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Transportation isn’t what it used to be. With technology changing so quickly, it’s even more important to stay up to date and train on state-of-the-art, modern equipment being used in today’s industry. CLTCC has that. With virtual reality technology, the school is keeping students safe and helping the environment. A virtual automotive paint simulator trains students without releasing unnecessary chemicals into the air or wasting material, and a $105,000 truck-driving simulator allows CDL students to put in hours driving a big rig before getting into the real thing and on the road.

At CLTCC, transportation includes four programs: Automotive Technology, Collision Repair, Commerical Vehicle Operator  (CDL), and Outdoor Power Equipment Technology (OPET).


At CLTCC, our mission is to provide comprehensive educational programs that meet the needs of students and the community. Programs may include career and technical education and training, workforce development training, adult basic education, continuing education, general education, associate degree programs, college transfer degree programs and other educational programs and opportunities.
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    The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics puts job growth for most of the fields at 5 percent, so there will be jobs for a long time. And CLTCC instructors report shortages in all fields, so the need is there for skilled workers, especially in Central Louisiana.
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    Truck drivers make about $40,260 per year or $19.36 per hour, according to 2015 median pay statistics. Outdoor power equipment repair techs make $32,710 a year or $15.72 an hour with the top techs making more than $50,000.
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    An automotive tech or mechanic makes $37,850 per year or $18.20 per hour, according to 2015 median pay statistics. Collision repair techs have an annual salary of $39,590 or $17.66 an hour.
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    There’s a lot of variety in the field of automotive service. Jobs range from disassembler to frame technician to coater.

People just like you are changing their lives

CLTCC offers associate degrees, technical diplomas, industry certificates, and customized training to support local workforce development and prepare students for good-paying jobs.

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CLTCC has nine campus locations, with transportation programs housed at two. CDL and Collision Repair are taught at the Alexandria Main Campus. Outdoor Power Equipment Technology and Automotive Technology are taught at the Lamar Salter Campus in Leesville, LA. Both facilities feature state-of-the-art equipment for their fields, like a simulator that allow students to virtually paint vehicles without wasting materials or releasing unnecessary chemicals and a $105,000 truck driving simulator that allows students to log hours before they get behind the real driver’s seat.


Start Here, Finish There

Articulation agreements with other Central Louisiana institutions allow you to start your education at CLTCC and finish a bachelor’s degree at Louisiana State University of Alexandria, LA or Northwestern State University in Natchitoches,LA. The schools accept several general education credits from CLTCC to create a seamless transition for the student.

Get Certified At CLTCC

Certification in your area study means more knowledge and a bigger paycheck. For every certificate achieved, employees generally see a raise of 50 cents to $1 an hour. In three transportation programs you can earn a Technical Competency in Area, technical certificate or technical diploma, depending on how many semesters you stay. Stick it out a little longer and earn an associate’s degree in Automotive Technology.

Earn A Degree At CLTCC

Automotive technology isn’t the only opportunity for a degree from CLTCC. The college has several associate’s degree options. Find the one that’s right for you and graduate with a degree in two years.

Choose the Path That's Right for you

  • Commercial Vehicle Operator (CDL)

    In just about six weeks you can have a CDL, the ticket to a job as a driver in almost any industry. The CDL course is 240 hours. Students train on a state-of-the-art, new $105,000 L3 Driver Training Solutions simulator at first. After the third or fourth week, students begin driving a real truck. Our next course begins on Feburary 5, 2018 at our Huey P.Long campus in Winnfield, LA. 
  • Automotive Technology

    Automotive technology teaches students to go in depth and inside the engine for trouble-shooting and repairs. A tech will seek out the problem in the engine, gear boxes, differentials and more, solving new puzzles all the time. You can take the course in Leesville and work all the way up to an associate’s degree.
  • Collision Repair

    Collision repair is much like automotive technology, but most techs stick to external repairs. A collision tech can pull or put an engine. An automotive tech can tear down and repair an engine. You can take the course in Alexandria and earn a Technical Competency in Area, technical certificate or technical diploma, depending on how many semesters you stay. CLTCC's Collision Repair program is one of few NATEF accredited programs in the Southern region! 
  • Outdoor Power Equipment

    The program trains students to repair anything from weedeaters to motorcycles and power sports equipment. You can take the course in Leesville and earn a Technical Competency in Area, technical certificate or technical diploma, depending on how many semesters you stay.