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Commercial Truck Driving (C.D.L.)

Acquire the skills to operate professional trucks and tractor trailers through a curriculum based on classroom, range skills and over-the-road instruction. Potential job opportunities may be available upon completion of both Class A and Class B CDL training. Funding and paid training may be available to students who qualify and enroll in a CDL training program.

Instruction is provided by professional instructors with a number of years’ experience in the trucking industry.

Schedule

Upcoming classes: click here

Location

Class A & Class B CDL Training and CDL Learner’s Prep Course are held at Mountain Top Truck Driving Institute in Grantsville

Conntect with Us

Contact Terry Beachy at 301-895-4700 or terry.beachy@garrettcollege.edu

MTDI - Commercial Truck Driving

This skills-oriented program offers a professional truck driving curriculum for students to obtain entry-level positions as drivers in over-the-road or local driving vehicles in today’s trucking industry.

Program Goals

  • Topics covered include: classroom, range skills and over-the-road instruction to acquire fundamentals for operating trucks and tractor trailers for those that require a Class A license.
  • The training will also cover pre-trip inspection, various skills in the yard, and over-the-road instruction along with a basic overview of map reading and log books.
  • Upon completion of the training, participants will be able to take the driving test at their local Department of Motor Vehicles to obtain a Class A license.

Program Requirements

No prior education or experience with trucks is required to enroll in the CDL program at Garrett College.

However, all students must meet the driver qualifications set forth by the Bureau of Motor Carrier Safety and pass the physical examination requirements established by the Department of Transportation, as outlined below:

  • High school diploma (transcript), GED®, or passing score on his/her ASSET test.
  • Must currently possess a valid license and be 18 years of age.
  • Must communicate in the English language sufficiently, as required by the U. S. Department of Transportation
  • Department of Transportation (DOT) Physical which cannot expire during
  • the training period and a DOT Federal Drug Screen less than 60 days old
  • Class A, Commercial Driver’s License permit - which must be valid during the length of the training period with the following endorsements: general knowledge, combination and air brakes

Time to Complete Program

  • 30 days (210 hours of instruction)
  • Training is available during the weekday or weekend
  • Weekday training is offered in a 7.5 week timeframe, Monday – Thursday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Evening option is scheduled for 10 weeks, Monday-Thursday, 5 p.m.-10:30 p.m.
  • Weekend training is scheduled for 15 weeks and includes Saturdays and Sundays, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Class A Training is broken down into the following 3 courses:

  • Customized Training for Commercial Driver's License I (28 hours - 4 days), classroom
  • Customized Training for Commercial Driver's License II (98 hours - 14 days), range skills and over-the-road
  • Customized Training for Commercial Driver's License III (84 hours - 12 days), range skills and over-the-road

Tuition and Fees for Class A CDL

Course costs listed include tuition, fees, and out-of-county/out-of-state differentials (where applicable). Costs listed for Maryland Senior Citizens (persons 60 years of age or older) include a tuition waiver (where applicable) and fees.

Student Cost
Maryland Senior $3915.00
In-County $3985.00
Out-of-County $3990.00
Out-of-State $3995.00
MTDI - Commercial Truck Driving

With a Class B CDL, you can drive cement, gravel, delivery, and refuse trucks.

The Class B license allows an individual to operate any single vehicle with a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of 26,001 or more pounds; with any such vehicle towing a vehicle not in excess of 10,000 pounds GVWR.

Program Goals

  • Training course will cover the following areas: pre-trip inspection, various skills in the yard, and over-the-road instruction
  • Upon completion of the training, participants will be able to take the driving test at their local Department of Motor Vehicles to obtain a Class B license

Program Requirements

At the start of training, he/she must possess the following:

  • At least 18 years of age to obtain a learners permit for a CDL intrastate license and 21 years of age for an interstate license. The license must be a full driver’s license for 18 months of more, hence not a provisional license.
  • Must communicate in the English language sufficiently, as required by the U. S. Department of Transportation
  • Department of Transportation (DOT) Physical which cannot expire during the training period and a DOT Federal Drug Screen less than 60 days old
  • Class B CDL Learner’s Permit

Time to Complete Program

  • 6 days, to be arranged by the student (Class B CDL training is offered on a continuous schedule)

Tuition and Fees for Class B CDL

Course costs listed include tuition, fees, and out-of-county/out-of-state differentials (where applicable). Costs listed for Maryland Senior Citizens (persons 60 years of age or older) include a tuition waiver (where applicable) and fees.

Student Cost
Maryland Senior $1915.00
In-County $1965.00
Out-of-County $1970.00
Out-of-State $1975.00

This two-day course is designed to prepare students for the Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA), Class A or B Commercial Driver permit exam. The course includes instruction on the following topics: general knowledge, air brakes, combination vehicles, study and test taking skills.

This course is taught through a combination of lecture, discussion, and hands on activities. It is recommended that students get a CDL Manual at the local MVA office and review prior to start of class. Although Garrett College cannot guarantee that he/she will be successful on his/her first attempt, we will make every attempt to provide our students with adequate instruction to be successful.

Cost of Course

Student Cost
Maryland Senior $95.00
In-County $99.00
Out-of-County $104.00
Out-of-State $109.00

Schedule

Monday through Thursday from 8:00 A.M. till 4:00 P.M.
210 hours – 7.5 week program, 30 days
Includes one-half hour lunch and 2, 15-minute breaks
Days missed are to be made up in the 7 ½ - 8 week

Weekday Courses

  • Monday through Thursday from 8:00 A.M. till 4:00 P.M.
  • 210 hours – 7.5 week program, 30 days
  • Includes one-half hour lunch and 2, 15-minute breaks
  • Days missed are to be made up in the 7 ½ - 8 week
Start Date End Date Notes
Monday Thursday  
6/26/2017 9/14/2017 No class 7/3, 7/4, 9/4

Weekend Courses

  • Monday through Thursday from 8:00 A.M. till 4:00 P.M.
  • 210 hours – 7.5 week program, 30 days
  • Includes one-half hour lunch and 2, 15-minute breaks
  • Days missed are to be made up in the 7 ½ - 8 week
Start Date End Date Notes
Saturday Sunday  
6/10/2017 10/1/2017 No class 7/1, 7/2, 9/2, 9/3