Current Classes

Construction Career READY Fundamentals

This is your pathway to a great career in Construction.

There are more great careers in construction than there are trained people to fill them. In response to this demand, Georgia Piedmont Technical College has partnered with Goodwill of North Georgia to develop the Construction Career Fundamentals Program to prepare you for a career in construction. Upon successful completion participants will receive the following certifications and certificates, as well as awareness to skill sets that lead to employment in various construction related industries:

  • OSHA 10-Hour Safety Certification
  • Georgia BEST Soft Skills
  • Forklift Operator Certification
  • Georgia State Flagging Certification

There is no cost to qualified participants.
Taught through the Economic Development Division at Georgia Piedmont Technical College, the Construction Career READY Fundamentals program is geared towards unemployed and underemployed DeKalb and Rockdale County residents who have little or no construction experience but who wish to reenter the workforce with new and in-demand skills. The program fee and all required materials are covered for those who meet eligibility requirements.

Program schedule and location
Mandatory Orientation, Registration and Soft Skills Training
July 29 to August 9, 2019
Every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
GPTC’s South DeKalb Campus

Construction Fundamentals Training
August 12 to September 13, 2019
Monday thru Friday
9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Goodwill of North Georgia, South DeKalb Center

Construction Fundamentals Construction READY flyer – Fall 2019

Transportation READY Program

This is your pathway to a great career in transportation as a CDL driver (Class A).

There are more great careers in transportation as a CDL driver than there are trained people to fill them. In response to this demand, Georgia Piedmont Technical College has partnered with DeKalb, Newton, and Rockdale transportation companies to develop the 4-week Transportation READY Program to prepare you for a career in transportation as a CDL driver. Upon successful completion participants will receive the following certifications and certificates, as well as awareness to skill sets that lead to employment as a Class A CDL driver:

  • Eligible to sit for the CDL License exam
  • Georgia BEST Soft Skills

There is no cost to qualified participants. WIOA ELIGIBLE

Taught through the Economic Development Division at Georgia Piedmont Technical College, the Transportation READY program is funded through your local WIOA office.  The program is geared towards unemployed and underemployed individuals who have little or no manufacturing experience, but who wish to reenter the workforce with new and in-demand skills. The program fee and all required materials are covered for those who meet eligibility requirements.

4- week program schedule, location, and cost:

May 6 – May 31

Monday –Friday

8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Regional Transportation Training Center

$3500.00

June 3 – June 28

Monday –Friday

8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Regional Transportation Training Center

$3500.00

8-hour CDL Pre-Trip class- $150.00

This course has everything you need to prepare for the Class A or Class 8 CDL Pre-Trip Inspection. Our study guide and tutorial will cover the pre-trip inspection terminology, as well as a thorough list of all of the parts you will be inspecting on the vehicle.

Note: This course has a minimum of 4 students.

Simulator Training - $35.00/hour

Not quite ready for hands on training or you need to sharpen your driving skills? Our simulator training enables a student to drive a Class A, Class B, or Class C vehicle in a virtual space, while operating the controls of an actual vehicle.

Please call (404) 297-9522 ext. 5500 to schedule simulator training.

Third Party Testing at RTTC

Georgia Piedmont Tech’s Transportation Training program is a licensed Third-Party Testing Site for DDS. Testing for commercial classes, “A” and “B,” are available by appointment only. Call 404-297-9522 ext. 5500 for scheduling.

  • $100.00 per test w/ your equipment
  • $150.00 per test w/ Georgia Piedmont Tech’s equipment
  • Tests must be scheduled in advance and prepaid. No refunds.