Cewd Workforce Commercial Drivers License Class A - Garrett College

This skills-oriented program offers a professional truck driving curriculum for the purpose of qualifying students for entry level positions as drivers in over-the-road or local driving vehicles. Topics covered include the following: pre-trip inspection, various skills in the yard, and over-the-road instruction along with a basic overview of map reading and log books. At the completion of the training, the student will be taken to demonstrate at their local Department of Motor Vehicles to obtain a Class A license.

Courses and Program Costs

  • CV-35 CDL, I
  • CV-36 CDL, II
  • CV-37 CDL, III

Pricing Legend

Maryland Senior $3,955
In County $4,900
Out-of-County $5,145
Out-of-State $5,390

*Pricing could be subject to change

Upcoming Class Schedule

Start Date

Registration Deadline

July 08, 2024 June 17, 2024
July 29, 2024 July 08, 2024
August 26, 2024 August 05, 2023
September 16, 2024 August 26, 2024
October 14, 2024 September 23, 2024
November 04, 2024 October 14, 2024
November 25, 2024 November 4, 2024
January 06, 2025 December 16, 2024
January 27, 2025 January 06, 2025
February 24, 2025 February 03, 2025
March 17, 2025 February 24, 2025
April 14, 2025 March 24, 2025
May 05, 2025 April 14, 2025
June 02, 2025 May 12, 2025

Time to Complete Program

Training will encompass 210 hours (30 days) of training and is offered in a weekday or a weekend setting.

  • The weekday option is offered in a 7.5 week timeframe, Monday through Thursday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Entry Requirements

  • Must currently possess a valid (nonprovisional) license and be 18 years of age.
  • Must be able to pass a Department of Transportation (DOT) physical which cannot expire during the training period.
  • Drug screen which must be less than sixty (60) days old and cannot expire during the training period.
  • Must communicate in the English language sufficiently, as required by the U.S. Department of Transportation.
  • Must obtain a Class A, CDL Learner’s Permit
  • A $25.00 non-refundable registration fee is required from all students.
  • Students are required to have a High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • Students are required to take the TABE Assessment prior to enrollment.
  • Students must participate in an Orientation and Information Session.
  • Students must maintain a 75% average on quizzes and tests in each class and meet attendance requirements to progress to the next course.

Location of Training


Mountaintop Truck Driving Institute (MTDI)

12601 National Pike
Grantsville, MD 21536

Certifying Professional Association/Agency

Department of Transportation

Upon Successful Completion

  • Students will be able to test at the local Department of Motor Vehicle site using a Garrett College truck (up to two attempts).
  • Students will have completed training requirements set forth in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations in accordance with 49 CFR380.503. and receive associated certificate.

Occupational Outlook

Employment of heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers is projected to grow 4 % from 2021 to 2031, about as fast as the average for all occupations.

About 259,900 openings for heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Many of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire. -Bls.gov

Get Started

Open Enrollment

Classes offered every month

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Contact Info

Donna Bittinger

Phone: 301-387-3750
Email: donna.bittinger@garrettcollege.edu