your chosen field.

  1. Operate a tractor-trailer equipped with a multi-range, non-synchronized transmission on the public roadways.
  2. Identify mechanical defects in the performance of pre-trip, en route, and post-trip vehicle inspections.
  3. Operate a tractor-trailer in reverse through a series of maneuvering exercises accordance to State of Delaware licensing standards.
  4. Perform safe coupling and uncoupling of typical tractor-trailer units.
  5. Explain safe cargo handling and documentation.
  6. Explain safe and legal procedures at an accident scene and proper reporting of accidents.
  7. Plan an interstate trip including map reading/route selection, calculating driving time and fuel consumption, estimating distances, personal expenses, and personal needs.
  8. Identify, explain and comply with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations Part 390, 397, 380, 382 and 383.
  9. Explain the driver's role in the trucking industry and the role of trucking in our nation's economy and security.
  10. Create a professional job search and job retention plan.

Campus-Specific Commercial Transportation Studies Information
This program is offered at the Georgetown campus.

Chris Antonik
Department Chair, Instructor,
and Program Advisor
(302) 856-4655

The CTS Certificate program is certified by the Professional Truck Driver Institute (PTDI).

This program is offered at the Georgetown campus.
This program is offered at the Georgetown campus.