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 $3,855
In County $4,800
Out-of-County $5,040
Out-of-State $5,280

*Pricing could be subject to change

Upcoming Class Schedule

Start Date

Registration Deadline

July 10, 2023 June 20, 2023
July 31, 2023 July 10, 2023
August 28, 2023 August 7, 2023
September 18, 2023 August 28, 2023
October 16, 2023 September 25, 2023
November 6, 2023 October 16, 2022
Decemeber 4, 2022 November 13, 2022
January 2, 2024 December 12, 2023
January 29, 2024 January 8, 2024
February 26, 2024 February 5, 2024
March 18, 2024 February 26, 2024
April 15, 2024 March 25, 2024
May 6, 2024 April 15, 2024
June 3, 2024 May 13, 2024

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.
  • The weekend option has a duration of 15 weeks, and is held Saturday and Sunday, 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